- What is it?
Chewing sticks and chewing sponges have been used in Africa and other continents for dental hygiene purposes for hundreds if not thousands of years. While dozens of species of trees and their twigs are used in different regions to clean the teeth, Goldleaf specializes in the import of Salvadora persica, also known as the toothbrush tree, from Ghana.
- How should I use it?
One of our chewing sponges will provide many twigs and many uses. One twig can be replaced every few weeks to ensure proper hygiene. There is no need for toothpaste. Different twigs will have different levels of hardness just like store-bought toothbrushes, so you can find the chewing twig that is appropriate for you.
- Facts and info
To prepare the Salvadora tree for its use as a chewing sponge, the branches are cut off the tree and then beaten with a strong stick until fibrous. Then the material is washed to remove bitterness and dried.
- Why buy from Goldleaf?
Goldleaf Hydroponics works with a small farm in Ghana, West Africa, to bring the freshest, most diverse natural products to the United States and worldwide, including our Ghanian chewing sponge. Our small family business has a close relationship with the farmer and crew of 10 whose passion is for growing and farming in a way that is harmonious with nature. If you have any questions about our products or farming practices, please ask and we will be happy to chat by phone or email.
Free shipping and discreet packaging are included with all African goods. We ship most of these items via USPS and in vacuum sealed bags. All orders are fulfilled from our Bloomington, Indiana, retail store, and usually delivered within 2-3 days. Enjoy easy payment online via credit card or PayPal with the confidence of an American business. Call us for payment by check or cryptocurrency.
Goldleaf offers retail and wholesale pricing for bulk African orders. Please contact us at 1-812-500-0423 or email@example.com with any special requests or for bulk pricing by the kilogram.
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