The Truthbrush came from a wish for a toothbrush that was beautiful and luxurious as well as biodegradable. The unique handle design is crafted from sustainably sourced, organic bamboo which is naturally antibacterial. The brushes come with soft (as recommended by dentists) or medium bristles, which are 62% castor oil-based to care for your teeth and gums. Each eco friendly brush is also finished with a coat of plant oil to make it beautifully smooth and hard-wearing. Each Truthbrush is cruelty-free and vegan and packed in sustainable packaging!
Frequently Asked Questions
Why use bamboo for toothbrushes?
Plastic waste has become a huge problem worldwide and if we don't act today our environment will continue to deteriorate. Even as small as plastic toothbrushes have a huge impact on our environment. Making small swaps to what we're used to can make a tangible difference and the bathroom is a good place to start.
For starters, bamboo toothbrushes are biodegradable. This means when it's time to dispose of your bamboo toothbrush you'll know that they will break down naturally. However, this depends on the bristles of your toothbrush. Some bamboo toothbrushes have BPA free nylon bristles, while not biodegradable, is considered highly recyclable.
The bamboo used in the Truthbrush is beautiful, warm to touch and easily biodegradable. The antibacterial and antifungal properties of bamboo mean it is also hygienic. Bamboo is a natural pest-resistant plant, so it is organic and needs no extra watering.
Where is the Truthbrush made?
Truthbrush manufactures bamboo cleaning brushes in China, where the bamboo can grow amazing heights every day. The shipping to Europe has a carbon footprint, and while the amount is minimal for each brush, they have chosen to offset shipping through carbon offsets which will reduce the environmental impact.
Why castor oil bristles?
Truthbrush would love to find a plastic-free alternative to nylon bristles that is biodegradable. Upon further research, it became clear that the only alternative to plastic brushes was boar bristles (pig hair) which they were not prepared to use. There are some unsubstantiated claims of a biodegradable nylon 4 brush, but the material is not available to consumers yet. Truthbrush use bristles that are 62% castor oil and 38% nylon, which means less petroleum-based plastic. They continue to search for an alternative, but until then, they believe a toothbrush with castor oil-based bristles is much better than one made of plastic.
Why soft bristles for children?
Dentists recommend using a toothbrush with soft bristles. Soft bristles are generally agreed to be best for removing plaque and maintaining healthy gums which make them suitable for children.
Will it feel different using a toothbrush made of bamboo instead of plastic?
It will feel different. The Truthbrush bristles are much softer than any plastic toothbrush. Many people report having a more thorough clean using the toothbrush and prefer it over their old plastic brush. Some say it feels softer on teeth and gums, while others say they don't like the feeling of bamboo at all! The odd bristle may fall out, and that's natural and fine and just a sign it's not moulded plastic in your brush!
What is the finish on the Truthbrush?
The Truthbrush is dipped in paint which has been tested according to REACH legislation. After being brushed, the bristles are coated with a plant-based oil to ensure a smooth, water-resistant finish. The different coloured brushes are ideal for each member of your household to have their own coloured brush.
Will buying bamboo products be detrimental to pandas?
No. The bamboo used in Truthbrushes is taken from plantations, not the Panda's natural habitat. It is made from Moso bamboo, a type of bamboo which is inedible to pandas. The bamboo used is from responsibly managed forests in China and it's Forestry Stewardship Certified.