Matador Refillable Travel Toothpaste Tubes
A Refillable Travel Toothpaste Tube, now that is a great idea. I am charging full speed ahead to get my horns on this waving red cape from Matador. (Note: the Refillable Toothpaste Tubes come in a set of black and white, not red, and are made of food safe, BPA- and PVC-free materials rather than fabric.)
I did a quick search to see if refillable toothpaste tubes already exist, for travel or otherwise, and my sources seem to indicate pretty much no. Refillable lip gloss tubes are the closest I found, and apparently they are a huge P in the A to fill.
Before we get into what specifically makes Matador's Refillable Travel Toothpaste Tubes so great, let's go over why the oral hygiene you'd want a refillable toothpaste tube in the first place:
- It's an environmentally conscious thing to do. Rather than buying travel-sized tubes of Crest and Colegate over and over again, you can just squirt some of your normal-sized tubes of Crest and Colegate into these Refillable Toothpaste Tubes. Over and over again. They are even dishwasher-safe.
- Even more appealing to me (sorry, Earth) is that I can't reliably find the brand of toothpaste I use, the miraculous Verve, in travel-size tubes. If you use a specialized, prescription, or boutique-y brand yourself, you probably have the same problem. But with Matador Refillable Travel Toothpaste Tubes, that problem is a problem no more.
As I mentioned, I found some refillable, squeezable lip gloss tubes for sale online, and most people who tried them said they're tough to fill, or at least require a special set of tools. And here is the other beauty of the Matador Refillable Travel Toothpaste Tubes, their design. The tubes refill on their long end, so the opening is nice and wide, plenty of room to snake in the paste from your big tube. Once filled to the marked fill line, fold over the travel tube's remaining flap, and seal it shut with a sliding Matador clip.
The Matador Refillable Travel Toothpaste Tube set comes with tubes sized for 1 week and 2 weeks of use.