Picture yourself among the hustle and bustle of a distant bazaar with the exotic combination of tastes found in our Cardamom Tea mouthwash. Inspired by the seasoning commonly used in traditional Eastern cuisine, this truly unique flavor combines the enticing aroma of cardamom with a lightly sweet tea essence that will inspire your taste buds to venture far and wide. Whats in the bottle? All Natures Artisan mouthwashes are made with an organic aloe vera base which soothes and hydrates the mouth, along with a beneficial blend of natural flavors and essential oils. Our Cardamom Tea variety includes: • Tea tree oil • Lemon peel oil • Bergamot fruit oil. Why xylitol? Your mouth contains millions of bacteria. When you eat sugary foods and carbohydrates the food adheres to your teeth, providing the perfect environment for bacteria to feed and multiply. So what does this mean? As the bacteria consume the food, they in turn produce acids that break down the enamel of your teeth, and volatile sulfur compounds which cause bad breath. Many commercial mouthwashes combat this by using alcohol, an antiseptic, to kill the bacteria. What these companies tend to ignore is that bacteria are inherent to humans; they are always present, whether in our guts or in our mouths; so the key to a healthy mouth is symbiotic balance, not chemical warfare! This means the use of alcohol is actually counterproductive as it leads to a dry mouth which becomes a breeding ground for excess bacteria to thrive. At Natures Artisan we think every ingredient should have a positive purpose, so we looked for something better. Rather than trying to kill the bacteria, why not starve it instead? Enter xylitol. Xylitol cannot be broken down by bacteria like regular sugar can, yet its sweet taste still elicits a salivary response. The natural enzymes in our saliva then work together with xylitol to form a protective coating which greatly reduces bacterial growth and buffers teeth from acid.