Reusing old toothbrush

Updated: March 2019

Many dental professionals recommend changing your toothbrush about every three months, and the American Dental Association (ADA) recommends that you replace your toothbrush approximately every three to four months, or sooner if the bristles are frayed. So imagine how many toothbrushes are being thrown away! Why not reusing them? Here are some ideas, hope you find them useful and put them into practice from now on 🙂

CraftsBeauty usesCleaning uses

Naturally clean your Toothbrush | ecogreenlove
Clean a Toothbrush Naturally with Vinegar (source)

Creative Ways to Repurpose an Old Toothbrush | ecogreenlove
A toothbrush’s bristles lift away stray threads of silk from fresh ears of corn quickly and efficiently. Or any vegetable 😉 (source)
Creative Ways to Repurpose an Old Toothbrush | ecogreenlove
Use an old toothbrush when polishing shoes to get the polish or edge dressing completely around the sole where it joins the leather of the shoe. (source)

Crafts:

Creative Ways to Repurpose an Old Toothbrush | ecogreenlove
Toothbrush Holder (broken link)
Creative Ways to Repurpose an Old Toothbrush | ecogreenlove
Upcycling Toothbrushes into Bracelets (source)
Creative Ways to Repurpose an Old Toothbrush | ecogreenlove
Make a starry night sky by flickering an old toothbrush with white paint (source)
Creative Ways to Repurpose an Old Toothbrush | ecogreenlove
Craft a quill pen by reusing your toothbrush to make bristle marks on the right side (source)
Creative Ways to Repurpose an Old Toothbrush | ecogreenlove
Use an old toothbrush to crochet (Lots of photos, instructions are not in English) (source)

Beauty uses:

Creative Ways to Repurpose an Old Toothbrush | ecogreenlove
keep an old toothbrush handy and spray it with hairspray to easily target your fly-aways (source)

Tips from Cosmopolitan:

Creative Ways to Repurpose an Old Toothbrush | ecogreenlove
Declump mascara with a toothbrush (source)
Creative Ways to Repurpose an Old Toothbrush | ecogreenlove
Apply a balm over your lips, then exfoliate away any dead skin with a toothbrush (source)
Creative Ways to Repurpose an Old Toothbrush | ecogreenlove
Tame unruly brows by brushing them into place (source)
Creative Ways to Repurpose an Old Toothbrush | ecogreenlove
Use an old toothbrush to apply liquid hair chalk or highlights (source)
Creative Ways to Repurpose an Old Toothbrush | ecogreenlove
Clean up your cuticles with cuticle oil and a toothbrush (source)
Creative Ways to Repurpose an Old Toothbrush | ecogreenlove
Use your toothbrush to tease your hair (source)
Creative Ways to Repurpose an Old Toothbrush | ecogreenlove
Mix water, lemon juice, and baking soda together to create a self tanner-removing cocktail. Then, use the toothbrush to help exfoliate away any dark spots (source)

Cleaning uses:

Creative Ways to Repurpose an Old Toothbrush | ecogreenlove

Creative Ways to Repurpose an Old Toothbrush | ecogreenlove
Take your toothbrush and clean off any dirt or bugs of pinecones (source)
Creative Ways to Repurpose an Old Toothbrush | ecogreenlove
Clean your hair dryer’s vent with a toothbrush (source)
Creative Ways to Repurpose an Old Toothbrush | ecogreenlove
Clean your canvas sneakers (source)
Creative Ways to Repurpose an Old Toothbrush | ecogreenlove
Clean the soles of your shoes. (source)
Creative Ways to Repurpose an Old Toothbrush | ecogreenlove
Carpet Stain Remover with the help of a toothbrush (source)
Creative Ways to Repurpose an Old Toothbrush | ecogreenlove
Get grease out of your stove filter vents with a toothbrush (source)
Creative Ways to Repurpose an Old Toothbrush | ecogreenlove
Remove rust marks off stainless steel with a paste using the cream of tartar and lemon juice with an old toothbrush, until it had a good pasty consistency and scrub with a toothbrush (source)
Creative Ways to Repurpose an Old Toothbrush | ecogreenlove
Clean out a top loading washing machine with vinegar, baking soda, and an old toothbrush. (source)
Creative Ways to Repurpose an Old Toothbrush | ecogreenlove
Kitchen Cabinet Gunk Remover (source)
Creative Ways to Repurpose an Old Toothbrush | ecogreenlove
Homemade Grout Cleaner using bleach, baking soda and a toothbrush (source)
Creative Ways to Repurpose an Old Toothbrush | ecogreenlove
To clean the caulk seal and around the top of the sink, use a soft-bristle toothbrush soaked with a baking soda paste or a mild soap and gently scrub the rim. (source)
Creative Ways to Repurpose an Old Toothbrush | ecogreenlove
A toothbrush is great to clean corners and edges (source)
Creative Ways to Repurpose an Old Toothbrush | ecogreenlove
Clean Window Tracks with an old toothbrush (source)

What do you think? I’m sure from now on you won’t want to throw away your toothbrush! If you like this article or found some interesting and useful tips/ideas, please share! See you next time with more Thursday DIY Upcycling ideas ♻

💚 ECOTIP: Remember to turn off the tap whilst you are actually brushing. This could save about 3.5 litres each time you brush your teeth. By using a glass to hold a small amount of water for rinsing your mouth you can save about 4 litres of water each time you brush your teeth.

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