The Green Earth
Mother nature is always self-balancing, self-adjusting and self-cleansing. Being an integral part of nature, humans have an obligation to assist her in creating a better place to live in. At Sri Dhanvanthari Madom, we are committed to minimize our impact on the planet by promoting the use of sustainable eco-friendly products, contributing to a cleaner, safer environment.
Our planet has undergone several dramatic and detrimental events because of rapid industrialization and urbanization. Population boom, increased energy demands and imprudent use of fossil fuels has led to widespread environ mental degradation. We are slowly realizing about the harm done to our planet by our environmentally irresponsible acts. Many of us are opting for a more sustainable and eco-friendly life by choosing organic food, using chemical free products and cutting down the use of single use plastics. Disposable cutlery is showing up in the Top 10 list of trash found in our oceans.
The disturbing truth about plastic cutlery
Babylonians and Egyptians created the first toothbrushes, using frayed twigs. The Chinese designed the first natural bristle toothbrush using pigs' hair attached to a bamboo handle in the 1400s. Until the 18th century, toothbrushes were considered a luxury. The concept of tooth care trickled into public consciousness around the late 19th century. In the early 20th century, manufacturers introduced plastic in the toothbrush design instead of natural materials. But be cause plastic is indestructible, every single piece of plastic toothbrush made since the 1930s is still out there in the world, as a piece of trash. Everyday billions of plastic tooth brushes find their way into the environment.
Once they are disposed into landfills, they survive for hun dreds of years, exuding chemicals into soil and water sourc es. Some of these chemicals have been linked to many meta bolic issues such as obesity, thyroid diseases, infertility and cancer.
When we discovered the dangers of using plastic, we decided to do our part to spread consciousness about reducing one's carbon footprint and look for sustainable alternatives to plastics. We then looked for ways to reimagine this crucial hygiene tool in a way that puts less stress on the planet.
Bamboo has been used throughout Asia for at least 10,000 years. It is admired as a miraculous plant because of its varied life giving uses from building shelters to eating the tender shoots for sustenance. It is associated with immortality and fertility because of its tenacious growth, remarkable strength and resilience.
Indian mythology tells the story of King Rama’s wife Sita who had an extra finger, which she cut off and planted in soil. The bamboo plant is believed to have sprouted from there. A pig came and chewed holes in the plant and through the holes people discovered sacred grains of India-millet, sorghum and amaranth in each segment of the hollow bamboo plant.
Throughout the 20th century we have harmed Mother nature by accepting a lifestyle of instant gratification. We reaped the benefits of Earth, but forgot to replenish it and as a result we are now facing islands of garbage, polluted water and air and climate change. It is time now to start living in harmony with nature for the welfare of our future generations. When we were on the lookout for
non-toxic, renewable options in place of plastic, bamboo emerged as a wonder solution. Unlike other commercial crops, bamboo causes very less disruption to local habitat and promotes soil health because of its vigorous root system. While a tree takes almost 30 years to reach maturity, bamboo, a rapidly growing grass matures within 3-5 years. It releases 35% more oxygen than trees and is a carbon-neutral plant. It can be cut, without killing the plant and is heat, stain and odor resistant.
• Bamboo is a natural anti-bacterial and anti-fungal and does not need the use of fertilizers or pesticides.
• Bamboo is less porous than wood, making it water-resistant and odor free.
• Bamboo has a higher tensile strength than wood, making it more durable.
• Bamboo is a fast-growing variety of grass that grows to full size in just 3-4 months. It is also harvested without killing the plant, making it extremely sustainable compared to wood.
Sri Dhanvanthari Madom believes in making environmentally conscious choices. We want to provide you with the most natural, eco-friendly and health conscious products, whilst also providing a small yet vital support to a more sustainable and regenerative future.
Set of ten high quality, easy to grip handcrafted toothbrushes made from natural Moso bamboo.
Natural antimicrobial, thus helping you maintain good oral hygiene.
Ergonomically designed to give a better grip.
Soft BPA free bristles in fused with activated charcoal.
More sustainable and environment friendly than plastic toothbrushes.
Frequently Asked Questions
How do I use and store my Sutraveda Bamboo Toothbrush?
Rinse the toothbrush thoroughly before first use to remove any bamboo dust.
As Sutraveda Bamboo Toothbrush is made from a natural material, it is recommended to be stored in a dry area. It is best to keep your toothbrush in the open air in a toothbrush holder.
Is bamboo eco-friendlier than wood?
Yes! A tree takes almost 30 years to reach maturity. While bamboo, a rapidly growing grass matures within 3-5 years. It releases 35% more oxygen than trees and is a carbon-neutral plant. It can be cut without killing the plant and is heat, stain and odour resistant.
How durable is the Sutraveda Bamboo Toothbrush?
Bamboo is a lightweight yet durable material. With proper care, your Sutraveda Bamboo Toothbrush will last just as long as a conventional plastic toothbrush. Dentists recommend changing your toothbrush every three months or when the bristles dull.
How do I dispose of my Sutraveda Bamboo Toothbrush?
Once your toothbrush has reached the end of its life, remove the bristles from the head using pliers and dispose of the toothbrush handle in a composting bin. It will take about 3-6 months to return to the soil.