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Tuesday, 22 August 2017

An Alternative to the Plastic Toothbrush | F.E.T.E Bamboo Toothbrush

So let's talk teeth shall we? It's not something I talk about very often. I go through many plastic toothbrushes in a year, it's quite shocking. I've never been one to use an electric toothbrush either, I've always thought it was a waste of money. I mean, after all a plastic toothbrush does exactly the same job, and it's only 99p, so why not just go for the cheaper option? Except the only problem with plastic tootbrushes is that they aren't biodegradable so they end up in landfills, or worse still, they end up washed up on the shores, or consumed by our precious sea life. They also product harmful greenhouse gases when burnt too.
From Earth to Earth Bamboo Toothbrush
In a bid to be kind to our environment and reduce my carbon footprint I have decided to swap my usual plastic toothbrush for something more sustainable, the FETE(From Earth to Earth) Bamboo Toothbrush

They are of course made from Bamboo which is one of the most natural renewable sources. It is also anti-microbial, anti-fungal and anti-bacterial which is a relief to know as it won't pick up anything harmful. The Bamboo handle feels very comfortable in my hand too, as opposed to the plastic handles which always seem to slip and slide out of my hand.

The bristles are made of Nylon which leaves zero waste. The Nylon bristles feel so much softer and less harsh on the teeth and gums when brushing which is wonderful as my usual Colgate toothbrush would seriously hurt my teeth, even leading them to bleed. Yes, bleeding can be a good thing(so I've been told) but it was just not a pleasure to use, however the Bamboo Toothbrush is the complete opposite. After using the Bamboo toothbrush my teeth feel a lot cleaner. It's so enjoyable to use. 

The FETE Bamboo Tootbrushes have different coloured handles. You can choose between Beige, Pink, Purple or Blue. I have the beige, although I'm quite tempted to pick up a pink one. There is also a family pack of four toothbrushes, one of which contain soft bristles and the other which have medium bristles. 

Each individual brush costs £5, which isn't too expensive, although it's quite a change from my usual 99p brush. I have to say it's worth paying an extra £4 for a brush that I know is a lot more pleasant to use, but also beneficial to our environment too. The family packs are £15 and contain four toothbrushes in each of the two sets. Buying a family pack of four at least saves you a £1!

As you can probably tell, I much prefer the F.E.T.E Bamboo Toothbrush over the plastic version. It is of a much higher quality, comfortable to handle and use and the bristles don't make my gums feel sore and red. I can't see myself going back to my plastic toothbrush anytime soon.

Have you ever tried a natural alternative to the plastic toothbrush?
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