A well-formulated mouthwash is needed to rinse away food missed by brushing, helps fight cavity-causing critters and freshens your breath. Despite their usefulness for oral hygiene, some people have steered clear of them due to the controversy over some commonly used ingredients, so we’ve been particularly careful to choose safe and natural ingredients that have a function other than just an over-powering minty rinse.
Our Moothwash uses new natural technologies such as a Lactobacillus Ferment to control oral bacteria. Each essential oil we use is chosen for its anti-bacterial action including Thyme, Cinnamon, Myrrh, Sage and Clovebud. We also know that we could make the world’s most effective mouthwash, but if it doesn’t taste fresh, nobody will use it. So we use Stevia and a natural flavour so kids don’t go “Bleeuuh.”
Some things we avoided were alcohol (sorry adults it’s not good to swill that stuff), Benzalkonium Chloride, Parabens….well you get the idea. In fact, rather than give you a list of all the things it’s “free from” we like to show you everything we put in our products, not just the pretty sounding stuff.
Mouthwash is no substitute for brushing and flossing as it will not remove food stuck between teeth and gums. But it can be great to freshen up when at work, after that morning coffee or before heading out. So brush, floss and wash! It’s like the gym, not always fun but you feel great afterwards.
Our Moothwash is also used in Oncology hospitals and clinics across Australia as a gentler alternative for patients following radiation treatment and chemotherapy.
Aqua (H₂O’s fancy name), Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice (Aloe Vera), Lactobacillus Ferment (Natural bug killer), Natural Flavour (We want kids to like it too), Sodium Chloride (Sea Salt), Stevia Rebaudiana (Natural Sweetener), Sclerotium Gum (Food Grade Thickener), Thymus Vulgaris (Thyme) Oil, Cinnamomum Zeylanicum (Cinnamon) Leaf Oil, Commiphora Myrrha (Myrrh) Oil, Salvia Sclarea (Sage) Oil, Eugenia Caryophyllus (Clovebud) Oil.
Even when we spit out toothpaste, we ingest some and our mouths also absorb contents into the blood-stream. Not to mention how much toothpaste children swallow. For this reason we choose ingredients that are healthy while being the very best at keeping our teeth healthy and strong.
We show all of the ingredients we use in our products on our website, not just the pretty ones. That way you know exactly what's in each one, and can get in touch if you have any more questions.
Please be aware that the ingredients we use in our formulas may be updated occasionally and therefore vary from time to time. Please refer to the ingredient list on the product packaging for the most up-to-date and relevant list of ingredients.
What ingredients do you avoid when making a mouthwash?
There's lots of things you won't find in this mouthwash (or any of our other products) because they were all formulated for family members and close friends. For those new to natural mouthwash, you may find it a little different to the main commercial brands. A lot of them out there contain alcohol-based ingredients that kill bacteria in the mouth, but can also be quite damaging, especially if you have sensitive teeth or gums.
We think the ingredients we use are superior and much better for you and the environment. Considering how much mouthwash we swallow, and children often swallowing it all, we think this small compromise is worth it. There are many more ingredients we don’t use, but way too many to list here. Take a look at the ingredient listing on your mouthwash at home. You may be surprised, even shocked to see what you’ll find.
Why doesn’t your mouthwash taste as minty as the other brands I’m used to?
Many people seem to be, dare we say addicted, to the strong, artificial minty flavour burst of commercial mouthwash. We trialed so many formulas to get something that tasted good, but don’t expect it to taste the same as other commercial brands you may have tried. We think it tastes good but keep in mind that it does contain essential oils and might not be your cup of tea. We did include a natural flavour and Stevia to make it taste good. We like it and hope you do too.