“If you have ever noticed the back of your toothpaste, you must have seen colored bar. Regular tooth paste manufacturers use blue, red, and black colors, while herbal tooth paste manufacturers use green.”
For many years, a graphic has been shared on networking site to explain the colored squares that are found on the packaging label of the products. As per a circulated report, these colors represent the chemical content used in the product. Tooth paste is among such products made with chemicals and natural materials.
What do color codes on toothpaste reveal?
The colors used by manufacturers on toothpastes are another consumer tip that offers information related to the product. Rumor has it that toothpaste color code implies –
- Blue – Medicine + natural
- Green – Natural
- Black – Pure chemical
- Red- Natural + chemical
The fact is that colored squares are never related with the content of the toothpaste! Companies used them as color marks or eye marks that show whether the packed can be either folded or cut via machinery at high speed.
The colored squares marked on the crimp of the toothpastes never done to reveal the formulation of the product. They are just an artifact or printed marks that can be read by light beam sensors.
Details about eye mark
An eye mark is a rectangular mark that is often found along the edge of webstock. You can read it with an electric eye. The mark is designed to identify a point on the web where an individual pack should be cut.
If you want to know the toothpaste you use is having harmful content, you must know these ingredients-
Sodium Fluoride – This is the key ingredient used in toothpaste. Sodium Fluoride is a rat poison too. Many people are aware that toothpastes and mouthwashes contain fluoride. But they don’t know that most popular toothpastes contain enough fluoride to kill a small child below 6 years of age within 2-4 hours.
FD and C Blue Dyes - used in toothpaste may cause severe allergic reactions, headache, asthma attack, nervousness, fatigue, lack of concentration, and cancer.
Sodium Lauryl Sulfate – This is the deadliest ingredient as it is harmful to skin tissue and corrosive. This chemical is also used in cleaning products like garage floor cleaners, car wash soaps, engine degreasers, etc.
Other than these ingredients, if you find triclosan and hydrated silica on the label of the product, you should avoid buying it. You may use natural toothpaste. If you don’t get one from the market, ask herbal tooth paste manufacturers to provide their products in your area.