Itty Bitty Bonzai #7

May 27th, 2009 - filed under: Furthermore » Itty Bitty Bonzai

Itty Bitty Bonzai is a collection of tiny tips and tricks for living a life more mindful. Small actions, collectively and compounded, become a powerful force of change.

#7   How green is your hygiene regime? Specifically, what’s washing those pretty veg*n chompers?  No, I don’t mean the homemade baking soda scrub (although we’ll be covering that soon!) – I mean the toothbrush itself.

Uh-oh, it’s probably plastic, right? Well lucky for conscientious consumers, there’s a few progressive products out there to take your pearly whites to a whole new shade of green!

I use Preserve, available online as well as nationwide at Trader Joe’s. Each brush comes with a small postmarked pouch, so that when it’s worn out you can mail it back to the company. They recycle old brushes into brand new tools. So cool!

But you want a mechanical model? Radius has you covered. Their Intelligent electric toothbrush has a replaceable head, and they’ll even help you dispose of the batteries.

And don’t forget, those old brushes make great additions to your DIY cleaning kit! 



  • Amber Kaplan

    ECO-dent products are also pretty neato. They’re toothbrushes that have removable heads, so the waste is limited to a small pile of bristles and you keep the handle (I’ve had mine for over 3 years and it still works great!)

  • Sayward

    @ Amber – Thanks, that’s good to know! I’ll check out the company and edit the post if it fits. =)