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Dr. Sayed Ibrahim on SprinJene

#HipNJ spoke with Dr. Sayed Ibrahim, CEO and Founder of SprinJeneabout his unique oral care company.

“SprinJene is an oral care company unlike any other,” Ibrahim states. Every SprinJene toothpaste features their patented formula of zinc and cold pressed black seed oil. Together, these ingredients effectively clean and protect teeth and gums from inflammation, bacteria and gingivitis, all while helping to bring relief to dry mouth sufferers. 

They continually source the globe for advanced, healthy ingredients to include in their products to improve the oral wellness of brushers everywhere. “We are dedicated to continually advancing our processes, products and certifications to provide the best oral care products we can,” Ibrahim says.

SprinJene’s goal is to create products which are accessible to people of all backgrounds, and that are void of harsh chemicals and abrasives. They currently offer two toothpaste lines: SprinJene Original® and SprinJene Natural®.  

These are the only toothpastes on the market certified: Vegan, Gluten Free, Cruelty-Free, Kosher, and Halal.

They contain all of the good stuff (coconut oil, birch tree xylitol, acacia gum, natural flavors), are free from all the bad stuff (artificial dyes + preservatives, SLS, saccharin, animal byproducts), and are made with natural flavors.

SprinJene also offers various options for consumers. These include Fluoride-containing and Fluoride-free options, adult and kids options, and sensitivity options.

SprinJene’s headquarters are in Piscataway, which Ibrahim chose for specific reasons. “New Jersey is a center of manufacturing, raw materials, distribution and technology, so it was a natural fit,” he explains. “Besides that, I am a resident of, and love, New Jersey, so there was a personal element there for me.”

SprinJene also makes various social contributions. “I am a firm believer in education and supporting your local community,” Ibrahim  says. They have been involved with/donated product to the following organizations:

  • NJ SBDC
  • Donations to Mosques
  • Donations to New Brunswick High School
  • Donations to Rutgers University
  • Minette’s Angels

To learn more about SprinJene, click here.

Saving Money this Memorial Day Weekend

Memorial Day marks the unofficial start of summer, which means it’s time to head to the beach and celebrate! #HipNJ wants to make sure you don’t break the bank this weekend, so here are some ways to save money this Memorial Day Weekend, courtesy of TopCashback.com.

Carpool

Between traffic and finding places to park, driving to the beach can be a hassle. If you have a group heading for an extended weekend getaway, consider carpooling and splitting the costs of driving and parking.

Bring Your Own Food

One of the best ways to save money when you visit the beach is by bringing a cooler of your own food. Prepare sandwiches, throw in some snacks, a bag of ice and you are beach ready!

Find Free Activities

Memorial Day weekend is known for fairs, public events and more! Scout out your town’s festivities for the weekend and catch the fireworks for free. If you’re headed to the beach, make sure to bring activities for your friends and family such as beach balls, pales and shovels!

Budget

Just because you’re at the beach during peak season, doesn’t mean you have to subject yourself to inflated prices! There are plenty of ways to save, including shopping online prior to your getaway or staying at a less popular hotel.

Replace Rental Cars With Local Transportation

Depending on your travel destination, you can easily research transportation options to get you out and about. Whether it is public or hotel transportation, you can significantly cut costs and see more in town when you choose public transportation.

Skip the Hotel

Adventure out of your comfort zone and book a stay through Airbnb or hostels for any last-minute bookings. Often Airbnb and hostels will be more accommodating to last-minute bookings and offer lower rates than popular hotel chains.

Have fun this weekend; we hope these tips come in handy!

Celest Quintana On Mentorship

Celest Quintana, owner and operator of more than 10 McDonald’s restaurants in the Jersey City and Newark area, sat with Steve Adubato on “One-on-One” to discuss the importance of mentorship.

“It works both ways,” Quintana says of mentorship. “We mentor people, and in the process, they mentor us.” Both parties benefit from this sharing of knowledge.

Quintana says that honesty is the key to mentorship. “It has to be somebody who is truly honest.”

To learn more, click here.