Brushing our teeth has been part of our daily routine for so long, we rarely give it a second thought. Plastic toothbrushes are the norm; it’s estimated that 3.6 billion plastic toothbrushes are used worldwide every year, with the average person using 300 in their lifetime. Unfortunately, around 80 per cent of these end up in the sea, where they are damaging natural habitats and marine life.
Plastic toothbrushes are made from a mix of unrecyclable and toxic materials that combine elements of rubber, crude oil and petroleum. They take hundreds of years to breakdown, and during that long, drawn-out decomposition process, toxic chemicals are being released.
The Willow Traders bamboo toothbrushes are an environmentally friendly alternative to plastic toothbrushes. The bamboo handle is biodegradable, you can pop it into your compost after you’re done with it and it will take around six months to decompose. What’s more, bamboo is a very fast-growing plant, needs little care and doesn’t require pesticides or fertilisers for cultivation. The Willow Trader uses toothbrushes that are made using sustainable and eco-friendly nylon bristles which are BPA free and recyclable.
These bamboo toothbrushes have been designed to look, feel and perform as good as a plastic toothbrush. The handle is made from smooth, splinter-free bamboo that has been profiled, ensuring a comfortable and firm to grip, allowing you to brush your teeth with ease. The Nylon bristles feature an angled design so you can reach deep between teeth to lift and brush away more plaque. Plus, they are available in a range of bright and beautiful colours, including pink, red, blue, green and yellow.
The perfect partner to our bamboo toothbrushes is our natural, minty flavoured, organic charcoal toothpaste. It contains no harmful toxins or chemicals and is 100% natural. Our Bamboo Charcoal Toothpaste removes stains and neutralises bad breath as well as being a natural teeth whitener. It contains naturally occurring ions and surfactants that have a strong absorption capacity and help to protect gums and prevent tooth decay. Discover our full range of eco-friendly oral and dental care products below. We are always expanding our ranges so be sure to check back regularly.