If you read my eco-friendly resolutions post, then you will have seen me mention the bamboo toothbrush subscriptions from BlueRock. I’ve been wanting to get a bamboo toothbrush for a while now, but despite the growing awareness of plastic waste, including in the dental industry, it is difficult to find bamboo toothbrushes in the shops. Needless to say, I was delighted when BlueRock got in touch* and told me about their products. Before we get into the details of why bamboo is better and how you can get yourself a bamboo toothbrush, let’s take a look at the product first.
BlueRock Bamboo Toothbrush Product Review
I’m not sure there’s much to say when it comes to reviewing a toothbrush, other than it does the job?! The BlueRock bamboo toothbrush, like any other plastic equivalent, leaves your teeth feeling clean.
Having a wooden handle is weird at first, especially after being used to plastic after all these years. I would describe it as the same kind of feeling as eating fish and chips with a wooden fork at the seaside. An odd sensation, however after a time you adjust to the feeling. It’s better to deal with this than contribute to plastic waste which is affecting our environment.
The BlueRock bamboo toothbrushes come in all recyclable packaging. The parcel folds out to reveal information about the brand and product. There are no boxes within boxes like a lot of deliveries these days.
The design is very simple, with the handle and bristles. If your whole family are getting a subscription, then the toothbrushes come with different-coloured bristles to tell them apart. BlueRock also sell a child bamboo toothbrush, so no matter how old members of your family are, everyone can use one.
The big question of course is why is bamboo so much better? Well, bamboo is biodegradable and compostable, unlike plastic. Plus, it lasts just as long as any other toothbrush.
Whilst the bristles are still plastic, they are recyclable and can be removed from the handle with pliers unlike plastic toothbrushes. This is because there is no glue or chemicals involved, the bristles are machine punched into the handles. Therefore, you can separate the bristles and handles and reuse the handles for something else. A chance to get creative!
To add to all this, bamboo is also hypoallergenic and anti-bacterial, ideal for dental hygiene.
How Can I Get One?
Purchasing a BlueRock bamboo toothbrush is easy. The subscriptions range from 2-4 months, which can be changed or cancelled at any time. The price is a tad more expensive than toothbrushes you’d find in the shops. It varies between £3.90 and £3.50 depending on the order. However, 10p is donated to marine life conservation for every toothbrush and surely protecting our planet is worth paying a few extra pennies.
The shipping is free and carbon neutral too!
So, are you going to make the switch to bamboo toothbrushes? Let me know!
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*This product is gifted. For more details, please see my disclaimer.