These brushes are an easy replacement for your plastic dishwashing, pot scrubbing and vegetable brushes in the kitchen and home.
Choose the light bristles for dishes and the dark bristles for pot scrubbing.
With a Moso Bamboo and medium weight agave or palmyra fiber bristles, these brushes can be used for dish washing, pot scrubbing, vegetable washing and even general cleaning in the bathroom. Always test first on new surfaces or materials for compatibility.
Plastic scrub brushes. Designed for stuck on food and heavy stains, including for cast iron pots. Can be used on non-stick pans, just be more gentle with it.
Why it matters:
Plastic bristle scrub brushes shed tiny pieces of plastic called micro plastics. Unfortunately these tiny plastic pieces are not filtered out fully by sewage treatment. So when you hear about the "Great Pacific Garbage Patch" the majority of this garbage patch in the Pacific Ocean is actually tiny pieces of plastic that aren't even visible to the human eye.
These tiny plastic pieces are being eaten by marine animals and ending up in the food chain, being consumed by humans in sushi restaurants around the globe! And if you're vegan, they are ending up in our tap water too. Help us turn off the plastic tap and choose a more sustainable option for humans and the planet.
Moso bamboo, known as the giant bamboo or timber bamboo, has been used for centuries to fashion buildings, flooring and culinary tools. The young shoots are often prepared into Asian dishes.
The plant fiber bristles are made from agave fiber and palmyra plant fiber.
Each brush can be used for 1-3 months or longer depending on frequency of usage and proper storage. Make sure to not submerge or soak the wooden parts in water, the natural materials will absorb water and it will cause the brush to swell and crack. Hang to dry or place in a dry spot after using it.
If you find your brush is not staying dry, dip the bristles in vinegar occasionally to help kill bacteria. The Moso bamboo is naturally antibacterial but the vinegar will help too.
Continue using this brush until the bristles no longer work, then compost or bury in garden or dispose in a green waste bin. Stop using the brush and replace it if you see any mold growth.
Storage and Care:
To reduce cracking, keep the wood parts dry and do not soak or submerge them in water. You can oil your brushes to reduce the potential of cracking if you regularly submerge your dish brushes in water. Never store your brush in a wet spot between uses, it will cause the brush to absorb excess water and crack.
Place in a completely dry spot.
Hang to dry or place in a completely dry spot after using it. Do not rest the brush on top of your solid dish soap between dish washing sessions, the natural bristles will wick up excess water and cause the handle to crack.
Using with the DISH BLOCK®:
Keep in mind that when using the DISH BLOCK®, a soft sponge on most dishes is ideal for best longevity. If you use a hard bristle brush on all dishes, you will wear down the DISH BLOCK® faster than a sponge and might dig a hole in the middle of the soap.
End of life:
Once worn out, the bamboo and plant fiber parts can be composted or buried in the garden.
No Tox Life was born from the desire to provide effective, vegan body and home care to help you live a cleaner, greener lifestyle. We are a local, family-run business and each product is handmade using the highest-quality ingredients we can find.
Sandee got interested in living a non-toxic lifestyle many decades ago. As a little girl, she experienced a bad reaction to the ingredients in a perfume that left red welts on her skin. As a teenager, she participated in the first annual Earth Day has been excited about living a natural lifestyle ever since.
In 2013, Sandee started experimenting with making soap and other bath & body products, doing hundreds of hours of testing and learning. Soapmaking and cosmetics formulation merged her passions, math, science and art. Initially she gave products as gifts for friends and family, with great feedback.
After heading to her local grocery store one day and reading the "natural" shampoo ingredients, she realized that it was full of harsh detergents that were causing her scalp issues. The idea of No Tox Life was born - helping people switch to a truly non-toxic lifestyle. In addition to being a certified woman-owned small business, No Tox Life is also a family business.
Sandee’s daughter Callie Milford is the co-founder and creative director of No Tox Life. She designs & formulates new products (along with Sandee), and directs the look of the brand, as well as managing sales to the hundreds of independent stores carrying the line.
We are a small but mighty team hand-making products and keeping the operation going!