We looked hard to find a plastic-free wooden 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 is made of sustainably harvested wood, in this case beechwood that is preserved with linseed oil. The toothbrush is treated with beeswax for long lasting protection. The head of the toothbrush is wrapped in a small piece of compostable cellulose cellophane held with a metal/cardboard clip that is 100% recyclable.
Its bristles are all natural as they are made of pig hair that is a byproduct of the meat industry in China. Rather than dscarding 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.The bristles may seem hard the first time you use the brush, but you will find that 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 completely normal to find some bristles that fall out from time to time.
Dimensions: Each Toothbrush: 16.7 x 1.2 x 1.7 cm / 6.5" x 0.5" x 0.7"Bristle Length: 1 cm / 0.4"Weight (each brush): 0.045 kg / 0.1 lb
Dimensions: Each Toothbrush: 16.7 x 1.2 x 1.7 cm / 6.5" x 0.5" x 0.7" Bristle Length: 1 cm / 0.4" Weight (each brush): 0.045 kg / 0.1 lb
Materials: 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 1-3 months with regular use.
Country of Manufacture: Germany. Health and Environment: BPA-free, phthalate-free, PVC-free and lead-free. Compostable.
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).
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