This set includes four adult bamboo toothbrushes and one refill box containing two spools of plastic-free natural dental floss made of mulberry silk.
Seeing as the plastic toothbrush market is HUGE and a large majority of plastic toothbrushes end up in landfills or the oceans, we looked hard to find a plastic-free wooden toothbrush you that could toss in your compost or campfire.
The adult toothbrushes are made from renewable Miso bamboo and disinfected boar hair bristles. The bristles may seem firm the first time you use the brush, but they soften quickly when moistened. So 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 a good idea to let the toothbrush dry thoroughly between teeth cleaning sessions. Also a good idea to rinse it with very hot water periodically to deep clean it. The toothbrush is treated with beeswax for long lasting protection. The toothbrushes are individually packaged in a cardboard box.
You might think "yuk, pig hair!", but the pig hair is completely sanitized and naturally bleached. And it is sustainably sourced... The pig hair is obtained from China, which is currently the only place in the world from where these long-haired pig bristles can be sourced. The bristles come from a domesticated race of long-haired pig that is bred and raised for meat. When the animals are harvested for the meat, the hairs are normally discarded because the meat industry has no use for them. Here the bristles are being used for a positive purpose, rather than simply being thrown out as waste. Click here to read a blog post about this toothbrush by a BBC journalist.
The natural dental silk is a must-have for your eco-friendly oral hygiene routine. Dental lace is made from 100% natural mulberry silk and is coated in beeswax with a a gentle peppermint essential oil taste to ease and enhance your flossing experience. It is an Earth-friendly alternative as this floss is biodegradable and the glass container can actually be refilled with extra spools of floss that come in compostable packaging!
Pro tip: This floss can be more delicate than plastic floss so we recommend slightly adjusting your finger placement as you floss so that the tension on the floss is spread across various points. If the same hand placement is used the whole way through, the floss may wear thin and break.
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).
- Adult Toothbrush: Length x Width x Height: 19 x 1.2 x 1.7 cm / 7.5" x 0.5" x 0.7" Bristle Length: 1 cm / 0.4"
- Natural Dental Floss: Width x Height: 3 cm x 4 cm / 1.18" x 1.57"
- Toothbrush: Miso bamboo handle and disinfected boar hair bristles.
- Dental Floss: The floss is made from natural mulberry silk and it is coated in beeswax with peppermint essential oil.
Care Instructions: Allow toothbrush to dry thoroughly between teeth cleaning sessions. Rinse periodically with very hot water to deep clean. Should last about 3 months with regular use.
Country of Manufacture: China
Health and Environment: BPA-free, phthalate-free, PVC-free and lead-free. Compostable.
- Adult toothbrush: Comes in a recyclable cardboard box.
- Dental floss: Box is made from 100% post-consumer fiber that is certified FSC and PCF free. and is printed with soy-based inks. There is also a compostable plant-based cellophane bag made from Polylactide Acid from plants. The bag is biodegradable in industrial composting facilities or in a home composter within 6 - 12 months
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