Listerine Naturals Antiseptic Mouthwash Review

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

DISCLOSURE:  I received a free bottle of Listerine Naturals from Crowdtap to facilitate this review.  All opinions are my own.

As a whole, my family and I are moving towards eating more natural and organic foods.  We've been buying more products that don't contain any artificial colors or flavors or preservatives.  We even signed up for a CSA this summer and probably ate more vegetables than we've ever eaten before!  (So tired of yellow squash now!)

And while I'm putting more natural and organic products in my mouth to eat, I figured I should also be using more natural products to clean my mouth and teeth!  That's why I was pretty excited to get the chance to try out the new Listerine Naturals Antiseptic Mouthwash.  I was interested to see if it would work as well as my regular Listerine and how they managed to make it "natural."  I have found in the past that some natural products don't seem to work as well as my regular ones do.

Listerine Naturals has a 99% natural formula and claims to be as "equally effective" as the Original Listerine Antiseptic.  It contains no artificial flavors, sweeteners or dyes.  It contains ingredients derived from plant sources, such as eucalyptus, cornmint, ajwain seeds and oil of wintergreen.  It's available in an Herbal Mint flavor.

Listerine Naturals Antiseptic Mouthwash and natural veggies from our CSA 
The mouthwash is clear and has a different mint flavor than my regular Listerine.  I guess you can say it was less artificial tasting.  It still had the same burn that I get when I use regular Listerine and my mouth still felt pretty clean after rinsing with Listerine Naturals.

Swish swish!
Because the mouthwash didn't seem too different from the regular Listerine, I wanted to compare ingredients.

Top: Cool Mint Listerine. Bottom: Listerine Naturals.
Surprisingly, there wasn't much of a difference.  The active ingredients were the same:
  • Eucalyptol 0.092%
  • Menthol 0.042%
  • Methyl salicylate 0.060%
  • Thymol 0.064%
Looking at the inactive ingredients, the only difference I saw was instead of the sodium saccharin found in the Cool Mint Listerine, Listerine Naturals uses stevia rebaudiana leaf/stem extract.  Plus, the Cool Mint Listerine uses FD&C green no. 3 coloring.  Both contain the same percentage of alcohol, which is why I still get that characteristic burn when rinsing with the Listerine Naturals.

Would you recommend it?
Yes, I would.  It seems to work as well as my regular Listerine but it doesn't use artificial sweeteners or coloring.  So it's nice to know that it's a pretty natural product to use.

How much does it cost?
An 16.9 fl oz bottle retails for about $6.

Where can I buy it?
It's available in all major drug stores, mass merchandisers, grocery stores and online retailers. 

1 comment:

  1. Great review, Bernadette! Thank you so much for sharing your thoughts :)