Huge news for the sustainability-conscious! Somebody finally launched an electric bamboo toothbrush, and it’s glorious. Big shout out to Organically Epic for being the first on the scene here, and as a high five for their efforts I’m dedicating this entire post to them.
I have to admit that after switching to bamboo toothbrushes a couple of years ago, my teeth have been missing the squeaky-clean feel you get with electric, despite the fact I am super on top of flossing, mouthwash and all that jazz. I had just decided I was going to give up and switch back to a totally plastic electric brush for fear of angering my dentist, when a very well-targeted social media advert popped into my line of sight and told me that Organically Epic have launched a freakin sonic wave, bamboo electric toothbrush. I kid you not.
Boasting FSC certified, compostable, replaceable heads and a recyclable handle and bristles, the nature of being an electric toothbrush means that not every element is made of bamboo – I think that’s probably a fire hazard. But what can be, is, and what can’t be is all made to be a more sustainable alternative to anything else on the market. Keep reading to find out more! (This is not a sponsored post – I’m just really excited about this product!)
About the Organically Epic electric bamboo toothbrush
- The heads are made of FSC Certified Bamboo.
- The bristles are made with Japanese Binchotan white charcoal, known for its detoxifying
and breath deodorising properties.
- The handle is made of recyclable plastic, with an electronic inner.
- It runs off a long life, rechargeable lithium-ion battery with up to 6 weeks of charge time.
- The packaging is made of recyclable cardboard with a corn-starch inner.
- All materials and packaging are kept light and to a minimum for a small carbon
- Like all of Organically Epic’s products, the sonic wave toothbrush is 100% cruelty-free and vegan-friendly
Organically Epic are a small family business, owned and founded by Jayne Clark-Denyer. Jayne says “I wanted to bring a product to the market that had not been done before, something that was needed and highlighted our values and ethos of efficacy and sustainability. The Sonic wave not only works amazingly but also causes the least amount of harm to the planet as possible.”
When it’s time for a new head, you can remove the bristles to put them into your recycling bin, and place the old bamboo head itself straight into your compost bin.
How does it compare to a regular electric toothbrush?
The sonic wave bamboo brush comes with all the functions and add-ons you’d expect from an electric toothbrush:
- There are five cleaning settings; clean, whiten, polish, gum health and sensitive.
- Within the five settings you have the option for soft, medium or firm brushing.
- There’s a built-in 2-minute timer to ensure your teeth get the right amount of time for the optimum clean.
- Each Sonic Wave comes with 3 toothbrush heads – for up to 9 months of brushing.
- There’s a 1-year guarantee on all Sonic Wave purchases as standard.
As an added bonus, the Japanese Binchotan Charcoal naturally brightens teeth, while bamboo boasts naturally antibacterial and antimicrobial properties, making it an excellent material for a toothbrush.
I have seen other brands trying to implement circular economy head options for their brushes, where you can post back plastic heads for recycling/re-use, but factoring in postal packaging, transport fuel and other elements, it’s a no-brainer to look for a bamboo option instead. I’m not saying anything is perfect, but I’d always advocate for making the best choice from the options you have in front of you! If you’re on the hunt for an eco-friendly electric toothbrush, Organically Epic are top of the class right now.
Where can I buy one?
Right now, they’re on sale for £79.95 exclusively from the Organically Epic site, where you can also shop for standard bamboo toothbrushes and interdental brushes, as well as eco-friendly dental floss, tongue cleaners, cotton buds and straws. Organically Epic do offer payment through Clearpay, if you prefer to spread the cost over a few months.
Have you tried out this eco-friendly electric toothbrush? Let me know what you thought in the comments below!