One daily item that you may not have considered as part of your goals to live a sustainable lifestyle would have to be floss. It’s small, it seems insignificant, and it’s an essential that most of us don’t think twice about purchasing. However, did you know that most modern floss is made of nylon, which is actually a type of plastic (Rick, 2016)? With this knowledge, it actually becomes an easy item to replace in order to further decrease your plastic consumption. There are many fun alternatives to floss that will be introduced here so keep reading to find out!
This elegant Silk floss alternative is not only good for the environment, but it is also great for your teeth! It is made of organic silk and it comes in an adorable glass packaging. This floss has both tea tree oil and peppermint essential oil to soothe gums, kill gum disease-causing fungus and bacteria, and act as an anti-inflammatory agent. Not only is this floss 100% biodegradable, but it also comes with two refills to give you the most for your money.
Charcoal Floss #1
Looking for something unique or a little more sophisticated? Well then, this floss is just the thing for you. This activated charcoal floss also comes in a glass bottle and with two refills but get this – it is made of bamboo fibre! This floss also includes the peppermint essential oil and tea tree oil, just more wonderful ingredients for dental health. You can’t go wrong with three natural substances, one natural thread, and 100% biodegradable capabilities.
Charcoal Floss #2
To spice things up a bit, we bring you a second activated charcoal floss. This floss is vegan, gluten-free, and cruelty-free. It is an ethical choice, and it is also beneficial for your teeth. This floss contains peppermint oil, spearmint oil, and organic extra-virgin coconut oil. This product is also antibacterial in order to prevent gum disease and increase dental hygiene and health.
Charcoal Floss Picks
If you prefer floss picks to floss string, we’ve got you covered in that department as well. These activated charcoal floss picks are detoxifying and deodorizing, providing a deep cleaning for your teeth. They are antibacterial, antifungal, and antiviral. Not only are the picks themselves biodegradable, but so is the packaging! In an act of creativity, the handle is actually made of corn starch. This leaves zero waste for the environment and zero guilt for you.
If you are a person that cannot use floss due to sensitivity, or just don’t much like the idea of floss, this item is most ideal for you. Even though the water flosser is made out of plastic, it is reusable, not disposable so it is still eco-friendly in this way. This water flosser comes with a rotating nozzle and removable water tank. Included with it are four replacement tips, waterproof certification, a carrying bag, and a recharging cable. Since this water flosser is waterproof, it can even be used in the shower!