Orale care is not something we talk about very often, but it’s something important that we should all be doing. Today’s post is about taking care of your mouth both on the inside and outside, and I’ve got a few products to help you with that. And since this is Earth Month, these products are all-natural and/or earth-friendly.
Let’s start with the outside of our months, or in other words, our lips. 💋
Green Beaver Wildflower Beeswax Lip Balm in Green Apple ($3.99 CAD)
You know I love my lip balms, and this green apple one smells delicious!
Enjoy the wonders of local organic farming! This lip balm is Biodegradable, Gluten Free and made with wildflower beeswax from Hockley Valley Honey Farm.
Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil*
Aroma, Pyrus Malus (Apple) Juice*
Vaccinium Macrocarpon (Cranberry) Seed Oil*
Squalene – A lipid from olive oil.
Beta-sitosterol – Plant wax found in a variety of different types of plants such as avocados, pumpkins, rice bran, dandelion, coffee.
Tocopherol – Naturally occurring compound related to Vitamin E from sunflower oil.
The Green Beaver has an Ingredient Glossary on their site that lists all of the ingredients they use and where they come from.
This lip balm works really well at keeping my lips moisturised and feeling soft.
My daughter always wants some when she sees me applying it and I’m not afraid to let her have some because I know the ingredients are natural and good for you.
And I’m repeating myself, but it smells yummy!
Radius Tour Travel Toothbrush Soft ($9.79 CAD)
Brushing our teeth is very important and this travel toothbrush makes it easy to take it with you.
Finally, an innovative design that allows customers to travel in comfort and style! The RADIUS “TOUR” Travel Toothbrush is uniquely designed to provide a deep and soft massaging clean unlike any ordinary travel toothbrush on the market today.
This toothbrush is quite the contortionist. 😉
The Tour handle is made from 100% wood-based bio-plastic — the same stuff used for the RADIUS Original Toothbrush — and the bristles are vegetable-derived, making them environmentally sound.
This toothbrush is very wide and feels a bit odd in the mouth (being so big), but it gets the job done. When brushing my teeth with the toothbrush sideways it stretches from my top to my bottom gums, brushing the top and bottom teeth at the same time.
Being a soft toothbrush I expected it to feel softer. Don’t get me wrong, it’s not hard by any means, but compared to drugstore brands I find it a bit harder. For me it’s a good thing though because soft toothbrushes from mainstream brands are too soft for me. This one is just perfect.
What’s nice about this toothbrush is that once the brush is done, you can buy replacement brushes. So you don’t have to replace the entire toothbrush, hence reducing waste.
Spry Xylitol Chewing Gum in Peppermint ($1.79 CAD)
If you can’t brush your teeth, the second best thing is to chew some gum – and I don’t mean sugar-loaded bubble gum! 😉
A refreshing, candy-cane flavoured sugar-free chewing gum sweetened with 100% xylitol. Great-tasting Spry Chewing Gum–the gum of choice for fresh breath and healthier teeth and gums. Studies have shown that when combined with normal dental hygiene, regular use of xylitol gums may reduce the risk of dental caries.
gum base – Sourced from the Jelutong tree and is used as a bulking material.
natural flavour (Peppermint oil)
vegetable glycerin – Sourced from non-GMO date palm fruit and is used as an emulsifier, texture enhancer, carrier, and solvent.
gum Arabic – Sourced from the Acacia Senegal tree and is used as a bonding material.
soy lecithin – Sourced from non-GMO soybeans and is used as an emulsifier.
calcium carbonate – Sourced from a natural mineral deposit and is used as a coloring agent, a pH balancer, and aids in the remineralization of enamel.
carnauba wax – Sourced from the palm of Copernicia Prunifera tree and is used as a coating.
Ingredients’ descriptions taken from the Spry website.
I like to chew gum while driving so I kept this pack in my car and it really didn’t last long! The gum pieces felt a bit smaller and harder than the gum I usually buy (Excel Polar Ice), but only when you first start chewing it. After a minute or two it felt just as chewy. The peppermint flavour is not as strong as the Polar Ice, but this is like comparing apples to oranges. The real test would have been to compare it with the Excel Peppermint flavour, but that is not my regular go-to. That being said, the freshness was still there and lasted just as long as my Excel gum.
I’ve never noticed this Spry gum where I buy mine, but then again I always grab for the same one so I’ve never really paid attention. I’ll definitely keep an eye open for it next time though because it was a good gum. They also have a Stronger Longer Peppermint and Spearmint flavours that I’ll try (if/when I see them – or with my next purchase from Well.ca).
These are all great products. The lip balm works really well, the gum tastes good and lasts long, and the toothbrush gets the job done.
Have you tried any of these?
– Chantal 🙂