As some of you may know, I’m leaving to go travelling around Europe next month. Not only will I be swapping the comforts of my double bed and bubble baths for hostel rooms and communal showers, but I’ve decided to ditch the suitcase altogether and go hand luggage only.
Whilst travelling without checked luggage has it’s perks, like not sat by a baggage carousel for 30 minutes praying that your suitcase actually made it to the same country as you; it does mean you are restricted to a small amount of liquids, all under 100ml. That’s bye-bye six step cleansing routine, and hello baby wipes!
So when I heard whispers that Lush may be releasing a solid mouthwash, I was all over that like a suspicious rash after a weekend in Magaluf. I tuned in to their live Facebook feed at 8am for their big announcement, which low and behold was a mouthwash launch.
In the blood bath that is Lush Kitchen, I managed to nab two of the three flavours they launched. I would have picked up “Pan Galactic Gargle Blaster” a mouthwash described as having a lemony taste, if it weren’t for the fact that the site kept crashing and ain’t nobody got time for that, so I checked out with what I had in my basket. Ugai, a Japanese inspired green tea flavour and Crème De Menthe, a peppermint flavour.
First impressions – Can we take a moment to discuss how these look like little glittery viagra pills. Like, someone actually designed these and thought “Yes, this is the colour and shape I want.”
Moving on swiftly to the packaging, it’s common knowledge that Lush love their naked packaging so something paper based wouldn’t have surprised me in the slightest, however these Mouthwash Tabs come in a sturdy plastic bottle with a lid that can screw on nice and tight. This pleased me as the last thing I want is broken packaging leaving a little minty trail around Bavarian train stations like Hansel and Gretel with a dentistry twist.
Using the mouthwash tabs is simple enough, you just pop one in your mouth, take a sip of water, and chew it up a bit whilst letting it fizz away like a mini bath bomb in your gob.
As I mentioned before, Crème De Menthe has a lovely peppermint flavour, reminiscent of literally every other mouthwash to have ever existed. It gives that tingly fresh feeling that you want and expect from a mouthwash, which works just fine for me. If it ain’t broke, why fix it?
Ugai on the other hand tastes like, now how do it put this? Shit. Describing things isn’t my best skill so bare with me whilst I get creative. Ugai contains green tea, sea salt, and tea tree oil which overall creates a concoction that has the sapidity of head lice shampoo mixed with seawater. It’s nasty.
Taste aside, these things work a treat and give your mouth a squeaky clean feel whilst freshening your breath enough to confidently share a bed with someone after spending the entire evening eating garlic bread.
Whilst I probably won’t be replacing my traditional mouthwash any time soon, I know these solid mouthwash tabs are going to be a lifesaver whilst I’m jetting around Europe. Small and sturdy enough to lazily throw into my backpack, and designed so that I won’t have airport security rummaging around my dirty undies looking for oversized liquids.
Lush Mouthwash Tabs are currently available in Lush Kitchen for a short time only, and then exclusively at their flagship store on Oxford Street. So if like me you’re a gazillion miles away from London, make sure you grab them whilst you can!