Natural Silk Dental FlossOath Essentials
It’s easy to swap your current dental floss for a zero waste alternative. Our exclusive mulberry silk floss is plastic-free, naturally coated with candelilla wax, and comes in a refillable stainless steel tube.
- Eco-friendly, sustainable, and zero waste!
- Compostable floss and packaging
- Slides easily between teeth
Oath Essentials silk is made from the cocoon of the mulberry silkworm. No larvae were harmed in the making of our zero waste floss. The cocoons are harvested after the moths have flown away. Then the cocoon is spun into the finest and highest quality silk in the world.
Add natural silk dental floss to your oral care routine and feel confident that you are reducing your waste while maintaining healthy teeth.
Please don’t throw out after using! Put floss into your compost.
We currently do not sell refills. These are coming soon. Our floss container will fit any brand of silk floss refill.
A portion of every purchase goes towards funding our community projects.
• Ahimsa Silk
• Candelilla Wax
• Natural Peppermint Oil
If you read our beliefs, [link to about page] you would know that we strive to be as transparent as possible. Below is everything you need to know about where and how this product is made. If we missed something, please contact us.
Where is this product manufactured?
Our natural silk dental floss is manufactured in China. In fact, our manufacturer is the same supplier for almost all branded silk dental floss on the market today. Legend says that silk was developed by Chinese Empress Leizu in the 27th century BC. The earliest example of silk was found in tombs in Henan, China dating back 8500 years. The Chinese were the first to mass produce silk fabric. China is the largest exporter of silk in the world. This is the reason we source our silk there.
Product & Manufacturer Certifications
Below is a list of certification and lab results relating to this product and manufacturer.
- Silk Thread Test Report
- FSC Certification Paper Products
- FDA Registration
- ISO Certification
How far does silk floss travel?
What is this product made from?
This product is made with 100% mulberry silk and candelilla wax with natural peppermint oil.
Mulberry silk, also called Ahimsa Silk, is made from the cocoon of the mulberry silkworm. The silkworm is allowed to turn into a moth and fly away before the cocoon is harvested. This is the way our silk floss is made.
*Keep in mind this is not the same process as silk textiles where the moth is usually killed to allow for the entire cocoon to be spun for a longer, more continuous thread. We are firmly against this practice.
Candelilla wax is derived from the leaves of the Candelilla shrub. These leaves produce a scale-like covering, which acts as self-defense against heat and arid desert conditions. The wax is obtained by boiling the leaves and stems in an acidic solution, then skimming the surface.
The jar is made from stainless steel. We do not use glass jars because there are many complaints about how easy they break if dropped in the sink or on the floor.
Also, the steel jar is almost 2 grams lighter compared to the glass. This cuts down on shipping cost and fossil fuel consumption when shipping large amounts.
All labels and stickers are biodegradable and can be recycled or composted.
To learn more about our packaging, click here.
How to Use
Why don’t you use a glass bottle?
We do not use glass jars because there are many complaints about how easy they break if dropped in the sink or on the floor. Also, the steel jar is almost 2 grams lighter compared to the glass. This cuts down on shipping cost and fossil fuel consumption when shipping large amounts.
Can you compost silk floss?
Yes! Do not throw your used floss in the garbage. It will not compost in a landfill. Please put your used silk floss in your home compost pile or in a curbside compost bin.
How long does it take silk dental floss to decompose?
If left in nature, it may take up to 4 years for silk to decompose. It’s a very resilient natural fiber. But in compost, it will take about a year.
Is it ok to reuse floss?
Some people like to think so. We don’t think it’s OK, as it’s not very hygienic. Don’t do it!
Is this product vegan?
No. Our silk floss is produced by mulberry silkworms. The only vegan floss available is a form of PLA(Polylactic Acid)[<<
Care & Disposal
Store in a dry place, like a drawer. Even though our container is made from stainless steel, it may rust if left in a moist environment for an extended period of time.
Step 1: Recycle the envelope and box packaging or compost it.
Step 2: After using a piece of floss, toss it in your home compost or curbside compost bin. Do not throw it in the garbage!
Step 3: At the end of its life, or if damaged, recycle the stainless steel tube at your local scrap yard or curbside recycling if they accept stainless steel.