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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!
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