Travel Product Review: Bamboo Toothbrush and Bite Toothpaste

Tried and tested - Bite toothpaste and bamboo toothbrushes

The travel industry is hot on the green train. And, it should be. For one reason, they are a huge plastic offender. I firmly believe it’s the little things that we can as travelers that will add up to make a greener world. So I’ve embarked on two small tasks to downsize my plastic intake: Bite toothpaste and bamboo toothbrushes.

Bite - First, I appreciate the plastic free packaging right off the bat. It’s in a glass container weighing about 1 oz with a month supply - no plastic here - with a subscription service available as well. I chose the activated charcoal toothpaste option that arrive in little aspirin like bites. On dissolve, they are not like your normal toothpaste - clean and fluid - but very grainy, foamy and not as appealing as your standard toothpaste. Alas, this is for the environment, right? Bite also claims to be “all natural.sulfate free. cruelty free.” so I’m down with this. Overall, it’s been nice to have on trips to avoid taking a toothpaste tube. You can also just bring as many bites as you need over the trip to save a little room and satiate your OCD. (Shout out for being made in Los Angeles too). Pricing starts at $12 per bottle.

Isshah Biodegradable Bamboo Toothbrush - When I think of all the plastic toothbrushes I’ve gone through in my 38 years, it makes me sick. So, I’ve finally decided to go as green as I can with a biodegradable toothbrush made of bamboo. Note, the handles are simply made of this wood, but the brushes are not. I’ve been very happy with them, especially when it’s time to throw them away. The packaging claims 8 will last you a year. I disagree, but I’m an aggressive brusher. The bristles do fall out at times as well which is unpleasant, and the feeling that you may invite a lip splinter at sometime seems to loom about. However, that hasn’t happened. It does indicate it’s time to throw the brush away. Overall, I am sticking with it. Pricing starts at $9.99 on Amazon.

Start a new bathroom counter approach with greener toiletry options (Alexis Hotel, Kimpton Seattle)

So what are you doing in your travel kit to stay more green? Comment below or don’t, nobody ever does!