I consider myself a tree hugger, but I’ve never thought I was “crunchy” enough to cut open my toothpaste tubes to get out the last little bits. I’ve read online that many people do that as part of their money-saving routine, but for me it was going a bit far.
Well, I decided to try it out for myself and see just how much toothpaste is really left in an “empty” tube.
Here is my seemingly empty tube of toothpaste.
I cut off the top and this is what I was able to squeeze out.
I also decided to try this out with my “empty” face wash. Nate & I had been squeezing this thing to death!
That night I used my rescued toothpaste to brush my teeth. However, in the morning the toothpaste had started to dry up and it wasn’t as easy to get onto my toothbrush. I ended up throwing the rest out.
I had much better luck with my leftover face wash. I ended up using what was left in the lid for a whole week! I don’t know if it is what my face wash is made out of or if it was the humid environment of the shower that kept it usable whereas my toothpaste had dried up.
Conclusion: Dried up toothpaste is no fun to use and with how much Nate & I squeeze the dickens out of our tubes, it simply isn’t worth it. However, I will be cutting open my face wash from now on. Maybe I’m crunchier than I thought. 🙂
When I told my mom I was going to write about this she said, “People are going to think you are crazy!” HAHA! Well, am I crazy? Have you ever cut open your toothpaste tubes?