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1. Patanjali Founded by Baba Ramdev and Acharya Balkrishna in 2006. It has become the largest manufacturer of Ayurvedic products through the effective advertisement and charisma of its founders. Currently, the brand is giving huge competition to other FMCG giants. It offers a wide range of products ranging from food to sanskari jeans. Dant Kanti, Patanjali's toothpaste has various variants like Dant Kanti Advanced, Medicated, Fresh Active Gel, Natural Toothpaste, Aloe vera gel toothpaste, and red toothpaste. Price: rupees 20 to rupees 90
2. Himalaya Toothpaste Founded by Mohammed Manal in 1930. It is a leading global health and personal care brand. With more than 500 products that are recommended by most doctors in India. Their forte includes Pharmaceuticals, Personal care, Baby care, Mother health, wellness, and Animal Health Products. Their toothpaste variants involve Complete Care Toothpaste, Sparkling White Toothpaste, Active Fresh Gel, Sensitive Toothpaste, Stain Removal Toothpaste, Sparkling White Fresh Gel, Hiora Toothpaste, and Hiora-K toothpaste. Price: Rupees 50 to rupees 90
3. Dabur Toothpaste It was founded by S.K. Burman in 1884. He wanted to provide Indians with effective and affordable ayurvedic products. And has turned into one of the world's largest Ayurvedic companies. He researched Ayurvedic texts and applied modern knowledge to the already present information. The variants include Dabur Meshwak toothpaste, Babool toothpaste, and red toothpaste. Price: Rupees 40 to rupees 90
4. Vicco Vajardanti Founded by Shri K.V.Pendharkar in 1952. They manufacture products pertaining to hygiene, healthcare, toothpaste, tooth powder, oil-based skin cream, shaving cream, and pain relief cream. It was recognized as 28th most trusted brand in India. The variants include Vajradanti paste, dalchini flavor toothpaste, saunf flavored toothpaste, and even sugar-free toothpaste. All of these are cruelty-free, vegan without harmful chemicals. Price: Rupees 80 to rupees 150