25 July 2019

Golden Pear Mouthwash Tabs

Ever since Golden Pear appeared a few Christmases ago, the Lush community have become obsessed with anything and everything that shares the same scent. Bath bombs, shower jellies and body sprays are just three of the wonderful creations that have been brought about because of the popularity of this fragrance. So it was only natural that the company would incorporate this excitement into one of their latest mouthwash tabs.  

Perhaps the prettiest of the lot, Golden Pear Mouthwash Tabs present themselves as little golden diamonds dusted with golden lustre, a feature that I should probably mention doesn't leave your mouth or teeth in the slightest bit glittery. Apologies for any readers that may have wanted their mouths to mimic a handful of golden nuggets: you're going to have to take up that issue with Lush themselves! 

Lush's description reads: Pairing detoxifying cardamom with soothing sandalwood, these little sparkly gems offer a warm and comforting bite of freshness, perfect for your next encounter. The words 'warm' and comforting are the perfect adjectives to describe these little beauties because they offer exactly that...and more!  

From the bottle, the familiar scent of Golden Pear Shower Jelly can be recognised immediately. A blend of orange oil, cardamom and sandalwood, the fragrance is a rich and very wholesome fruity aroma with the sandalwood wrapping itself around the orange like a warming blanket. The inclusion of both cardamom powder and oil also makes a huge impression on the scent: you can smell that intoxifying and very unique spice alongside the other elements, which mimics the fragrance of other Golden Pear scented products perfectly.

While this may not be helpful, I want to state that these mouthwash tabs taste exactly as you would expect them to. Fans of Golden Pear have no doubt fantasied about an edible rendition of their favourite scent and these mouthwash tabs do the perfect job at making this possible.

Slightly fruity, slightly woody and with a twist of warming cardamom, these mouthwash tabs taste like adult candy. The sandalwood really pairs well with the orange here, grounding it a little and removing some of the 'tang' that it possesses, and instead offers a taste that is very wholesome and comforting. Furthermore, the different complexities of these tabs overload your tastebuds with a beautifully rich, multi-dimensional flavour that sticks around for a long time after you've swished.

While there is nothing in the ingredients list to suggest why, there is also something very slightly Turkish delight-tasting about these tabs, which I happened to really appreciate and didn't think took away from the Golden Pear smell/taste at all. Ultimately, they're both rich and exquisite when being used, and everything you would hope them to be if you're a fan of this scent family.

To use a solid mouth wash tab, you simply crunch the tab between your teeth, take a slurp of water and begin swishing. Once you've finished, you then spit the water into the sink and your whole mouth should feel super clean and refreshed: ready to brace the rest of the day without worrying about smelly breath or food from your lunch remaining stuck between your teeth. It's recommended that you keep the mouthwash in your mouth for a good minute. This allows the ingredients to get to work at cleaning the mouth and deodorising the tongue so you get the maximum results possible.  

As you would expect from Lush, the ingredients that have gone into making all three of the mouthwash varieties have also been carefully crafted and serve a purpose. Firstly, they all contain sodium bicarbonate, which is a natural softening ingredient that is also known for its ability to clean and deodorise at the same time. This is a key component that will help to clean your tongue, gums and teeth when you're swishing, and will help to rid your mouth of any strong odours that might be present at the time, freshening your breath in the process.

Each of the mouthwashes also contains xylitol - a natural substance that is found in certain fruits and vegetables and is used in foods and cosmetics as a refined sweetener. This ingredient has been proven to cause none of the harmful effects that sugar can have on the teeth, is perfect for diabetics as it doesn't effect blood sugar levels at all, yet offers the sweetness to help give these tabs their interesting but enjoyable flavours.

Golden Pear Mouthwash Tabs immediately cleared my palette when I began to swish it around my mouth, and my teeth, tongue and gums were left feeling really smooth and clean afterwards. Even though they have a lot to offer in the way of flavour, they're definitely not the strongest mouthwash tabs available on the market. Yet, after using one, I felt confident that the smells of the food I had just eaten had been fully removed and the taste of the tab remained with me for an impressive amount of time afterwards.

To really test how powerful Golden Pear Mouthwash Tabs were, I used one of them straight after eating a meal that was absolutely saturated in a garlic dressing. Not only did the garlic all but vanish from my mouth within the first minute of swishing but the odd grimy feeling that I had on my teeth beforehand disappeared as well.

These are definitely a mouthwash tab that I would buy again in the future; that's if I ever manage to get through my impressive stash of ten bottles that I currently own. Fans of Golden Pear will not be able to fault these at all, and those who like interesting tastes will no doubt appreciate how wonderfully rich and exquisite these little golden diamonds are. Well done Lush!

Quantitative Ingredients: Dicalcium Phosphate Anhydrous, Sodium Bicarbonate, Silica, Citric Acid, Sorbitol, Malic Acid, Gardenia Extract, Glycerine, Stevia, Xylitol, Flavour, Cardamom Oil, Brazilian Orange Oil, Sandalwood Oil, Cardamom Powder, Sandalwood Powder, Titanium Dioxide, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Cinnamyl Alcohol, Citral, Citronellol, Eugenol, Farnesol, Limonene, Linalool, Colour 77491.

Vegan?: Yes.

2019 Price: £6.50 for 45g.

Year Of Original Release: 2019.

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