Gently Minted Waxed Silk Dental Floss
Love that it is biodegradable and plastic free, but the silk production techniques just breaks my heart :( Can't you find a way to make a vegan version?
Our floss is from a Peace Silk (or Ahisma Silk) farm. This process is a non-violent silk breeding & harvesting one that allows the silkworm to leave its cocoon, which can be harvested to make silk. This type of silk is an alternative to the cheaper process of boiling worms in their cocoons in order to create silk - it costs a bit more, but we think it's worth it.
I have been using this dental floss for a few months now and I really love it. The only thing that I don´t like is that it doesn´t seem to be possible to just purchase the refill without the glass or other extras. The first time I purchased a refill, I got the Smile Refills - Lip Balm and Floss. Now I don´t want to order another set with lip balms - but how can I get the refill for the floss separately?
Like many others have mentioned, this floss tends to break or shred easily, but only for my "tight" teeth (back molars). However, knowing that I am not wasting plastic, I find that I am flossing my teeth more regularly. I was happy to see in ETEE's reply to another company that the floss is made from empty silk cocoons (the larvae are not boiled alive). That is a bonus point for this product. I will continue to buy this floss.
Your Floss | Our Planet
Team etee is big on keeping their chompers and the houses that they live in (ie their gums) healthy, so having a plastic-free floss option was a no-brainer over in these parts.
Each spool contains 30 metres of our 100% pure mulberry silk, candelilla wax and natural peppermint oil floss (total of 60 metres of floss in each 2 spool box - that's 2/3 the length of a football field of floss!) So, let's get flossin' (and we ain't talkin' about that fancy dance all the kids are doing these days)!
Completely biodegradable & plastic-free floss to keep your entire family's teeth healthy!
Dental Floss Deets - What You're Getting
- Glass container with Stainless Steel lid with floss cutter (if this option is chosen)
- 100% Mulberry Silk Floss = 30 metres per spool
- Candelilla wax
- Natural Peppermint Flavouring
- 100% biodegradable cornstarch baggies
- Boxes printed with soy-based inks
Laurie F "I was pleasantly surprised that not only is your dental floss more environmentally friendly it actually is now my favorite floss for texture and thickness and strength."