Bambun bamboo toothbrushes
Bambun (pronounced bam-boon) means 'mongoose' in the Malay language. Well ok, we can't deny that we chose the name cause it sounds like bamboo! We are a Malaysian brand, established with an aim to promote more eco-friendly essential oral hygiene products compared to plastic-based commercial products.
BPA-free soft nylon bristles
Biodegradable bamboo handle
Thin handle = less resources used!
The toothbrushes come in a pack of four with individually-colored nylon bristles, to easily differentiate whose toothbrush is whose if used by more than one family member. The packaging is plastic-free, and made out of recycled cardboard.
Switch to a more eco-friendly alternative
Recently there has been a movement against the use unnecessary plastic products and packaging, and for good reason. Every year billions of toothbrushes end up in landfills, which will remain there for decades and slowly break down into microplastics. There are actually more eco-friendly alternatives available, so there's no excuse not to switch! So, what are the key features of our bamboo toothbrushes?
Bamboo is a fast-growing renewable resource. Compared to plastic, it's a no-brainer.
Honestly, this is a no-frills toothbrush. This helps keep costs down which ultimately benefits the consumers.
No unnecessary plastic packaging. The toothbrushes either come nude or in recyclable cardboard packaging.
Only soft nylon bristles are used, which are easier on the teeth and gums. Recommended by the FDA, ADA and dentists!
Bamboo, like wood, has natural antibacterial properties.
Taking care of your bamboo toothbrush
To keep your bamboo toothbrush in good condition, just keep it in a dry area. You can also wipe it off after each use. The bamboo might change color slightly over time, which is completely normal. Like a normal toothbrush, it is recommended to change it every 2-3 months or after the bristles become frayed. Now that's not so hard, was it?
Did you know?
Bamboo is one of the fastest growing plants, with some species capable of growing several metres per year!
How do I dispose of it responsibly?
Before tossing it, think of different ways you can upcycle it. A couple of practical uses is utilizing it is as a cleaning scrubber for those hard-to-reach areas, or sticking it into plant pots as markers. The handle can be composted, after pulling out the bristles with pliers. It typically takes around six months to a year to completely break down.
We have biodegradable dental floss too!
Have you every been frustrated that commercial floss is plastic-based, typically comes in a plastic case, and wrapped in plastic packaging? Well, we aim to cut out on all that. Our silk floss is biodegradable, housed in a refillable glass jar, and comes in cardboard/biodegradable corn starch packaging! After you're done with the original floss spool, you can purchase just the floss spool refills. Our natural floss is only made of mulberry silk and candelila wax, with a bit of natural mint flavouring for freshness. Since it's all-natural and biodegradable, simply compost the floss after you're done!