“ Brand: Boots / of 4 toothbrushes / Type: Toothbrush / Skin type: for dry skin and for all types „
My past history of Boots purchases has shown that perhaps it isn't the cheapest shop around when it comes to bathroom essentials. Fortunately I noticed a bargain when on the lookout for cheap toothbrushes for last years' Summer holiday. I like to buy bathroom items that can be thrown away to save trailing them half way around the world twice. The Boots Essentials Toothbrushes come in a pack of 4, although I am not sure how much I paid as they are no longer on the Boots website - I think it was around a pound. This compares well as some toothbrushes in their range cost £2.03 for a single one. Unfortunately this design very much look like they were designed and manufactured on a budget and the pricetag reflected this.
I found two of the four toothbrushes still in their pack in the cupboard, so I have started to use one of the new ones. The pack has four differently coloured toothbrushes for all the family - blue, pink, green and purple. The different colours also means you won't get mixed up with using someone elses toothbrush by accident. Even though the design is curved and ergonomic looking the look is still cheap and cheerful and the experience is no better. I found the toothbrush to have quite a firm set of bristles and they did make my gums bleed unexpectedly. I think in terms of value for money they aren't looking so great anymore.
Fortunately the design of the toothbrushes ensures a good firm grip is achieved and they are comfortable to hold. If this product was still available I would recommend them as a good spare set of toothbrushes as they are reasonable in terms of results. I found my teeth to be no worse off when compared to more expensive brands of toothbrushes and the result was just what you would expect from this type of product. Obviously there are limitations with the firmness of the bristles offering too much resistance along with the rigidity of the handle itself.
The Boots Essentials Toothbrushes would make great spares but not for prolonged use. I also wouldn't put anyone off buying them for other uses, such as for cleaning alloy wheels or other hard to reach and fiddly areas. I find toothbrushes particularly handy when it comes to cleaning jewellery, for example.
Whilst Boots don't appear to be a value place to shop, for everyday essentials such as toothbrushes then the Boots' Essentials range is the place to look. Just don't expect too much or you may be disappointed.
When I purchased these 4 brushes it was because I was in a train station and they had a little boots on site, for where I needed to purchase a spare toothbrush for a couple of days - as I had forgot mine! I decided to get these because I wasn't after long term quality, as I would soon be going back to my original anyway. I decided to get these because they still worked out cheaper than others they had around, and thought I would be able to use them for other purposes.
The product --> These came as a 4 pack, all different colours being purple, green, blue and pink. This is handy if you buy them for 4 obviously as there is no mixing up, unless you forget what colour you picked! They are all very basic with white headed bristles, that do feel cheaply made compared with others. They come on a blue piece of cardboard, with a clear plastic covering.
After using it I did feel a difference, because it felt much harder than my usual one. Yet, they still gave a fresh cleaning and because I brought them cheaply anyway I can't really complain. When I got home I kept them still as spares, if anyone stopped over for example.
However, what I ended up using them on was a variety of things around my home! One of them I used around nooks and crannys that I wanted to clean in the kitchen, such as around the sink - as I found that they cleaned and collected more dirt than cleaining with a cloth. I know keep these purposefully for that, and really recommend if you want something smaller that is able to get into little nooks these are great. Not too expensive, and a great purpose! I also used them with some miracle polish on the alloys of my Corsa. I needed to scrub just where they bend (where they meet in the middle!) and found that a sponge was too big to remove all marks. So I used another toothbrush softly on these to get right in and offer a much better cleaning for my wheels!
I now buy cheap toothbrushes all the time for everything other than to clean my teeth with! They really are handy to keep under the cupboard, and have some brilliant purposes too!
The cost --> These particular ones cost me 99p, but I think they were on offer. Asda sell a 2 pack for 10p!! and where I wouldn't recommend them on teeth for long use, as they can be harsh and not clean inbetween them, I would recommend to use with the cleaning products!