I am pregnant and one of the things which become extra important during pregnancy is teeth-care – old-wives tales helpfully inform that each pregnancy equals one tooth lost. I am now more particular about brushing and flossing, but I haven’t included mouthwash in my routine, as I don’t like the flavour they leave behind in my mouth. I was intrigued when I was approached by ORGANii to test their organic citrus aloe mouthwash. It sounded different to the standard minty options.
The sizeable (500ml) bottle of organic mouthwash came protected with lovely lavender tissue and recyclable polystyrene ‘peanuts’ – eco points here and I’ll be using the tissue for crafts or packing presents. I like the clean and simple logo, but the pattern reminds me of 90s computer graphics.
I love citrus fruit and I have eagerly anticipated evening to try it out. The smell is delicate and fresh, slightly reminiscent of fizzy vitamin C tables. The flavour seemed a bit odd the first time I used it, but with the second and third time I started to like it. It’s actually quite flavourless until you gurgle and then it does taste a little like diluted fizzy vitamin C – you are making bubbles after all. Unlike the harsher standard mouthwashes this one did not give me a strong tingling sensation, only after 30 seconds or so of rinsing my tongue started to tingle. The feeling went away quite quickly after brushing.
I have been using ORGANii mouthwash for a couple of weeks now and I have noticed that my teeth feel much smoother between brushing. I have done some research into the reassuringly short list of ingredients and it seems that it’s aloe vera, which helps to keep the plaque away. I’ve used creams with aloe vera too sooth sunburns, but it also has cleansing and anti-inflammatory properties. Some studies suggest that it may be useful for healing wounds and mouth ulcers.
It’s nice to know that the main ingredients are certified organic, which means there are no traces of pesticides and other nastiest.
ORGANii gains a few more eco-points for making their products in Italy and using recycled materials for their bottles (which are also recyclable).
All in all it is a product I am happy to use: I like it, it’s organic and it’s produced locally (as compared to China) in sustainable fashion.
I have teamed up with ORGANii to offer one of you a chance to try this more gentle yet very effective organic mouthwash. Please complete the box below for a chance to win (UK residents only).
Organic aloe mouthwash – ORGANii giveaway
(UK residents only please)