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Set of 8 Adult Plastic-Free Toothbrushes and 2 Natural Flosses

Status : In stock

Warranty: No Warranty

SKU: RDK-ADU-TBR-FL

CA98.65
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Quick Overview

We've got a plastic-free and eco-friendly dental care Kit! It comes equipped with 8 adult wooden toothbrushes and 4 spools of natural silk dental flosses with a refillable glass and metal container. You'll be set for the year!

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    Plastic-free Dental care kit. Set of 8 wooden toothbrushes and 2 natural dental silks
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    Plastic-free wooden toothbrush

Details

This plastic-free dental care set includes eight adult wooden toothbrushes and a plastic-free glass and metal floss container, and four spools of dental floss made from natural silk.. You'll be set for a year or even two!

The Wooden Toothbrushes

We looked hard to find a plastic-free wooden toothbrush you that could toss in your compost or throw in a campfire. The plastic toothbrush market is HUGE and a large majority of plastic toothbrushes end up in landfills or the oceans. Seeing as they need to be replaced three to four times a year, that means a LOT of plastic accumulation.

We found the perfect toothbrush. It is made of sustainably harvested wood, in this case beechwood. Its handle is preserved with linseed oil. Its bristles are all natural. They are made of pig hair. The bristles may seem hard the first time you use the brush, but you will find that they soften quickly when moistened. So you can actually adjust the bristle hardness to your preference based on the moisture level. If you want them really soft, just soak the brush in warm water for a minute before brushing.

You might think "yuk, pig hair!", but worry not, the pig hair is completely sanitized and naturally bleached before being used to make the brushes. And it is sustainably sourced...

The German manufacturer obtains the pig hair from China, which is currently the only place in the world from where these long-haired pig bristles can be sourced. The bristles come from a domesticated race of long-haired pig that is bred and raised for meat. When the animals are harvested for the meat, the skin and bristles are normally discarded because the meat industry has no use for them. Here the bristles are being used for a positive purpose, rather than simply being thrown out as waste.

Click here to read a blog post about this toothbrush by a BBC journalist.

It is a good idea to let the toothbrush dry thoroughly between teeth cleaning sessions. Also a good idea to rinse it with very hot water periodically to deep clean it. The toothbrush is treated with beeswax for long lasting protection.

The head of the toothbrush is wrapped in a small piece of compostable cellulose cellophane held with a metal/cardboard clip that is 100% recyclable.

Please note that orders of toothbrushes ship separately from anything else you might order (though at no extra shipping charge - you are charged only one shipping charge for your full order), and they ship by Canada Post Expedited in Canada and internationally, and by United States Postal Service in the US.  

Dimensions:

Each Adult Toothbrush:
Length x Width x Height: 16.7 x 1.2 x 1.7 cm / 6.5" x 0.5" x 0.7"

Each Child Toothbrush:  
Length x Width x Height: 14 x 1 x 1.7 cm / 5.5" x 0.4" x 0.7"

Bristle Length:  1 cm / 0.4"
Weight (each brush):  0.045 kg / 0.1 lb

The Natural Silk Dental Floss

Plastic floss can be an eco-nightmare but we've found an amazing alternative that is plastic-free and zero waste:  Natural dental floss that comes in its own refillable glass jar!

It is made from 100% natural mulberry silk and is coated in a natural plant-based candelilla wax making it completely biodegradable. The berry blue-colored container is made from glass with a metal cap that is removable so that you can refill the bottle over and over. You can use the same bottle for the rest of your life if you take care of it - just think about how many plastic floss containers will be avoided. 

It's a key element of an eco-friendly oral hygiene routine and goes great with any of our natural toothbrushes.

This product comes with a glass bottle with a metal top and four 33-yard / 30 m rolls of natural dental silk. The extra dental silk is packaged in a biodegradable PLA bioplastic bag that is biodegradable in industrial composting facilities or in a home composter within 6 - 12 months. Also available in bottle colors of granite or sea rose. 

Dimensions:

Packaging:
L X W X H: 10.5 cm X 2.2 cm X 4 cm / 4.13" X 0.86" X 1.6"

Dispenser: 
L X W X H: 5.5 cm X 2 cm / 2.16" X 0.79"

Floss spool: 
L X W: 3.5 cm X 1.5 cm / 1.38" X 0.59", length 33 yd / 30 m

Additional Information

Dimensions Toothbrush Dimensions
Toothbrush: 16.7 x 1.2 x 1.7 cm / 6.5" x 0.5" x 0.7"
Bristle Length: 1 cm / 0.4"
Weight (each brush): 0.045 kg / 0.1 lb

Floss Dimensions
floss width by height: 3cm x 4cm/ 1.18" x 1.57"
weight: 0.01
Materials Sustainably harvested German beechwood protected with linseed oil; bristles made of thoroughly sanitized and naturally bleached pig hair; interior steel wire holds bristles in place. Natural silk floss in metal tin.
Care Instructions Allow toothbrush to dry thoroughly between teeth cleaning sessions. Rinse periodically with very hot water to deep clean. Should last about 2-3 months with regular use.
Packaging Toothbrush wrapped in a small piece of compostable cellulose cellophane held with a metal/cardboard clip that is 100% recyclable. Floss has no additional packaging.
Country of Manufacture Germany
Warranty No Warranty
Health & Environment BPA-free, phthalate-free, PVC-free and lead-free.

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