Linda Meltzer C.N., founder and CEO of Meltzer's Puremints and OraPure (TM) Herbal Breath spray, first started Meltzer's with the vision of creating great tasting, all natural products of the finest quality.
As a Nutritionist and Research Scientist, Linda has been developing complex herbal and vitamin formulas in the field of health and scientific nutrition for over 20 years.
Her expertise in vitamin and nutritional biochemistry - specifically, products that support optimal health and deal with imbalances - provided the starting point for natural mint pastilles which also offer healthy value and digestive support. The companion product, OraPure (TM) Herbal Breath Spray, is a potent spray that offers fast and effective breath freshening and contains real essential oils and herbs used traditionally for breath freshening.
Linda's extensive direct, hands on experience in flavor formulation and development ensures all products have excellent flavor as well as offer healthy, functional support.
Herb Overview: The thoughts behind the formulas
Mint, and many spices and herbs, are natural and have beneficial value for health. For example, Mint, Ginger, Cinnamon, Green Tea, and Licorice have been used for centuries, all over the world, as a spice and for their numerous health benefits. Peppermint in particular is a commonly used herb in lozenges, and breath mints; however mint oil is often processed and modified until it is no longer natural and pure. This is also true for many other natural oils and herbs.
Unfortunately, most breath mints - the form that one finds peppermint commonly available in the marketplace - are not high quality. Most 'mints' are terribly sweet - whether the sweetener is sugar, xylitol, or an artificial one, too sweet is the prevailing taste. The actual herb or mint oil appears to be an afterthought. Frequently menthol is used, which is an inexpensive way to make a breath mint cool while using small amounts of actual mint. We call that 'window dressing' in product development. And often just flavor is used, not the actual herb or oil that has health and digestive benefits.
Real mint was originally was used to help with digestion after a meal. Back then it was called a pastille and was much more than what we are most familiar with as a standard breath mint in today's marketplace.
Meltzer's has changed that. Our natural mints - pastilles - are pure, potent and not overly sweet. We use real oils and herbs. The taste is full-bodied and potent. As a breath mint, it is truly the highest quality available. As a functional pastille, Meltzer's mints redefine how mints should be.
Our OraPure (TM) Herbal Breath Spray is potent and minimally sweet - for fast, effective breath freshening. Each flavor - peppermint and cinnamon - contains a proprietary blend of specific herbs with long history of traditional use for breath freshening and oral care. Neem, Green tea, and Olive leaf are just a few of the herbs in the OraPure formulas which have a long history of use for oral care and breath freshening.
We invite you to try Meltzer's mints and Orapure (TM) breath spray - and enjoy quality, the way it should be.