Plastic free Dental Care

When I started thinking about the plastic in my household, especially in my bathroom,  I also had to think of my toothbrush and all those empty tubes of toothpaste that I have been throwing away throughout my life.

I am still new to the whole topic of reducing trash and especially plastic in my household. I am still very far from perfect and I still have three tubes of organic, yet plastik packed, toothpastes in my bathroom cabinet. And of course I will use all of them up. However, I did not want to wait until they are all used up, before looking for alternatives, and I came across a very cool one. I am actually also playing around with homemade toothpaste alternatives. There are plenty of recipes out there and most of them are based on coconut oil and baking soda (seems like you can do a whole lot with those two ingredients, like deodorant for example). I am not yet convinced and will try the different recipes for a little longer. In case I find a diy toothpaste that I truely love, I will make sure to share it here on the blog with you.

But for now to some store bought options for plastic free dental care.

Looking for plastic free toothpaste, I came across this toothpaste block from Lamazuna that I found on cosa-kosmetik.com (which is a great online shop for cruelty free cosmetics). The solid toothpaste lasts as long as two tubes of toothpaste, it is 100% natural and vegan and very easy to use. You just need to wet your toothbrush and rub it on your toothpaste cube to lather. The solid toothpaste has a really nice taste of peppermint (there is peppermint essential oil inside) and works actually really well. I was slighlty sceptical to be honest, but it really works as good as any other toothpaste. When my plastic packed toothpastes are all used up, I will make sure to go for plastic free alternatives only. So either I will rebuy this one here from Lamazuna or I will find a diy recipe that I like.

When I was looking for a plastic free toothbrush, I came across this beauty here from Hydrophil which I also found on cosa-kosmetik.com. Not only does it look super pretty but it also is great for your plasticarian footprint. The handle is made of fast growing bamboo while the bristles consist of Nylon. I find the toothbrush beautiful and it truely looks very good in my bathroom, but I have a hard time to get used to wood in my mouth. I do not yet feel really comfortable with it and so far I am still using my electric toothbrush.

Have you ever tried to use plastic free dental care? What was your experience? Do you have any recommendations to me? I am looking forward to read your comments!

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  1. September 11, 2016 / 9:42 pm

    Wow! I am so excited about these. Thank you for sharing <3 I've always wanted to try toothbrushes that are plastic free. I love the way that toothpaste looks. Mine is natural and vegan but it comes in a plastic tube, unfortunately. I think it's time I branched out and tried something that can actually break down and not last like a thousand years lol.

    You have the best posts! Hope you're having an amazing weekend.

    xo Azu

    http://www.raven-locks.blogspot.com

  2. September 12, 2016 / 5:25 am

    I’ve never tried brushing with a plastic-free toothbrush… but the nylon bristles sounds fascinating. How do they feel? Sturdy?

    I often use baking soda to brush with. I still use crest from a plastic tube, hah! But I sometimes add in baking soda for an extra scrub. Plus I’m weird and I enjoy the taste and texture.


    Amber
    All the Cute

  3. September 12, 2016 / 12:25 pm

    Very interesting post, actually I’ve also heard about homemeade toothpaste, but for now I’m very sceptical, I dont know, I just think it might not protect my teeth so well. However, I have a problem with very sensitive gums, so I’m searching for something new and nice for that. But I was wondering what do use to wash your dishes? Do you also have any natural diy product? I would love to know:) Have a lovely week, hugs:)))

  4. Nataly Kirei Kana
    September 13, 2016 / 12:24 am

    I really need a brush like that! both eco & cool!

  5. September 13, 2016 / 6:17 pm

    Liebe Larissa, also jetzt bin ich echt einmal mehr fasziniert bei Dir! Ich spüle meinen Mund zwar täglich mit Olivenöl und verwende Backpulver ab und zu zum Zähneputzen (was wohl nicht so gut sein soll), aber von dieser Art zum Zähnereinigen, die Du hier zeigst, habe ich noch nie gehört! Danke fürs Zeigen, das merk ich mir 🙂 Euch noch eine gute Woche.
    xx Rena
    http://www.dressedwithsoul.com

  6. September 14, 2016 / 4:24 pm

    These dental products look so interesting, I don’t believe I’ve seen anything like them before! The toothbrush does indeed look beautiful, though I can imagine how weird it must feel in the mouth. Do keep us updated when you find something you love! Thanks for sharing, beauty, and I hope you’re having a great week so far!

    XO,

    Jalisa
    http://www.thestylecontour.com

  7. September 14, 2016 / 9:54 pm

    Finde ich toll, wie konsistent du bist. Teile auf jeden Fall, wenn du was tolles zum DIYen gefunden hast!

    -Kati

  8. September 30, 2016 / 3:46 am

    This is the first time I hear of plastic free toothbrush, how interesting. I actually tried coconut oil and baking soda and they sure made my teeth super white and the coconut oil gets rid of any bacteria.
    Give it a try!

    http://fashionradi.blogspot.com

  9. Oktober 2, 2016 / 1:46 pm

    The problem here in the Philippines is there aren’t that many options available and ordering online internationally is such a drag because customs tax is crazy high. And YES! We’re still on on October 23! Email me so we can get in touch about your plans and what you’d like to see around – gellieabogado@gmail.com 🙂