Did you know that every toothbrush you have ever owned is still out there somewhere? Help fight plastic pollution by switching to environmentally sustainable toothbrushes made from bamboo or cornstarch. A toothbrush is an essential for a healthy, happy mouth. These natural and sustainable alternatives come from renewable resources that wonít last forever like those made from plastics.
Environmentally Sustainable Toothbrushes
Ecofriendly and sustainable toothbrushes are usually made from natural materials like bamboo and cornstarch. These toothbrushes will biodegrade in either your home or commercial compost. You can choose between soft-bristle or medium bristles from our range of ecofriendly toothbrushes made from bamboo. And they are just as good at cleaning your teeth.
Zero Waste Bathroom
Having a zero waste bathroom is a good start to sustainable living. And thatís why we at Baba Me HQ love bamboo toothbrushes! Theyíre the perfect ecofriendly alternative to plastic toothbrushes.
Bamboo is quick growing so it is a sustainable source of wood. Our range of bamboo brushes is proving to be popular. Charcoal infused bristles will help remove stains and protect against bad breath.
When you are finished with the brush, snap off the handle and it can be composted, used in the garden as plant support or name marker or repurposed for use as a small scrubbing brush until the bristles are no longer usable.
Personal care products that are made from natural and sustainable materials and ingredients are becoming more popular each year because many people want to reduce their plastic waste. Some of these products even come in plastic-free packaging, which helps reduce plastic waste even further.
Why should you switch?
There are so many reasons to ditch plastic toothbrushes for their biodegradable counterparts. The bathroom is a good place to start ditching plastic products for their zero waste alternatives. Unlike their plastic counterparts, bamboo toothbrushes are biodegradable and sustainable.
Bamboo is often the go-to material by eco-brands because of its sustainability and renewability. Bamboo as a tree does not require artificial irrigation and chemicals like pesticides. Once your toothbrush made from sustainable bamboo reaches the end of its life, you can simply toss the bamboo biodegradable handle into your compost bin. Make sure to remove the bristles beforehand.
If you like to buy packs of toothbrushes, the NFCO twin pack of brushes is a good set for you. The handles are made of cornstarch, this is biodegradable and will reduce to a chalk-like stick within a year of being put into a home compost. This reduces to 90 days in commercial compost. Nylon is the material for the bristle and nylon is recyclable so make sure to put it into your recycle bin.
For Adults & Little Kids
A bamboo toothbrush is not only for adults, but itís also for little children. It has a nice balance and is easy to use when you have to clean your children's teeth. For childrens oral care, their toothbrushes should have soft bristles and a small brush head to fit around their growing mouths.
It is recommended that parents clean their children's teeth until around age seven. This is easiest done if you sit with your child on your lap and their head is resting on your shoulder. You can easily reach around their whole mouth with their toothbrush. They can finish the job or start it but you are responsible for getting all of the surfaces completely clean for them.