I thought I’d kick October off with a Tuesday’s Tip post since I haven’t done one in quite a long time. I’m going to make sure I keep these up as I have loads of ideas and things I want to share with you all.
This week I thought I’d share with you how I keep our toothbrushes clean and bacteria free the natural way.
Did you know that toothbrushes harbour hundreds of thousands of bacteria just after one use?? That’s not including all of the bacteria your toothbrush picks up from being kept in your bathroom!!
Most of us keep our toothbrushes sitting on the bathroom counter or even a window sill, which is actually the worst place to store them. (We all do this though, I know I do) Just think, when the toilet is flushed all that unsanitary airborne particles make there way to your toothbrush! Yuck!! It’s really quite disgusting when you think about it.
Ideally you should store your toothbrushes in another room but if like me, you prefer to keep them in the bathroom, make sure to at least always close the toilet lid when flushing and use a toothbrush cover if you can.
So this is why we should keep our toothbrushes nice and clean especially when we have coughs and colds. But instead of using harmful chemicals to kill the bacteria found on them, we only need 1 natural ingredient and most of us have it in our houses already.
What You Need:
Mason Jar or Cup
Why use White Vinegar?? Well, it’s commonly used as a natural cleaner, it will kill the bacteria and microbes on your toothbrush.
How To Do It:
- Pour several Tablespoons of White Vinegar into a glass jar, I use a cup of White Vinegar which is about 250ml.
- Pop your toothbrush into the the jar and let it sit into the vinegar for around 15-30 mins.
Remove your toothbrushes after 30 mins and give a quick rinse and leave to dry.
I try and do this once or twice a week if I can but depending on time and what I’ve got on I aim for at once a week. It really is that easy. Don’t worry you can’t taste the vinegar once your toothbrushes have dried.
Don’t forget you will still need to change them every 3 months.
I hope you all enjoyed this little tip and are rushing about to go clean your toothbrushes.
Do you do this?? Do you have another way of doing it??
Lots of Love