Stinky breath is not charming, but it is easily remedied. Mask your garlic breath, coffee breath, or other halitosis issues with our selection of natural mints.
What Is Your Breath Trying to Tell You?
Reaching for a mint is a sensible response to malodorous breath as it crops up. But there could be more to your halitosis than your horse-radish and tuna sandwich. Chronically smelly breath could be indicative of anything from poor oral hygiene to dehydration, acid reflux, or more serious health conditions.
So while it’s OK to use mints to treat the occasional odor, be mindful of what your breath might be trying to tell you.
Top Mint Brands
These companies know a thing or two about fresh breath:
Our own line of mints go above and beyond by not using sugar - and here’s why that’s a big deal: The odor-causing bacteria in your mouth really, really like sugar. So while the traditionally sugar-rich mint might offer you temporary relief, it can also make your breath even stinkier in the long run.
That’s why we use a plant-based sweetener called xylitol in all of our mints. It’s low on the glycemic index and it has cavity-prevention properties. Talk about a 180 departure from the sugary stuff that doesn’t work.
There are a few reasons we love this brand. First, all of the ingredients it uses in its mints are entirely organic. Second, all the profits go to charity. Third, it was indeed co-founded by the Paul Newman - you know, of “Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid.”
If you want to freshen your breath and give to charity in the process, Newman’s Own is the brand of mint for you.
Bad breath never stood a chance against these mints:
Thrive Market’s Mint Variety Pack
Why just get one flavor when you can four? Sample peppermint, cinnamon, lemon, and berry-flavored mints with our sugar-free variety pack - which, incidentally, is our top-rated mint product.
Thrive Market’s Xylitol Peppermint Mints
Sometimes you just want to go with something tried and true, and that’s what you get with the classic peppermint flavor. These xylitol-sweetened mints get their trademark taste from organic ingredients, including 100% all-natural peppermint oil.
Recipes Using Natural Mint
Mint is great for freshening your breath, but it’s also a versatile cooking ingredient. From cocktails to tasty desserts, to mocktails, let’s look at just a few of the ways you can enjoy mint:
Matcha Mint Juleps, Anyone?
You might say this southern cocktail with a Japanese twist is a “matcha” made in heaven. Bookmark this recipe for the next time you have company.
Dairy-Free Coconut Mint Shake for the Win
Spinach, avocado, mint, coconut milk - these are just some of the unexpected ingredients you’ll need to whip up this delightful green shake.
A Minty Mocktail for the Alcohol-Free Crowd
No alcohol, no problem. Our blueberry-mint mocktail shows you what’s possible with a little bit of mint, blueberry, lemon juice, sparkling water, and imagination. Check out the recipe, complete with a video, here.