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!