The Truthbrush - Storm Grey w/ Medium Plant Based Bristles

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Beautiful bamboo toothbrush with plant based bristles. Using a bamboo toothbrush with a biodegradable handle is a small change but together we can make a big difference.

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Every year over a billion plastic toothbrushes are thrown away worldwide, ending up in landfill, in the sea or washed up on a beach.

Using a bamboo toothbrush with a biodegradable handle is a small change but together we can make a big difference.

Our beautiful bamboo toothbrush with plant based bristles. Our plant based bristles are made from 62% castor oil and 38% nylon.

The Truthbrush came from a wish for a toothbrush that was beautiful and luxurious as well as biodegradable.

The rounded ergonomic handle is crafted from sustainable, organic bamboo which is naturally anti bacterial.

Our brushes are castor oil based to care for your teeth and gums.

Each Truthbrush is hand wrapped in tissue paper and a recyclable cardboard pillow pack. Truthbrush is cruelty free and vegan.

We are now the award winning Truthbrush! We received the first prize at both the Eco Excellence and Veggie Awards, as voted for by celebrity judges! Truthbrush - The beautiful bamboo toothbrush.


Why bamboo?

Bamboo is the perfect material for the Truthbrush as it is beautiful to look at, warm to touch and fully biodegradable. The natural antibacterial and antifungal properties of bamboo mean the Truthbrush is hygienic too.

Bamboo is resistant to natural pests, which means it is farmed organically.

Where is the Truthbrush made?

Our brushes are made in China - the natural habitat of bamboo. Moso bamboo grows up to a metre a day here as it has the perfect conditions to thrive. We know that shipping to Europe has a carbon footprint, although the amount is tiny for each brush. This is why we have chosen to carbon offset shipping both from China to us and from us to you.

Why castor oil bristles?

We would love to find a genuine plastic-free alternative to nylon bristles which could biodegrade. However, after extensive research we realised that the only non-plastic alternative is boar bristles (pig hair), which would be unacceptable to many people. There are also unsubstantiated claims of biodegradable nylon 4 bristles but in reality this is not commercially available. We therefore use bristles which are 62% castor oil and 38% nylon, which means less petroleum-based plastic. We are constantly searching for an alternative, but until then, we believe that a biodegradable handle with castor oil-based bristles is much better than a plastic toothbrush.

Will it feel different using a toothbrush made of bamboo instead of plastic?

Yes but only for a short time! For the first few days you may notice the feel of the natural bamboo instead of plastic but soon you won't be able to imagine using anything else. Occasionally a bristle may fall out - don't panic! This is simply a sign that you are using a handcrafted brush made in the traditional way - not with bristles moulded into plastic.

What is the finish on the Truthbrush?

The Truthbrush is dipped in a coloured paint, which has been tested according to REACH legislation.

Will buying bamboo products be detrimental to pandas?

No – The Truthbrush is made from Moso bamboo, a type of bamboo which is inedible to pandas. The bamboo we use comes from a sustainable forest in China.