Zero waste Handle made with 70% plant-based...
Make up your duo with a replaceable-head toothbrush and a solid toothpaste for happy, shiny teeth!
This eco-affordable duo consists of a toothbrush and a solid toothpaste. You can choose:
The cinnamon solid toothpaste is free of essential oils and can be used by children as well as women who are pregnant or breastfeeding.
How to use the toothpaste
Wet your toothbrush with warm water, then gently rub it over the solid toothpaste. You don't need much toothpaste for it to be effective, as it will foam up when it mixes with your saliva. Brush your teeth just as you would with your usual toothpaste, then rinse your mouth with water!
How to use the toothbrush
Keep the handle. Just change the head!
Every three months, when your brush's bristles wear out, it's time to change the head – and nothing but the head! Simply remove the old one and snap on a new one!
Our Happy Teeth duo consists of:
- A solid toothpaste: peppermint, lemon & sage or cinnamon
- A toothbrush: a bioplastic handle made in France with 70% castor derivatives. The castor oil plant (like all plants) absorbs carbon dioxide as it grows. The castor derivatives are combined with 30% plastic so that the resulting material can cope with the humidity of a bathroom and absorb the "shock" caused by rubbing when brushing the teeth.
The head consists of an ABS base and nylon bristles. It slots into the space at the end of the handle. Made in northern Italy, it's available with Soft or Medium bristles.
When you buy this duo, that's two plastic toothpaste tubes that won't be going in the waste bin! Once you've finished your toothpaste, just add the stick to your compost so there's zero waste!
As for the toothbrush, keep the handle and just change the head! Your toothbrush bristles will wear out after about three months. When that happens, just remove the old head and snap on a new one!
In France, recycling plants can't process waste that measures less than 3 cm. So, if you remove the bristles from a bamboo toothbrush, although the material itself is recyclable, the bristles can't actually be recycled.
That's why we opted for a toothbrush with a replaceable head and set up a partnership with TerraCycle, so we could give our toothbrush heads a second life!
If you live in France, you can go to the Recycling section of our website and download a pre-paid label (which you can stick on an envelope), then send us your used toothbrush heads for free!
Good to know: the French postal service is committed to offsetting its carbon emissions.
The boxes are biodegradable, printed with vegetable inks and coated with a non-toxic finish, so you can add them to your compost!
This is perfectly normal when you use a natural toothpaste. Conventional toothpastes will produce a generous foam, but that's because they contain synthetic surfactants – so the foam is actually anything but natural. The amount of foam is not an indicator of how well the toothpaste will clean your teeth. It's the same with our shampoos. Foaming agents and surfactants are responsible for producing a foam or lather, but they don't have any cleaning effect.
For as long as you have toothpaste on your toothbrush when you start to brush, and your teeth feel nice and smooth afterwards, then you can rest assured that your teeth are clean. If you're bothered by the lack of foam, it's for psychological reasons only!
With use and over time, your toothpaste will lose its hardness. If you feel there isn't enough toothpaste in your mouth, simply rub your toothbrush over it again.
When we created this toothpaste, we were very clear about what we wanted (and did not want!), so there are no ingredients in it that are there to produce a generous foam. People are used to toothpastes producing a foam if they always buy conventional toothpastes in a tube.
Plus, because you only use a small amount of toothpaste each time you brush your teeth, you'll save money!
This toothpaste contains peppermint essential oil, so it's not recommended for children under the age of six, or for pregnant women. For your child to use it, s/he has to be able to brush their teeth on their own and without swallowing any toothpaste. Our cinnamon solid toothpaste, on the other hand, is safe for children as it doesn't contain any essential oils.
The decision not to use fluoride in our toothpaste was based on recent studies, which indicate that fluoride may be harmful to the human body when ingested in large amounts. Given that we already ingest fluoride every day – as it can be found in food and even in water – we didn't want to provide another source of it! So we're not against fluoride in small amounts, but we prefer not to use it in our products.
You could slip your solid toothpaste into a toothbrush holder if it's wide enough for it to go in vertically, or keep it on a saucer or soap holder. It's antibacterial, so it can't get "dirty"! However, if you're not comfortable with the idea of it gathering a little dust, you could always keep it in a mini jam jar or an old lip balm jar and make a hole or slot in the lid for the toothpaste stick to go through. Our Lamazuna jar is perfect, as there are little slots in the lid, so the stick can go through one of them!
You can put your solid toothpaste in the Lamazuna jar, or an old mini jam jar or lip balm jar, and simply make a hole or slot in the lid for the stick to go through. You could also wrap it in a face cloth – just as with our solid shampoos.
Our solid toothpaste is antibacterial, so there's no risk of spreading germs from one person to another. However, if you're not comfortable with the idea of sharing it, you could always have a different toothpaste for each family member and personalize the sticks, so that everyone has their own design! A dash of nail polish, a name written with a marker pen, a strip of masking tape... Get creative and give your toothpaste a personal touch!
Of course, you can also use it as a plantation marker for example!
The toothpaste is made with 100% naturally derived ingredients, so whether they're botanical or mineral, they come from nature. This means you can use your solid toothpaste (and your solid shampoo, for that matter!) when you're up in the mountains or down by a river. You won't create any pollution!
The vibrations of an electric toothbrush can be a bit too much for our solid toothpaste! We recommend that you begin by wetting your toothbrush head and rubbing it over the toothpaste to work up a slight foam. Then you can switch the brush on!
We decided to sign up to TerraCycle's Zero Waste Box programme, so that any used toothbrush handles and heads can be completely recycled.
You can go to the Recycling section of our website and download a pre-paid label. Then simply stick it on an envelope and send your used toothbrush heads and handles to TerraCycle free of charge! Please note that a minimum quantity is required: 3 toothbrush heads or 1 handle.
Unfortunately, for now, we don't have any toothbrushes that are specially designed for small children. However, our toothbrushes come in standard sizes, so if your child is used to using a standard-size toothbrush, they'll be able to use ours too!
Here's a list of the products that pregnant or breastfeeding women can use :
- Our solid shampoos free of essential oils : the Chocolate shampoo for normal hair / Wild Grasses shampoo for oily hair / Vanilla and Coconut shampoo for dry hair.
- Our Solid Conditionner.
- The Solid Facial Cleanser for normal skin.
- The Solid Shaving Bar.
- The Solid Cocoa Butter : solid cocoa butter with baobab oil and frangipani / pink organic solid cocoa butter.
- The Cinnamon Solid Toothpaste.
- The Happy teeth Duo, wich is free of essential oils.
- The Gentle Cleansing Duo.
- The 100% Chocolate gift set.
- The Celebration zero-waste gift set.
- The Hydrophil lip balm.