Practicing the same old resolution to floss more this year? Why not do it with a cruelty-free and effective option that will benefit both the planet and your gums? As this brand touts, “All floss is not created equal!” Not only is this floss a leader in being economical (at 100 yards) and eco-friendly when compared to major brands, it also has the benefit of being “vegan waxed” using candelilla and rice bran waxes instead of bees wax. It effortlessly glides with a blend of all-natural essential oils – including jojoba, orange, lemon peel, fennel and anise oils. Peppermint oil provides a clean, long-lasting taste but not an intense artificial mint. Additional ingredients help to maintain healthy teeth and gums. Besides its great aroma gentle feel, it is highly effective at clearing out food debris between tight tooth spaces – maintaining its integrity and not shredding – making it a great floss for those with tender gums. The floss is packaged in a cardboard carton instead of a plastic case while a flavor-saving protective bag (the only plastic used in packaging) ensures freshness upon purchase. Kudos to the company for minimizing the secondary, wasteful, ubiquitous plastic carton packaging (smile:))
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- 100% Vegan: Cruelty-free waxing process (no beeswax or mineral wax) and thread (nylon* versus silk).
- Eco-friendly and economical: plastic-free, paper-fiber packaging is recyclable and bio-degradable and printed with vegetable based inks. 100 yards per package--up to 300% more floss per package than other brands.
- The company recommends that it can be used as a far less costly alternative to dental tape if doubled up to mimic the thick action of dental tape.
*Aside from being cruelty-free, nylon floss thread production does not involve chemical sterilization or exploit non-fair trade practices.
Local Retailers (select):
- Organic Basic Foods LLC (Hoboken, NJ)
- Whole Foods
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