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Subject: Strawberry breath spray
Category: Miscellaneous
Asked by: riotxix-ga
List Price: $2.00
Posted: 27 Jul 2004 11:32 PDT
Expires: 26 Aug 2004 11:32 PDT
Question ID: 379794
Where can I get consumer available strawberry flavoured breath spray
in England. I don't want to make it, I want a mouth wash (so I can put
it in a spray), but preferably just a spray. No, I don't want to order it
from abroad, I want it available from some retailer from WITHIN the UK.
It's not much to ask, is it?

Request for Question Clarification by journalist-ga on 27 Jul 2004 13:16 PDT
Greetings Riotxix:

This info from a UK site:

"Sainsbury's also sells a Milk Teeth gel toothpaste for children aged
0-6, made by Macleans (SmithKline Beecham).  This contains 525 ppm of
fluoride (26 mg in a 50-ml tube), a dosage more than five times higher
than Sainsbury's own-brand label. Macleans' product, available with a
strawberry flavour, has the so-called accreditation of the British
Dental Association, the UK dentists' trade union. Again, no PL number
is displayed."

and

"Another Safeway's own-brand toothpaste is Oracle for Kids Strawberry
Flavour Gel, with the word 'Kids' in giant letters on the tube. This
strawberry flavoured gel contains 0.4% sodium monofluorophosphate (
525 ppm or 39 mg in a 75-ml tube). The worry of a product with such a
'fun taste' as strawberry is that, although it might "encourage kids
to clean their teeth", as the manufacturer says, it may also encourage
them to swallow it."

Both from http://www.fluoride.org.uk/news/major_articles/a_close_brush_with_poison.htm

Would either of these suit your needs to be made into a spray?

Best regards,
journalist-ga

Clarification of Question by riotxix-ga on 27 Jul 2004 15:55 PDT
Oh that damn toothpaste: along with a buch of 'sensual lubrication'
products I kept running into toothpaste as well. Er no, it wasn't what
I was going for...although I did actually use that stuff about 10
years ago, I've moved on to colgate...I'm basically going for a liquid
solution I can spray/rinse in my mouth...not actually to clean it, but
to make in smell of strawberries. If you can't find that (I'm not even
sure if it exists...but surely it must? It's so simple, and I know you
can get it in the US). Failing that, I'll just fill my mouth with
bubble gum, but that's really bad for my teeth, and it's not very
convenient...
I wasn't really going for toothpaste...any such solution would just
foam in my mouth...but I'll try by just diluting it in water or
something...
...pre-packaged strawberry mouthwash/mouth spray must exist. It would
be so great! Maybe dentists have it for kids??

Request for Question Clarification by journalist-ga on 28 Jul 2004 07:02 PDT
Have you considered getting real strawberry flavor and adding it to an
existing mouthwash?  A gourmet shop might have the flavoring for such
a creation.

I had the most luck with the UK results by querying with the spellings
"flavour" and "flavoured" and, as you see, even those didn't find
anything but toothpaste.  lol  Also, have you tried inquiring at a
local apothecary to see if they have a strawberry flavor they use in
preparing certain children's medicines?  If so, perhaps that could be
used.

I did find a recipe for homemade "berry mouthwash" at
http://www.theherbsplace.com/news2001/news080101.html

"HOMEMADE BERRY MOUTHWASH
Raspberries make excellent dentifrices - an almost perfect means of
preventing tartar from settling on the teeth. A good berry mouthwash can be
made by adding 1/4 c. honey to a cup of berry juice and bring to a boil for
only a few seconds. Cool, then add 2 cups distilled water, 3 drops of thyme
oil, and 4 drops of peppermint oil. Gargle and rinse teeth. This is known
to kill all kinds of infection and leaves a nice, sweet taste and odor."

But this may be something that couldn't be carried for long periods of
time in a bottle - might go rancid?  Perhaps mixing it with some type
of spirits like a tad of vodka or other clear antiseptic drink would
work...just don't spray too much of that mixture at work...lol

Other mouthwash recipes (but not with strawberry ingredients):
http://www.care2.com/channels/solutions/self/621
http://www.recipezaar.com/recipe/getrecipe.zsp?id=75589
http://pages.tipking.com/make/minty_mouthwash.shtml

Good luck in your quest and I wish I could have located your answer. 
Hope these resouces give you ideas on how to achieve your own
strawberry mouthwash formula. :)

Best regards,
journalist-ga

Clarification of Question by riotxix-ga on 31 Jul 2004 04:46 PDT
Ok, that's a great response! Thanks a lot, and I will definitely use
this service again. Sorry for the delayed response, I had work, but
anyway, I try some of your suggestions. Although I won't leave a tip,
should you answer another one of my questions, I'll pay / leave more
(sorry I'm broke!).

Thank you very much.

Request for Question Clarification by journalist-ga on 31 Jul 2004 10:43 PDT
Thanks Riotxix, and does your last comment indicate that I should post
this information in the Answer section?

Best regards,
journalist-ga

Clarification of Question by riotxix-ga on 01 Aug 2004 04:11 PDT
Yeah go for it.
Although you should know, I went into town yesterday and couldn't find
strawberry juice ANYWHERE. None of the shops had it, and the clerks
just though I was weird. Any idea where one could pick up this stuff?
Answer  
Subject: Re: Strawberry breath spray
Answered By: journalist-ga on 01 Aug 2004 07:20 PDT
Rated:5 out of 5 stars
 
Thanks, Riotxix, for honoring my research time.  :)  I searched
"strawberry flavouring" UK and found a cake shop that sells it in the
UK, so a confectioner's shop or cake-making shop should have it, or
pick some up at

Jane Asher Party Cakes and Sugarcraft
Strawberry flavouring - 15 ml.   3.35
http://www.jane-asher.co.uk/sugarcraft_products.asp?cat=Edibles%20-%20Flavourings&sub=Strawberry
Jane Asher Party Cakes & Sugarcraft
22-24 Cale Street,
London.
SW3 3QU 
Tel : (44) (0)20 7584 6177
Fax : (44) (0)20 7584 6179
Shop opening hours: 9.30am - 5.30pm Monday to Saturday
 

I hope you'll be able to find this near you.  :)

Best regards,
journalist-ga
riotxix-ga rated this answer:5 out of 5 stars and gave an additional tip of: $1.00
Quick response time was much appreciated.

Comments  
Subject: Re: Strawberry breath spray
From: journalist-ga on 01 Aug 2004 16:39 PDT
 
Thanks Riotxix, for your kind words, the 5-star rating and your added
generosity!  :)

Best regards,
journalist-ga

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