Nearly 12 million people in the UK have switched to an electric toothbrush in the last 5 years and around 2 in 3 adults (34 million people) now use an electric toothbrush. Up until now, there has been no truly sustainable replacement head.
The copyrighted design uses precision-engineered sustainably sourced bamboo to create a head that fits your existing Philips Sonicare* brush.
Our beautiful bamboo head has medium 100% castor oil bristles which give the same deep clean feeling, and of course like every product we make it comes in biodegradable packaging and has carbon-neutral shipping.
- Please be aware that bristles must be removed before putting the handle in your green or compost bin -
**Our brush heads are compatible with Philips models: HX9003, HX9013, HX9112, HX9141, HX9172, HX9182, HX9332, HX9340, HX9342, HX9350, HX9352, HX9362, HX9363**
HOW TO USE
Click it on your compatible Sonicare electrical toothbrush, and add a small dab of your favorite plastic-free toothpaste to the bristles. brush tenderly to clean and expel plaque, ideally after every feast or two times every day, or as coordinated by a dental specialist or doctor. #gohumblegivesmiles
As the bristles wear through frequent usage, we recommend changing your toothbrush every 3 months.
- Precision engineered from sustainable bamboo
- Medium 100% plant-based bristles
- No hidden plastic core
- Biodegradeable packaging
- 2 heads to give at least 6 months of brushing
- Responsibly made in China
This product is packaged in paper
Bamboo casing and castor bristles
Electric Toothbrush Bamboo Heads - Philips Sonicare
I had switched to bamboo toothbrushes leaving my philips in the cupboard when I came across these and saw the silver lining of both worlds, sort of.
1) You need to keep the tiny little plastic rings you also used for the plastic version of the tooth brush head. Otherwise the product doesnt really transmit the vibration of the toothbrush very well.
But also know this
2) There is a whole dilemma with bamboo toothbrushes in general. I did some research into this and its depressing. Basically we do need some form of toothbrush that is more ecofriendly than plastic toothbrushes. Interviewing one of its Dutch manufacturers I learn that all of them are produced in the same factory in China and because they remain a "two-component" product – bristles and handle you will never be able to dispose of them well if at all. Basically they partially avoid plastic, but they dont solve it. So one could argue that reusing your electronic main part and only replacing the brush head, does contribute, its less material after all but you still have a throw-away product essentially.
And for those who havent fallen asleep during this review:
Even versions that are 100% declared as biodegradable, aren't really. There are still small chemical components in it to make it safe to use. New versions use Castor Oil for creating bristles, plenty of research there, but it leaves us with the question of where this material is grown, manufactured into safe bristles that you don't swallow whilst brushing (a big issue for manufacturers), and lastly the chemical processes that would be required to decompose the bristles in a way you dont create more byproduct pollution.. (probably impossible). Sooo... yes use these its less material, but dont buy into the illusion it could be a more nature-based solution. I once did before starting my research.
The bamboo toothbrushhead is an easy switsch to reduce plastic waste
So far, I am very happy to switch the plastic head to the bambou one.