*Not a sponsored post. I just think reducing plastic is super important*
We are all aware about the huge environmental issue that is plastic. If you aren't, I highly recommend David Attenborough's Blue Planet II. Plastic everywhere, unavoidable and filling up our oceans.
I am a huge believer in little steps making a big difference. By replacing everyday plastic items like toothbrushes with eco-friendly ones, together we can make a difference.
|Bamboo Toothbrush, The Humble Co|
I change my toothbrush every 3 months. So 4 a year, 40 in 10 years. That isn't going to clear our oceans anytime soon but if my household of 4 switch to bamboo, that's 160 bits of plastic no longer being used. Every individual together can make an impact.
Oral hygine is the most important form of hygiene to me. I've had braces twice, religiously wear my retainer nightly and recently had oral surgery to remove some wisdom teeth. For me, switching to a bamboo brush was quite daunting. Will it clean my teeth as sufficiently?
|Cruelty-free toothpaste & Humble Brush|
Like regular toothbrushes, Humble Brush come in soft and medium bristled brushes, as well as childrens brushes, toothpaste, even chewing gum and dish brushes!
I am a medium kind of girl but accidently purchased a soft one. Since switcing bruses, my teeth feel just as clean as when I was using a plastic one. The soft bristles haven't been an issue either. The only difference at all is the feel in my hand, as obviously I'm holding smooth wood rather than plastic.
Humble Brushes are eco-friendly, designed by dentists, and profits from toothbrush sales go to The Humble Smile Fundation, supporting various oral health projects for children in need.
These are made out of 100% sustainable and biodegable bamboo and nylon-6 bristles. Non-plastic bristle bamboo brushes do exist from other brands but are sadly not vegan friendly or cruelty-free, as they are made from boar hair.
Would I buy again? Definitely. I don't feel I have a good enough excuse not to! They are good for the environment, good for my oral hygeine and support charity. Triple win!
Have you tried a bamboo toothbrush? Are you doing anything to reduce your plastic consumption?