Why I Switched to Bamboo Toothbrushes, And Why I’m Never Going Back!

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The other day, I went to brush my teeth and I noticed that it was time to replace my toothbrush..  (Seriously..  The bristles were falling out in my mouth!)  But I wasn’t going to replace it with just any ol’ toothbrush!

I’ve been wanting to try bamboo toothbrushes for a while now, but I’ve been waiting until my plastic toothbrush was beyond dead before I took the plunge and bought bamboo toothbrushes off Amazon.

I was a little disappointed to find out that the bristles on the toothbrush weren’t biodegradable, but at least the handle itself was!  Plus, for those of you out there wanting to make the switch but are worried that they will cost more than ‘normal’ toothbrushes, they don’t!  I bought a  packet of 10 bamboo toothbrushes for just $8.50!  That’s less than a dollar a toothbrush!

When the toothbrushes got here, I was so excited!  They came in a cute little box and each toothbrush was in it’s own individual little box!  No plastic was wasted except for the Amazon bag it came in.

I was surprised when I used my new toothbrush for the first time and found that they felt the same as a ‘normal’ toothbrush!  I’ve heard so many people complain about bamboo toothbrushes being hard on your gums and teeth.  But these toothbrushes were just as soft as any other toothbrush I’ve used in my life!

I’m happy to report that me and my bamboo toothbrush are getting along happily, and I’m so stoked that I have nine more waiting for me when my toothbrush eventually gives out and needs to be thrown in the compost!

That’s right, you can compost them!  Just remove the bristles (which are nylon and still contain a ‘bit’ of plastic) and throw the rest in the compost!  Not only am I not throwing away plastic toothbrushes anymore that end up in the ocean, but because it’s made of bamboo, no trees were killed in the making of this toothbrush!

To see more zero waste/eco-friendly posts of mine, check out the list below!

Plastic VS Homemade Scrubbies

A Week With No Lights (Challenge)

Climate Change; A Mini Rant

Simple 3 Ingredient Homemade Toothpaste Recipe


  1. I use these and have the natural fibre hair brushes, and bottle /glass fibre and metal cleaning things. I also use material bags (made by people in our community as a fund raiser for community) to shop and netting bags (from tulle) for nuts, veggies, fruit. I also go to a bulk shop where you buy your items and take your own jars, and bottles with you for your goods.

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    • One of these days I would LOVE to go to a bulk shop, but there aren’t any real close to where I live. ❤ I have a few crocheted bags that I go to the store with and use in place of plastic bags, I love them! (I'm actually doing a post on them soon!) Someday I hope to switch most of my life over to a more community based and environment friendly way of living. But for now I'm working with changing one small thing at a time.


      • We have had a wonderful one here for ten years in my small village of cygent It began in someones home, and she tried to get mostly australialn produce which she did. Then she did the market here as well as still selling from her home on certain days. She sold it two years ago and now the new oweners have a shop in town. Really lucky to have it.
        Changing one small thing is the sensible way to go and most cost efficient. You will get there. Your heart and soul are in the right place.

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      • That is so cool that someone in your town did that! The closest bulk store around here is half an hour away in a big town with way too much traffic..
        I can’t wait until the farmers markets open up for the summer, I’ll be going there to get a lot of goodies. 🙂 It’s not a bulk store by any means, but at least they are closer and less wasteful (and I can support local farmers).

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      • She saw a way to make some money, she was on a low income, and from this she also runs sour dough bread making classes, fermenting classes, and kefir and yoghurt making. She is pretty incredible as she got the local crops swap group up and running and now our local seed saaving group. She also instigated after our bushfires here january 2019 to provide free vegetable seedlings and seeds (groups of people helped her pot up seedlings and grow seeds, and share seeds) for people across the river who lost their gardens, or because they were evacuated for several weeks and it was smokey and hot their vegetable gardens died. All at no cost to the folk. Pretty amazing

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      • we also have a local market held in our town hall (and in carpark) that operates every 1st and 3rd sunday all year. (as the original market was only in the town hall. it has grown. So veggies locally grown can be bought all year.

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      • It’s too cold to have markets open all the time where I am. They open a few months in the summer and that’s it, we have to enjoy them while they last here. 😛 I’m so jealous of how close-knit your community sounds, you paint such a pretty picture of it. ❤


      • When you live in a country that has very little snow, I at least forget that very cold winters exists. Something to look forward to, I hope that by then the Covid-19 impacts will have settled by then.

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      • Haha, yeah I can understand that. I grew up with bad snowy winters every year. When I was a kid my family moved to the south where there was hardly any snow, and then we to Germany for a few years with NO snow.. Moving back to the U.S. and back up north (where four feet of snow is a ‘normal’ winter) was kind of a culture shock.. I am wishing for summer to come quick, I hope that the markets will not close down this year because of the virus. Although with everyone turning to health foods right now to ‘stay healthy’, I can imagine the farmers here will have good business..

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  2. Oh it would have been a huge shock to your system. I have never seen snow that deep.
    Our big market in Hobart (state Capital) Salamanca Market has been closed as to the Farmers Market one.
    Sadly our community one has too.
    Very hard on all involved. A few of the local growers and producers are selling from their gates via our community face book pages, as of course they still have produce growing. It is hopefully going to help the growers and of course all of us.

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    • Yikes. I hope that the markets don’t stay closed for ‘too’ long there. But it’s really good to hear that the growers are still finding a way to sell their stuff. I’ve noticed that a lot of people here are selling eggs, milk, and winter crops from their properties as well and are asking people who want them to come pick them up. I think that it’s amazing that people are still finding a way to thrive though these tough times.

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      • It is a good sign of resilience, and community building which is so important in situations that we are seeing as long as people respect the social distancing.

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