After coating the floss in naturally sourced mint and tea tree essence and xylitol which naturally aids in gum health, RADIUS Vegan Xylitol Mint Floss is coated in natural Vegan candelilla wax. Candelilla wax is a wax derived from the leaves of the small candelilla shrub native to northern Mexico and the southwestern United States. Xylitol is actively beneficial for dental health, reducing cavities by 1/3 with regular use, and has been shown to reduce the incidence of ear infections. Tea tree is known to act as an antiseptic and produce anti-inflammatory results when applied. When placed between teeth and on gums, this can create a naturally cooling sensation and reduce irritation. RADIUS is a different kind of company…we evolve the objects used in your daily life: well designed and quality, they can make life easier and add joy to a mundane task while being sensitive to our impact on the environment. The idea is pretty simple…if you make a quality product, it will last longer and people won’t need to throw it away. Our products are made to last which means they are being used longer and not filling up the landfills while still providing you with the excellence you have come to expect from RADIUS. Toothbrushes, floss and accessories that are easy to use and great to look at. Our products are made on our low-energy machines and we operate in a women-owned, family-run and operated solar-powered facility in Pennsylvania. Our sustainable manufacturing process allows us to reduce the amount of waste we create. What little waste we do create is recycled and reused to make new products. Each product is inspected by hand and designed to last.