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Why did you start using natural products?

Why did you start using natural products?

Posted by Rob, Brand Manager of Citizen Engagement I’ve worked at Tom’s of Maine since 2001.  As a result, I’ve probably spent more time thinking and talking about natural products in the past decade than most people do their entire lives.  One of my favorite conversation topics starts with the question of why people start […]

Two Toothbrushing Tips to Get Kids to Brush

Two Toothbrushing Tips to Get Kids to Brush

Posted by Rob, Brand Manager of Citizen Engagement Now that I’m a parent to two kids, I’ve learned something very important – never assume that the lessons you learn with the first child will apply to the second.  Case in point: getting your kids to brush their teeth.  Since I work for a company that […]

Top facts about Tom’s Fluoride Free Toothpaste

Top facts about Tom’s Fluoride Free Toothpaste

Posted by Rob, Brand Manager of Citizen Engagement I’ve worked at Tom’s of Maine since 2001.  When I tell people where I work, more often than not the response I get is, “Oh, the company that makes the fluoride free toothpaste!” Yes, Tom’s of Maine makes fluoride free toothpaste.  We also make natural deodorant, mouthwash, dental […]

Gingermint Coconut Squash Soup

Gingermint Coconut Squash Soup

Posted by Rob, Brand Manager of Citizen Engagement When the weather is bitter cold outside, there’s nothing like a hearty bowl of soup to warm you up.  This squash soup recipe is full of flavor and texture – something that is often lacking from the many squash-puree-soups out there.  Don’t be afraid of the chile […]

Ginger Cupcakes with Vanilla-Mint Icing

Ginger Cupcakes with Vanilla-Mint Icing

Posted by Rob, Brand Manager of Citizen Engagement Valentine’s Day is a great excuse to make cupcakes.  But who needs an excuse?  Making these ginger cupcakes from scratch is a labor of love, and you get a richly flavored, moist and dense cupcake and creamy sweet icing. We won’t pretend these are good for you, […]

Gingermint Asian style Noodles

Gingermint Asian style Noodles

Posted by Rob, Brand Manager of Citizen Engagement During the winter, I often find myself craving comfort food, with the translation of that usually being “not very good for me” food.  There are times when nothing other than some cheese or gravy infused concoction will suffice.  But I’ve found that good, strong satisfying flavors and […]

The big deal with natural toothpaste

The big deal with natural toothpaste

Posted by Rob, Brand Manager of Citizen Engagement What’s the big deal about natural toothpaste, anyway? I remember when I first learned about Tom’s of Maine toothpaste.  I was in my early 20’s and working as a camp counselor.  One morning I was brushing my teeth with a random tube of toothpaste when one of […]

Gingermint Roasted Sweet Potato Salad

Gingermint Roasted Sweet Potato Salad

Posted by Rob, Brand Manager of Citizen Engagement There was a long time when I wouldn’t have considered a salad as a viable option for dinner.  The beginning of a dinner, maybe.  But there was no way a salad could be a fulfilling dinner all on its own, right? I was wrong!  I’ve discovered that […]

Humulus lupus: What hops extract brings to your deodorant

Humulus lupus: What hops extract brings to your deodorant

Posted by Rob, Brand Manager of Citizen Engagement When I say “hops”, what is the first product that comes to mind? Deodorant, right? OK, maybe not. But after reading this, maybe deodorant will be the second product that comes to mind, or at least you’ll have a new sense of appreciation to what hops extract […]

The more things change

The more things change

Posted by Rob, Brand Manager, Citizen Engagement The other day I bought a new pair of glasses. The style was definitely a departure from the thin wire frames I had worn for many years, and I’m still getting used to how I look in the mirror. But what struck me the most about my new […]