Shove over – oh, conventional tubes of toothpaste! Lush’s Toothy Tabs has won a place in my heart (read: bathroom), and I think they’re here to stay. FOR GOOD! The Toothy Tabs seem to have a mixed response on the intarwebz, but I for one, am a fan. Keep reading this review to find out why!
These are curious little solid toothpaste tablets that come in simple little recyclable cardboard boxes. I have to admit that I was a tiny bit sceptical when I first saw them on Lush’s website. The name ‘Toothy Tabs’ drove me to think that they were for teething babies or something, so it took me a while to look into getting them myself.
So whilst on my weekly rounds at Lush, boyfriend in tow, we stumbled upon the little shelf that housed the 7 different flavours:
- Aquatic (Lime, Jasmine and Earl Grey)
- Atomic (Coffee, Clove, Cinnamon and Ginger)
- Breath of God (Sandalwood)
- Chou Chou – I Love You (Rose)
- Dirty (Spearmint)
- Sparkle (Lemon, Grapefruit and Black pepper)
- Ultrablast (Triple mint, Wasabi and Lavender)
After much consideration, the boyfie decided to grab Breath of God and Ultrablast which I will be reviewing today along with the Sparkle toothy tabs I chose for myself.
Breath of God Toothy Tabs
Describing the flavour in one word – SANDALWOOD. It’s a far cry from the minty freshness
of conventional toothpastes, but I don’t mind it. It smells of light sandalwood, and doesn’t taste like very much at all.
If you’re considering ‘ditching the tube’ for Lush’s Toothy Tabs, I wouldn’t recommend Breath of God as your first. I guess you’ll either love it, or you’ll hate it … or you learn to live with it.
Sparkle Toothy Tabs
The lemon and the black pepper are definitely there in terms of scent. Taste-wise, the black pepper comes through pretty strong… and the lemon and grapefruit make it a little sweet. I actually really like this one, and will probably buy it again after this box is done.
I figured that Sparkle is the ‘whitening’ solid toothpaste of Lush, but that’s just my theory because of the whitening properties of lemon.
The triple mint is the star of the ‘Ultrablast’ show. I couldn’t seem to taste any wasabi and the lavender was also pretty mild. This was a favourite between the boyfriend and I, as we’ve already finished the whole pack.
Like Breath of God, this might not go down so well if you’re training to ‘ditch the tube’ ;). But it’s also one of the easier ones to use to ease into solid toothpaste tablets.
In a nutshell
At $2.20 AUD a pop, they’re highly affordable. The kind man at Lush also advised us that there is no need to use one full tab because half a tab is already enough to have you foaming at the mouth (lol) … as in it foams up well.
Lush Toothy Tabs are also vegan-friendly and as with Lush’s viewsagainst animal testing, it’s also cruelty-free.
I’d assume Dirty Toothy Tabs would be the easiest to use if trying to get used to using toothy tabs as it is the spearmint one. I’m looking forward to trying ‘Dirty’ and ‘Chou Chou – I Love You’ next!