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Bought from: Asda
Warning: Keep out of reach of children
Tagline: "A scientific dental preparation".
Why did I buy this?:
I bumped in to my friend in Asda one Sunday afternoon and he was holding a really distinctive box, something I had never seen before and I asked him what it was. He said to me "this is the best toothpaste you could ever buy" so while talking to him I went and got a box myself and popped it in my basket. With a recommendation like that I was keen to try it for myself. I will review this in much finer detail than he gave me so you can all get a better idea if this is the product for you.
Packaging and contents:
This toothpaste tube is sold inside a box, the box is rectangular and overall mostly white with a swirly "art deco" green pattern/border around the edge of each side of the box. In green type it states "original toothpaste" and "a scientific dental preparation". And in between both of those it has in bright red writing "Euthymol". The packaging is so eye catching against the other tooth paste tubes and boxes lined up in the super market and really stands out. To me it looks like it is quite Victorian or ye olde days. It was a bit of a novelty to buy such an unusually designed product. The tube is a standard tooth paste tube shape (13cm long and the widest end is 5cm wide, the lid is 2cm) with a metal tapered body and a screw on cap. The tube has the same red/white/green design as the box and the same details written on it so that once it is out of the box you can still see the brand name and that it is indeed toothpaste. The tube is metal and is easy to squeeze. The cap screws on tightly and securely. The tube contains 75ml of paste. The back of the tube has further details on the active ingredients and how it works. Please be careful as this product does clearly state "KEEP OUT OF THE REACH OF CHILDREN" my explanation of flavour etc below will explain why this is the case. The toothpaste is a bright pink colour and looks very much like Germolene. It actually smells like Germolene too, no minty scent to this one.
WOW!!! This has an almighty unique taste. I mentioned above that it looks and smells like Germolene, you won't be surprised to hear that I also think that it tastes like Germolene. (Not something that you would usually put in your mouth, but like many things that you need to apply using your fingers, I have had Germolene on them and put them to my lips forgetting and have tasted Germolene.) So with the Germolene/medicated taste also comes a huge after burn, similar to what happens if you eat fire ball gobstoppers (aniseed). I can understand why you would not want a child to get their hands on this. While using it, it does have a slight burning, very tingly sensation over your tongue and lips.
Does it clean your teeth?
On the back of the tube it advises "Euthymol toothpaste has a special blend of antiseptic ingredients and essential flavour oils to help keep your teeth and gums clean and healthy".
It does clean your teeth and you can tell it has antiseptic ingredients (from the Germolene taste and tingle sensation). I can't say for sure if it keeps my teeth/gums healthier or cleaner than any other toothpaste. It certainly does clean them and I do feel fresh in my mouth after using it. However due to the taste and tingle I only use it every other day rather than daily as it can be quite a start to the senses and I would not recommend using this if you are hung over and already feeling a bit delicate. ( A star has been taken off owing to the slight ouch factor in using this toothpaste)
I am not allergic to anything in this product but due to its unusual tingle and taste I would recommend you have a quick read over the ingredients first.
Overall this is quite a unique product, quite the talking point when house guests see it in your bathroom cabinet! The packaging is really appealing and the overall medicinal feel to it makes you feel like you are using a toothpaste from Vicotrian times, yet it cleans your teeth just as well as any other high quality branded tooth paste on the shelves just now.
I bought a tube of Euthymol from my local Sainsbury's a while back because it was on offer, and I thought that I may as well try it.
Euthymol toothpaste comes in a cardboard box, with a similar design to the tube inside - cream coloured with old fashioned writing style on the front stating the brand name and the ingredients on the back. It does happen to remind me of my grandparents though...
I bought this for £1 when it was on offer (A normal 75ml tube costs around £1.60) so this is a well-priced toothpaste (not the cheapest, but also not the most expensive!). The toothpaste itself was of an okay quality, my teeth always felt clean afterwards and the clean feeling lasted throughout the day, which is a big plus compared to some cheaper, store brand toothpastes! Euthymol is also an anti-septic, and so helps prevent mouth ulcers and other problems in that area.
However, I have not bought another tube of this toothpaste since, and that is for a couple of reasons. Euthymol does not use many chemical ingredients in it, and as such is very different to most toothpaste. To some this is probably a good thing, but to me this meant that there were two problems with the toothpaste. The flavour. It does not have a minty flavour, in fact it tastes medicinal, which I found extremely off-putting (especially if I cleaned my teeth in the morning without having drunk my cup of tea, which I would then have to hurriedly down and bare the awful flavour mix of tea and Euthymol) . The second problem was due to its anti-septic ingredients which felt like they were burning the inside of my mouth each time I cleaned my teeth!
These two problems put me off buying the toothpaste again, and so I would not recommend this toothpaste very highly. Though having said that it was worth buying once just to see, and so I would recommend buying this toothpaste just to try. You never know, you might find yourself liking the taste! I would also say that if you have problems with mouth ulcers then this is the toothpaste for you, but for everyone else I could imagine I should steer clear.
I've been using Euthymol toothpaste for around 3 years now. I used to use Colgate or Oral B or whatever was on offer but I decided I wanted to start using a toothpaste without added fluoride and that didn't have a many chemicals/ingredients in it. After some research I found Euthymol.
I usually buy it in my local Tesco for around £1.60, but I then found it in a local branch of Savers for £1 so stocked up! It has a very different look to other toothpaste, very simple and retro packaging. It comes in a cardboard box, then a simple tube. The tube has that metal looking cover on the top that so many things do but the top of the lid has a 'spike' to pierce it so it's easy to get into, especially first thing in the morning!
The first time I used Euthymol it was an eye-opener. It is bright pink for one thing and doesn't taste minty like other toothpastes. It's made with a blend of essential oils to flavour and has antiseptic ingredients so they flavour can be a shock. It almost tastes like antiseptic cream, or how I imagine antiseptic cream to taste like. I love that it's not mint, and you do definitely get used to the flavour, I completely love it now and wouldn't use anything else.
Since using Euthymol my teeth or whiter and my gums look and feel healthier. After using it my mouth feels so clean, cleaner that with any other toothpaste I've tried. My dentist is really pleased with how great my teeth are doing and I never need any work done when I go for check-ups. I wouldn't go back to fluoride-filled toothpaste that's for sure!
I have fond memories of my grandparents' bathroom: the big old sink and bath with their crazed enamel, the stiff old taps worn through to the brass and the seemingly miles of pipe-work covered in layer upon layer of paint. But above all this was the strong antiseptic smell of their Euthymol toothpaste which seemed to always linger there. At the time I never tried it (I would probably have hated it) but more recently Euthymol has become my regular toothpaste and I plan to stick with it.
The tubes of Euthymol you can buy today look very much like the ones I remember from the 1960s. The design of the box is quite simple, white with looping dark green borders and the name Euthymol in red block letters again bordered in dark green. It looks a period piece of packaging, which it is. The design of the tube too is similar, white and dark green with the Euthymol name in the same style as on the box and a sturdy looking red cap. To open the tube you need to remove the cap, turn it over so that a pointed part is pressed into the metal seal on the tube and screw the cap back on again in the inverted position. This forces the point through the seal making a neat hole. The cap is refitted in the normal way. All this takes about two seconds in practice.
Squeezing the toothpaste out onto your brush there are two things immediately noticeable: the pink colour and the strong, aromatic almost medical smell. It looks a bit like Germolene ointment and smells like it too or perhaps eucalyptus. I can't say how Germolene tastes but Euthymol is certainly strong but not at all minty or sweet tasting. It slightly resembles Dentyl pH clove flavour mouthwash, which also happens to be a personal favourite. Both contain essential oils, which may explain the similarity. In use I find the toothpaste makes a thickish foam that once worked around and into my teeth with a toothbrush gets them clean and leaves my mouth feeling fresh for some time after brushing. It is not claimed to be a whitening toothpaste but I find the results are as good as most of the so-called whitening toothpastes I have tried. Having a large red screw-on cap helps to avoid this getting lost or forgotten - at least with me being the only Euthymol user in the family.
It is worth mentioning the two things that are not in Euthymol: triclosan and fluoride, both nearly universally found in more popular brands. First up triclosan is an anti-bacterial and anti-fungal agent that is meant to reduce tooth decay. Sounds good though its effectiveness has been challenged. But more seriously it has been found to have contaminated the aquatic environment where it is toxic to fish causing among other things hormonal imbalances. Its long-term effect on humans must be unknown given its recent introduction in toothpastes and hand washes but it has already been linked to a number of health scares as possibly causing cancer or inducing allergies. I prefer to avoid it.
What could be wrong with fluoride, after all it has been added to our tap water for decades? Well it remains controversial even though there is good evidence that fluoride reduces the rate of tooth decay - without entirely preventing it. Many countries (including Germany, the Scandanavian countries, China and Japan) have either banned it or never allowed it mainly on public health grounds. The fluoride in our tap water is already at concentrations close to those that could be toxic so why take in more? Consider too that the fluoride added to our tap water comes from the industrial waste of the aluminium extraction industry and also contains many other contaminating impurities. The fluoride we take in is largely stored in our bones and teeth and is there for life whether we like it or not. Too much will cause skeletal damage and some even suspect a link to Alzheimers. I don't claim to be an expert on the matter but prefer to err on the side of caution. After all if fluoride and triclosan where so good for our teeth, people in the UK and US would have the best teeth in the world. This is clearly not the case while people in many third world countries do have excellent teeth without the need for either. The reason is a diet much lower in refined sugars, simple as that.
I normally buy Euthymol from Asda where it is sometimes on offer. Otherwise expect to pay around £1.50 for a 75 ml tube.
I have used this toothpaste for, what it seems like, the dawn of time due to my mum's intransigent preference! I'll share my experiences with this unique toothpaste!
The white box is quite classy, however it looks quite old and has a 1960ish pattern going on. It definitely reminds me of something you would find in my grandma's bathroom cupboard due to the box's simplicity! So it isn't not quite as trendy as some of the newer toothpastes!
The actual tube is made out of thin metal so it is quite sturdy, however if the tube is in anyway ruptured you can easily hurt yourself - once I cut myself! This is due to the exposed metal which can be sharp. On the tube it says that the toothpaste is a "scientific dental preparation" which makes it sound very clinical.
I like the way it is all very secure since the tube has a foil seal which can be pierced with the tip of the tube's red cap. which also fits nicely onto the tube.
When you squeeze the tube, you get a creamy bright pink paste with a very sweet pungent smell - which can be unpleasant. You have to be careful when squeezing the tube as a lot can come out quite easily.
When you start brushing you are hit with a burning sensation, so you actually feel the paste working, however it can occasionally make your eyes water. When one of my "euthymol-virgin" friends used it, he was in complete tears since it is so strong. This is because euthymol has antiseptic properties due to the active ingredient: thymol.
The taste has been compared to Germolene, however I think it has a rather chalky, coal taste which is definitely an acquired one! The feeling after you use it is truly amazing, your mouth feels fresh and you have cinnamon breath after use!
On the box it says that this toothpaste is extremely good for preventing mouth ulcers as well as caring for gums. It is unique in the sense that it is one of the few fluoride-free toothpastes, some may find this a plus, others a negative. Personally I believe fluoride is good in a toothpaste as it is necessary for healthy teeth.
This toothpaste is found in most supermarkets/chemists but it is usually on the bottom shelf as it isn't mainstream. It is quite a high-end toothpaste normally costing around £2 for a 75ml tube.
The main disadvantage is that you have to be used to using this toothpaste to find the stinging paste bearable.
Another disadvantage is that it often stains pajamas and the colour is difficult to remove from white basins. Obviously it isn't the cheapest of toothpastes as it is quite pricey, but it is quality worth paying for in my eyes.
All in all, an effective, quality toothpaste which gives you a dentist-clean feeling after use!
I have been using Euthymol toothpaste for a long time now and all i can say about it is you either love it or hate and I personally love it!
--- Price --
This toothpaste is available in your local supermarket and most chemists and is retailed at quite a good price , i purchased mine for £1.79.
-- First impressions -
The toothpaste is a bright pink colour! The old fashioned box stands out from all the rest on the shelf , the design doesn't look like it has been changed since it was first made. Euthymol is a different type of toothpaste and does not contain any flouride ; instead it contains a range of antiseptic ingredients. I prefer not to use too much flouride as if the body is exposed to it too much it is said to be more toxic than swallowing lead!
--- The taste ---
Euthymol has a very strong taste and does not taste particularly nice. I can only describe it as a mix between the mouthwash the dentist gives you on your appointment and germoline. The taste might not be for some! I actually have learnt to like the taste , most will get used to it after a while.
-- Results --
I have to say the results on my teeth are significant , my teeth definately look slightly whiter after use and my mouth feels so incredibly clean , you will be amazed by how clean your mouth feels after you used this toothpaste!
Try it and see what it's like , just hope you can bear the taste :)
Mouth Ulcer Prevention/ReliefSingle use - apply a small portion on the tip of your finger (small pea size) DIRECTLY to the site of the ulcer- releif should follow within the hour. Replacing it as a regular daily toothpaste may avoid the need for regular treatment. ULCER SUFFERRERS PLEASE TRY THIS !!
This is a really unusual but effective toothpaste. It is not the cheapest of brands, but is on a par with things like Colgate (£1.69 for 75ml in Boots, compared to £2.09 for 100ml of Colgate Total). However, I think it is not over-priced, as you only need to use a small amount and it does last a long time.
The packaging is very distinctive, with quite a retro feel. It is a white cardboard pack with the name in red and some green swirls around about. The tube inside is just the same, and is slightly stiffer than other toothpaste tubes - it reminds me of the ones we had when we were younger.
The toothpaste itself is surprisingly bright pink! It has a chalky texture and a really powerful minty and mentholy flavour. It could give you a surprise the first time - I used far too much as my husband had not forewarned me about the flavour - but it actually a really lovely, refreshing flavour. It possibly is a bit like marmite - love or hate - but I love it!
It is an especially effective toothpaste, it really leaves your teeth feeling clean and your mouth fresh. It foams up quite a lot in your mouth and it is really enjoyable to use.
At the moment, we are watching the pennies, so are going for the cheapest toothpaste we can find, but I am always looking out for this being on deal and occasionally buy it as a treat. If my budget were bigger, this would be our regular toothpaste, no doubt about it.
Personally, I really love strong toothpastes and a few years back I went on a bit of an obsessive hunt to find the 'next strongest toothpaste.' I searched the nation's stores far and wide and landed, after a good while, at the doorstep of Euthymol.
About the brand
Euthymol is a registered trademark but is not widely known, probably because unlike your classic 'colgates' and 'Aquafreshs' this brand isn't commerially advertised.
The toothpaste itself is scientifically prepared and fluoride free. Also, rather than relying solely on the conventional ingredients, the manufacturers actually use antiseptic ingredients which aim to clean and also sanitise your mouth at the same time. As well as this, it includes flavoured oils so that the overall objective is to safeguard your teeth and gums and leave a freshness that is stronger than your average minty sensation.
Through the powers of Wikipedia I also found out that this toothpaste is often used in the Army, and has been proven to have extra benefits such as helping to prevent mouth ulcers.
Everything about 'Euthymol' says 'different.' For a start, the paste itself is bright pink which comes as a bit of a pleasant shock because of the simpleness of the packaging: the box is white and rectangular with the text 'Original Toothpaste' and the name 'Euthymol' in bright red font across the front. To look at, the box does look fairly old-fashioned and reminds me of those old-fashioned traditional pear-drop sweet packets, although I think it is supposed to mimic the old shop signs you used to get in front of corner shops.
Because of the small size of the box, it's actually handy to keep a hold of in case you go travelling, as you can just keep the toothpaste inside it rather than using a separate bag or container. Because the packaging is quite stiff it's fairly sturdy and doesn't seem to crush that easily.
The 75ml tube is easy to open. When you unscrew the lid there's a tiny spike in the inside which you can handily use to pierce through the bit of foil covering at the top of the tube. This is original as you don't have to peel anything back as with most toohtpastes.
For some reason, the tube actually reminds me of acrylic paint tubes as it has that sort of feel to it, and isn't like the normal smooth, thin plasticy feel of mainstream toothpastes. This means that you can't cut the toothpaste tube in half (as I sometimes do when I don't have time to buy another one and am trying to get the last bit out). But I'd say this is a pretty petty disadvantage so I haven't bothered listing it below.
The note on the packet warns that no other toothpaste has the unique strong taste of Euthymol. I have to say, I agree completely. I have never tasted a toothpaste quite as strong as this one. But that's a good thing. For me. If you prefer mildness to strength I would probably label Euthymol as a certain no-go!
When i first brushed my teeth with this, I noticed the difference immediately: Your mouth is filled with a very strong antiseptic taste, which is quite overpowering the first time you try it but also quite refreshing in your mouth. Afterwards, on running my tongue along my teeth they felt super clean, looked super white and my mouth felt really cleansed. The taste itself wore off after a short while but my mouth continued to feel really fresh which I was really happy with.
I've been using this toothpaste, now for the past few years and at just £1.75 for a briliant clean- I absolutely love it!
Euthymol is a fluoride-free, antiseptic toothpaste available in most supermarkets and pharmacies. There is a review on here entitled "Marmite for teeth" and I couldn't agree more with that analogy. This stuff has a tendency to induce extreme love or extreme hatred. It is a unique mainstream toothpaste, unlike any of the leading brands in every way imaginable.
Even before you open the tube, euthymol stands out from the masses on the shelf. The packaging is a simplistic, white cardboard box with a very old fashioned green border pattern, green descriptive writing and EUTHYMOL in bold red decorative text. There is relatively little writing on the box, there is a list of ingredients, some company information (J&J) and the words "a scientific preparation". There are no claims of white teeth, fresh breath or shiny gums.
The tube has a similar appearance, very victorian-esque, and in my opinion very attractive. There is a screw lid and a metallic freshness seal over the tube opening which needs to be peeled off. The paste contained within is bright pink and has a very strong smell of antiseptic which is expected since it contains the antiseptic thymol (hence the name).
The scent is a clue to the flavour, it tastes just as it smells. While you might be put off thinking that it will taste disgusting it is surprisingly pleasurable to use. The taste isn't as gross as anticipated and while it is strong it isn't extremely over powering, though if you're used to mild mint toothpaste you might be in for a small shock. The antiseptic action really cleans your mouth out and makes it tingle with cleanliness (and evaporation!). Afterwards, the antiseptic feeling and taste dissipates quickly, leaving behind nothing except cleanliness. I said before it doesn't claim to freshen breath, and it doesn't in the traditional sense of minting it up, but it does eliminate the cause of odour. Fresh breath doesn't equal minty, it equals odourless in my opinion.
Why do I use it?
I've read in many places that whitening toothpaste whitens your teeth by destroying enamel, I hate the concept of covering up the odour of breath (not that I have halitosis...), and to be frank, I'm not enamoured with the crazy new marketing schemes of toothpaste. I cannot restore enamel, it cannot undo damage, it cannot help sensitivity, and adding oxygen or whatever other novel ingredient is being promoted isn't going to do anything new. All toothpaste can do is clean. How well it cleans is directly proportional to the research put into the cleaning action rather than the marketing ideas. All I want it to do is clean, and euthymol delivers this with no strings attached.
And it's cheap. £1.40 for 75 ml comapted to £3 for 100 ml of more extravagantly packaged, tooth(damaging)paste.
© L Wade 2009 - submitted only on dooyoo.
Euthymol is a brand of toothpaste I have grown up around. There was always a metal tube of the very retro looking Euthymol in the bathroom.
Indeed, my grandmother always used Euthymol after suffering from Gum Disease in the 1950s which resulted in some of her teeth falling out. Since then she swore by Euthymol as it seems to be a medicated brand.
If you are thinking of trying Euthymol., it is probably a good idea to remove all notions associated with toothpaste from your mind. It is not like any toothpaste you have ever known. The consistency and colour are miles removed from what we know to be "Toothpaste". The tubes are more like metal paint tubes than squidgy plastic toothpaste tubes which gives Euthymol a retro appeal and a design element many people may desire for their houses or bathrooms (if you are at the ettention to detail design stage where even your toothpaste has to look "Good" then Euthymol is without a doubt for you).
It tastes more like spices than a minty fresh toothpaste and it is a taste which could easily grow on you so it is not at all unpleasant, it will just depend on how much you need your toothpaste to taste look and smell like what we have come conventionally accustomed to being "toothpaste".
If you are not scared to try something different and are prepared for something not unpleasant but strong tasting and unusual, then certainly worth a try. The tubes look so fantastic you can't lose out.
I have been using Euthymol Original Toothpaste on and off for years.
First of all, its important to state that its like no other toothpaste you are likly to find on the shelves.
It tastes very very strong, I can only discribe it as brushing your teeth with Germoline.....yes really!!! It is a mid pink cream that comes out of the tube.....like Germoline, and the smell, it not as strong I admit...but just like Germoline....then you pop it in your mouth a low and behold.....GERMOLINE!!!!
The pruduct, like many, comes in a cardboard box. Thetube however is a very old fashioned metal made affair.....its cool and retro as far as I'm concerned. The packaging is an old white colourm it has charles Remi MacIntosh style writing and a dark green boarder with the name of the product in the middle of this green frame in orangy red. Lovely.
About the product, firstly, I paid £1.35 from Ocado for a 75ml tube. Probably mid range, as some of the higher priced items come in larger tubes.
What do Johnson and Johnson the manufacterer say about it......
One the front, it states 'A scientific Preperation'
On the back....
'Euthymol toothpaste has a special blend of antiseptic ingredients ans essential flavour oils to help keep your teeth and gums clean and healthy.
No other toothpaste has the unique strong taste'
Diclacium phosphate, Aqua, Sorbtol, Glycerin, Aroma, Sodium lauryl sulphate, titanium dioxide, sodiun silicate, Carrageenan, Cellulose gum, sodium saccharin, simethicone, CI45430, sodium hydroxide.
And thats it.....no further claims of whitening, no flouride, nothing....
So, why buy??
I think it leaves my teeth gleaming clean...I am paranoid about teeth and all things mouth and have always looked after mine. They seem white, and the after washing feeling is clean and tingly. I think it keeps breath very fresh as it does have that lingering antiseptic qualities.
I would recommend this product, but I think many many people will just hate the flavour. Very veyr strong, and very very distinctive. I love it.
Euthymol toothpaste isn't one that you see advertised or even occupying much shelf space but it certainly stands out from the crowd. Not for Euthymol the icy blues, greens and white graphics of the other toothpaste packages, preferring instead dark green red scrolls on a white background that make it look like something sold as a cure-all paste in Victorian times.
Once you get the top off, you are in for another surprise - not pastel blue or even red, white and blue stripes but a shocking pink paste resides within. To say that the taste is unique and requires adjustment would be accurate - it tastes something like I imagine cleaning your teeth with Germolene would but oddly enough, after the initial shock, I really like it. It really feels like you have CLEANED your teeth and mouth, it wakes you up and there is certainly no ignoring it. Food and drink tastes a little odd unless you give it time to fade away before having your breakfast though.
To be honest, I have no idea how it stacks up to other brands in terms of killing bacteria and promoting oral health, but I can say that I used it for years and had no problems with my teeth so it can't be bad.
our taste are formed and minds are molded flouride is bad ! Fair enough some people do not like this one, but u should all research flouride and avoid toothpaste which contains it and whilst on the fouride sublect u should never drink tapwater Peace Love and Unity x
this is one of those products that divide public opinion. i, personally, love euthymol. it doesn't taste chemical-ey , as most of the mainstream brands do, but leaves the mouth feeling fresh, something that the health food shop brands tend not to.
it is also the only toothpaste i have used that completely gets rid of lingering flavours, such as onion (cannot abide onion breath, and live in country that is super keen sneaking raw onions into everything, so constantly on lookout for de-onioning products!).
the only problems with it are the metal tube, which is useless for travelling, and means you have to be very systematic about the way you squeeze it (one careless squeeze of the top half of the tube, and you'll never get the bottom bit out of the tube!), and the pink colour which stains toothbrushes. and other things, possibly.
but, ultimately, it's the packaging that clinches it. toothpaste as an accessory. yes.
Euthymol toothpaste has a special blend of antiseptic ingredients and essential flavour oils to help keep your teeth and gums clean and healthy.