I first got to understand the soothing, rejuvenating and healing properties of the aloe plant whilst I was on holiday in Barbados. My travelling partner, in a fit of creative genius, had decided to forgo applying something called SUNSCREEN on their back, prior to going out snorkelling at midday. It got better, when they explained that the logic…. I use the term extremely loosely here….was that sunscreen made them sweat more! Yep, as I said…genius. It doesn’t take much calculation to work out that Barbados + midday snorkeling + no sunscreen + Scottish skin = this snorkeling sightseer finding themselves a little bit fried after 40 minutes of checking out the shallow water Caribbean fish. One of the gardeners in the hotel came to his rescue and said he had just the thing. He handed us some large aloe leaves that he had cut from plants situated outside our room. The green soothing pulp from the aloe plant was an instant relief and we found ourselves making midnight dashes to get some more throughout the visit.
Aloe Dent Triple Action claims to fight bacteria, promote healthy gums and freshen breath. This toothpaste comes out pretty much looking like aloe – a pale green, slightly cloudy colour. (My son likens it to monster slime, but do not let this put you off). It was refreshing to taste but not overpowering. The kids used it with ease too. There was a similar foam texture I was used to with my old “all singing all dancing” brand of toothpaste. After rinsing, my teeth still felt squeaky clean but without my mouth having that arid feeling that annoyed me. Along with the aloe, Aloe Dent Triple Action also has the following natural ingredients.
- Aloe Vera – helps soothe gums
- Tea Tree Oil – natural antiseptic
- Silica – for natural whitening
- Co Q10- helps keep gums healthy
- Peppermint & menthol – natural flavour.