Agave Scrub Brush - Dark
- with Moso Bamboo handle -
Our agave brush is an easy replacement for your plastic scrubbing brushes in the kitchen and home.
With a Moso Bamboo handle and medium weight agave palmyra bristles, this brush is ideal for heavy duty scrubbing and even general cleaning in the bathroom. Always test first on new surfaces or materials for compatibility.
Replaces: Plastic dish brushes. Can be used for very stuck on food and heavy stains; the plant fiber bristles are stiffer and are better designed to tackle heavier grit.
Why it matters: Plastic bristle scrub brushes shed tiny pieces of plastic called micro plastics. Unfortunately these tiny plastic pieces are not filtered out fully by sewage treatment. So when you hear about the "Great Pacific Garbage Patch" the majority of this garbage patch in the Pacific Ocean is actually tiny pieces of plastic that aren't even visible to the human eye.
These tiny plastic pieces are being eaten by marine animals and ending up in the food chain, being consumed by humans in sushi restaurants around the globe! And if you're vegan, they are ending up in our tap water too. Help us turn off the plastic tap and choose a more sustainable option for humans and the planet.
Sustainability: Moso bamboo, known as the giant bamboo or timber bamboo, has been used for centuries to fashion buildings, flooring and culinary tools. The young shoots are often prepared into Asian dishes. The plant fiber bristles are made from agave fiber mixed with palmyra fiber. Lightly coated with non-toxic wood coating to reduce cracking and splitting. FSC certified by TÜV SÜD Czech, Prague.
Palmyra Fiber: CASA AGAVE™ palmyra fiber bristles are grown, harvested, sun-dried and processed in Mexico using traditional techniques to ensure a high quality and strong natural fiber.
Longevity: Continue using this brush until the bristles no longer work (1-3 months), then compost or bury in garden or dispose in a green waste bin. Make sure to not submerge or soak the wooden parts in water. Hang to dry or place in a dry spot after using it. If you find your brush is not staying dry, dip the bristles in vinegar occasionally to help kill bacteria. The white teakwood is naturally antibacterial but the vinegar will help too. Stop using the brush and replace it if you see any mold growth.
Storage and Care: To reduce cracking, keep the wood parts dry and do not soak or submerge them in water. Cracking is normal for wooden brushes if you tend to get the wooden parts very wet. You can oil your brushes to reduce the potential of cracking if you regularly submerge your dish brushes in water.
Place in a completely dry spot: Hang to dry or place in a completely dry spot after using it. Do not rest the brush on top of your solid dish soap between dish washing sessions, the natural bristles will wick up excess water and cause the handle to crack.
Watch out for: Some companies have "sustainable" brushes that have plastic bristles. Our handles are wood and our bristles are made out of agave fiber, making this brush 100% compostable.
Use with the DISH BLOCK®: Keep in mind that when using the DISH BLOCK®, a soft sponge on most dishes is ideal for best longevity. If you use a hard bristle brush on all dishes, you will wear down the dish block faster than a sponge and might dig a hole in the middle of the block.
End of life: Once worn out, the wood and agave fiber parts can be composted or buried in the garden.