If you are like me and don't want to fill your washbag with a large tube of toothpaste and those travel-size ones just don't seem to last long enough, then Lush has answered your problems with Toothy Tabs.
Lush says: 'Thousands of aluminum toothpaste tubes are thrown away and end up wallowing in landfill, which can easily be avoided by using Lush’s newest invention – Toothy Tabs! A brand new, patented idea from LUSH, these solid tabs eradicate the need for both excess packaging and preservatives and come in a handy box made from recycled materials which is recyclable. Each pack contains 40 tabs, enough for one month … depending on how often you brush your teeth of course! You simply pop one in your mouth, crush it a little and continue to brush as normal with your toothbrush.'
Toothy Tabs have a mild base of sodium bicarbonate and cream of tartar, these are actually the ingredients of baking powder. A gentle surfactant creates the foaming effect, which helps dissolve the bacterial build up on your teeth, that you can get rid of completely by brushing. Sodium bicarbonate helps to thoroughly clean and whiten your teeth and the cream of tartar helps to make the solid form. Dicalcium phosphate is included to help polish the teeth, glycerine acts as a humectant while saccharin sweetens.
I was sent some of the Dirty Toothy Tabs to try (spearmint flavour) and was surprisingly impressed. They feel a bit weird at first, like foaming powder but once you start brushing they are actually very refreshing and do leave your teeth feeling clean. We know already that Bicarbonate of Soda can be used as an at home tooth whitener, so with continued use of the toothy tabs I would imagine you would see your teeth getting whiter.
There are five different flavours of Toothy Tabs and are a reasonable £2.50 for a pack of 40. Click here if you want to try them!
Has anyone tried these before? I'd love to know what you think of them!