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BLAXX flavours - more than just for taste

  • By Rob Smith

BLAXX flavours - more than just for taste

BLAXX is the only activated charcoal teeth whitening option if you want a choice of satisfying, fresh, and white smile inducing flavours, that also have medicinal benefits. 

At BLAXX, we put thought in to our products. We are always thinking of ideas to improve our customer satisfaction - to give our customers the best experience possible, be it pre-sale, in-sale, or post-sale. But most importantly, we want to offer the best products on the market, and we feel we do this, by offering a range of flavours, for even the most discerning palate! This is why we offer 5 exciting flavours, which you won't find anywhere else - peppermint, coconut, turmeric, lemon and liquorice. Of course, if you want a more traditional experience - we offer BLAXX flavourless - simply select 'ORIGINAL' in the option box within each size.

However, taste and variety is not the only reason behind our range of options - each has a medicinal benefit that compliments the anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, and toxin adsorbing masterclass that our activated coconut shell and bamboo charcoal teeth whitening powder bestows upon us.

In this blog, we briefly discuss the medicinal and taste benefits of each flavour BLAXX is proud to offer.

Peppermint 

Our old ally peppermint. The most obvious flavour to start with, before we delve in to the more exotic, and eyebrow raising flavours we offer - we'll keep with the continuity of more traditional toothpaste, that we all know and 'love'.  

Peppermint, whilst not everyone's cup of tea, is synonymous with freshness. Toothpaste adds mint - be it spearmint, or peppermint, and we have come to only know our morning and evening teeth cleaning routine to involve a pleasant, fresh mint taste. At this stage, we shan't go in to the fact that glycerine, which is used in many toothpastes, has been shown to actually not be very good for our teeth, because it prevents re-mineralisation!

As with all of our ingredients, we use specially sourced organic peppermint leaf powder in this variant of BLAXX activated charcoal teeth whitening powder. We use a ratio of 1 part peppermint powder, to 5 parts activated charcoal. After a lot of testing with different amounts, we feel that this provides the most pleasing taste - it's not overpowering at all, and in fact, is rather subtle on the palate - leaving you to brush happily away.

Peppermint leaf was chosen also because of its dental benefits. Peppermint oil, with its antibacterial and antiseptic properties, has been shown to inhibit the formation of bio-film formations linked to dental cavities, and dried peppermint leaves are also a little known remedy for abscesses.

GO PEPPERMINT!

Coconut

Coconut oil has recently been hailed for its health benefits when ingested; including helping good cholesterol, helps protect against heart disease, lower blood pressure, and reducing inflammation. But along with its appealing, tropical taste, what are the benefits for the teeth and why is this an option for our BLAXX activated charcoal teeth whitening powder? 

We use a specially sourced, organic coconut oil powder in our coconut blend. Not only does it make you feel like you're sat on a tropical beach, with the sun beaming down on you, but there are several benefits for the teeth. The first of which we've touched upon - it is anti-inflammatory. This is important, as it can help protect against, and fight swollen, painful gums. 

Thanks to the presence of lauric acid, coconut oil is also anti-fungal and anti-bacterial - just like BLAXX activated charcoal is. You are therefore getting twice the medicinal benefit of other activated charcoal teeth whitening powder.

And it doesn't stop there! Coconut oil is also has antioxidants within. Antioxidants hunt down potentially damaging oxidising agents, or free radicals, and destroys them. This is good news for your gums, as it can aid their healing. Particularly if you are a smoker, have a poor diet, or consume a lot of alcohol, as this can cause inflammation and oxidative stress, which antioxidants fight.

Turmeric

Perhaps not an obvious choice, the mainstay of the Indian curry, but a surprising taste in our BLAXX activated charcoal range that focuses on livening up your mouth, rather than freshening.

We only use 1 part organic turmeric root powder, to 6 parts activated charcoal, as turmeric has a stronger flavour than others. A still subtle flavour, as with all of the BLAXX range, the turmeric option delivers soothing, yet livening, almost oxymoron of a taste which certainly starts conversations!

Not convinced? Then perhaps the extensive medicinal benefits will do so. First, turmeric root, with its main active ingredient of curcumin, is a powerful anti-inflammatory effects, and is an extremely strong antioxidant.

Turmeric is also proven to fight plaque and gum disease. It is also an age old stand-alone teeth whitener, so combining with BLAXX activated charcoal teeth whitening powder really is a match made in heaven!

Lemon

Another option designed to focus on a fresh after-taste, rather than a soothing one, is lemon. Lemon is often described as nature's natural cleaner, and this is no less the case for our teeth.

We use lemon peel powder in our BLAXX activated charcoal teeth whitening powder, as one can use raw lemon peel regularly to whiten teeth on its own. Many of us don't realise, that in many fruit and vegetables, there are untapped health benefits in the skin, and this is certainly true for our old friend, the lemon.

Lemon peel contains the important essential oil limonene along with citral, flavonoids, more than 44 different flavone glycosides, citric and other plant acids. It's a rich source of pectins, phenols and hydroxycinnamates.

Your skin would love a lemon peel scrub, as it is good for acne, and enhances the glow, clarity, and softness of skin, and encourages natural regrowth, whilst removing old dead skin. In the mouth, lemon peel uses its strong anti-bacterial properties to fight cavities and gum disease. 

A fresh, clean, light feeling left in your mouth, and protection against damage - what more can you ask for?! 

Liquorice

Perhaps not the most obvious of choices is liquorice (a strangely difficult word to type - time for copy and paste!). If peppermint doesn't give you the smile that you want, then perhaps liquorice will. Think Allsorts, wheels, sticks, coconut rolls, but without the sweetness, as it should go without saying, that the liquorice we use is 100% organic, natural, and unsweetened. 

For this flavour variant, we use 1 part liquorice root powder, to 4 parts of BLAXX activated charcoal powder. We use slightly more than mint, as the flavour is much more subtle, and we feel that this proportion brings the liquorice flavour out just enough to sooth the gums, and leave you feeling clean and fresh. 

As always with our ingredients, this flavour goes beyond flavour alone. Liquorice root is known to kill the bacteria that can lead to both tooth decay, and gum disease. In actual fact, it is possible take a stick of liquorice root, and fashion the fibres of the stick, to form a toothbrush, and use this way. We feel that's a lot of hard work though, so we help you by making the liquorice in to powder!

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