We looked hard to find a plastic-free toothbrush you could just toss in your compost or throw in a campfire once it has served its purpose. The plastic toothbrush market is HUGE and a large majority of plastic toothbrushes end up in landfills or the oceans. Because toothbrushes need to be replaced three or four times a year. All that plastic really accumulates over a lifetime. We found the perfect toothbrush.
It's handle is made of Moso bamboo which grows quickly and is considered a renewable and sustainable resource.
No need to cut out the head, this toothbrush is 100% compostable. No nylon bristles. Its bristles are all natural as they are made of boar hair that have been thoroughly disinfected. This hair is a byproduct of the meat industry in China. Rather than discarding the hairs, this supplier cleans and uses them to build brushes. You might think "yuk, pig hair!", but worry not, the pig hair is completely cleaned before being used to make the brushes. With these natural bristles you can actually adjust the bristle hardness to your preference based on the moisture level. If you want them really soft, just soak the brush in warm water for a minute before brushing. It is completely normal to find some bristles that fall out from time to time.
*It is normal for a few bristles to fall out from time to time.
Please note that orders of toothbrushes and/or floss ship separately from anything else you might order (though at no extra shipping charge - you are charged only one shipping charge for your full order).
Each Toothbrush: 18 x 1 cm / 7" x 0.4"
Bristle Length: 1 cm / 0.4"
Materials: Miso bamboo handle and disinfected boar hair bristles.
Care Instructions: Allow toothbrush to dry thoroughly between teeth cleaning sessions. Rinse periodically with very hot water to deep clean. Should last about 1-3 months with regular use.
Country of Manufacture: China.
Health and Environment: BPA-free, phthalate-free, PVC-free and lead-free. Compostable.
Packaging: Recyclable cardboard box.