A miswak is a Peelu tree branch, which has natural fibers and a list of effective natural ingredients for oral health. Nibble back the bark, reveal the miswak’s bristles, then brush. Naturally occurring antiseptics and oils help kill germs and freshen breath. It also has resins that protect enamel, and natural abrasives like silica and sodium bicarbonate—a.k.a. baking soda—that gently scrub and whiten.
As for the Miswak Club, Founder Rahat Bashar started it after searching for an all-natural alternative to dental products riddled with mysterious chemicals. When he learned about the miswak, he created the “Club” to bring it to others. And he decided to harvest the best kind—their trees are grown in healthy soil that contains no chemicals or pesticides. These miswaks are lightly colored, which means they are fresh and flexible.
Since you don’t need water (or toothpaste) to brush, a miswak is great for camping and other outdoor excursions. One also makes a nice supplement to your normal routine, traveling easily in a backpack or purse. Wherever you use it, it’s a great way to “branch out” when it comes to oral hygiene.