Happy Saturday! I hope you all have fun plans for the weekend! This morning I wanted to share a tip with you to powerfully clean you toothbrushes AND possibly get you to use more greener, non-toxic ones in the process!
We brush our teeth at least twice per day but how often do we remember to clean our brushes. Brushes are susceptible to bacteria, mold and not to mention little “critters” (nasty, gross!) Cleaning them by soaking is a weekly must to be sure they are not spreading more germs in our mouths.
Heres what I do and I’ll share various options for you:
Get a clean glass jar, fill it with purified water 3/4 from top
1 tbsp of ACV (apple cider vinegar) (make sure its not white vinegar) and a few drops of clove essential oil. This NOW brand is a great bang for your buck, I always use this brand especially for cleaning.
1 tbsp baking soda (aluminum free) and a few drops of essential oil. Some great essential oil options: orange, lemon, peppermint, tea tree, clove, grapefruit. See HERE for many oil options.
Let your brushes sit for at least a few hours then rinse very good. Essential oils are strong and you don’t want them aggravating your mouth next time you brush so rinse them well!
As for these great ECO-friendly, BPA-free BAMBOO brushes, aren’t they awesome! They are also perfect for kids because they are not too soft or too hard and very gentle on teeth and gums. I get the bamboo brushes HERE. They are very inexpensive for a pack of 4 and grab and extra pack when these are no longer good!.
Happy cleaning. Happy brushing.