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29 June 2019

Blue Tooth Toothpaste Jelly





Sometimes there isn't a particular reason why you love a product so much; you cannot explain what it is about something that makes you so drawn to its fragrance or its taste. Perhaps because it was the first toothpaste jelly I ever tried, or maybe there's another subconscious reason that I am currently unable to fathom, but this brand new invention ticks every box that needs to be ticked.

While the pun-tastic Blue Tooth Toothpaste Jelly could perhaps be seen as a little odd to outside consumers, Lush fans have always been inundated with lemongrass scented cosmetics, so smelling this for the first time was nothing untoward. In fact, as someone who loves lemongrass tea, this jelly spoke to me like no other.    

With it's blue demeanour, you may be initially fooled into thinking that this jelly is going to offer a simplistic minty taste and aroma. However, the lemongrass is very prevalent in this product and you can smell it as soon as you remove the lid. Although fruity by nature, this ingredient also has a very distinctive grassy layer (hence the name) that sits alongside the slightly citrusy smell. However, that is not the only layer on offer here...

Underneath the lemongrass, you can smell one of two things: a gentle and rather clinical herbal note of eucalyptus, and the refreshing note of peppermint oil for good measure. These three ingredients work in unison to produce something that surprisingly isn't overly powerful, but a fragrance and taste that does exactly what you would want it to do.

Whilst brushing my teeth with Blue Tooth, I found that I could taste all three of the key components in the flavour. In fact, although the lemongrass is perhaps slightly more dominant overall, both the eucalyptus and the peppermint do a good job of thickening the flavour and threading themselves throughout the taste.

As with all of Lush's new toothpaste jellies, the idea is that you simply scoop your toothbrush across the top of the surface of the product and a small amount (or however much you wish to use) will rub off onto the bristles, and this is what you use to brush your teeth with. With all ten of these new jellies, I found that it was very easy to apply only the smallest of amount to my brush: I barely dented the surface at all to begin with, so these little 60g pots will last you a very long time. In fact, I would even say that they may outlast that of a regular-sized 200g tube of toothpaste.

Once I began brushing, I found that it 'lathered up' exactly like a regular toothpaste and at no point did I feel or experience any jelly pieces still in my mouth. The product dissolved very quickly and then worked exactly as you would hope a tooth paste would do so. Furthermore, I was able to spit the paste out multiple times and never once ran out of foam on my toothbrush. These jellies are super generous when it comes to how much foam they produce in your mouth, despite how little product you need to use. Whereas I would normally use a pea-sized amount of toothpaste, I was able to use a piece the size of a grain of rice and yet heed the same results.

What I would say is that as the product is self preserving, it's important to keep your toothbrush fairly dry when you run it across the product. Adding moisture of any kind to these naked cosmetics could reduce the shelf life of the jelly and may open up the possibility of bacteria multiplying over time. For this reason, it's also essential that the lid is left on so as not to attract any unwanted germs. Given that I can imagine one of these pots lasting me a good 3-4 months as a minimum, I certainly wouldn't want the paste exposed to any bacteria, if I can help it.

After using Blue Tooth Toothpaste Jelly, I was really impressed how clean my whole mouth felt, not to mention the rather lovely refreshingly fruity taste I could detect afterwards. The lemongrass works wonders at offering a deliciously fruity taste in your mouth afterwards; the peppermint leaves your teeth and gums feeling refreshed and clean; and the eucalyptus brings about the slightest of tingles on your tongue. 

I found that Blue Tooth was a great toothpaste jelly to use if you wanted moderate coverage after brushing your teeth. What I mean by this is that it left my mouth feeling sparkling clean, without any smells from the food I had eaten previously. However, the aftertaste wasn't so strong that it took away from anything I ate immediately afterwards.

As I will say in all of my toothpaste jelly reviews, it was nice not to have to worry about any annoying lumps that some of Lush's toothy tabs can leave in your mouth during brushing. This little gem simply dissolved as soon as I started brushing and there wasn't any wastage from bits getting stuck in my teeth or falling out when I spat into the sink.

As with most of Lush's new toothpaste jellies, this one contains many key ingredients to actually help this product to act like a toothpaste. Hydrated silica works well as a whitening and teeth cleaning agent: helping to remove the stains from the surface of your teeth without damaging the enamel. Then there is xylitol, which is a natural sweetener that doesn't contain any fructose, so will help to protect your teeth from damage, and will hopefully help to reduce your risk of cavities over time.

The flavour and aroma of Blue Tooth Toothpaste Jelly is by no means original when compared to many of the Lush products that have come before. You only need to look at one of their biggest selling bath bombs: Avobath, to know that lemongrass is a popular ingredient within their ranges. However, this combination is a great alternative to regular toothpaste, and at the same time isn't as strange as the description might initially suggest.

Out of all of the brand new toothpaste jellies, this is the one that I have been using the most...and to be honest I don't really know why. Although it is a highly rated product from me, I have other oral care that has received the same praise as this one. However, my mood compels me to reach for Blue Tooth far more often than some of my other favourites and that suggests to me that this limited edition jelly might actually be pretty damn good.

Quantitative Ingredients: Fresh Lemongrass Infusion (Cymbopogon citratus), Sorbitol, Glycerine, Silica, Sodium Methyl Cocoyl Taurate, Xylitol, Eucalyptus Oil (Eucalyptus globulus), Lemongrass Oil (Cymbopogon citratus), Peppermint Oil (Mentha piperita), Stevia (Stevia Rebaudiana), Agar Agar (Gelidium cartilagineum), Carrageenan Extract (Chondrus crispus), Titanium Dioxide, Water (Aqua), Benzyl Alcohol, *Citral, *Geraniol, Hydroxycitronellal, *Limonene, *Linalool, Flavour, Colour 42090.

Vegan?: Yes. 

2019 Price: £ each.

Year Of Original Release: 2019.

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