Clean Your Toothbrushes Naturally

Toothbrushes can be breeding grounds for germs. In fact, many people advocate throwing away and replacing toothbrushes every month. But that can get expensive, not to mention wasteful: Who needs landfills bristling with used toothbrushes?

So here are two simple methods for cleaning your toothbrushes, so you can get more mileage out of them and stay healthier in the process! Read the simple directions here:

1. Let your toothbrush sit for 24 hours after it has dried out. This means every family member needs to have three toothbrushes that are rotated, since most of us brush morning and night and the brushes never really have a chance to dry out.

2. Soak your toothbrushes in straight household vinegar every two weeks. Vinegar kills most molds, germs, and bacteria.

By Annie B. Bond


Nimue Pendragon
Nimue Michelle P6 years ago

Cheers Annie :)

Gabriel L.
Past Member 6 years ago


Kath R.
Kath P6 years ago

Isn't there some sort of gizmo that you can put your toothbrush in after each use to sanitize it? I don't have enough room on the bathroom counter for 3 brushes per person.

Elisabeth T.
Elisabeth T6 years ago

Thanks for the great information!

Nancy Cornett
Nancy Jo Cornett6 years ago

Sounds good! Also, just recently as I was rinsing my toothbrush, I decided to use a comb to remove a particle that wasn't rinsing out. I couldn't believe all the crud that was in the bristles! I had noticed there was some discoloration at the base of the bristles, but had no idea all that stuff was in there. After soaking it in Dr. Bronner's and combing it, it looks new again.

Leanne B.
Leanne B6 years ago

Thanks for the info.

Angela N.
Angela N6 years ago


Michele Wilkinson

Thank you

Laura M.
Past Member 7 years ago

Thanks! I was also wondering if anyone knows of a plastic-free version of a toothbrush? I'd like to start cutting back on my petroleum products as time as goes on. PM me please!

Rina V.
Rina V7 years ago

Very useful and easy to put into practice, i'll start right away! Thank you