Oh Natural, a New Zealand based company, flaunts a large selection of “exceptional cruelty-free, completely natural beauty, wellness, and lifestyle goodies”.  They have over 90 brands on their website and were lovely enough to send us a few of their goodies. We tried them out and you can catch our review below.

 

Grin Charcoal-Infused Bamboo Toothbrush (price $4)

“Grin Charcoal-Infused Bamboo Toothbrush is made from sustainably sourced bamboo, our charcoal-infused bamboo toothbrush handle is 100% biodegradable. The toothbrush bristles have been infused with a premium activated charcoal which has been recognised for its antibacterial and detoxifying properties for thousands of years.”

Grin Natural Toothpaste (price $8 for full size)

“Grin Cool Mint 100% Natural Toothpaste contains Manuka oil, Propolis and Organic sea salt which work together to help prevent tooth decay and to help the mouth healthy.”

Toothbrush: 5/5 stars
Toothpaste: 2/5 stars

The Grin Charcoal-Infused Bamboo Toothbrush looks like something you’d expect to find lying around in a Swedish spa or a hipster’s bathroom. Not only was its aesthetics on point, it was also easy and comfortable to use with its lightweight and soft bristles. Whereas, the Grin 100% Natural toothpaste (which contains manuka oils, propolis and organic sea salt) had a taste that can only be described as ‘funky’. This was most likely due to the baking soda in the toothpaste and, even after a few weeks, I still wasn’t used to the taste. In terms of effectiveness, my teeth weren’t ‘whiter’ or more ‘squeaky clean’. Though, the ‘healthy taste’ of the toothpaste helped to create the illusion that I might be doing something good for my body.

WOOHOO! Deodorant Paste (price $10 for the mini size)

Deodorant: 3/5 stars

I’ve never used a deodorant paste before and that explains why I first assumed this product was a lip balm and nearly put it on my lips. It just looks so darn cute, like a cherry lip balm that you’d carry around in intermediate school. But unfortunately, as cute as it looked, it was neither a lip balm and didn’t have that sweet cherry smell. In fact, it didn’t really smell much at all. The texture was a bit strange and off-putting, but it didn’t stain my clothes and was relatively effective. I’d suggest warming up the deodorant paste in your hand for a smoother, easier application.

Hurraw! Unscented Lip Balm (price $7)

“Hurraw Lip Balm is all-natural, vegan, gluten free and made from premium raw, organic and fair trade ingredients.”

Lip balm: 2.5/5

After seeing how fun and bright the packaging for the deodorant was, the lip balm was a bit of a let-down. It applied to my lips really easily, but it basically reminded me of Vaseline. I would’ve preferred the other Hurraw lip balms which have flavours and scents incorporated into it. For example, it comes in grapefruit, coconut, orange, green tea flavours and more!

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