Ever thought about what toothbrushes are made from? Do they contain BPA or any other toxic ingredient? If you’re baby is anything like mine, the toothbrush is not only a toothbrush but also a chew toy (under my supervision of course). This prompted me to look into toothbrushes and what they are from since it’s an object she uses on a daily basis and that goes into her mouth.
Just as I suspected not all toothbrushes are made equal. There are certain levels of toxic ingredients allowed by the US government and most companies comply but why use products that contain any level of toxicity? It all builds up in our bodies so the cleaner and safer the product, the better for us.
When in doubt you can always contact a manufacturer and ask them what their toothbrushes are made of. Unfortunately not all manufacturers like disclosing this information in detail but my rule is that if they don’t it’s because something “fishy” might be used to make them. This is why I researched toothpastes and came up with a list of non-toxic ones that I use with my daughter as well as for the adults in the family.
Here is the list of the best non-toxic toothbrushes I found:
The Jack N’ Jill line:
We love this line because it makes an organic, natural & non-toxic toothpaste for kids as well as non-toxic toothbrushes. Their toothpaste has a great rating on the Environmental Working Group consumer guides and it’s the only toothpaste we use for our daughter (when she’s not using the one I make). This toothpaste comes in different flavors and so far my daughter has loved them all.
This is the line of toothbrushes we currently use at home with the baby as well as my toddler and we’re very happy with it.
Jack N’ Jill Natural Toothpaste comes in many different flavor and buying the 2 pack saves you some money.
They also have a great selection of toothbrushes according to age:
Jack N’ Jill Silicone Finger Brush (Stage 1) – for babies between 6 – 18 months.
Jack N’ Jill Silicone Toothbrush (Stage 2) – for toddlers between 1-3 years old.
Jack N’ Jill Silicone Tooth & Gum Brush (Stage 3) – for kids 2-5 years old. This is one of my favorite ones. My daughter insists on brushing her teeth but she’s not to good at it. I bought this so she could brush her teeth and she does a very good job at it now. After she’s done using it I do brush her teeth with the Jack N’ Jill regular toothbrush to make sure they’re all clean.
Jack N’ Jill Bio Toothbrush: This is a regular kid toothbrush. I love that is compostable and biodegradable. This is the one I currently use to brush my kid’s teeth.
Jack N’ Jill Electric Toothbrush: this one is for kids 3 years and older.
The Green Sprouts line:
This brand is also non-Toxic and free of Nitrosamine, BPA and PVC Free. They have 2 different types of toothbrushes:
The Preserve line:
From the manufacturer: “We make our products out of recycled #5 polypropylene plastic that can then in turn be recycled. Preserve products are BPA-free, Melamine-free, and made from 100% recycled plastic. By using recycled materials, we save energy, preserve natural resources, and create an incentive for communities to recycle.” I love supporting companies like these.
Preserve Toothbrushes (adult): We use this toothbrush for the grown-ups at home and rotate with the Radius one (see below).
The Radius line:
From the manufacturer: “Bristles are 100% Vegetable Based Nylon for a petroleum free option. Product is BPA Free, Latex Free and Phthalates Free. Made in the USA on Radius’ own solar-powered machines.” I also love supporting companies like this one. They also have different types of toothbrushes according age and if you’re left handed or right handed (for kids and adult toothbrushes).
Radius Pure Baby Toothbrush (6- 18 months): This is the toothbrush we are currently using for my baby.
Radius Totz Toothbrush (18 months and up): We still use this toothbrush too!
Radius Toothbrushes – Right Handed (adult): We love this one for the adults. The head of the toothbrush is really big and makes your teeth feel really clean.
Do you use a different brand of non-toxic toothbrushes? Share in the comments!
Disclaimer: I was NOT given these products for review nor do I work for the companies mentioned in this post. They were purchased by me and I just wanted to share my findings with you. What’s written here is 100% my personal opinion.
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