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.
This set of ten toothbrushes comes with 5 adult and 5 children's toothbrushes that are made of natural materials and are compostable.
The adult toothbrush is made with easily renewable Miso bamboo and disinfected boar hair bristles.
The children's toothbrush 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 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. You might think "yuk, pig hair!", but worry not, the pig hair 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
- Adult toothbrush made of Miso bamboo and boar hair bristles
- Children's toothbrush 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: Adult toothbrush made in China, children's toothbrush made in Germany.
Health and Environment: BPA-free, phthalate-free, PVC-free and lead-free. Compostable.
Packaging: Adult toothbrush comes in a recyclable cardboard box. The children's toothbrush comes in a compostable cellulose packaging and a recyclable twist tie.
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