Why We Love It: This special soft bristle brush is made of bamboo and 100% Castor Bean Oil bristles and is USDA Certified 100% bio-based – see Brush With Bamboo's USDA Certification and Testing Paperwork. This means that the bristles contain 0% fossil fuel and 0% petroleum!
Use/Care: A little pressure goes a long way. Try using with our Unpaste Tablets. After brushing, rinse the bristles with warm tap water, removing toothpaste suds or food debris. Dry both the bristles and handle with a towel. Place the toothbrush on top of your toothbrush holder or across a jar between uses. You just want to avoid a pool of water in the bottom of a jar. This will help prevent moist and dark handles. Will last about 3 months if cared for.
Packaging: Compostable/recyclable box.
End of Life: We recommend bringing the toothbrush back to us for proper disposal or industrial composting. The bristles are made with 100% castor bean oil and will breakdown however the timeframe for degradation is undetermined. Brush with Bamboo suggests industrial composting to guarantee they will breakdown in the fastest manner possible. The bristles themselves can be put in home compost. The success of degradation depends on the activity of the soil. In a backyard compost they will take a while to break down, however, they eventually will. Being 100% plant-based, once they break down, they will add nutrients to the soil (to be used by plants, a la "plant food") as opposed to petroleum-based bristles which will break down into micro plastics and become toxic to the soil and surrounding plants.
Materials: Bamboo and 100% castor oil bristles.