Our Bamboo Toothbrush Handle
Our bamboo toothbrush handles are hand finished and so as with every natural product there can be variations.
We want to provide you with the highest quality toothbrushes so if you have any problems at all please get in touch!
There are over 1,000 species of bamboo in the world. For our brush handles we use only one, sustainably sourced Chinese Mao Zhu bamboo.
Mao Zhu bamboo (Phyllostachys edulis) is a member of the Poaceae plant family of grass plants.
It is one of the largest and fastest-growing bamboo species in the world and can grow up to 1m per day reaching heights of around 30m. That’s the same as nearly 474 of our brushes stacked end to end.
Mao Zhu use is panda friendly, although the shoots of this plant are edible it’s not the panda bear’s bamboo of choice!
Care of your toothbrushes
Bamboo is best kept dry, avoid leaving it in a damp closed cup, it is happiest in an open air toothbrush holder or other dry area!
Bamboo is a natural material, which is why we love it! However this does mean that it will change appearance over time as it ages.
The top part of the brush that goes in your your mouth is likely to fade over time, but never fear this is totally normal and will not affect the performance of your brush!
The Toothbrush Bristles and disposal
Our BPA free medium-soft nylon 6 bristles are recyclable.
When the sad day comes to say goodbye to your old faithful bamboo brush, make sure to pull out the bristles with a pair of pliers and dispose of them at your local recycling facility. Then you’re free to upcycle or compost the handle, ready for a new, younger model. Easy.
We can’t wait to see you get creative with your upcycles, tag us in your photos @bahasaofthesea and #brushedwithbahasa for a chance to win another box of your favourite brushes!
Alternatively collect them up and send them back to us as a present and we will make sure they get recycled. Promise.
How often should you replace your brush?
We recommend changing your brush every 2-3 months much like a regular toothbrush!
Our sustainably sourced Chinese Mao Zhu bamboo is panda friendly!
Currently there is not a material that we can comfortably replace our nylon 6 bristles with that is as good for your teeth and better for the environment. We are always keeping our eyes peeled for new innovations in this area, so if you have any information on this subject we should be aware of send it across to [email protected]
One alternative that is fully biodegradable are boars hairs, however we don’t feel its ethical for animals to suffer for the benefit of our teeth.
Some companies using nylon 4 bristles are claiming their brushes are fully biodegradable however the reality is that this material only biodegrades in commercial facilities, not at the bottom of your garden. It is also harsher on your teeth. Which is why we have chosen not to use it for our brushes.
Care of your Humble Hydrator
The main bottle can be put through the dishwasher or hand washed.
We recommend hand washing the lid.
Care of your Covert Caffeine Carrier
The tumbler can be put through the dishwasher or hand washed.
The lid can be put through the dishwasher, however we recommend you hand wash it most of the time.
1% for the sea?
One of our core commitments is to work with other organisations committed to reducing plastic waste making it’s way to the sea and helping to remove the waste that has already accumulated there.
This is why we pledge to donate 1% of our profits to these charities. See the 1% page for who we are currently working with.
Bahasa Beach Cleans
We want to work actively with beach communities and anyone keen to get involved with removing the plastic from our shores. To this end we will be organising regular beach cleans around the country, please see our events page for the latest news. We look forward to seeing you at the beach soon!
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Who is that epic whale??
Who indeed! Our cruisy Bahasa of the Sea whale is currently nameless and, at some point soon, we will be rectifying that. So get your thinking caps on and keep an eye on our instagram for competition details…