February 1, 2023

The Trend Pear

Health Blog

How to Have a Zero Waste Dental Hygiene Kit with 3 Easy Switches

Plastic toothbrush? Toothpaste in wasteful tubes? Flosses in plastic containers? We’re having none of that! Because in this article, we will talk about zero waste dental hygiene. In fact, you only need three products to make a zero waste oral care kit. These bad boys are ready to kick plastic out of your bathroom and help you maintain good mouth hygiene. With these three easy switches, you’re actually hitting two birds with one stone! Experience a clean mouth and cleaner environment with these three eco-friendly choices:

Regular dental floss is just waxed nylon, rolled up in a small plastic box. Just like plastic, nylon is derived from crude oil. Unlike plastic, it does not take 500 to thousands of years to decompose, but “only” 50 – 80 years.

Pretty much everybody who is interested in Zero Waste knows about bamboo toothbrushes, tooth powder and homemade toothpaste. However, when it comes to zero waste dental floss most of us are at a loss.

The good news is that the floss industry is slowly changing and there are more Eco-friendly and healthy options becoming readily available. Our two most popular and vegan versions are made from Corn and bamboo. Both are biodegradable and chemical free, making them great alternatives to nylon products.

BAMBOO: dental flosses contain no preservatives, gluten, artificial colors, bamboo floss is also free of the potentially harmful wax which is used in many nylon flosses. Our bamboo floss also contain activated charcoal, a popular new ingredient which is also provides you with better oral health.

CORN: this dental floss is made from a cornstarch-based PLA, a compostable plant based renewable floss which is vegan friendly. It comes in a re-usable glass dispenser, making it convenient to carry with you. It is refillable and reusable.

REFILLS: biodegradable, sustainable and beautiful. Corn floss and Bamboo activated charcoal floss for your refillable glass bottle. Each pack contains two refills carefully packed in environmentally friendly packaging. They are packed in food grade wax paper inside the craft paper box.

We have the two refill options:

Corn Floss – Fully biodegradable, corn fiber with natural mint flavor and candelilla wax

Bamboo Activated Charcoal Floss – This dental floss is candelilla waxed bamboo charcoal floss with natural mint flavor. Charcoal is great for deodorizing, disinfecting and whitening your teeth. Just pop a refill into your bottle and it is good to go again! Each pack contains 2 refills that are 30m long.

  • 100% biodegradable dental floss
  • Refillable
  • Zero waste
  • Plant based
  • Vegan
  • Reusable glass bottle