Thought of the Day

I don't believe in morality, but I believe in ethical conduct as set out by His Holiness the Dalai Lama: "Ethical conduct = a way of behaving that respects others’ right to be happy".

Tuesday, 15 December 2009

ickle and Lardee's Shower Gel

Not sure why I was inspired to write a post about toothpastes when I have to study a whole book on yoga philosophy. I suppose this is my way of digressing and deferring duties. Or I just wanted to share with my fellow bloggers my empirical expertise on the subject.  I hope to be of help to ickle and Lardee to chose the right shower gel!



Jokes aside, oral care is for me of paramount importance. Last year I even tried the laser whitening with impressive results, and I am tempted to repeat the ordeal next year - the effects were excellent but the procedure merciless. Brushing teeth is an action we repeat multiple times a day, so why not make it an enjoyable activity? With electric toothbrushes has never been easier and quicker. If there is something I wouldn't want to travel without is my pillow and a travel electric toothbrush. Similarly, once you get used to a particular toothpaste is hard to look behind.


I first started using Neo Emorfom under a friend's recommendation. Neo Emoform is a salty pink paste but mild in taste and gentle to the palate. It was a world away from the nauseatingly sweet mint pastes.





In London I discovered Euthymol. It was an epydemy. All my family and friends couldn't use anything else and I had to periodically source it for everybody as it is only stocked in the UK. Euthymol has got a surgical taste due to a strong antiseptic: thymol. I stopped using it because I found it, in the long run, quite aggressive, but I would reuse it occasionally. 
 


One day Steve took home Corsodyl, a new brand extension from Corsodyl mounthwash. It takes a while to get used to the slightly bitter herbal taste. Steve never passed the test. I, on the contrary, liked it straightaway, and it has been a must-have on my shelves since. 




Yesterday I was given an Indian toothpaste to pass on to my friend. I can't taste it as it's not mine {I am only a messenger}, but my friend swore it's the best she has ever tried. I can smell a spicy scent coming through the tube and the box: it's pure extract of miswak herbs. Divine smell of orient...





I would be very curious to know which toothpaste you use aside from, say, Colgate!

3 comments:

Mel said...

Thanks Amica Carmilla for once again bringing another Ickle and Lardie story to our attention!! Personally, sensodyne pronamel is a favourite of mine and recognised by the Prof at Guy's Hospital who looked after my teeth :-)

Amicacarmilla said...

My dad was also recommended Sensodyne by his Italian dentist after he over-used Euthymol... The trouble with it is that it is too gentle and too minty for my tastes...

Superqueen said...

Neo Emoform is gorgeous! I love its salty taste. Have you ever used Marvis toothpastes? I like them a lot.