Greenify your morning routine with the OG bamboo toothbrush. With an organic bamboo handle and certified bio-based bristles, this one of the easiest swaps to keep plastic out of your life.
The handle of this toothbrush is made with Moso bamboo, a species of bamboo that is not eaten by pandas. The bristles are USDA certified bio-based, made from 100% castor bean oil.
The Nitty-Gritty of "Bio-Based"
The bristles on these toothbrushes are made with castor bean oil, and will eventually fully biodegrade and return to the soil. However, they do not meet the certification requirements to be labeled "biodegradable," since they take longer than one year to fully biodegrade. This also means they do not meet the certifications of "compostable."
For proper disposal, these bristles can be buried or added to backyard compost, but please do not send to a municipal composting facility.
Store in a dry area.
We suggest storing in a mason jar with some pebbles. This allows water to drain off of the brush and prevents mildew.
Packaging + End of Life
The bamboo toothbrushes are packaged in cardboard boxes, which can be recycled or composted. The toothbrush bristles and handle can be home composted. If home composting is not accessible, the bristles can be removed easily with pliers and thrown away (or buried), while the handle can be composted, used as a fire starter, or repurposed for several uses!
The toothbrush bristles are made in the European Union, and the rest of the toothbrush is made in China. The toothbrushes are distributed through Los Angeles, California.
Won't go back to plastic toothbrush again
The bristles are soft and comfortable on the gums and teeth. The wood is smooth and comfortable to grip. I love that I'm not adding more plastic every 6 months. I do wish there was a slightly smaller adult option, but this is a great toothbrush!
A Drop in the Ocean
I'm so glad to hear you're liking our bamboo toothbrushes! I totally understand the feeling of the Adult size being a bit too big. If you're finding it difficult to use or a bit uncomfy, we definitely have some EcoWarriors who use the Child size as adults. It's all personal preference!
I absolutely love this bamboo toothbrush and will never brush my teeth with anything else. The bristles are perfect. The bamboo handle is smooth and nice to grip, its like effortless. I am a petite person so at first, the brush felt kinda big in my mouth but after a couple of days, I didn't even notice. So totally worth buying!
Kids Bamboo Toothbrush
This toothbrush is precisely what I was looking for! It is exactly like the adult version and my toddler loves that her tooth brush is just like mine. The bristles are soft and I'm excited to show my kiddo that this is compostable when the time comes :)
Love this Toothbrush
This is seriously the best Toothbrush. Great bristles and the bamboo feels so much better to hold than plastic! 5 stars!!!
I'm ecstatic about the bamboo toothbrush! The bristles are juuuust right, not too hard not too soft. And the center curvature is *chef's kiss*.
We ship ugly boxes
Our commitment to sustainability doesn't end when you press that checkout button.
We pack all of our orders in reused boxes and envelopes, with reused paper packaging, post-consumer recycled paper labels, and even paper tape.
You may not get an IG-worthy unboxing, but you will get the most sustainable packaging we can possibly find.
Oh and did we mention our shipping is always carbon negative?
Let's go to the real winner in my eyes. Honestly, I could have purchased this exact razor many other places, but the packaging A Drop in the Ocean uses to ship will have me coming back time and time gain.
My first purchase from them was some floss a while ago and it arrived in a reused tea box with a hand written note that was written on scrap paper. I was blown away.
I had never seen a company who claimed to be sustainable ACTUALLY prove to be sustainable through and through. The fact that every piece of the packaging was reused and minimal will have me come back over and over again. If I can purchase it here, I will purchase it here.
1% for the Ocean
We're on a mission to use business as a force for good. That's why we donate at least 1% of your purchase to our ocean conservation partner, Vermilion Sea Institute.
In 2021, we donated $1,304 to VSI.
We ship worldwide!
If you're in the Tacoma, Washington region, we probably deliver to your doorstep. Check out the Delivery FAQ below!
Shipping costs are determined by weight and travel distance, and automatically calculated at checkout.
If you're in the continental US, we offer free shipping for all orders over $50.
If you're in Alaska, Hawaii, or any of the US territories, we offer free shipping for all orders over $75.
A Drop in the Ocean is an online zero waste and sustainable living boutique based out of Tacoma, Washington. We do not have a brick-and-mortar shop, but we do offer local delivery around the South Sound region, including refills of your household essentials.
We do all of our deliveries on Tuesdays. Orders must be placed by 5pm on Monday for guaranteed Tuesday delivery. At checkout, select the "South Sound Local Delivery (Tuesdays)" shipping option, and we'll add you to our route.
Note that we do have a $20 order minimum for delivery, and a $5 delivery fee for orders under $50.
For full details on our delivery system, check out our Local Delivery page.