OUR BAMBOO TOOTHBRUSHES
Toothbrush appeared to me as the 1st easy step, as you don’t have to change a lot in your every-day routine & already save 1 plastic item. Today no plastic toothbrushes have ever been recycled so they are either burnt with your normal waste for major cities or end up landfills.
I love Bamboo, as it is a fast-growing resource, reaching maturity in 5 years, needing little water & no pesticides, offering a lovely alternative to plastic handles.
Frequently asked questions
Why do you produce in China?
To ensure we stay close to the bamboo forests, where our bamboo are grown. Today our factory is located 200km away from our Anjin bamboo forests.
Why do you only sell on Amazon?
One of our promises is to be able to democratise the purchase of product reducing your plastic consumption. Amazon by it's accessibility helps us to have access easily to all areas of the UK.
What are the bristles made of?
The bristles are made of Nylon-6, called also polyamides, which are a kind of plastic. As they are really small, we can't easily recycle them. We are working on a better solution.
However, in the meantime, just cut the bristles before putting your toothbrush in the compost bin. If you have no compost bin, cut them out in your classic waste bin.
Should I take more care of a natural toothbrush than of a plastic toothbrush?
Not being made out of impenetrable plastic, but of natural material, bamboo toothbrushes require just a tiny bit more care than a regular toothbrush.
The secret is keeping your toothbrush handle dry.
2 little things to do for this
dry your toothbrush quickly on a towel after each use
and store it upright in a clean container.
If your feel there is always water in the bottom of your toothbrush container, I would leave your toothbrush dry on the side of your sink or flat on the top of your toothbrush glass. This will ensure the bamboo handle stays dry throughout the day.
However, sometimes, high levels of humidity in the bathroom are the reason for the mould to appear. It is very common when the toothbrushes are kept in an area, where more than one person uses a shower and limited ventilation is possible. In this case I would try to rotate with more than one toothbrush for it to dry between each usage.
If your toothbrush handle is a little mouldy. Just clean is with a soft brush or a cloth, damped in soapy water. If you feel a stronger disinfectant is required, I would use natural antiseptics such as fruit vinegar or lemon juice, or also a mouthwash.