Going zero-waste room by room or task by task is a very easy way to adjust to a more sustainable way of living. Here are my tips for a minimal waste dental routine.
NOW Essential Oils – DIY Mouthwash
You can’t get a more eco-friendly option than making your own mouthwash, and it’s so easy! NOW Essential Oils come in eco-friendly glass bottles and are cruelty-free.
- Add two teaspoons of baking soda and purified water into a small bottle.
- Add ten drops of each essential oil. We like Peppermint Oil and Tea Tree Oil for their anti-bacterial properties and oral hygiene benefits.
- For sweeter mouthwash, add xylitol. It provides additional cleansing properties and has been shown in clinical studies to help promote oral hygiene and maintain the mouth’s natural balance of good bacteria.
- Shake before each use.
Brush with Bamboo Toothbrush
Made from 100% organic bamboo, USA-made plant-based bristles, and compostable packaging. The toothbrush is verified BPA-Free, vegan, non-GMO, gluten-free, and non-toxic.
Radius Source Toothbrush
Made with up-cycled natural fibres. The heads are replaceable for minimize waste. The handles from the Source line are composed of one-of-a-kind repurposed and recycled materials such as wood, paper, and even recycled dollar bills.
Radius Natural Floss
100% vegan-friendly and biodegradable. Coated in candelilla wax and free from gluten, preservatives, GMOs, artificial sweeteners, colourings, and fluoride.
Nelson Naturals Toothpaste
Locally made in Nelson, BC and comes in a recyclable glass jar. High quality ingredients include colloidal silver and hardwood xylitol.
Kaitlyn Dickie What lights my fire? Pizza, vegan desserts, the mountains and the ocean! I love sharing tips and tricks on how to live a more kind-to-the-earth lifestyle so that we can enjoy our planet for decades to come. It’s not that hard, I promise! Come hang out with me on Instagram where I post everyday alternatives you can choose starting today! @kaitlyndickie