I recently wrote about how Earth Day was tough to celebrate this year, and I am still working to get some more sustainability content out (but you can click here for older blogs with great info on that). I am definitely one of those “Earth Day Every Day” people, so I feel like it isn’t too late! I recently read somewhere that something like only 9% of the items that get put in a recycle bin are recycled, and that blew my mind and broke my heart! That makes being mindful of what we buy even more important, because think of all of the things that never even find their ways into a recycle bin to begin with – yikes! One area of sustainability that has been on my mind that prompted a bit of research was eco-friendly dental products, so I tried some out and have some recommendations. Read on for more!
Toothbrushes, toothpaste tubes, and even the plastic containers most dental floss comes in are not recyclable. Even if they were, I think a lot of people would forget! It can be hard to remember to take recyclable items from the bathroom to a room with a recycle bin, like your kitchen or garage.
I’ve been using a bamboo toothbrush like this one* for a while, and although I don’t love the relatively plain bristles as much as some of the higher tech toothbrushes with different lengths, textures, and materials for its bristles, I still feel like it does a great job! Plus, the activated charcoal aspect of it helps as well!
I wanted to step up my efforts to be more sustainable, so recently when we were running out of toothpaste and dental floss, I thought I’d try something new… So here it is!
In case your’e not familiar, for toothpaste tablets, you pop one in your mouth and chew for fifteen seconds, and then brush like normal! One thing I love is that I’d tried activated charcoal toothpaste and toothpowder before, and the thing I hated about them was how challenging it was to keep the bathroom sink clean. It always looked like there was some sort of tar explosion! These are activated charcoal, but don’t make me feel like I need to scrub my whole entire bathroom after I use them. These taste nice, and leave my breath fresh. I approve! I am thinking of trying more brands and seeing how they go, but I love these so far!
As for the floss, I am quite fond of that as well. It comes in that cute glass container, and there are refills that come in a paper box that I can pop into the glass container once it’s empty. I think we’ll stick with this brand for sure!
Stay tuned for some more sustainability content! I have some furniture makeovers from facebook marketplace finds I’ve upcycled that I am excited to share, and I hope to continue on this sustainability journey even further, because it is so important to me!
*P.S. These are Amazon Affiliate links, which mean that you get the same Amazon experience, but Jeff Bezos throws a little change into my hat as he walks by me begging in the street… but only figuratively, of course. I just get a teeny tiny commission for making the recommendation, but I really appreciate it!