Ever Since Wearing a Mask, I Keep My Purse Stocked With These Essentials
It was a reality check to discover my breath isn't always fresh despite my strict brushing and flossing routine. I can thank my mask for that lesson.
Sure, I was taken aback initially, but I quickly learned that being comfortable in my mask is all about preparation. Take a peek in my purse, and you'll always find the following travel-size essentials.
Herb Pharm Breath Refresher Certified Organic Herbal Fresh Breath Spray
Say I'm on my way to an outdoor dining date — I can't commit to a whole piece of gum just to spit it out when I arrive. I rely on my Herb Pharm Certified Organic Breath Refresher ($6) for a refreshing spritz, instead.
Face Mask Refresher Herbal Spray
My mouth isn't the only thing that benefits from a good spray. I love misting my reusable cloth face masks with Kelly's Treasures Face Mask Refresher Herbal Spray ($10) for a sweet-smelling pick-me-up. Wait two minutes for the alcohol-base to dissipate, and then your mask is ready to wear again. Just know that the mist isn't intended to sanitize your mask — it should still be washed regularly.
Safe+Mate x Case-Mate Cloth Face Mask
While I wait for my mask to dry after applying Kelly's Treasures, or if my mask is beyond saving (those hotter days can get you!), I swap it out for a fresh backup. I always have an extra of the Amazon bestseller Safe+Mate x Case-Mate Cloth Washable and Reusable Face Mask ($15) on deck.
Purell Advanced Hand Sanitizer Refreshing Gel
This buy isn't directly related to fresh breath, but if I'm out and about, it's key that I clean my hands with Purell Advanced Hand Sanitizer Refreshing Gel ($9 for a pack of three) before touching my mouth to use floss or eat a mint — having the travel-size containers on hand are a must.
Wobsion Compact Mirror, Magnifying Mirror with Light
But, of course, I can't effectively use my Cocofloss without my Wobsion Compact Magnifying Mirror with Light ($9). That postdinner piece of spinach hiding in my teeth doesn't stand a chance.