Happy Homemaker: WooBamboo Kids Eco Toothbrush

Monday, June 23, 2014

WooBamboo Kids Eco Toothbrush

We often talk about living green, eating better, and caring for the world around us. But what about our toothbrushes? America throws away an estimated 25,000 tons of toothbrushes per year.  These toothbrushes, commonly made of plastic and nylon, end up in dumps and piled on heaps of trash. On average, it takes 300 months (25 years) to decompose-that is almost a third of the average person's life! (*based on an average of 80 years old life expectancy)

So what can we do? That is where WooBamboo comes in! They make their brush handles out of 100% Moso Bamboo and coat it with an all natural wax to seal it. The handle is 100% biodegradable. While the bristles are made of Dupont Tynex Nylon (meaning they are not 100% biodegradable), they are made with the highest quality material available for use in bristles. They chose this material, because with much research they found that companies that claim their bristles are 100% biodegradable either aren't truly, or they start to decompose within 2 weeks of use. (I don't know about you-but I don't want that in my mouth...) They also considered the option of using boar hair, but there are still hygienic worries with using animal hair for toothbrush bristles.

I was recently given the opportunity to test the newest member of the Woobamboo family, their Sprout toothbrushes for kids. My kids absolutely love these brushes. The bristles are super soft so they are gentle on their teeth, yet they effectively clean teeth for little ones. Soft bristles are actually recommended for young children (between 0-5 before their adult teeth come in) and are also great for use on dentures, sensitive teeth, or gums.  The width and length of the bristles are perfect for small children (or adults with smaller mouths to reach back teeth) and fit comfortably in kids small hands.

They come in a convenient two pack-one green and one purple, which is perfect for my green and purple loving kiddos. ;) They were so excited to try these toothbrushes that they started brushing in the middle of the day just to get their hands on them! I feel great knowing my kids are getting a great brush while having a gentle experience and taking it Green.

They also have adult brushes in regular and slim sizes and they offer soft, super soft, or medium bristles. All of their brushes are designed to pamper teeth while getting them perfectly clean. Each brush is made with the Moso Bamboo they use for their Sprout brushes and are ergonomically shaped to fit comfortably in the hand for the most efficient brush possible.

Everytime you use your Woobamboo toothbrush, you will be reminded of the change you made and encouraged to keep saving our earth from debris and trash. Made with the same material as cutting boards, these brushes are naturally antimicrobial, meaning they do not promote bacteria growth. They add nothing to their bamboo when grown, so it's 100% natural and it's a very renewable, sustainable material. (it grows up to 4 feet a day!) Because their handles are 100% biodegradable, they won't be cluttering landfills or adding toxins to our air. (because we know we don't need any more of those!)

Stylish and unique, these brushes are great for anyone in the family. The Sprouts have been amazing and the kids have loved brushing each day. With brushes for everyone, and being Green, there is nothing to lose! (except dirty air and overfilled landfills!) You can read more about these great toothbrushes below, watch their promotional video, and even find them on sale.

Product Description: 
Everything we do is designed to inspire the world. We believe that big changes can be made if everyone takes small steps. For instance, switching to an eco-friendly toothbrush is an easy change, but we know it'll prove to you every time you brush that you've made a good eco-friendly decision for the planet, and (better yet) that you have the power to make more!

We are incredibly proud to be able to offer the world the best way to keep your smile and your Earth healthy. We make toothbrushes, and those brushes make a difference.
  • Organically grown, Nontoxic, and BPA Free!
  • Packaged from Recycled Materials!
  • Highest Quality Dupont Tynex Bristles!
  • Biodegradable Brush Handle!
  • Panda-friendly, too!
The Bamboo "Sprout" from WooBamboo is an eco-friendly bamboo-handled children's toothbrush. We believe that big changes can be made with small, innovative steps. Using a WooBamboo toothbrush (we have adult versions, as well) is a fantastic way to make a small difference every day, and helps inspire people to continue to make eco-friendly changes.  :)
Innovate. Inspire. Change the world.

Where to Buy: 

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I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.