The pros: Trader Joe's Mouth Wash with Tea Tree Oil and Cool Mint is a decent mouthwash if you are mostly shopping at Trader Joe's
The cons: If you catch a good sale right, then this ends up being more expensive than regular mouthwash.
I remember my first tea tree oil experience. My sister was in beauty school. She told me she was using it on me, but I don't recall why (yes, I know she told me, but my head was in a sink at the time and I just don't remember). I was a willing participant in her hours for her program.
I distinctly remember the tea tree oil product having a very tingling sensation. That's fine for my scalp. As for my mouth, I wasn't quite sure.
But here on this blog, I take the time try new stuff. I'll pretty much try anything once.
Which brings up another important issue. I remember going to the dentist as a kid and into my teens and getting asked certain routine questions like: do you use mouthwash regularly?
Had Maury Povich been sitting in that room, he too would have determined that was a lie. Growing up, that yellow Listerine bottle was always present in the bathroom. Up until fairly recently, most mouthwashes were alcohol based and a bit more intense than they ever needed to be. In fact, I found it down right intolerable.
I remember that bottle of Listerine being so strong. It gave you whiskey face without any of the drunk side effects. You knew exactly what those little bacteria in your mouth were experiencing.
So here we have the prospect of a tingly, non-burning mouthwash. Sounds good to me. In this bottle is a clear liquid that smells of wintergreen and spearmint. Almost like those funky green mint flavored tic tacs. The taste is along those lines too. It's a touch sweet but has no burn and leaves your breath pretty fresh.
As the for teeth whitening aspect, I did not notice anything really. There is no before and after shot, because even when I have bought those over the counter whitening products, they can maybe move things a shade or two, but nothing worthy of a before and after shot. And that tingling sensation did not come through really. And certainly not like it did on my scalp when my sister was in beauty school.
For $3.99 it's not the cheapest mouthwash on there. You can probably get something cheaper at your local drug store if you hit a sale. But it is a decent option if you are only making one stop. It's a good option too if you can't stand the burn of regular mouthwash.
Here is the visual run down of what you get if you buy this product:
The bottle of Trader Joe's Mouth Wash with Tea Tree Oil and Cool Mint:
How to Trader Joe's describes this item:
Would I buy this again? Yes, I would buy Trader Joe's Mouth Wash with Tea Tree Oil and Cool Mint again. It was decent enough for mouthwash.
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