I received a product from Brush With Bamboo in exchanged for a review. As always, all opinions are my own and big thanks to Brush With Bamboo for their support!
Mouth care? Is that even a thing? What's the proper term for that? Teeth care? Hmm...haven't figured that one out yet, but hey, while I go figure that out, check out my favorite natural mouth/teeth/fresh breath routine below...
I knew I had to make a change when I heard that 4.7 billion toothbrushes that will never biodegrade (aka GO AWAY) are dumped in landfills and oceans every year. The idea of all that waste really made me uncomfortable. I know that toothbrushes aren't something you use all the time, but geez. That just didn't sit well with me. I started to look into alternatives to the traditional plastic toothbrush.
I quickly found Brush With Bamboo, a company that created the first plant-based toothbrush. From the box, to the wrapper, to the bristles and handle, every part of this toothbrush can be recycled. The handle is made from organic bamboo, the bristles are made from castor oil and plastic-- but it's BPA-free and recyclable (unfortunately, no non-plastic bristles currently exist but this is the best option). The tooth brush comes in a compostable wrapper made from plants and the box 100% paper and biodegradable. Basically, it's all a literal breath of fresh air for Mother Nature.
Ever since Brandon and I switched to bamboo toothbrushes, we have never looked back. We have found that we actually enjoy brushing with the bamboo toothbrush better than the plastic one. The bristles are just as soft and comfortable, the handle is sturdy and it's good to be reminded every single day that you're doing something good for the planet. And at $5 a brush, there's really no excuse not to try one!
I like to use our toothbrushes with my DIY toothpaste recipe. It's SO easy and takes literal seconds to make. Plus, one batch will only cost you pennies to make. I use:
- 2 TBSP of coconut oil
- 1 TBSP of baking soda
- 10-20 drops of Peppermint essential oil
I really love this recipe and think it's a super great way to reduce the amount of plastic in your bathroom because you aren't dealing with toothpaste waste. However, if you're not ready to embrace your inner-hippie THAT much, I definitely suggest buying Tom's Of Maine Toothpaste, a great more natural toothpaste.
Tell me below-- what's keeping you from making the switch from plastic to bamboo?