17 July 2019

Frostbite Toothy Tabs

Lush amaze me at just how many times they can take a simple ingredient and make a brand new smell out of it. Without needing to count, I already know that the company have produced far more mint-scented products than I could ever have imagined possible, and still they continue to bring out new variations on a regular basis.

This time the company have created a brand new combination using both peppermint and Turkish rose oils, and called this creation Frostbite. While I was initially taken back by the prospect of these two strong-minded ingredients working together, I soon realised that the concept didn't actually sound all the strange. In fact, there's a part of me that almost questioned why it hadn't happened already. 

From the bottle, the smell of the peppermint and rose oils twist and turn around each other: working in perfect unison to create a smell like nothing I'd ever smelt before. The peppermint is cool and sweet-smelling and reminds me of a Christmas candy cane, while the rose threads itself beneath the mint and brings about a rich, sweet floral note that really gives Frostbite Toothy Tabs a gorgeously, mouth-watering fragrance.

There is also the inclusion of lemon oil in these tabs, which you can both taste and smell rather delicately during your experience. This ingredient not only elevates the scent a lot and gives it a crisp, refreshing touch, but it also works with the rose to sweeten the ingredient a little and make it a little more syrup-like overall.

To use them you simply pop a tab into your mouth, crunch down using your front teeth, wet your toothbrush and begin to brush your teeth as normal. The powdery mixture reacts with the water and the cream of tartar creates a foam that freshens your mouth and cleans away any stubborn pieces of food that may be lingering around. Unlike some of Lush's other tabs I have tried, this one melts almost immediately upon contact with moisture and you won't need to crunch these at all.

When it came to Frostbite, I was really impressed to discover that while the toothy tabs were definitely minty, there was nothing too potent about the mint at all. In fact, these tabs offer perhaps the perfect balance of being refreshing, cool but not too strong and overwhelming.

Whilst you're brushing your teeth, you can feel how clean and shiny your teeth and gums are becoming and I found that the impact of these tabs lasted for several hours afterwards. Furthermore, these beauties eradicated any bad smells or tastes that I had in my mouth after dinner and my breath remained fresh and clean for the rest of the evening.  

As with all of Lush's new toothy tabs, these particular tabs feature a number of ingredients that I was unsure about and had to research before trying them out for myself - not only to understand how and why Frostbite work but also to educate others about the benefits they possess. Firstly, these tabs feature  dicalcium phosphate anhydrous - the main component used to help supplement the body's calcium intake, not to mention preventing the build up of tartar in the mouth. Sorbitol is also used - a natural alternative to sugar which allows Lush to add flavour to this product without adding anything that'll rot your teeth; Lauroyl Sarcosine not only helps the product to foam up in the mouth, but is also used to remove unwanted bacteria that may cause problems in the future.

With so many variations of toothy tabs now available from Lush, it can sometimes be rather overwhelming to choose which ones you want to invest in. While not my favourite flavour, I actually happen to really appreciate Frostbite for its fragrance and taste, and I would recommend these ones above many of the others.

If you're looking for something that isn't too strikingly different from your original toothpaste, but perhaps you're interested in enjoying a little twist, these beautiful blue tabs might well be the ones that you want to try first. Frostbite Toothy Tabs are definitely one of the flavours I would buy again.

Quantitative Ingredients: Dicalcium Phosphate Anhydrous, Sodium Bicarbonate, Cream Of Tartar (Potassium bitartrate), Sorbitol, Lauroyl Sarcosine,  Kaolin, Xylitol, Sicilian Lemon Oil, Rose Oil, Peppermint Oil, Menthol Crystals, Stevia, Titanium Dioxide, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Limonene, Geraniol, Citronellol, Alpha-isomethyl ionone, Colour 42090.

Vegan?: Yes. 

2019 Price: £5.95 each.

Year Of Original Release: 2019.

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