Brush with Bamboo

Clean Mouth, Clean Conscience

Who They Are

The Kumar family was your typical American family: for 26 years, they lived in a small suburban home in Southern California, going about their daily lives. It wasn't until 2008 when they came up with the idea of turning their home into an organic permaculture garden that things started to get interesting. What was once a plain green lawn was transformed into a wonderful garden consisting of 70 fruit trees and 50 different types of vegetables, all together producing nearly 5,000 pounds of food per year! Soon, their home was a model of suburban sustainable living for all to see, aptly named “The Growing Home”. This was the foundation for what would soon be the Kumar family company–Brush with Bamboo.

While they worked to share the message of sustainability, the Kumar family realized the truth about plastic: it never decomposes! Plastic is an entirely synthetic, man-made material, and every piece of plastic ever created is still in existence. While there are many forms of plastic products today, the Kumar family decided to focus on toothbrushes. Not only is the average plastic toothbrush made entirely of plastic, but so is the packaging. This revelation inspired Brush with Bamboo, a company dedicated to plastic free, eco-friendly dental hygiene.

From sustainably harvested and compostable bamboo brush handles, to plant-based brush bristles, and even fully compostable packaging, Brush with Bamboo’s pioneering toothbrush is here to change the way we think about our daily brush!

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Why We Like Them

Did you know that over 4.7 billion plastic, non-biodegradable toothbrushes are dumped in our landfills and oceans each year worldwide? Founded on the belief that small individual changes can create a big impact on our health, and the health of the planet, Brush with Bamboo’s goal is to replace toxic plastic toothbrushes with their plant-based alternative. And they didn’t stop there–Brush with Bamboo’s full line of eco-friendly products now includes natural bamboo drinking straws and hygiene accessories like stainless steel tongue scrapers!

Let’s break down the brush. The easy-to-grip handle is made from 100% naturally renewable CERES Certified Organic Moso Bamboo, sustainably harvested from a sprawling mountain range in Southern China. Not only is this bamboo grown without pesticides and fertilizers, but it is watered naturally by only the mountain rain, conserving overall irrigation water. The plant-based bristles are the first of their kind: made from 100% Castor Bean Oil, making it the most advanced, 100% biobased bristle to date! When your brush is ready to be switched out, just pluck out the bristles with pliers and send the handle to the compost bin! The plant based bristles will break down, but just not as fast as your regular compost – so adding them in is up to you!

While Brush with Bamboo’s signature plant-based toothbrush gave the brand its name, they also harvest sustainably grown bamboo from Northeast India to use in their artisan-made bamboo drinking straws. Hand-made in India from whole bamboo stalks that aren’t re-compressed or processed, these vegan and BPA-free alternatives help combat the 1 billion plastic straws that head to the landfill everyday worldwide.

Vegan, cruelty-free, and toxin-free, all Brush with Bamboo products go the extra mile to make sure only the highest quality materials make it into your home. From sustainably sourced materials, to innovative design, every aspect of their toothbrushes, straws, and oral hygiene products make it easy to live a more eco-conscious life, without giving up what you love.

  • Organic Content

  • Family Business
  • Vegan
  • BPA Free
    BPA Free
  • Bamboo

Organic materials and ingredients are grown without the use of chemical pesticides or fertilizers, promoting a healthier use of land and decreasing harmful agricultural runoff. By steering clear of toxic chemicals, farm workers experience less exposure to hazardous conditions, promoting social responsibility as well as environmental stewardship. Choosing organic materials eliminates the use of insecticides and other harmful chemicals, promotes efficient resource use, and results in a safer products and a cleaner planet!

This product is made by a family-owned business. EarthHero loves to support and empower businesses built around strong family values. 

This product does not contain any animal products or byproducts, and has not been tested on animals.

Products that are labeled as BPA free do not contain Bisphenol A, a chemical commonly found in plastic products. Studies on BPA exposure have shown that high levels of BPA could lead to hormone disruption, effects on behavior and brain function, reproductive problems, breast cancer, heart disease, infertility, and more.

As a member of the grass family, bamboo is one of the fastest growing plants on earth. It requires no irrigation, pesticides or fertilizers to grow, and can be harvested within 3-5 years, as compared to approximately 30+ years for traditional hardwoods. Bamboo is extremely adaptable and produces more oxygen per acre than large tree species, while using a fraction of the water to grow. Its durable and lightweight qualities make bamboo a great alternative for hard wood products!

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