I know it has been a while….I took a short break with my 3-year-old, visiting some friends (practically family) and was caught up with enjoying my time away from the busy mummy life…hope you missed us loads. Now we are back up and running, and here to tell you about a little discovery I made at one of my favourite shops, LUSH, while visiting Nuremberg, Germany.
So while having a little look around the Lush shop in Nuremberg City Centre I discovered these awesome toothy tabs that are an all natural alternative to toothpaste. There is a large range of these tabs all consisting of natural powders and essential oils that help clean your mouth, tongue and teeth of bacteria and stains.
I, of course, had to sample the lot, and the verdict is AMAZING!….My teeth feel so incredibly clean, much cleaner than with the most popular toothpaste, the feeling last for the entire day and I do not seem to get that plaque build up that I would normally get by the end of the day. These toothy tabs are very simple to use, basically I get one tablet and bite it in half (its recommended one whole tablet per teeth cleaning but I feel it is way too much for my liking), chew it until a foam has formed in your mouth and then with the wet toothbrush begin to brush as normal not neglecting your back teeth and tongue. Finally give your mouth a good rinse and finish by brushing your teeth with a wet toothbrush. My mouth feels like I just stepped off of the dentist chair. This is no exaggeration!
So let me break it down…
There is virtually no waste in this product, it comes in a cute little plastic bottle which of course is recyclable, you take one tab per day (if you are like me and feel 1/2 a tab is enough for your morning and evening teeth cleaning). 40 tabs come in the container so it should last over a month. I personally never have had a tube of toothpaste last 40 days.
The tabs cleanses your toothbrush also so you don’t need to worry about that thick build up of paste on your toothbrush, so you don’t need to replace your toothbrush as often and every 3 months should actually become a realistic timeframe.
You are also unlikely to leave the house with toothpaste lip liner…you know what I mean… it is that thick coat of toothpaste that you left around your mouth, even though you look at yourself before leaving the house but it wasn’t quite dry and visible at that stage. and you only shamefully notice it when you get a glimpse of your reflection during one of your last morning errands… ughhh
You are also unlikely to get this on your clothes, hair or find it on the mirrors, countertop etc if your children are anything like mine, you know exactly what I am saying….
I think it is a really fun way for the kids to get into taking care of their teeth. The tabs come in a variety of colours and flavours so your kids can experiment with them. There are also powders which have similar ingredients in them as the tabs but you need to dip your damp toothbrush into them instead of chewing a tab. I bought a glittery tooth cleansing powder called Tooth Fairy Strawberry Tooth Powder for my daughters, and it helps with swollen gums, and soreness (which my daughters often experience) and many times common toothpaste irritate these conditions. I will write a review on this separately once it has the YUMMY MUMMY SEAL OF APPROVAL!
The tabs naturally increase the saliva production in your mouth and saliva is a natural cleansing tool.
There are also loads of flavours, different tabs for different types of teeth and tastes so you are sure to find something that suits your taste buds as well as your needs.
Of course, as it is LUSH, these tabs have very potent, natural, organic and high-quality ingredients. Peppermint oil is a natural astringent that is found in most of the tabs, clove oil is also found in some and this is great for soothing the mouth and known for its antiseptic properties.
My favourite tab so far is Bling! which contains a strong enzyme sourced from the papaya tree that has very powerful stain removing abilities.
Another Pro is that the product is vegan-friendly and definitely travel-friendly and even busy-friendly!
I could go on and on…but just go into your local Lush and ask for a sample and see what you think…I really do not think you will ever go back to the tube!
In my opinion, there are very little drawbacks about this product but some of the tabs do taste quite fragrant due to the essential oils and some even taste outright awful but the results are still amazing. However, loads of them taste wonderful and work really well, so it really is just a matter of experimentation and with Lush you don’t have to reach into your pocket first to try them out.
It might be a bit pricey at €9.95 a bottle but like I said it should last over a month and for me that is way more than I’d get out of my €4 tube of toothpaste.
There are so many options for natural alternatives to look after your teeth and mouth with LUSH, they also have a range of mouthwash tablets and toothpaste powders like a mentioned previously and will be reviewing in the meantime get to your nearest LUSH and try this out! I am so excited to share this new find with you and hope you will love these little tabs as much as I do!
Food for thought
With all natural ingredients, you don’t need to worry about the effect you are having on the environment or your health. You can mindfully brush away the dirt, and smile, smile smile!
Oh yes, and of course STAY YUMMY!