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PostPosted: Fri Oct 22, 2010 11:32 pm 
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We were talking about it before, and someone had checked with Desert Essence about their tea tree oil floss. I've always thought it to be vegan, but do we know differently? I really hope it's vegan, because it's the best.


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 Post subject: Re: Floss
PostPosted: Sat Oct 23, 2010 1:59 pm 
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yeah I emailed them a while back and unfortunately that Desert Essence floss does have beeswax.

these're the only vegan flosses I know of and they're kind of hard to find in most stores...though I think places would stock it if you requested, I usually order online

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 Post subject: Re: Floss
PostPosted: Sat Oct 23, 2010 3:33 pm 
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I get EcoDent all the time. No cavities here! :D


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 Post subject: Re: Floss
PostPosted: Sat Oct 23, 2010 4:47 pm 
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That's so disappointing. I'll look to order one of those others next time. Thanks for the info.


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 Post subject: Re: Floss
PostPosted: Sat Oct 23, 2010 9:38 pm 
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argh, i never realized floss might not be vegan! thanks for passing on the info..

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 Post subject: Re: Floss
PostPosted: Sun Oct 24, 2010 6:08 pm 
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I've started my cinnamon Eco Dent and everyone's right, you can't really taste the cinnamon!

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 Post subject: Re: Floss
PostPosted: Sun Oct 24, 2010 6:33 pm 
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Kitteh wrote:
I've started my cinnamon Eco Dent and everyone's right, you can't really taste the cinnamon!

yeah it's not bad! I wish it were a little thicker, though.

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 Post subject: Re: Floss
PostPosted: Sun Oct 24, 2010 10:22 pm 
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Oh, shiitake! I have, like, 6 boxes of that tea tree floss in my bathroom cabinet right now! It never occurred to me that floss wouldn't be vegan.

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 Post subject: Re: Floss
PostPosted: Sun Oct 24, 2010 10:30 pm 
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Oh, shiitake! I have, like, 6 boxes of that tea tree floss in my bathroom cabinet right now! It never occurred to me that floss wouldn't be vegan.


Yeah, it didn't occur to me that THAT floss wasn't vegan. I most definitely thought it meant waxed WITH tea tree oil; not beeswax, and then extra tea tree oil.


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 Post subject: Re: Floss
PostPosted: Sun Oct 24, 2010 10:47 pm 
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allychristine wrote:
waxwolf wrote:
Oh, shiitake! I have, like, 6 boxes of that tea tree floss in my bathroom cabinet right now! It never occurred to me that floss wouldn't be vegan.


Yeah, it didn't occur to me that THAT floss wasn't vegan. I most definitely thought it meant waxed WITH tea tree oil; not beeswax, and then extra tea tree oil.


Yeah, I meant hippie floss. I expect regular floss, like Crest or whatever, to be waxed with, like, lard. I did not expect Desert Essences floss to not be vegan. :(

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 Post subject: Re: Floss
PostPosted: Mon Oct 25, 2010 8:55 am 
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I bought a floss called POH unwaxed floss. It is great.
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 Post subject: Re: Floss
PostPosted: Mon Oct 25, 2010 10:57 am 
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linanil wrote:
I bought a floss called POH unwaxed floss. It is great.
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It also comes in black! I use their toothbrushes, too.

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 Post subject: Re: Floss
PostPosted: Wed Nov 10, 2010 11:19 am 
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I'm not hopeful, but I did message Desert Essence about removing "no animal ingredients" from the tea tree floss since it DOES have beeswax. Hopefully they will fix that.


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 Post subject: Re: Floss
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I've been vegan for three years and it never occurred to me that my floss was not vegan! I'll be sure to pick up some Eco Dent. : )

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 Post subject: Re: Floss
PostPosted: Wed Nov 10, 2010 12:53 pm 
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allychristine wrote:
I'm not hopeful, but I did message Desert Essence about removing "no animal ingredients" from the tea tree floss since it DOES have beeswax. Hopefully they will fix that.

It's a shame this sort of thing isn't regulated.

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 Post subject: Re: Floss
PostPosted: Wed Nov 10, 2010 10:39 pm 
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b.vicious wrote:
allychristine wrote:
I'm not hopeful, but I did message Desert Essence about removing "no animal ingredients" from the tea tree floss since it DOES have beeswax. Hopefully they will fix that.

It's a shame this sort of thing isn't regulated.

I think the problem is that many companies do not consider beeswax or honey to be animal byproducts, unfortunately. If a bunch of people email them and complain it might change their minds. Eco-Dent only started making a vegan floss after many vegans complained about the mislabeling of their Gentle Floss- it contains animal enzymes. They didn't realize that it would make the product not suitable for vegans and corrected it by beginning production of Vegan Floss. So it can happen.

The real problem with Desert Essence floss though is if they're not listing the ingredients on the package- I could swear that they used to, that's why I emailed them in the first place- I thought I vaguely remembered it.

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 Post subject: Re: Floss
PostPosted: Fri Jul 26, 2013 12:00 am 
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b.vicious wrote:
I think the problem is that many companies do not consider beeswax or honey to be animal byproducts, unfortunately. If a bunch of people email them and complain it might change their minds. Eco-Dent only started making a vegan floss after many vegans complained about the mislabeling of their Gentle Floss- it contains animal enzymes. They didn't realize that it would make the product not suitable for vegans and corrected it by beginning production of Vegan Floss. So it can happen.


Can you please provide your source stating they've rectived that, as I haven't been able to find any... http://www.iherb.com/Eco-Dent-GentleFlo ... 57-m/36782 still lists that they have enzymes in them, and http://www.veggieboards.com/t/42984/is- ... st_1075580 states the enzymes they use aren't vegan.


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 Post subject: Re: Floss
PostPosted: Fri Jul 26, 2013 6:00 am 
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You resurrected a 3 year old thread to use a 8 year old post on a different board to state that a current floss isn't vegan? Have you tried contacting the company. It seems like the problem was corrected by the company not being aware.

Vegan Essentials carries both of Eco-dent's flosses and lists the ingredients of both if you care
http://store.veganessentials.com/eco-de ... p2385.aspx

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 Post subject: Re: Floss
PostPosted: Fri Jul 26, 2013 6:05 am 
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Oh man I have to use special floss for my dental bridge - it never occurred to me it might not be vegan!

Although we just got a water pick to replace floss, because I can't reach my back bridge and my teeth are crazy crowded so flossing is hard.

Edit: and I didn't notice this was an old thread. bums.

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