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A New, Fresh & Light Toothpaste Formula

In RADIUS on February 24, 2017 at 1:59 pm

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If you’ve used our organic toothpaste in the past, you may have noticed a few subtle changes recently. We know, that’s a bad word. “Change” isn’t a word most people like to hear, but we can assure you that not all change is bad. In fact, the changes that we made are good and only increase the awesome-ness of our toothpaste.

We simply wanted to offer a much lighter, smoother toothpaste so we decided to make a few minor tweaks to our formula that organically enhances the taste, texture, and your overall brushing experience.

 

Now made in the USA

Now just like our toothbrushes and accessories, our organic toothpastes are now made in the good ol’ US of A.

Addition of organic chamomile flower

Not just for tea drinkers, soothing chamomile can also help ease gum inflammation and its antimicrobial properties can act as a natural preservative.

Increased organic aloe

We upped the aloe to offer more of its cooling, antibacterial, and antiviral properties which can help fight tooth decay.

Light, natural foam

No, it’s not SLS or SLES…it’s organic soapberry. Used in oral medications in traditional Chinese medicine, the soapberry is a natural foaming agent and has antibacterial properties.

Have no fear, our toothpastes are still USDA certified organic, vegan, and nasty ingredient-free. We hold those characteristics near and dear to our hearts and promise to never let them go.

Get your tube of our USDA Organic Toothpaste here!

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Welcome to the Neighborhood, Whole Foods Market Allentown.

In In the News, RADIUS on September 28, 2016 at 3:43 pm

The day has finally arrived. The day we at RADIUS have been not-so-patiently waiting for. The day a Whole Foods Market FINALLY opens near us!

Whole Foods Market Allentown had its grand opening today and the new store is ah-ma-zing! It’s only 20 minutes away from our Kutztown-based HQ (making us practically next door neighbors) and since we could hardly contain our excitement, we decided to take part in the grand opening celebrations this afternoon and check out their new location – of which we will most definitely be frequent visitors.


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Their outdoor display game is strong.

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You can find anything from locally grown plants and flowers….

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to perfect pumpkins that are honestly too pretty to carve…

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to the most delicious fresh apple cider (take it from us…we tried a few samples and then bought a few cartons).

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And that’s all before you even get inside the door.

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Before you start shopping, you can purchase one of these awesome tote bags to carry your haul. And as an added bonus you can show your Whole Foods Market Allentown pride wherever you go.

Um, we’ll take two please. Thankssomuch.

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Rows of beautiful organic produce, cheeses, and so much more fill the aisles. Honestly, if you can’t find it here…it probably doesn’t exist.

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You go on ahead. I’ll just wait here by the FRESH PASTA BAR until you get back. #Lunch

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And now on to our personal favorite… the Whole Body Department…

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Well, well, well. Look what we found…our adult toothbrushes and Floss Sachets proudly on display…

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and look…our entire children’s toothbrush collection!

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Don’t forget about our brand new USDA certified organic toothpastes! This store is definitely showing some RADIUS <3.

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We got pretty excited about this bright and fun water bottle display. Can you say new designs from Lifefactory?!

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On your way out, make sure to stop by the soap and bath salt bar…

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and check out the beautiful “Local” section that’s currently featuring THE BEST handcrafted, wooden utensils from our friends at Jonathan’s Spoons.

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All in all it was a pretty successful first visit to our new local Whole Foods Market. The store looked great and the staff was super helpful and friendly – all while being CRAZY busy. I’m sure it won’t be our last visit…in fact we’ll probably be on a first name basis shortly 🙂

If you’re in the area, definitely make sure to check out Whole Foods Market Allentown…after you visit our RADIUS outlet in Kutztown, of course. ;-D

750 N. Krocks Road
Suite 301
Allentown, PA 18106
484-506-2159
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RADIUS Receives Multiple 2016 Baby Maternity Awards

In In the News on August 16, 2016 at 2:01 pm

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Kutztown, PABaby Maternity Magazine is a national publication that provides new moms and moms-to-be with the latest industry information on parenting and motherhood. This year marks their 3rd Annual Baby Maternity Awards and RADIUS has been selected to receive two awards in their Oral Hygiene category. RADIUS’ new USDA Organic Children’s Coconut Banana Toothpaste has received the 2016 Top Choice of the Year award and the 2016 Preferred Choice award goes to their innovative Totz Plus™ Toothbrush.

Known for their superior and innovative product designs, RADIUS is stepping into a new market by launching their first USDA certified organic toothpaste. Their one-of-a-kind formula of organic coconut oil and salt delivers a natural deep clean minus any unpronounceable chemicals or additives. Their USDA Organic Children’s Toothpaste is perfect for ages 6 months and up. Merging the delicious flavors of coconut and banana this unique toothpaste also cleans, polishes and prevents bacteria, without any synthetic ingredients.

Introduced in 2015, the Totz Plus Toothbrush represents the next stage in RADIUS’ innovative, age-specific approach to the changing needs of children as they move through oral care growth stages. With a cool, non-slip rubber grip and the same ambidextrous handle as the Totz™ Toothbrush, the new Totz Plus is designed to support the next phase of a toddler’s oral care needs as they learn to brush on their own.

“We’re thrilled to have not only our Totz Plus Toothbrush but our brand new USDA Organic Children’s Toothpaste recognized by Baby Maternity Awards. RADIUS has always taken our customers’ demands and feedback into account when designing new products and we heard a huge cry from parents for quality children’s toothbrushes that are made in the USA. We also saw a need for a truly organic and safe toothpaste that works and tastes delicious. We’ve been working on our organic toothpaste for more than 5 years in hopes of filling that need and we’re very proud of the product we’ve created. To have our efforts recognized is a great honor and we couldn’t be more excited,” CEO and President, Saskia Foley said.

Baby Maternity Awards judging criteria is based on three factors: usability, functionality, and desirability. Mothers, educators, and potential buyers review and rate products within the following categories:

  • Baby & Toddler Products
  • Baby Care Products
  • Baby Carriers
  • Baby Development
  • Baby Gear & Apparel
  • Baby Gift Sets
  • Baby Monitors
  • Baby Walkers
  • Bath time for Babies & Toddlers
  • Bibs
  • Breast Pumps & Accessories
  • Cribs Mattresses & Accessories
  • Diapers & Diaper Bags
  • Feeding Aids
  • Gear & Apparel
  • High Chairs
  • Humidifiers & Purifiers
  • Keepsakes & Collectibles
  • Maternity Aids
  • Maternity Support
  • Mealtime Aids
  • Nasal Products
  • Nursing Products & Bras
  • Nutrition
  • Pacifiers & Teethers
  • Parenting Aids
  • Pillows Blankets & Throws
  • Ride-On Toys
  • Room Decor
  • Sleepers & Bassinets
  • Slings Swaddles & Wraps
  • Strollers & Accessories
  • Travel Products

 

The Baby Maternity Awards honor products and their manufacturers that have received high ratings and reviews from parents, educators, and industry professionals.

About RADIUS®

RADIUS, established in 1983, is a certified women-owned consumer products company. It is a leading designer, manufacturer and marketer of specialty toothbrushes, toothpastes, and complementary personal care products, including travel cases and dental floss. RADIUS is a leader in the natural products industry in personal care and is renowned for its combination of innovative designs, premium materials, and eco-conscious manufacturing that redefines ordinary personal care products with the goal of enhancing the quality and enjoyment of everyday routines.

Today RADIUS is proud to be one of the only toothbrush manufacturers still operating in the United States that still manufacturers on its own injection molding and bristling machines. RADIUS is now certified women-owned and completely vertically integrated; designing, manufacturing, and inspecting all of its products by hand. RADIUS operates and manufactures in a restored feed mill in Kutztown, PA on solar powered machines. Parallel goals of promoting energy-efficient manufacturing and a focus on a clean and cutting-edge design presence sets Radius apart from the rest.

For more information visit www.madebyradius.com

RADIUS MEDIA CONTACT:
Amanda Stimpfl
astimpfl@madebyradius.com
Direct – (484) 641-8081
Company – (610) 683-9400 x 105

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Happy National Dental Hygiene Month!

In RADIUS on October 1, 2015 at 5:42 pm

If, like most people, you perform your oral care regimen on autopilot, then National Dental Hygiene Month is the perfect opportunity to stop, examine and maybe even improve your daily routine.

The American Dental HygienistsAssociation (ADHA) defines four core steps for complete protection against tooth decay and gum disease — AKA The Daily Four:

1. Brush Twice a Day, Every Day

Brushing teeth and gums is the most important method for reducing plaque and preventing cavities, gingivitis and other plaque-related diseases.

Dental experts know that when it comes to brush bristles, softer equals better. RADIUS® toothbrushes boast finer, longer, softer bristles that reach every nook and cranny of your mouth while massaging the gums, rather than aggravating them like harder brushes. Bonus: using a RADIUS  toothbrush feels so good you’ll want to brush for more than the recommended two minutes.

2. Make Flossing a Daily Habit

“Interdental” cleaning of those tricky-to-reach spots between teeth is important for ensuring there aren’t any hidden layers of plaque or pieces of food — ticking time bombs that can spell problems down the road.

RADIUS® makes two types of floss: A glossy biodegradable silk, and a pliable vegan-friendly nylon. The latter is coated with naturally sourced, tree-based xylitol (which prevents bacteria and reduces acidity while adding a hint of sweetness), and it comes in two delicious flavors, each with bonus oral health-boosting properties — antibacterial cranberry and antiseptic mint tea tree.

3. Rinse With an Anti-Microbial Mouth Wash

Brushing and flossing alone can only cover so much ground, but following those steps with a quick swill of anti-microbial mouth rinse will eliminate germs and plaque throughout the whole mouth, for complete protection.

Look for an antiseptic mouthwash which displays the ADA Seal of Acceptance on its packaging, or talk to your dentist for a recommendation.

4. Chew Sugar-Free Gum Between Meals

Every time you eat or drink, the bacteria in plaque begin to produce acid, which can contribute to demineralization and even decay.

While it’s certainly not convenient to brush your teeth after every meal or snack, chewing a piece of sugar-free gum will tide you over until bedtime. It stimulates the salivary glands — washing away stubborn food particles and neutralizing acid to help keep your teeth strong and cavity-free.

RADIUS® loves Glee Gum — a naturally delicious chewing gum made with sustainably harvested rainforest chicle and sweetened with Xylitol, just like our cranberry and mint tea tree flosses.

Oral Health Starter Kit

Stock up on these RADIUS products to kickstart your new oral heath routine.

Shop The Source™ 

The Source has an unbreakable slim neck that’s longer than your average toothbrush to provide maximum reach in tight spaces. Plus, thanks to replacement-head technology and a handle made from repurposed materials, The Source reduces waste by 93%.

See toothbrushes for babies, tots and kids >

Shop Natural Biodegradable Silk Floss®

Flossing is an integral part of any thorough oral care regimen, but not all flosses are created equal. Our Natural Biodegradable Silk Floss® takes us back to a time before the nylon of today’s floss took over — when floss was made of pure, inviting, luxurious silk. Free from the toxins found in similar products, RADIUS®’ silk floss glides easily between teeth for a meticulously clean finish.

Check out our silk floss sachets, perfect for on-the-go flossing. Or, shop our vegan floss and vegan floss sachets.

Shop The Doc™

The Doc is so much more than a toothbrush holder. Its a game-changer in the bathroom and beyond. The suction base fixes easily to any smooth surface, securely clasping your RADIUS toothbrushes.

No, Seriously…We’re Happy Just to be Nominated

In In the News, RADIUS on October 20, 2014 at 3:19 pm

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Have you ever watched the Oscars, Grammys, or any other award show and thought, “Yea right, I’m sure they’re just happy to be nominated. I don’t believe that for a second?” Well, we’re hear to tell you that being happy just to be nominated can actually happen.

RADIUS was nominated for the Martha Stewart American Made Award (which was super awesome in and of itself) and then imagine our excitement when we come to find out that out of hundreds of entries in our Style category we were a chosen finalist!

We work really hard to make our company and the products that we produce the best that they can be and to have that recognized in such a big way was a huge honor.

The winners were chosen on Friday October 17th and, sadly, RADIUS did not win. Are we a little disappointed? Of course, but we knew the competition was steep and all the companies who did win were well-deserving and we couldn’t be more excited for them. As cliché as it sounds, we were really  honored to be included in such an exclusive group of companies and we congratulate each and every one of them.

Now, with only a few more months left in 2014, we’re looking forward to 2015 and all the the things that it can bring. If we’re nominated again next year hopefully we’ll win, but if not, make no mistake… we’ll still be happy just to be nominated.

To each and every person who voted for us, we thank you so much for your support! We’ll see you again next year.

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Click our Martha Stewart American Made page below to see what being American Made means to us!

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Find Common Ground with RADIUS

In In the News, RADIUS on October 14, 2014 at 7:12 pm

September was National Yoga Month and Common Ground Magazine wanted to honor all the yogi’s out there! We were super excited to be included in their annual and widely popular yoga issue!

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Glee Gum Makes RADIUS Positively Gleeful!

In RADIUS, RADIUS Reviews It! on June 23, 2014 at 3:50 pm


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It’s no surprise that here at RADIUS we’re all about teeth. Our teeth and overall oral health are pretty important to us. Which is why when we’re sitting in our beautiful HQ in Kuztown, PA dreaming up more ways to bring environmentally friendly oral care to the masses, we chew Glee Gum. We’ve always been big fans of Glee Gum, not only because they have an amazing product that is all natural and tastes pretty amazing, but also because we prefer to support like-minded companies. RADIUS and Glee Gum are both dedicated to providing quality products that are environmentally and socially responsible. So when the opportunity was presented for us to partner with Glee Gum and host a Facebook contest where one lucky participant will win a one year supply of RADIUS Floss Sachets & Sugar-Free Glee Gum, we jumped at the chance.

 The folks at Glee Gum were also nice enough to send everyone at RADIUS an assortment of their Sugar-Free Gum and we thought that this would be the perfect opportunity to let everyone know WHY we love Glee!

 

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Our Inside Sales Team couldn’t wait to try the New Wild Watermelon flavor that Glee Gum now offers.

“I love all of the flavors, but my absolute favorite is the Wild Watermelon!” exclaims Chrissy, our Inside Sales Manager.

“My two favorites were the Mint and the Watermelon, but if I had to choose, I would have to say Wild Watermelon is my favorite.” agrees Jen, an Inside Sales Rep. “I also  love the mini Glee Gum boxes! They’re perfect for putting in your purse!”

“I really like how Glee Gum is aspartame, saccharin, cyclamate free.” Donna, an Inside Sales Rep explains. “I brought a few packs of Glee Gum home to my family and my children went crazy! They tried each flavor, loved them all, and have been chewing Glee Gum ever since!”

 

 

image (3)“I just really love this gum!” Lucinda our Product Manager was eager to tell us. “The first thing I noticed is that each flavor smells amazing when you open the package, so you automatically know it’s going to taste great too. I honestly can’t pick one flavor I like the best because I like them all, but I really enjoyed the Lemon Lime. I also really appreciate the fact that Glee Gum is made without any harmful additives and is made in the USA.”

Our Shipping & Production Assistant is a huge fan of the Wild Watermelon, but it’s the packaging that had her family really excited. “I took some Glee Gum home for my family to try and my mom fell in love with the packaging. She loves Glee Guy! Once they got over how awesome the packaging was, they decided they really like the Mint the best!”

Our entire Production Team (total of 15) were super excited to try out Glee Gum and kept a stash in the RADIUS break room to chew when not on the floor assembling all of our toothbrushes. Everyone had their favorite flavor, but, after a quick poll, the most popular was the Wild Watermelon!

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“It’s a box of Glee!” our Social Marketing & PR person Amanda announced when the shipment of Glee Gum arrived at RADIUS. “I’m a huge fan of Glee Gum and was a Mint user for quite some time, but after trying the new Wild Watermelon flavor I think I’ve found a new favorite! I’ve always really appreciated that this gum is non-GMO, vegetarian, and does not contain artificial sweeteners like aspartame, but I also love how Glee Gum is environmentally responsible. They use chicle in their gum base which helps support the rainforest and I absolutely love their Tree to Glee program where Glee will plant a tree in Central America for every documented box of gum that is purchased. We try to do as much as we can as a company to make our products and manufacturing process environmentally friendly, so it’s really great to partner with a company that has the same goals.”

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Saskia our fearless leader and CEO couldn’t decide which flavor she liked best. “I love the flavors! They’re so good that I wish the flavor would last forever!” Since Saskia is heavily involved in the RADIUS product design process she really appreciates companies that go the extra mile to make quality, socially, and environmentally responsible products. “Glee Gum and RADIUS have quite a few things in common. Our Vegan Mint and Cranberry Flosses contain gum-benefiting, USA-Sourced Xylitol just like their Sugar-Free Gum. It also really impresses me that Glee Gum is the first Fair Trade gum in the world and that they manufacture in the USA. We manufacture our products in the US and it’s wonderful to see other companies succeed that have the ambition.”

Review in Review: 

Simply put, RADIUS loves Glee Gum! But, by an overwhelming majority, our favorite flavor is Wild Watermelon!

For more info about Glee Gum take a look at their website and to see the wonderful things that Glee Gum had to say about RADIUS, check out their blog and product review!

Visit the RADIUS Facebook page to participate in the RADIUS & Glee Gum Contest!

“Like” RADIUS on Facebook, share your smile, and automatically get entered to win a ONE YEAR supply of RADIUS Vegan Xylitol Cranberry Floss Sachets & Sugar-Free Glee Gum. After participating, make sure you head over the the Glee Gum Facebook page and “like” them as well!

Floss and brush with RADIUS. Chew with Glee. Smile and be happy.

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