The floss in Cocofloss is the color of the water around Turks and Caicos. It’s coated with coconut oil, the favorite ingredient of wellness acolytes everywhere. And it comes scented, in your choice of coconut, mint, strawberry, or orange. It costs almost three times as much as your average drugstore floss. Goop sells it, as does Free People.
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You wanted more dental care products, right? Good, because Buly's Opiat Dentaire has been on my radar ("The fountain of Castéra-Verduzan, in the Gers region, gushes up naturally, replete with sulfates, calcium and magnesium. Collected and incorporated into l’Officine’s Opiates, it is truly something to gape over: it treats throat aches while refreshing both exhalations and kisses.") and they are now available for pre-order at Bergdorf Goodman (you can also find them at Net-A-Porter and Mr. Porter). Shown are Orange Ginger Clove and Mint Coriander Cucumber, plus there is also an Apple from Montauban flavor. The 75g tubes are about $27-29 (so turns out the Marvis is a bargain). Do comment if you've tried them!
Yes, I'm still thinking about dental care. Marvis has a new-ish trio of limited edition flavors, the Wonders of the World: Karakum ("...an imaginary journey across the Black Sea to Persia, Mongolian deserts and Eastern China...a sophisticated flavor that combines the finest peppermint with the sweetness of orange juice along with the enchanting and aromatic cardamom"), Royal (shown; "...luxurious trips on the orient express...combining zesty Italian lemon oil, tangerines, fragrant rose extract and nutmeg") and Rambas ("...the beaches and exotic atmospheres of tropical islands...a fruity, velvety taste that combines ripe peach and sweet pineapple with a twist of sweet alphonso mango"). $15 each at Bigelow Chemists.
To mix and match with Lush Toothy Tabs, perhaps? Cocofloss dental floss in Cara Cara Orange, Pure Strawberries and Fresh Coconut. "Unlike other flosses that slip and slide, Cocofloss scrubs like a loofah to truly scrub your surfaces clean." (I don't really want to know what that means, I just want some dental floss that tastes like Cara Cara oranges. Right now I am using Dr. Tungs Smart Floss in Cardamom, and it is quite nice too.) $8 each at Bigelow Chemists.
As long as they’ve been around, Lush have excelled at rethinking everyday bath and body products as novelties. Bubble bath in a solid orb? Body scrub molded into a palm-sized square? A heart-shaped bar of lotion? Check. Now they’ve transformed the most basic self-care ritual of all with a “solid toothpaste alternative” called Toothy Tabs.
Toothy Tabs are small pellets about the size of aspirin tablets, packaged in a container not unlike an actual aspirin bottle. You pop one “tab” into your mouth, chew it lightly so that it breaks up a bit (don’t swallow!), and then start pushing it around with a wet toothbrush. The tab will dissolve into a gently abrasive foam that really does an effective job…