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 reused as plant markers!
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.
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*.
Loved this brush! I'd previously tried the bamboo brush from Bite and I hated it - came apart and the bamboo was a very dry texture. This one is such a massive improvement. The handle is robust and the bristles are soft. Love it!!
bamboo brushes are so much better than plastic ones!
I like bamboo brushes so much better than plastic ones. Not only are they more sustainable, but they just feel so much better in my mouth!! These ones from A Drop in the Ocean Shop have bristles that are a great stiffness (not too stiff but get my teeth clean) and hold up super well!
Love the comfort of the shape of the brush head .. And handle. This is my first bamboo toothbrush...I will never go back
I have had a couple of these toothbrushes and absolutely love them! I need to get a few extra to keep on hand when guests stay the night this summer. Definitely will not be buying a plastic toothbrush ever again.
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.