Tuesday’s Tip | The Natural Way To Keep Your Toothbrushes Clean

 

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:
Toothbrushes
Mason Jar or Cup
White Vinegar
 
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

 

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10 Comments

  1. 03/10/2018 / 8:16 pm

    I love this! I think it's one of those things that people don't realise/like to think about but this is really useful and I will be doing this! Thank you 🙂 http://www.witheverysunrise.com

  2. 03/10/2018 / 9:03 pm

    I didn’t even think about this but it makes complete sense and I love that it’s so easy to do. I shall be doing this now! Great post!

  3. 03/10/2018 / 10:37 pm

    This is amazingg! I never knew how to do this, or it was even possible lol! I'm definitely going to do this from now on! Thanks, and I can't wait to read more!!

  4. 04/10/2018 / 12:13 pm

    Oh I'll have to try this! Thanks for the tip x

  5. 04/10/2018 / 9:19 pm

    Hi Rachel, This tip is right up my street. I'm huge germaphobe so this is an ideal tip for me. Thank you!I shall give it a go!!

    Linda || Lindaroche.blogspot.ie

  6. 05/10/2018 / 7:23 pm

    I'm glad you all like the tip ladies. Thank you so much for the lovely comments, can't wait to see and hear how you get on. xx

  7. 05/10/2018 / 8:01 pm

    Great post! I am currently on a journey towards lower waste living, and this is totally something that I should use 🙂 Thanks for sharing!
    -Jenna <3
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  8. 12/10/2018 / 1:49 pm

    This is honestly such an amazing tip! I am literally going to do it tonight! Been thinking of cleaning my toothbrush the whole week lol so I am so glad I caught this!

  9. 12/10/2018 / 8:31 pm

    Hi Jenna, thank you for your comment. Yes, you'll be surprised how little products you need especially for cleaning the house, I will be putting more tips like this up in the future so keep your eyes peeled xx

  10. 12/10/2018 / 8:32 pm

    Thank you, and so easy to do. I think it's one of those things people don't really think about so i hope I've helped a few people out. Glad you liked the post xx

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