After receiving the most adorable Boka Box in the mail last week, I couldn’t wait to share the deets with you.
Let’s just say I’ve been consistently flossing and oil pulling for a week straight – my mouth feels amazingly clean and bright.
No chemicals. No nastiness. No artificial ingredients.
So basically, I’m obsessed.
Although we rely on a handful of products to keep our teeth and gums healthy, they’re often easy to overlook. Are you reading the ingredients in your toothpaste before buying? Or just picking out the brand name whitening one on sale? How bad can they really be, right? I had never given much thought to the type of toothpaste/mouthwash I was buying until slowly transitioning to a more holistic route with all my beauty products.
Seems like toothpaste and deodorant ended up last on my list… still working on the deodorant debacle… so today it’s all things pearly whites!
If you’re like me, you need super effective products because you crave that “clean” sensation, like you’ve killed off ALL the germs. So aside from going to the dentist, you floss everyday and brush everyday, twice a day, if not more. You may use harsh chemical-ridden mouthwash that burns like CRAZY but you do it anyway. Or if you’re a hippie like me and need alternatives, you’ve incorporated oil pulling into your routine because, coconut oil.
There’s a lot of steps that go into a healthy oral care routine, but you may be surprised to find out what ingredients are lurking in conventional oral care products. They can be just as nasty and filled with unnecessary ingredients as the next conventional product. Sulfates, fluoride, triclosan, parabens, alcohol, artificial flavors and artificial sweeteners etc. Since researchers are finding more links between oral health, inflammation and diseases that affect the entire body, proper oral care is more important than most people think. Prevention is key.
This is where the Boka Box subscription comes into play and saves you. Everyone can appreciate this box. Boka makes it easy to care for your mouth in a healthy, cruelty-free way; they’re all about simplicity, affordability and fun. Sent out every three months, Boka is a oral-care subscription that sends all-natural, BPA-free dental products to your doorstep – for adults and kids. In it, subscribers receive a Binchotan charcoal toothbrush (electric Sonicare heads also available!!), petroleum-free & teflon-free minty floss, all-natural minty toothpaste and optional cocorinse for oil pulling!
First, we must talk about the trendy charcoal toothbrush. That’s right, charcoal. Made with Binchotan activated charcoal bristles, the Boka toothbrush naturally prevents odor-causing bacteria from growing on your brush. Because of bacteria which can be swarming, your toothbrush should be changed every 3 months, which is super convenient as you receive a new box every 3 months if you sign up for a year which is risk-free, you can cancel at any time. The extra soft bristles provide a gentle, effective cleaning that won’t damage your teeth or gums. They’re also tapered at the top to tackle plaque between your gum-line and teeth.
I love the minty toothpaste! I’ve tried a few different holistic brands, but this one is amazing. According to Boka, toothpaste shouldn’t have to foam and burn to be effective. They kept only the good ingredients found in nature and left out all the nasty, potentially harmful ingredients. Your teeth will feel clean and oh-so refreshed. I love how they added essential oils like peppermint and mint in there too. It’s also made without fluoride, if you’re confused as to why fluoride is flawed, read this.
Next up is the minty floss and CocoRinse. The floss glides smoothly and expands between your gums, plus it’s teflon-free and petroleum-free! And my favorite, the CocoRinse, for swishing (aka oil pulling) instead of harsh mouthwash. This is an ancient Ayurvedic technique that:
- Naturally freshens breath and helps reduce cavity-causing bacteria in your mouth
- Helps rinse away stains, leading to brighter teeth
- Uses cold-pressed, virgin coconut oil and 100% pure essential oils
- Contains none of the harsh, artificial chemicals that you might find in mouthwash
- Is packaged in simple, tear-open servings that are easy to warm between your hands
- Is easy to pack in your luggage for people who oil pull on the go
So I have a DISCOUNT CODE for you! Here’s the info:
- CODE: GLOWING25
- DISCOUNT: 25% off any purchase (no limits, any product/subscription/gift set)
- VALID DATES: March 1, 2016 – April 15, 2016
- FINE PRINT: Cannot be combined with other offers, cannot be used by the same individual more than once.
Pick up your subscription box by clicking here. Love your Boka! Get the cute play on words there? Boka is a play on ‘boca’ which translates to ‘mouth’ in spanish.
Happy Monday loves!
I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.