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Here’s What You Need For An Eco-Friendly Oral Care Routine

Planet or plastic? It's a no brainer

By Sonakshi Sharma  March 4th, 2021

Sustainable oral care is as necessary as a conscious beauty routine, when trying to save the world. 4.7 billion toothbrushes are manufactured across the world every year, 99% of which are plastic-made and will eventually end up in landfills. When faced with the choice of planet or plastic, it’s a no brainer. Be it a bamboo toothbrush or copper cleaners as alternatives – there’s a lot you can do to create an eco-friendly oral care routine. 

 

Toothbrush Alternatives  

 

 

Did you know your everyday toothbrush is basically indestructible? Fashioned out of polypropylene aka plastic it cannot be recycled which pollutes our environment in an irreversible way. Enter bamboo toothbrushes. Bare Necessities’, BPA-free nylon bristle brush with a bamboo handle is biodegradable with an anti-fungal coating. Eliminating plastic from the centre of our oral routine is an integral step to conscious choices, one we all should be making. 

 

Bamboo Floss

 

 

If we continue at the rate we are going, there will be more plastic than fish in the sea. Yes, it’s way more severe than you thought, which is why small steps like swapping out your plastic floss for a bamboo option is the right thing to do. Why? Because for starters, bamboo doesn’t require insecticides, and can be grown in abundance without a lot of water. The Grass Route’s mint charcoal dental floss is made with bamboo fibres and comes in a reusable glass dispenser. Yes, packaging is paramount for zero waste! 

 

 

Mouth Swirl

 

Ayurvedic mouthwash anyone?  Swishing oil in your mouth to promote oral hygiene has roots in Ayurveda. Formulated with neem, eucalyptus, citronella, lemongrass, clove & rosemary essential oils, the concoction is made cruelty free. Recyclable packaging is yet another pro nudging us towards an eco-friendly alternative. Opting for oil pulling method is a greener option as opposed to disposing off plastic tubes every month. 

 

Copper Cleaners 

 

 

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Whenever you see plastic in any product, by now your response should be wait how do I replace it? Don’t worry because when it comes to tongue cleaners copper options now come with anti-microbial and anti-carcinogenic & anti-inflammatory properties that ensure optimum oral hygiene as well as less pollution. If you’re willing to go the extra mile you can always opt for a radical change even in your containers. Opt for bamboo or glass containers by bidding au revoir to plastic pollutants.