Radius Toothbrush & Riddells Creek Toothpaste

30 Jul 2014

As I already have way too much skincare and my make-up isn't far behind, this month from My Pure I thought I would try a toothbrush & toothpaste. It was my first experience of natural toothpaste as I'm a really fussy eater and don't like specific tastes so I was quite scared for a while but decided to take the plunge and switch to natural toothpaste!



I chose the Radius Original Toothbrush* as it looked really interesting. The toothbrush is made from sustainable materials with a unique ergonomic design. Each brush apparently lasts up to 9 months and has 300% more bristles than a standard brush to keep your whole mouth clean. The clever handle design encourages brushing with just the right amount of pressure and reduces enamel erosion. The toothbrush is made from high quality materials which means they last longer, meaning they'll be used for longer and won't fill up landfills! They are made in the USA and have had a cult following since 1982. 




I started using this and it took a little bit of getting used to as the brush is huge! I took a photo so you can see how big the brush is compared to my mouth...its almost the size of my mouth! But it does a great job of getting to all of my teeth and gums and my mouth feels really clean after using this.



It massages your gums at the same time as cleaning your teeth which feels quite nice as long as you don't push too hard like I did at first. I have had a little bit of irritation on my gums but it has dropped significantly in the last 10 days since I've been using it. The brush is designed to sit comfortably in your hand so they have right and left hand designs. It's really easy to hold and I think it helps to get into all the right places to clean your teeth and gums at the same time.

The great thing about this brush is the challenge that comes with it...Use your brush for one week and if you're not entirely satisfied, send it back for a full refund! 

I've been using this for just over a week and I really like it! My mouth feels so clean all day and the bristles help to clean my whole mouth, not just my teeth. I've been reaching for this over my electric toothbrush and I think its a keeper...

I have been using the toothpaste along with the Riddells Creek Mint Toothpaste*. Riddells Creek toothpastes contain no sulphates, fluorides or mineral oils. They are certified organic and freshen the mouth with sodium bicarbonate, organic peppermint and spearmint essential oil. As my first experience of natural toothpaste I have nothing to compare this to but its quite blobby. I'm not sure how else to describe it! When I first tried it I thought it wasn't all mixed up together so I shook the tube but it still came out the same. I've taken a photo of the toothpaste so you can sort of see. It does freshen my mouth however it took me a while to get used to the texture. It's not overly minty however it's not awful either - I was expecting much worse! I can definitely use this without being grossed out like I normally am as I'm such a fussy eater haha!





As you can see in the photo its quite a runny toothpaste compared to your standard ones and its also quite blobby. When you squeeze it out of the tube it comes out in blobs so you have to be careful not to over-squeeze otherwise a lot comes out! However, the taste isn't awful and once you get used to the texture its quite a nice toothpaste to use. It keeps my breath fresh all day and my teeth feel clean and a little bit whiter. The only thing I've found a little annoying and I'm not sure if its the toothpaste or the brush but the toothpaste falls to the bottom of the bristles which means not an awful lot of getting onto my teeth. I think this is mainly because of the texture of the toothpaste.

I will definitely continue to use the brush as my mouth does feel so clean however I'll probably try a different toothpaste next time as I wasn't overly impressed and its quite expensive.

Ingredients:
Certified Organic botanical herbal extract blend of thyme, sage, parsley, purified water, organic sea salt, grapefruit extract, stevia, xantham gum, organic acacia, Olive leaf extract, Rosemary extract, Peppermint essential oil, Spearmint essential oil, Organic Coconut extract, Australian bush extract of Biodynamic Tea Tree essential oil, Bicarb-soda, Calcium powder.


Check out the Radius products here and Riddells Creek toothpastes here.
The toothbrush costs £9.99 and the toothpaste is £6.49.

Amber

*PR Samples
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9 comments :

  1. Wow that toothbrush looks huge! It's also really interesting that these toothbrushes are for right-hand or left-hand use :)

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    1. It is massive Inga aha! Its great because it fits perfectly in your hand :)

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  2. Interesting products, I've had my eye on Radius for a while. I've not made a toothpaste switch at the moment, price can be an off putting factor when you compare to mainstream brands found in supermarkets. It's a tough one. I recycle my old toothbrushes and use for cleaning tiles or in small corners (I'm such an old woman lol)

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    1. I know the price is crazy expensive compared to normal toothpaste! Apparently the AloeDent one is pretty good & is only around £2-£3! Haha that's a good idea though!

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  3. I've been seeing that toothbrush all over lately, I want to give it a try!

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    1. I'd definitely recommend it Amber, although its huge it cleans your whole mouth!

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  4. I've only tried one natural toothpaste so far which was Green People's peppermint toothpaste and unfortunately it was awful! The aftertaste made me feel physically sick. Kinda put me off trying any more natural toothpastes! The toothbrush looks interesting! xxx
    The Jolly Fashionista

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    1. Ah that doesn't sound that nice! Apparently Aloe Dent is a good one to try! x

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  5. Great review Amber! I've tried the Aloe Dent toothpaste and really liked it. might just give this Toothbrush a try to see how it compares with my current Colegate one.

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