27 July 2019

Zephyrus Mouthwash Tabs

Despite being in the house by myself, the urge to have a one-person party was incredibly tempting after I found myself close to finishing this review. After nearly a month of constantly blogging and twenty different tooth/mouthwash tabs to work my way through, to have finished them all was a feeling worth celebrating, in my eyes. While these weren't my favourite mouthwash tabs by any means, Zephyrus were definitely a good choice to end up with last. 

Having already experienced the intensity of Supherb Toothy Tabs, I mistakenly left these little mouthwash tabs to last, only because they were a similar colour and therefore (I thought) a similar flavour. As it turned out, these mouthwash tabs couldn't have been further from the taste of the aforementioned toothy tabs and what I was left to finish with was something super fresh and naturally very beautiful. 

Containing Sicilian lemon and basil oils, the little green diamonds give off a wonderfully rich herbal smell, with a big dosage of lemon that rounds the fragrance off with a big bang. To my nose, the smell reminds me of a fresh lemonade that's been packed full of fresh basil leaves: it's crisp, refreshing and utterly gorgeous!

When popping one of these into your mouth, it takes mere seconds for a very intense but equally beautiful flavour to engulf your senses. The lemon oil brings about a bright, fruity element to the taste, which for a second or so is slightly bitter before it sweetens and settles in your mouth. Alongside this, the fresh taste of basil wraps around your tongue and offers a very natural herbal taste that compliments the lemon perfectly. I would never have envisaged that these two components would work well together as a mouthwash but they do, and they leave your mouth feeling really clean and fresh on top of this.

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.

Sometimes Lush surprise me with their pairings and I honestly couldn't get enough of the Zephyrus Mouthwash Tabs. They clean your mouth out thoroughly, without burning your tongue or bringing about too much flavour; they leave your teeth feeling really shiny and clean; and they leave you with the cleanest breath I have experienced in a while.

Ultimately, these are definitely one of my favourite combinations from Lush and I would buy these again if I ever ran out. Perfect for the summer months, these little beauties would be great to slip in your bag when you're out enjoying a picnic. Not only would they leave your mouth and breath feeling super clean, but they wouldn't take away from the fresh feast you were enjoying at the time. Zephyrus are one of my favourite mouthwash tabs that Lush have ever created and they need to be made available for everybody.

Quantitative Ingredients: Dicalcium Phosphate Anhydrous, Sodium Bicarbonate, Silica, Citric Acid, Sorbitol, Malic Acid, Glycerine, Fine Sea Salt, Water, Xylitol, Extra Virgin Coconut Oil, Stevia, Sicilian Lemon Oil, Basil Oil, Mimosa Absolute, Fresh Basil, Menthol Crystals, Chlorophyllin, Citral, Citronellol, Eugenol, Geraniol, Limonene, Linalool, Methyl 2-Octynoate, Perfume.

Vegan?: Yes.

2019 Price: £6.50 for 45g.

Year Of Original Release: 2019.

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