This kit of 8 toothbrushes comes with 4 adult and 4 children's toothbrushes made with completely natural and compostable materials. Considering toothbrushes are disposed 3 or 4 times a year for life, this is a big opportunity to reduce our plastic footprint by option for an Earth-friendly and plastic-free alternative like these.
Each brush is made of sustainably harvested beechwood preserved with linseed oil and sealed in beeswax. Its bristles are all natural made of pig hair. The bristles may seem hard the first time you use the brush, but you will find that they soften quickly when moistened.
You might be second guessing the pig hair but dont worry, it is completely sanitized and naturally bleached before being used to make the brushes. And it is sustainably sourced... The German manufacturer obtains the pig hair 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 skin and bristles 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.
Please note that orders of toothbrushes 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), and they ship by Canada Post Expedited in Canada and internationally, and by United States Postal Service in the US.
- Adult Toothbrush: Length x Width x Height: 16.7 x 1.2 x 1.7 cm / 6.5" x 0.5" x 0.7"
- Child Toothbrush: Length x Width x Height: 14 x 1 x 1.7 cm / 5.5" x 0.4" x 0.7" Bristle Length: 1 cm / 0.4" Weight (each brush): 0.045 kg / 0.1 lb
Materials: Made of sustainably harvested German beechwood protected with linseed oil; bristles made of thoroughly sanitized and naturally bleached pig hair; interior steel wire holds bristles in place.
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: Made in Germany.
Health and Environment: BPA-free, phthalate-free, PVC-free and lead-free. Compostable.
Packaging: A compostable cellulose packaging and a recyclable twist tie.