Reducing plastic in my day-to-day is a goal of mine that I’ve been working on for years now. Avoiding plastic straws, using reusable tote bags to go shopping, reutilizing product containers, walking instead of getting Ubers or cars… those are just a few of the little things we can do to help. Even if big companies are the main reason behind climate change, we still have a chance to do good for ourselves. Here is where brands like Smyle come in.
I found out about this brand through social media and adored what I saw. Based in The Netherlands, Smyle developed cruelty-free, vegan and sustainable brush mints to replace one of our bathroom essentials: toothpaste. Their tablets are an incredible alternative to it and they’re available with and without fluoride.
Every year, around 1,5 billion toothpaste tubes end up in our oceans and landfills, producing a terrible impact on our planet. They want to give an end to that.
Good for your teeth – and the planet!
With no harsh chemicals, SLS, or micro-plastics in their formula, Smyle is committed to being the most sustainable they can be. One of their products is an adorable glass bottle where you can store your brush mints. They are reusable, recyclable, and they can last forever! They can store up to 2 months worth of toothpaste tablets (125 in total, which come in an easily recyclable paper sachet) if you brush your teeth with them twice a day. Every month, you will be saving one toothpaste tube from ending in the ocean and causing more damage, and you’ll be taking excellent care of your teeth!
Plus, the shipping of their products is also contributing to the planet and your pocket. The products come in small cardboard boxes and are delivered to your mailbox instead of a parcel or package delivery, in an attempt to avoid unnecessary CO2 emissions. Their transportation partner (Nicoud) also holds a certificate for neutral post and package delivery. It doesn’t end there though: shipping is free worldwide!
If you want to find out more about them and their compromise, I highly recommend you do. I was very impressed by their involvement in the cause and loved learning more about the topic thanks to them. But now, let’s talk about my personal opinion on the products!
Smyle Starter Kit Review
€29,96 | 250 brush mints (4 months, twice a day) and Bottle | Cruelty-free | Vegan | Ecofriendly | Natural Ingredients
Smyle sent me this 4-month kit to get to know them and try their products for review purposes, but the opinions are my own and they’re 100% honest.
This wasn’t my first time trying this type of product, as I had tried different brush mints from another brand that I didn’t quite like. They didn’t produce any foam at all and the aftertaste wasn’t my favourite. However, when I tried Smyle‘s, I found them to be very easy and comfortable to use, and I loved the minty flavour they had. They don’t produce as much foam as paste ones do, but it’s way better than with other similar products for sure.
I’m being trying them for a couple of weeks now and I haven’t had any issues with them, and neither had my partner (who thought they were some weird candy at first and was very unfamiliar with this type of products – and now loves them!). They are very effortless to use: just crush the mints with your teeth and brush them with a wet toothbrush like you normally would!
All in all, I‘m really enjoying the products. They were kindly sent to me by the brand for review purposes to give my honest opinion. The bamboo toothbrush, from The Bamboo Brush Society, felt a bit harsh the first time I used it (nothing lousy), but other than that, I loved the mints and the lovely bottle I’m storing them in.
How to buy them
Smyle has several buying options on their website. You can only get the bamboo toothbrush (3.95€) individually, but if you also want the bottle (€5.99), you can get it in one of their kits. I find that if you’re just getting started with them, their 4-month starter kit might be the best option for you.
It retails for €29,96 (€25.47 with my code FLAWDECAY15) and contains 250 mints and the bottle. They will last a really long time, and if you want to refill the mints you just have to order them in packs of one or two, or even subscribe and save some money! I think sustainability, cruelty-free and vegan alternatives that work and help the planet are worth every cent, so I honestly don’t find the prices high at all. For what they contribute to and contain, they’re actually affordable.
Smyle has kindly given me a discount code for you guys to use if you want to give them a try! It’s not affiliate and I don’t get money for it, but you’ll save some coins with it! Use FLAWDECAY15 at checkout to get 15% off your entire order 🙂
That’s it for today, guys! Have you tried brush mints? What do you think about them? Personally, I think they’re the future. I also can’t wait to see what Smyle comes up with after this! There is so much room for improvement in the use of plastic in our teeth care and bathrooms.
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