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Bamboo Charcoal EcoToothbrush Review

The Bamboo Charcoal EcoToothbrush has some really great environmental and dental benefits.

With bamboo charcoal-enhanced bristles, a curved handle and eco-friendly properties, this Bamboo Charcoal EcoToothbrush is remarkable, to say the least.

EcoToothbrush's Bamboo Charcoal toothbrush range

EcoToothbrush’s Bamboo Charcoal Toothbrush range

Our Verdict

9/10

  • Packaging and Design
  • Usability and Durabiltiy
  • Price and Value

Pros

  • Ultra-fine enhanced BPA free polymer bristes makes brushing enjoyable
  • Sleek and practical MOSO bamboo handle which is 100% biodegradable
  • Comes in both soft and medium types of toothbrushes

Cons

  • The bamboo if left in water or a damp area will potentially cause the toothbrush to discolour or turn mouldy
  • You need to dry the brush after each use, this applies to most, if not all, bamboo toothbrushes

Technical Details

  • Notable Materials
    Charcoal enhanced BPA free polymer bristles, MOSO bamboo handle
  • Manufacturing Country
    China - Fair Traded
  • Warranty Information
    Australian consumer warranty

Full Review

The Bamboo Charcoal EcoToothbrush comes with ultrafine, charcoal enhanced bristles and a new and improved curved MOSO bamboo handle.

My first impression when I looked at it and tried it was just, “Wow!”

In this review, I will focus on the adult brushes in the range and discuss my thoughts on the packaging, bristle technology and how this toothbrush performed overall.

A quick note: This isn’t a paid sponsorship. We reached out to EcoToothbrush who gifted these products to us so that I could review it.

Packaging and Design

The toothbrush came in a recyclable cardboard box, which had a sleek design and was compact.

Using simple colouring, it highlighted the slight bamboo features in the background and the leaf as the logo.

Bamboo Charcoal Ecotoothbrush Adult soft and medium as well as a child soft

The adult soft and medium, as well as the child soft

The information that is printed on the box is very easy to understand and to read.

This Bamboo toothbrush comes in three options;

  • Adult Soft
  • Adult Medium
  • Child Soft

Now most dentists will recommend that you have a soft toothbrush, it’s preferred and recommended.

However, Ecotoothbrush has confirmed that they do have roughly 45% of people wanting a medium toothbrush.

3 EcoToothbrushes in the range

The EcoToothbrush range

Now, the medium is still medium, but in my opinion, it’s still reasonably soft.

If you are wanting soft bristles but with a little more structure, then the medium is a great option in the range.

I enjoyed using both the soft and medium Bamboo Charcoal EcoToothbrush

Holding a Bamboo Charcoal EcoToothbrush

The Soft Bamboo Charcoal EcoToothbrush

Bamboo Charcoal EcoToothBrush

This toothbrush has somewhat straighter edges than other bamboo brushes on the market.

It’s got the Ecotoothbrush emblem and logo printed on the base of the MOSO Bamboo handle, with either an S or M, for soft or medium firmness.

The soft and medium EcoToothbrush

The soft and medium Bamboo Charcoal EcoToothbrushes

The EcoToothbrush Handle

I really got a kick out of this bamboo toothbrush because it is smaller and more slender in the areas that need to be.

The handle’s nice and easy to hold, it’s extremely lightweight and a breeze to brush with.

Overall, I was really impressed with the design and the style of the toothbrush.

Holding the Bamboo Charcoal EcoToothbrush

A beautifully designed bamboo toothbrush

As far as dimensions are concerned, it’s super compact.

The neck and head are small, creating a nimble feeling that’s easy to move in and around your mouth.

The neck and brush head of the Bamboo Charcoal EcoToothbrush

Enjoyed holding and using this toothbrush

I’ve got a somewhat smaller mouth and I was having slight issues with some of the other bamboo toothbrushes, as far as access to the hard to reach areas etc.

With the EcoToothbrush, I never had a problem while I brushed.

MOSO Bamboo Handle

If you’re not sure what MOSO bamboo is, don’t worry I didn’t either when I first started trying bamboo brushes.

MOSO is a type of bamboo that grows really fast and which, apparently, Pandas don’t like to eat.

Bamboo is part of the grass family and not a tree, even better for the environment!

The soft Ecotoothbrush handle with logo

Sharp lines and subtle logo impressions

The good news is that the handle is 100% biodegradable, you just need to remove the head of the brush before recycling it.

Charcoal enhanced Bristles

They are probably the best charcoal enhanced bristles or bamboo toothbrush bristles I have tried to date.

I really thought highly of them.

The charcoal enhanced bristles on the EcoToothbrush

“The bristles contain charcoal reactive ion which can easily adsorb the dental plaque on the surface of teeth to make teeth healthy and white”.

EcoToothbrush states 3 points about the toothbrush;

  • Charcoal enhanced Toothbrush aids in mouth odour control and cleans the mouth
  • Helps prevention of tooth decay
  • Has a strong tooth whitening effect and freshness after brushing.

Ultra-fine bristles that are staggered at different lengths makes this brush outstanding in my mind.

The bristles which are made from a BPA free polymer are almost flossing in nature when you’re brushing, soft and gentle on your teeth and gums.

Just what a toothbrush should be, as recommended by many dentists.

The ultra-fine charcoal enhanced bristles on the EcoToothbrush

Ultra-fine and charcoal enhanced bristles are a nice touch

Price and Value

There are a few options when deciding to purchase this bamboo charcoal toothbrush.

Firstly, is to buy direct from EcoToothbrush online and offer customers a 12 pack at $39.95.

Soft and medium EcoToothbrushes in a pack of 12

Soft and medium packs of 12 EcoToothbrushes

This makes the unit price of this wonderful toothbrush only $3.33. This is great value for money in my mind.

Each toothbrush is boxed separately and comes in a larger box that’s reasonably compact in its own right.

Secondly, if you are after single purchase options, you can pick it up in-store or online at Harris Farm, or at one of the bigger eco online suppliers like Flora and Fauna.

Thirdly, you can also purchase these brilliant brushes at www.gogreenathome.com.au, who offer either 2, 6 or 12 packs.

3 buying options for the EcoToothbrush at Go Green at Home

The 3 buying options at Go Green at Home

I found the best value is buying a 12 pack from either EcoToothbrush or Go Green at Home online.

But if you are wanting to try it, then selecting an individual brush or 2 pack is also a great option for a little more at checkout.

About EcoToothbrush

The bamboo Charcoal EcoToothbrush has evolved over a period of 12 years.

The original Environmental Toothbrush (another bamboo toothbrush in the company’s range) was designed and created by Dr N Taylor, a Dentist on the south side of Brisbane, over 12 years ago.

Dr Taylor was selling them as part of her dental practice with a website and supplying a few stores in the Brisbane area.

The original environmental bamboo toothbrush

The Original Environmental Bamboo Toothbrush

The current owner of EcoToothbrush, James Wilson saw the benefits of this toothbrush, both dental and environmentally, and was able to secure the Environmental Toothbrush business in 2010.

From there, the idea of the EcoToothbrush was developed and instead of remaking the existing environmental brush, a new bamboo charcoal toothbrush was created with a smaller head, curved handle and staggered bristles that were extremely fine.

The Ecotoothbrush is distributed and sold throughout the world and is available online and in retail stores.

EcoToothbrush logo and background

The EcoToothbrush was created in 2013

As companies transition to a more ‘eco-friendly’ product range, it’s quite evident that bamboo as a material is attractive.

“Bamboo handled toothbrushes are popping up everywhere all over the world – even the major companies have decided to add a bamboo handled toothbrush to their ranges. We believe this is fantastic because the more bamboo handled toothbrushes that are out there the less plastic is making its way into the environment”.  James Wilson

Overall

The Bamboo Charcoal EcoToothbrush was one toothbrush that I really thought was a complete package.

Not only did the toothbrush excel when I used it, I was reminded every time I brushed, that I was making a small but important difference to the environment.

The bristles, I felt, were perfectly designed for cleaning teeth and gums in a gentle fashion.

Having both soft and medium types in the range should give consumers a solid choice when buying this toothbrush.

It’s reasonably priced and offers value.

I would definitely recommend trying this bamboo Charcoal toothbrush if you are thinking of an alternative material for your toothbrush.

What are your thoughts on bamboo as a material for a toothbrush?

Andrew Adams

By Andrew Adams

Created at August 12, 2020, Updated at September 16, 2021

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