So the clever folks over at Aesop have recently released an alcohol free mouth made with essential oils/extractions. Me being someone who strives for fresh breath and loves to occasionally spend money frivolously thought it would be a good idea to purchase it. How exactly does it compare to your run of the mill supermarket mouthwash? Find out after the jump!
Aesop describes this product as a “Refreshing mouthwash to maintain impeccable oral hygiene,” and I think that refreshing is an excellent word to describe this brew. Housed in a very lovely but heavy 50oml amber glass bottle, the slightly viscous liquid is delightfully different from any other mouthwash that I have tried.
The first difference I noticed was that I didn’t experience that horrible burning sensation that I get with mouthwashes like Listerine. What’s the point of making a mouth wash that burns your mouth like acid? And have you ever smelled Listerine breath? It could melt someones eyeballs I reckon. Another difference is the taste. The clove bud, spearmint leaf and aniseed are a unique combination of flavours that leave your mouth feeling refreshed with a licorice aftertaste. It’s a grown up flavour for sure.
I don’t have a little measuring cup to get an exact measurement of liquid so I just use the bottle cap to pour 2 cap fulls into my mouth after brushing. It is the right amount to swish and gargle comfortably. I like that this product has tea tree oil in it because it’s a natural antiseptic and destroyer of bacteria. I have tried adding tea tree oil to mouthwash in the past and those experiments ended horribly with me gagging and wanting to rip out my tounge. Thank goodness Aesop is now on the case.
The Final Word: Aesop’s Mouthwash is a nice little indulgence if you are in the market for a fancy mouth wash. The flavour and the scent are very pleasant (if you like licorice) and it does a great job at freshening the breath and naturally disinfecting the mouth. The only thing that concerns me is how heavy the bottle is and I wish it came with it’s own little measuring cup.
Would I purchase it again? I would like to but it’s pricey for a mouthwash and I can’t justify it. However f I were to come into some money and could regularly afford luxury mouthwash than this would definitely be a staple in my medicine cabinet
Available at Aesop for $25AUD.