Wednesday 25 September 2019

Review - Eco Friendly Toothbrush

This is my third review on plastic reduction or replacements. 

To help you follow my progress so far, I have started a section called reviews in the right hand menu which will build up over time.

Scoring system: 

❤ = Will keep, I love it / 👀 = Not sure, will try some more / 😐 = Oh dear, it's not for me

Review Three - Plastic Free Toothbrush

When I decided to go plastic free I decided that things like throw away plastic razors and plastic toothbrushes had to go. 

After reading up about alternatives, I came across brushes made from bamboo. Bamboo is super fast growing and has become popular as a plastic alternative. 

The added bonus is being able to compost down any used up products (although you'd need to pull off the nylon bristles first).
My Green Vibes Toothbrush from Amazon

I found a great product, by My Green Vibesa set of four toothbrushes with bamboo handles, each presented in a card box which is useful for travelling. 

Each box has a coloured dot at the end which matches the different coloured heads on the brush. 

Excellent for family members to choose their own colour and remember whose is whose.

The bristles are very soft. At first you do have to get used to the friction of wood against your cheeks as you brush, although wetting the brush first can help with this. 

I have found so far that the brush heads do seem to last well. 

At the end of its life I was able to pull the bristles out with pliers (with some force) and placed the handle in the compost heap. 
My Verdict?
I am giving these a big thumbs up. I like that the brush handle is compostable. It comes in recyclable card packaging which cuts right down on the plastic and even the little fish on the end is a nice added touch, so it's a ❤ love from me!

My Green Vibes Eco Friendly Bamboo Toothbrush