Get a natural & beautiful smile with Sarakan
May 19, 2009 by greenmystyle
Make-up might be fun and beauty products luxurious, but few things can make you feel younger and more beautiful than a natural and fresh smile. Natural toothpaste company Sarakan thinks so too, which is why it’s taking part in National Smile Month which starts this week.
Sarakan is free from sodium lauryl sulphate (SLS), fluoride, sugar, artificial colours or preservatives and is not tested on animals, making it a great choice for both adults and children as well as being suitable for vegetarians and vegans. Its powerful natural ingredient for good dental health is an extract of Salvadora persica.
The use of Salvadora persica was discovered over 30 years ago by an army doctor serving in India who noticed his patients had great teeth and gums despite their poor diet. He discovered that many used a ‘chewing stick’ to clean their teeth and gums. These sticks came from the shrub Salvadora persica – known as ‘the toothbrush tree’ which is still used in its natural twig state by many Middle Eastern nations who rub the stick on their teeth and gums.
On his return to the UK the doctor developed a toothpaste with the extract and Sarakan was born! With the natural antiseptic properties of Salvadora persica and flavoured with natural peppermint, clove and geranium, Sarakan naturally cleans, freshens and helps restore natural colour.
Sarakan has been approved by the British Dental Health Foundation, organiser of National Smile Month. This year’s theme for the event is ‘Look After Yourself – Brush For Health’, and will involve a number of events around the country to promote the broader health benefits of good dental care.
BDHF Chief Executive Dr Nigel Carter BDS LDS (RCS) said “The Foundation is delighted to give its approval to Sarakan toothpaste. The product offers an excellent natural alternative on the market, and is free from strong chemicals such as SLS.”
Greenmystyle.com editor Sarah Woodhead has been using Sarakan for the past month. “I don’t like to eat food packed with chemicals, so why would I choose to use toothpaste with chemicals in? Sarakan gives my teeth a fresh feel without leaving an overpowering after-taste. It feels gentle and effective at the same time.”
Sarakan toothpaste (£2.01) and mouthwash (£2.89) is available from Holland & Barratt, independent health stores and chemists.