Bamboo Environmental Toothbrush in a Medium bristle available online at Flora & Fauna.
The Environmental Toothbrush is the solution to the 30 million toothbrushes disposed of each year in Australia. Invented by a Brisbane dentist, The Environmental Toothbrush is a simple solution. Made from bamboo, a natural cellulose fibre, they are biodegradable, environmentally sustainable, and do not pollute the environment. The amazing growth and self-renewing ability of bamboo means that deforestation is not necessary either. Even the packaging is biodegradable and they are fair trade.
What types are available?
That is an easy one to answer - Although most dentists will only recommend a SOFT bristle we have found that approx 45% of Australians use a Medium toothbrush... So the toothbrush is available in both Soft and Medium in the Adult size and Soft in the Child size.
The handle is made of MOSO bamboo, an environmentally sustainable timber. Bamboo is technically considered a member of the grass family. It is the fastest growing plant on earth, and incredibly abundant. The bamboo is cultivated for between three to five years, and then harvested. It re-generates itself naturally, with minimal rain and without the need for harmful pesticides. In fact, by harvesting and using the bamboo, we help to control unwanted spread into agricultural and natural forest areas. Our bamboo is grown by many local farmers (NOT PLANTATION).
The bamboo is heat treated to carbonise the surface of the bamboo, giving it a quality finish and good service life. The carbonisation finishing process provides water resistance and prevents the growth of microbes (bacteria and moulds) during normal use.
The bristles are made from a BPA FREE polymer resistant to microbial growth during normal use, to ensure safety and durability.
We recommend you rinse and dry your toothbrush after use to keep it clean.
The toothbrush can be put in a composter to biodegrade so you can return to earth. Ideally the bristles are pulled out and thrown away seperately as these don't break down as well as the wood.
ToothbrushBy: Sarah Ireland on 14 April 2019I must say I love the new bamboo toothbrush. It’s a bit funky to start with, with feeling of wood on your gums rather than the plastic, but after a few days you forget all about it. The bristles clean my teeth so well, squeaky clean. I would highly recommend getting your mouth around one. You’ll get over the first time trust me :-)
Firm but good!By: Ailish on 28 March 2019As other reviews say it is firm bristles, but that was exactly what I wanted! So good, gonna stock up
Best toothbrush ever!By: Louise Nucup on 6 February 2019Being extremely environmentally conscious, as well as having a soft spot for all things wooden, these toothbrushes were a must have for me. I was nervous that the bristles wouldn't clean my teeth properly (I LOVE hard bristles), but they are even better than my normal toothbrush. The customer service at Flora & Fauna was outstanding; I even opted for click and collect, and the staff were suuuper friendly! Really excited to be a regular customer, whilst knowing that we're all doing our little bit to help our world
Feels greatBy: Anonymous on 3 February 2019I have used 2 now over 6 months and they are great. The bristles felt firm at first, I thought they should be labeled as Hard and not Medium but after a few uses they soften. After 3 months of use the bristles still were intact even with hard brushing.
Love itBy: Cate McDonald on 11 January 2019This cute little bamboo toothbrush holder is so practical and takes up very little space on my vanity. It looks elegant too!