About the brush

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Brush with Bamboo is the world’s first plant-based toothbrush. Every component of our product is plant-based: bristles, handle, and box.

Brush with Bamboo is a USDA Certified Biobased Product by United States Government’s Biopreferred Program. A purchase of our toothbrush is a vote for biobased products that are not fossil fuel-based.

All of our products are Verified BPA-Free, Vegan, Non-GMO, Gluten-Free and Non-toxic.

 


Organic Handle

We’ve created a high quality easy-to-grip curved handle made entirely out of organic bamboo. Only wild, giant Moso Bamboo is used for our bamboo toothbrush handles. No pesticides or fertilizers are ever used on the bamboo – in fact, because it is wild mountain bamboo, doing so would be completely impossible. Likewise, the bamboo is never watered – only natural mountain rain. At present we are harvesting less than 1% of the possible bamboo resources available in the sprawling Chinese bamboo mountain range where our supplier harvests bamboo.


Plant-based bristles

This special SOFT bristle is composed of 62% Castor Bean Oil, 38% nylon, and is made in the USA. This is the latest and most advanced biobased bristle in the world today. It’s biobased, but still not biodegradable. Prior to the invention of nylon in the 1930s, pig hair was used for toothbrush bristles worldwide. Today, pig hair remains the only biodegradable option – and it is a very controversial material. We hope you’ll support our brand as we “vote” with our supply chain. We’re pushing bristle manufacturers to develop better alternatives to nylon. This new bristle that we are now using is the best available option. It’s not perfect, but it’s a step in the right direction. Please beware of other companies selling “biodegradable bristles” – no such thing currently exists. Brush with Bamboo is an industry veteran in the field of toothbrush manufacturing. We are the longest existing bamboo toothbrush brand. If such a bristle really existed, we would have it.



Compostable Packaging

We wanted our whole product to be ecological, including the packaging. The outer box is made from 100% paper and is also biodegradable – no tape or glue is used.


Toothbrush Lifespan

Our ecological bamboo toothbrush will last just as long as a conventional plastic toothbrush. Please see details on the Proper Care page.




True Sustainability

Bamboo is the fastest growing plant on earth. Because it contains naturally-occurring antimicrobial agents, there is no need for using fertilizers or pesticides during its cultivation. Our bamboo is totally organic and wild. After we harvest a bamboo stalk to use it for toothbrushes, another stalk takes its place and grows to full size within just 2 years — a remarkable growth rate!