Sunday, April 16, 2017

Zero Waste(ish) - Toothbrushes

I have learned over the years, that "going green", "sustainable", "eco-friendly", and more recently "zero waste" is all about baby steps.

Pick one thing, reusable grocery bags,  or not buying bottled water and having your own reusable water bottles or, carrying around your a reusable coffee cup in your car, or even bulk shopping and focus on that. Make that one habit your normal and then pick the next thing and work on it to make it your norm. And before you know it, you're well on your way!

In our effort to be more zero waste(ish) we've been using bamboo toothbrushes.  More specifically toothbrushes from Brush with Bamboo. We absolutely love them! The first time you use it, it's weird because plastic toothbrushes have a bit of bend and these do not.

I draw a little flower on mine to distinguish between his and mine - get it, because my name is Poppy? I crack myself up.

We've been using Dr. Bronner's toothpaste because it doesn't have SLS (sodium lauryl sulfate) in it. With my Sjogren's syndrome, I most definitely don't need anything drying in my mouth. I've found the toothpaste doesn't dry out my mouth which is super helpful. It takes a bit to get used to not having your toothpaste bubble up but, so long as they're clean, I don't need bubbles.

Just last weekend we went to the dentist and they said that our teeth cleaning routine is working perfectly. Yay!

But, the tube isn't recyclable and it just gets get to a landfill,  δεν είναι καλό.

So, when we're done with our last tube, I'll try making my own.  I've been scouring the internet for good recipes. Wish me luck, we've only got about a month to go.

Do you have any DIY toothpastes you swear by?


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