Reusing old toothbrush

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

Clean A Toothbrush Naturally with Vinegar
A toothbrush’s bristles lift away stray threads of silk from fresh ears of corn quickly and efficiently. Or any vegetable 😉
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.

Crafts:

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

Beauty uses:

keep an old toothbrush handy and spray it with hairspray to easily target your fly-aways
Get rid of Blackheads with Toothpaste on a Toothbrush by gently scrubing the affected area for a small amount of time

Tips from Cosmopolitan:

Declump mascara with a toothbrush
Apply a balm over your lips, then exfoliate away any dead skin with a toothbrush
Tame unruly brows by brushing them into place
Use an old toothbrush to apply liquid hair chalk or highlights
Clean up your cuticles with cuticle oil and a toothbrush
Use your toothbrush to tease your hair
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

Cleaning uses:

Take your toothbrush and clean off any dirt or bugs of pinecones
Clean your hair dryer’s vent with a toothbrush
Clean your canvas sneakers
Clean the soles of your shoes.
Carpet Stain Remover with the help of a toothbrush
Get grease out of your stove filter vents with a toothbrush
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
Clean out a top loading washing machine with vinegar, baking soda, and an old toothbrush.
Kitchen Cabinet Gunk Remover
Homemade Grout Cleaner using bleach, baking soda and a toothbrush
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.
A toothbrush is great to clean corners and edges
Clean Window Tracks with an old toothbrush

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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