Switch to Bamboo Toothbrush: The First Step into your Sustainable Future
Finding and buying eco-friendly products online has become a breeze thanks to their increasing availability and awareness. One of the most widely demanded products are bamboo toothbrushes. These eco-friendly toothbrushes are a simple step in the gradual transition to a sustainable life.
Let’s talk a little about them.
The body of a bamboo toothbrush is made entirely of bamboo, which is biodegradable and compostable. Bamboo is chosen over other woods because it is quick to grow, requires little to no care, and doesn’t need any pesticides or fertilisers during propagation. Also, bamboo is a lightweight, comparatively dry wood and involves less manufacturing effort. It is one of the most eco-friendly materials available currently. It is also less prone to get mouldy.
Although the bamboo handle is undoubtedly completely biodegradable, the bristles might not be. It depends on what material they’re made up of- nylon, or bamboo. Nylon bristles are the same ones as our regular toothbrushes, and they aren’t biodegradable, bamboo bristles are completely biodegradable just like the handle.
The best part is that these bamboo brushes are crafted in the same manner as their plastic counterparts- without the plastic, of course. Hence, they have the same functionality and effectiveness. They are one of the easiest options to choose if you are looking to switch to eco friendly products in India or really, anywhere in the world.
These wooden toothbrushes have the same bristles as your regular toothbrushes, and hence are equally safe to use. Softer variants available are bamboo bristle toothbrushes - easier on your gums, as well as the earth!
They won’t harm your sensitive teeth, just like any normal toothbrush.
Although, regardless of how soft the bristles are, we suggest not using a lot of pressure while brushing your teeth.
If you’re worried about it, let us assure you that the chances of your eco friendly toothbrush getting mouldy are scarce, given it is taken care of properly. We suggest you keep your toothbrush dry and free from excess water.
A bamboo brush will easily last you the recommended 3-4 months.
After using it, there are many things you can do with them. You can use it further for cleaning small things, or even as a painting tool! You could use your old bamboo toothbrush for innumerable things like wall decor, pen holders and all things art & craft!
Or you can use it as a plant marker or simply bury it in soil after removing the nylon bristles (if you use that variant). Your used eco-friendly toothbrush can also be used as food for your plants- just compost it and add to your homemade fertiliser!