I can only imagine what you might be thinking right now: “Come on, I get it that food needs to be checked for halal, but toothpaste? Get real…”.
Well, if those thoughts crossed your mind, I can tell you that there is a reason that the halal cosmetic industry seems to be growing worldwide. As people begin to be more conscious about everything they put into their bodies and on their skin, the notion of animal ingredients (especial pork products) being in skincare and oral hygiene products is something people are raising awareness about for a variety of reasons and passions- whether they’re vegan, vegetarian, animal rights activists, halal or kosher product consumers. Think pork gelatin or byproducts, for instance, which can be found in so many toothpastes….
So, whenever I go into a halal or Mediterranean grocery store, I scan the aisles for a halal toothpaste that I can try. Mostly, I’ve found some obscure brands that are hard to find on a consistent basis. Once at a convention or conference catering to Muslims, I noticed Sprinjene at a booth and was happily surprised to find it. It’s also interesting that it was invented by a Muslim chemist who was keen on providing a halal toothpaste to Muslims.
It was only until very recently that I actually tried their toothpaste. SprinJene currently has two toothpastes on the market, Fresh Boost, which has a natural mint flavor, and White Boost, which has a natural clove flavor and is great for teeth whitening and for those with oral sensitivity. The New Jersey-based SprinJene’s patent pending formula is made with Black Seed Oil, about which Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) said it is “The remedy for everything but death”.
There is a wealth of information about the benefits of black seed oil and their halal certification on their website.
I didn’t feel like the toothpaste was ‘pasty’ or thick, and I did ‘taste’ the black seed oil, which gave it a smoother feel on my teeth- nice! What I also like about SprinJene is that it does not use harsh chemicals or abrasives and is formulated with with microsilica, a smaller, gentler version of the traditional silica used in many mainstream toothpastes.
In addition to being certified halal, SprinJene is also one of few toothpastes to be certified gluten-free and vegan.
About the Giveaway
To a total of 10 giveaway winners, SprinJene is giving away 2 toothpastes each (1 full size Fresh Boost Toothpaste and 1 full size White Boost Toothpaste), for a total value of $10 USD per winner.
To enter the giveaway, share it one at least one of your social media outlets (using the share buttons below) and leave us a comment with your feedback about what you think of using a halal toothpaste like Sprinjene.
We only accept US entries with street addresses available for shipment.
Giveaway ends June 20, 2016 at 12:01 AM CST.
For more information about SprinJene and to find out where you can purchase their products, see if SprinJene is at a store near you or check them out on Amazon. They’re also in some halal and health food stores in the U.S., along with mass retailers like Price Chopper and ShopRite.
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