The Maine Event

I’ve written a lot about natural care brands over the last few months, as part of an ongoing commitment to showcase good-for-you beauty and body lines alongside more commercial brands. Today’s featured company however, is a happy mix of the two. If you’ve perused the aisles at the likes of Shopper’s Drug Mart or even a big box grocery store, you may have spotted a Tom’s of Maine product here or there. Their products earn tons of gold stars for being good in just about every way possible – from eco-friendly packaging and sustainable processes to no animal testing, no artificial ingredients, and full disclosure on what each and every piece of their products contains, plus a commitment to giving back with time & financial contributions…I mean, you can’t get much better. Anyway all of this to say, Tom’s of Maine? You’ve earned a thumbs up from me. And for today’s post, I’m highlighting a few Father’s Day-friendly picks from the brand that would work great together when packed into a dopp kit for those weekend getaways and summer holidays.

*Note: All prices are based on online retailers where I tracked these products down and may not reflect in-store prices.

Toms of Maine ToothpasteNatural Toothpaste – $7.50 @ SpaBoutiqueA funny thing about your regular toothpaste – it’s actually sorta kinda loaded with sweeteners. If you want a pure, refreshing, and equally effective way to keep those teeth shining, natural toothpaste is the way to go. As fair warning, you’ll be pretty shocked with the first brush at how different it ‘tastes’ from what you’re used to – tell dad to mix it with a little bit of his regular toothpaste at first until he gets used to the au natural flavour. For the record, while I’ve highlighted the Whole Care multi-action product above, Tom’s makes tons of toothpastes for various needs – including sensitive teeth and gums, whitening, and even kid-friendly flavours.

Tom's of Maine Beauty BarsBeauty Bars – $4.29 each @ Well.caOkay, so I recognize these are called ‘beauty bars’ and thus might turn off a less-secure male…but if you get your guy to try out some of Tom’s of Maine’s other products, I guarantee he won’t be able to resist expanding his body care horizons with one of these super natural and soothing bars of soap. Available in two subtle scents plus an unscented formulation for sensitive skin, you can either take this into the shower with you or go old school and replace those alcohol-ridden pump soaps you wash your hands with. Bar soap is way more eco-friendly, especially when it’s natural. I like the idea of giving dad a little manly man spa package – why not tuck a bar of soap and a new razor into a plush robe? Or, consider the Beauty Bars as great stocking stuffers come Christmas.

Tom's of Maine DeodorantMen’s Long Lasting Deodorant Stick – $10.50 @ SpaBoutiqueIt’s a well-known fact that the aluminum found in your average deodorant is very likely hazardous to your health in the long run. Although natural deodorant has gotten a bad rap in the past for under-performing in ‘heated’ situations, Tom’s of Maine promises 24 hours of wetness and odor protections – sans cancer-causing aluminum. After a half-dozen successful varieties for women, the brand recently expanded their lineup with a fresh ‘Mountain Spring’ formulation for men. If you’re buying dad a gym membership or upgrading his sports bag, toss a stick of natural deodorant as gentle encouragement to swap out for natural products.

Tom's of Maine Cleansing MouthwashCleansing Mouthwash – $10.29 @ Well.caI don’t know if guys are more prone to halitosis or what, but mouthwash definitely seems to be a guy’s domain. But here’s the deal with most mouthwash brands – they’ve got alcohol (which can actually dry out your mouth, causing more bacteria to populate) and they’re often not suitable for folks that are gluten-free (seriously). While these might seem like small crosses to bear for something you swish around in your mouth for 60 seconds, consider that repeated use and folks with a serious gluten issue may be scrambling for something a little safer and smarter. Enter Tom’s of Maine’s super powerful mouthwash: free from alcohol and packed with mouth-neutering baking soda for a tingly freshness that lasts.

As you can see from the above, Tom’s of Maine is available at both and, however like I also said, you can find it at most major grocery and drugstores, particularly those with a well-stocked natural care section. Finally if you’re eager to get your paws on some Tom’s of Maine goodies, I’ve got a gift basket valued at over $100 to give away! Here’s how to enter:

1) Leave a comment by June 20th with the Tom’s of Maine product you’re most eager to try.

2) Entries are limited to one per person / per email address / per household (or more if you score bonus entries). A random draw will be conducted on or around June 21st to select the winners, who will have 48 hours to respond before another winner is chosen in their place.

3) Entries are limited to Canadians that have reached the age of majority in their province.

4) Bonus Entries: Join the 400,000 and counting folks that love Tom’s of Maine on Facebook and leave a comment professing why you dig ’em. Then come back here, leave a comment below with a link back to your FB comment and / or your FB username to earn a bonus entry.


112 Responses to “The Maine Event”
  1. I am most interested in the Natural Toothpaste and the men’s deorderant. Thanks… and good morning 🙂

  2. like them on facebook and left a comment. Doreen lamoureux

  3. Jennifer Deol says:

    The Cleansing Mouthwash seems refreshing!

  4. Dreena says:

    I’m most interested in the Beauty Bars especially the Relaxing scent. I’ve already tried their toothpastes – the ones without fluoride and I like them a lot as well.

  5. Victoria Ess says:

    I’m interested in their natural Toothpaste!

  6. kittypride says:

    I would like to try the Relaxing beauty bar with the Lavender scent in it.

  7. aclily19 says:

    I would like the Men’s Long Lasting Deodorant Stick – $10.50

  8. Sean Pynaert says:

    I’m most eager to try the Wicked Fresh! mouthwash so my mouth can always be kissably fresh. You never know!

  9. Joan G says:

    Thanks for the heads-up on Tom’s of Maine – I had never heard of them before. I will certainly check out the Beauty Bars for sensitive skin.

  10. I’d really like to try their Sensitive beauty bars. I had no idea they did a range of body products (I knew about the tooth stuff), so this is a nice surprise.

  11. Debbie F says:

    I would like to try the Cleansing Mouthwash

  12. cookie3 says:

    We are already using Tom’s of Maine toothpaste for sensitive teeth. It seems to be more effective than all the other sensitive toothpastes out there. So we’re definitely sold on the product. What I wasn’t aware of was that they also make products other than toothpaste. Who knew. I’d love to try their soap as we all have very sensitive skin in my house.

  13. cookie3 says:

    Liked & commented on Facebook

  14. Dallas says:

    I would love to try the Relaxing Beauty Bars – $4.29 each @ Well.caOkay

  15. Debbie Petch says:

    My teeth are very sensitive and I would love to try the toothpaste!

  16. mousecat says:

    I’ve heard of Tom’s products before, but have never had the chance to try them out. I’d like to try the cleansing mouthwash mostly though.

  17. Shawna says:

    I am interested in trying the toothpaste

  18. lynn clayton says:

    I have a hyper sensative mouth So the mouth wash would be great to try

  19. Julie G. says:

    I’d like to try the Wicked Cool!™ Anticavity Toothpaste for kids. We’ve tried the strawberry version before & the grandkids like it.

  20. Gizele says:

    I would like to try their Botanically Bright toothpaste.

  21. sylvia mollison says:

    I would love to try the natural toothpaste.

  22. Carrie Butler says:

    I am most eager to try the beauty bars. I love anything that smells great!

  23. Melissa Fowers says:

    I’d like to try the Wicked Cool!™ Anticavity Toothpaste for kids. My son is very picky about toothpaste that would be great to try

  24. Carrie Butler says:
    I posted in the comments as Carrie Butler…. can’t find any other URL address….

  25. LINDA says:

    The cleansing mouthwash sounds great.

  26. Sherry k says:

    I would like to try the Mouthwash for my husband.

  27. Linda Peters says:

    would love to try the Natural Toothpaste, thanks

  28. CarolAnn Westbrook says:

    We would love to try the toothpaste and mouthwash to aid our overall oral health.

  29. Patricia says:

    Cleansing Mouthwash sounds good, always wondering what preservativres I’m guzzling

  30. Audrey Skinner says:

    I would love to try the beauty bars.

  31. Jessica L. says:

    i’d like to try the toothpaste from Tom’s

  32. josee carpentier says:

    I would love to try the lavender beauty bar

  33. Lynn Mathieu says:

    Cleansing Mouthwash I would love to try because I am a fan of all natural products and have not found one I like the taste of yet andI am a fan of them on FB too!

  34. bree stegman says:

    most interested in beauty bars love the toothpaste and deo

  35. Ria A. says:

    Excited to try the Spearmint Fluoride-Free Antiplaque & Whitening Gel Toothpaste

  36. beewbedard says:

    Botanically Bright toothpaste

  37. blessedta says:

    Cleansing Mouthwash

  38. Neils Thor says:

    I am most interested in the Natural Toothpaste

  39. Erika E says:

    I’m most interested in trying the Cleansing Mouthwash.

  40. diane p says:

    I’m interested in trying the relaxing beauty bar.

  41. Andrea Amy says:

    The sensitive body bars 🙂

  42. Nicole B says:

    I’d like to try the mouthwash!

  43. neil e williamson says:

    your toothpaste is always in my travel kit….refreshes especially when away on business

  44. Leah says:

    I’m most eager to try the Naturally Clean Toothbrush

  45. Angela Griffin says:

    I’d like to try the natural toothpaste

  46. Mike Gismondi says:

    I’d like to try the mouthwash!

  47. Janice Lewis says:

    I really would love to try the toothpaste.I have trouble finding a good toothpaste that doesn’t make my teeth sensitive because of the whitening.

  48. Rae Davenport says:

    I’d like to try the Toms of Maine Natural Toothpaste. I avoid floride so this may be a good choice for me.

  49. patricia says:

    the toothpaste sounds interesting

  50. Carol Theobald says:

    My regular tooth paste is Toms.

  51. shelsbels says:

    I want to try the mouthwash

  52. Vanessa says:

    I would love to try the Naturally Dry Antiperspirant

  53. Maggie says:

    I would like to try the Unscented Naturally Dry Antiperspirant.

  54. Sherri F says:

    I’d love to try the beauty bars

  55. Alina R. says:

    I’d like to try the Cleansing Mouthwash. I camp in Maine every summer, so this basket would be very cool to bring along.

  56. Glogirl says:

    I would like to try the Naturally Clean Toothbrush – Soft.

  57. Beth Rosell says:

    I most eager to try the Botanically Bright Peppermint toothpaste

  58. Donnas says:

    I’d like to try the Unscented Naturally Dry Antiperspirant.

  59. Donnas says:

    I commented on Tom’s of Maine Facebook page as Donna Lee.

  60. Juliette says:

    All the products intrigue me but if I had to choose the Natural Toothpaste.

  61. Sandi Tymchuk says:

    A natural deodorant that actually works would interest me most!

  62. Lynn A says:

    Would like to try Tom’s Beauty bars. I have been using the toothpaste for over 20 years when it was only available in health food stores and the others don’t compare and taste way too sweet (because they are sweetened)

  63. photomum says:

    I would like to try the beauty bars

  64. Angela Mitchell says:

    I’d like to try the SLS free Botanically Bright Peppermint Toothpaste.

  65. Angela Mitchell says:

    Liked Tom’s on Facebook as Angela Mitchell and left message:!/TomsofMaine/posts/10151489639084372

  66. 409cope says:

    I am most excited to try the relaxing beauty bars.

  67. Edmond says:

    Cleansing Mouthwash.

  68. Erin says:

    I really want to try the Cleansing Mouthwash!

  69. pacificnxnw says:

    Commented on FB!

  70. Susan says:

    I would love to try The Wicked Fresh Flouride Toothpaste.

  71. Mary Tamaki says:

    I’d like to try the beauty bars.

  72. Sydney D says:

    The sensitive unscented beauty bar.

  73. jeffrey n says:

    im eager to try the Tom’s of Maine Cleansing Mouthwash

  74. The soup is of interest to me. But it’s all good stuff. I’m going to post this contest on a CANADIAN CONTEST site… put it with a hundred other contests for Canadians.

  75. andrea4444 says:

    Natural Toothpaste 🙂

  76. Annie Demill says:

    Natural toothpaste is difficult to find so I would like to try this and I liked their fb page and left a comment. fb name Annie Demill

  77. Melissa D says:

    I am very interested in trying the deodorant. I have been wanting to switch to an aluminum free one

  78. Melissa D says:

    I like Tom’s on facebook.. here is my comment on their page

  79. Heather A says:

    The Lavender scented relaxing beauty bar

  80. lucy says:

    I would love to try the mouthwash.

  81. Lori says:

    the beauty bars look good

  82. Sparkle says:

    I would like to try the cleansing mouthwash, I find mouthwashes with alcohol burn my mouth.

  83. Karen Larson says:

    I would like to try the Cleansing Mouthwash. I hate the taste of the ones I use. Maybe this one tastes good.

  84. Tierra G says:

    I would like to try the daily moisture bar.

  85. Jeannie Smyth says:

    All the Tom’s products sounds great but I would most like to try the natural toothpaste.

  86. Jeannie Smyth says:

    I liked Tom’s of Maine on Facebook and commented,

  87. Interested in the Cleansing Mouthwash – I heard that some of the Crest products turn your gums black so interested in trying a healthier option.

  88. Domenic lattanzio says:

    I’ve used the Tom’s of Maine toothpaste before and it is really good. Especially the anise flavour if you like black licorice. I am eager to try the mouth wash.

  89. I would like to try the personal care essentials combo pack

  90. Pamalot says:

    I am most eager to try the sensitive beauty bar.

  91. Sahali says:

    I’d like to try the long lasting deodorant

  92. eleanor says:

    I like the Cleansing Mouthwash

  93. Leah says:

    I’d get the long lasting men’s clean confidence deodorant

  94. Anne Derkat says:

    I’d love to try the soap for sensitive skin

  95. Brenda T. says:

    I would love to try their daily moisture soap bar.

  96. aimee says:

    toms relaxing beauty bar

  97. akto68 says:

    The Tom’s of Maine product I’m most eager to try is their Men’s Long Lasting Deodorant Stick. Always looking for an alternative against standard sticks containing aluminum

  98. Taps says:

    Tom’s beauty bars i would love to try

  99. Steven says:

    Everyone at work says the bars of soap… errr…. Beauty Bars are great.

  100. Julia says:

    I love Tom’s! I’d most like to try the Cleansing Mouthwash. Funny, because I had actually just been considering buying that, and here it is.

  101. Tannis W says:

    I am most eager to try their toothpaste.

  102. Brenda Lacourciere says:

    The Cleansing Mouthwash is what I would try first

  103. Laura says:

    I’m most interested in the beauty bars.

  104. Sam says:

    The mouthwash is interesting because it is alcohol free and it won’t dry out your mouth. That’s my pick8) Nice and fresh yum.

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