Review: Lush Toothy Tabs

Monday, 7 April 2014
Hello everyone. Lush have recently rebranded their packaging of the Toothy Tabs and today I'm going to be reviewing a packet of the Chou Chou... I Love You Toothy Tabs*. What are Toothy Tabs? They're little tablets of solid toothpaste. To use them you crumble them by biting them and then start brushing your teeth with a wet tooth brush. Because they come in a cardboard box they don't contribute to landfills as the box can just be recycled. Think about how many toothpaste tubes you've gone though in your life? They're also good for travelling as they don't take up much space and they won't count towards the liquids in your hand luggage.

My main issue with these is that you have to bite them to pieces before wetting your toothbrush and get brushing. This makes me feel a little bit sick, I don't know why but I really just can't get used to that part. After the initial discomfort using one of these is just like using normal toothpaste. They foam up like regular toothpaste which is good, I always feel like foam = good teeth. The Chou Chou... I Love You toothy tabs are rose flavoured. This is a little bit unusual as I don't think I've ever used a tooth paste that wasn't minty before. It's quite nice but doesn't quite give the 'minty fresh' feeling I'm used to. However, I do know a lot of people who don't actually like the taste of mint(weirdos) so this could be a nice alternative if you are one of those people. There's a wide range of toothy tabs that come in all different flavours and one of them is definitely minty!

My teeth feel as clean as they would using a normal toothpaste. I really can't tell the difference. However they are fluoride free which I'm not a fan of. A lot of people are against fluoride toothpastes but it's put in toothpastes to prevent tooth decay so I'm not sure how good these would be in the long run to prevent tooth decay which is kind of worrying. Lush products are cruelty free and not tested on animals which is always a bonus as well!

A packet of 40 tablets(ie 20 days of brushing) costs £2. I don't really keep track of how long a tube of toothpaste lasts me but I'm pretty sure I don't use more than £2 worth of toothpaste every 20 days. The Toothy Tabs are a bit expensive but for an eco friendly product it's sometimes worth paying that little bit extra.

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