Recently, I made the switch to bamboo toothbrush from Brush with Bamboo. I bought a 4 pack on Amazon for $13.99.
Every component of the toothbrush is plant based. The handle is bio-degradable, the bristles are plant-based and can be recycled, and the packaging is compostable as well.
I was in need of a new toothbrush anyway, so once I got them, I added my plastic one to the cleaning bucket.
When I first started with the bamboo toothbrush, all I kept thinking was,
“I feel like I am brushing my teeth with a popsicle stick…”
After awhile that feeling went away. When you have been brushing your teeth with a plastic toothbrush your whole life, it is going to be a bit of a difference at first. Now it is fine.
Many other zero-wasters have blogged about their experience using bamboo toothbrushes and their benefits. Check them out!
*All images are from http://www.brushwithbamboo.com/
I agree it was odd at first, but just as you said, it was because I had brushed with plastic since I was a child! Now I think hmmm…would I rather put a piece of plastic or bamboo in my mouth..