Not since childhood, when flavors like bubblegum and strawberry were commonplace, has brushing teeth actually been enjoyable. Suddenly, though, LUSH Toothy Tabs
have brought an entirely new element to this less-than-thrilling-yet-very-necessary daily chore. Available in a variety of flavors, Toothy Tabs are just what their name implies: cute little tablets.
But these aren't your average breath mints. They aren't breath mints at all, actually. These little suckers are...well, toothpaste. Or rather, they're toothpaste alternatives, fashioned into a tiny tablet that's meant to be crushed between your teeth. After you're done crumbling it up in your mouth, simply wet your toothbrush and get to work.
Like magic, the tabs immediately foam up just like your regular toothpaste. The difference here is that the flavors are fabulous! I was privileged to try six different varieties and was impressed by the creativity and mindfulness that went into each unexpected "cocktail" of ingredients. Among them:
: Call me conventional, but my absolute favorite of the bunch was this spearmint tab. Combined with aromatherapeutic neroli oil and baking soda, which helps the tabs froth up beautifully, the flavor was intense. As you might expect, Dirty leaves behind a fresh, crisp fragrance.
: With its blend of Earl Grey, jasmine, and lime, this unique concoction shocked me with its pleasant flavor. Though it sounds more like something I'd enjoy in a mug, Aquatic genuinely tastes good - lightly sweet and slightly floral, with a touch of pungent citrus to brighten up the mix.
: Wasabi and lavender are the stars of Ultrablast - a fitting name indeed for a product that's loaded with an ingredient I tend to avoid in foods. Yet when it's packed in this innocent little tablet, wasabi isn't quite so alarming. In fact, it's downright delicious, especially paired with gentle lavender. Bonus: wasabi boasts powerful antibacterial qualities.
: If you love that fresh scent that emanates through the house after you give it a good spring cleaning, you'll love Sparkle. No, it doesn't taste like Pledge, but the Sicilian lemon, grapefruit, and vanilla blend is crisp, bright, and uplifting. It's the tab you'll want to use in warm weather to get you into a sunny state of mind first thing in the AM.
Breath of God
: Feeling a little mellow? Breath of God, one of LUSH's popular Gorilla Perfumes, has been transformed into a Toothy Tab, too! The sandalwood fragrance is deep and true, but it's been paired with a little vanilla to soften it up. It also contains myrrh, a potent antiseptic known for healing problematic gums.
: Zing! Just like that cup of morning joe you just can't do without, Atomic aims to be the toothpaste you can't begin your day without. Its blend of coffee, clove, and cinnamon is intriguing - and seriously spicy. The antiseptic prowess here is unsurpassed; you can literally feel it attacking that morning breath, leaving behind a blast of icy, spicy goodness.
You should also know that Toothy Tabs are preservative-free, and that each box contains enough product for up to 40 brushing sessions. Plus, they're packaged in completely recycled cardboard, so the packaging can be recycled when you're all done! Get thee into a box stat, ladies. You won't regret the switch from tube to tab.