What the devil is a 'toothy tab'?Of course, the pioneering fresh handmade cosmetics store, Lush, would have to add another bizarre invention to their list of the weird and scrumptiously-scented wonderful. Introducing 'Toothy Tabs':
|The 'Aquatic' toothy tabs|
|And here they are before our experiment. Two little dog biscuits...|
The interestingly named toothpaste tablets - ranging from £2.00 to £3.50 - claim to intensively clean your teeth with their antibacterial and antiseptic powers. Being a natural skeptic I put them to the test and my boyfriend, equally as curious, joined in! I have no idea which flavour we tried because the lady in the shop just took two out of a random box and let us take them home to try. I think it may have been the 'Atomic' flavour. Anyway, here's our inside scoop on the so-called 'Toothy Tabs':
|Directions from Lush themselves|
It looked like a little dog biscuit! Didn't really want to put it into our mouths but you never know, maybe it would taste okay. We never judge a book by its cover.
- No gritty bits! My teeth felt perfectly smooth when I ran my tongue over them afterwards.
- The only synthetic ingredients are sodium bicarbonate and flavouring. Other than that, au naturale!
- The box is completely recyclable.
- Surprising how such a small tablet can create so much froth - just like real toothpaste!
- Definitely would save space in my suitcase or handbag.
|I was surprised at the amount of froth that was produced by such a small tablet! (Very attractive photo, courtesy of Luke)|
- Not minty! Teeth definitely felt clean after but it didn't have that 'minty fresh' feeling that I love. As I mentioned above though, I have only tried one mysterious flavour with an even more mysterious name, so they may have an extra minty fresh one that I haven't seen.
- Does not taste particularly nice and, after both feeling like we'd eaten one of the dog's precious treats, we ended up with biscuity little crumbs at the bottom of our gums. That was not pleasant.
- If the box gets soggy the tablets will start to dissolve.
- The fact that it looks like this when you spit it out:
|This is the contents of Luke's s mouth once he spat out his toothy tab! Just like white toothpaste tends to be white when you spit it out (if your teeth are clean enough), when toothpaste goes in a biscuity colour, it comes out a biscuity colour.|
If you - like me - want to keep your teeth feeling clean all the time, then these would be perfect to pack for a quick 'freshen up' in the daytime. However, I need a minty one! Which is quite hard to find when considering the peculiar names - 'Ultrablast', 'Sparkle', 'Dirty Toothy Tab', 'Breath of God Toothy Tab', 'Atomic' and 'Aquatic' - they don't leave us with any clues in regards to the flavours.
Bath bombs, bubble bars, and toothy tabs,