I’ve been talking a lot about plastics lately! Beth Terry’s book has really helped inspire our family to make some changes in the way we think about plastics. Even Mr. Nurture, who never really concerned himself with the concept of unnecessary waste, has been much more attentive to the types of products we bring into our home.
A few weeks ago, I also shared 5 simple things we could all do to help reduce our plastic waste. And today, I have another item to add to that list: reusable straws like these gorgeous straws from Glass Dharma!
I never knew I could fall in love with a straw, but Glass Dharma’s high quality glass straws are just that amazing. Baby Y and I have a smoothie everyday and I was getting really tired of wasting so many straws! To be honest, I’ve never even heard of glass straws and had no idea that something like the classic, plastic straw would have a reusable version. But after a little research, I came across Glass Dharma’s website and I knew I just had to try them out!
The wonderful people at Glass Dharma were so kind to send me a wonderful sample pack to try out, including 4 different straws and 2 cleaning brushes.
I couldn’t wait to try them so I made a nice green smoothie just for the occasion! I absolutely LOVE the adorable decorative dots on these straws – such a nice touch of flair and personalization. Baby Y had no trouble drinking from his “shorty” sipper, and my 9.5mm (ice tea size) straw was perfect for my not-so-thick smoothie.
But my true favorite is their cute bendy straw, which I LOVED in my fruity smoothie! It’s slightly bent near the top to “reach” for your lips.
How Do You Clean Them?
The cleaning brushes also work very well, although I’ve only had to use them the one time I left our empty cups on the counter and forgot to rinse them right away. Otherwise, the straws are fairly easy to wash even without the brushes – a testament to the great quality of the glass! I also hear they do really well in the dishwasher, but I haven’t tried that yet since we don’t ours very often.
And What About Storage?
I think this is my favorite part of all! Once our straws are dry, I keep on the counter within arms reach in a repurposed glass jar. I think I may decorate it soon to give it a bit more flair, but the straws themselves do a good job of that already. 🙂
Accessorize Your Straws!
In addition to the wide variety of lengths and sizes of their straws and straw sets, Glass Dharma also offers two very useful, almost necessary, accessories for your glass straws – the cleaning brush (comes in 2 sizes) and the soft carrying sleeve (made of 100% hemp). Keep in mind they are sold separately from the straws, so be sure to add them to your order before checking out!
Why Are Glass Dharma’s Straws So Great?
You mean besides how cute they are? 😉 Here are the top 5 reasons Glass Dharma’s reusable glass straws are the best:
- They’re handmade in the USA – which means they didn’t travel thousands of miles to get here.
- They’re backed by a no-hassle lifetime guarantee – if it breaks, they’ll either repair or replace it for you for free!
- They’re safe and non-toxic – won’t leach any toxins into your food, which is a lot more than we can say for plastic.
- They create zero waste – each time you use your glass straw equals one less plastic straw in the landfill or oceans.
- They’re made of the strongest glass commercially available.
- They’re very affordable! – *bonus reason!
Ready To Try Glass Dharma Straws?
Their website is the place to start if you want to learn more about these amazing straws or are ready to order your single straws, straw sets, or accessories. You can even purchase gift certificates to share with family and friends!
Also, if you’re in the social media scene, be sure to follow Glass Dharma on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, and Pinterest!
And because the nice folks at Glass Dharma are so, well.. nice, they also offered to give one Nature’s Nurture reader a $25 gift certificate to use in their store! With Glass Dharma’s very affordable products, you could set yourself up real nice with that gift! To enter for your chance to win, please use the Rafflecopter form below.
Disclosure: Glass Dharma provided me with free samples to review. All opinions expressed in this review are my own and were in no way influenced by the free product.
I would get the smoothie straws.
These look awesome! I’d love to buy the brush for it.
Smoothie and ice tea straws would be fabulous!! I got through 1 or 2 straws a day 🙁
I think I would get the Iced Tea 9 inch straws.
Would love a set of these straws….I always use straws as I don’t like to drink from the mouth of a glass while dining out!
J. Andy Lambert
I would buy the 4 straw set in iced tea or cause our old stainless steel straws are impossible to keep clean and we lost the brush. The difference in price would be less than one straw so that’s cool.
I’ve been thinking of getting a set of these for awhile now. I so hope that I win a set.
I’d buy smoothie straws – I don’t mind drinking thin liquids just by sipping, but straws work better for thick smoothies.
Would love these for my daughter
Mary@Back to the Basics!
I need to buy a set of straws! These are super cute!
The colored dot ones! Neat! Would love to see how strong these are in person!
I showed your website to my 3.5 year old. She said she’d buy the ones with the decorative dots. So there you have it! I’d buy those, smoothie size, because we make smoothies every morning.
Aww, so cute! Good luck!
Karie | Girl Going Country
Oh I love straws but feel bad about all the “waste”. So I would love to take a look at glass straws as an option!
How cool!! I had no idea that glass straws existed. I will definitely have to check into getting some. I esp like the ones with the little bend in them. Cute!!!
I have one straight Glass Dharma straw so I would definitely get a bent straw, and a shorter one for my daughter!
What a great idea! I would love to purchase these straws!
I would have to get some of the ice tea beautiful bends straws for my girls and grandmother. Thanks for having an awesome giveaway!
I would buy smoothie and bent straws.
I would use the certificate to buy a decorative bendy glass straw , the cleaner, and the mossy green hemp bag if I ever needed to take it on the go. I loved their website and I’m so excited to hopefully win this giveaway. If not I’ll definitely get me one, one way or another 🙂
Kristina (The Greening of Westford)
I have been wanting to try these for a long time now. My kids LOVE using straws. I haven’t been buying them lately.
I want to buy two 8/9-inch length SMOOTHIE straws. They look awesome!!
Either the bended ones or a set of the 8 and 9 inch ones. How pretty are they!
iced tea and smoothie straw!
I’d buy the extra long smoothie straw set. I like the beautiful bends. Maybe I’d get those…..
Susie at Earning-My-Cape
Very cool giveaway! I wish I could enter, but I would be so afraid to keep these in the house. My kids love straws & they would do bad things to them! Broken glass is not fun. 🙁
I would get the set of 8″ smoothie straws. How cool!!!
How cool – I am making the switch from plastic to glass or stainless steel, and had no idea there were glass straws. Want some! Thanks for offering a giveaway chance!!
annie @ montanasolarcreations
The set of 4 extra long! Our baby just figured out how to use a straw to drink a smoothie and I’ve been looking for glass straws to use instead of disposable ones.
Merissa @ Little House Living
Neat! I like the ones that are a little colorful:)
I would use the gift certificate to buy a sipper set. I should really get some of these anyway because I use a lot of disposable straws! So wasteful – I’m so ashamed! Great giveaway – Thanks 🙂
I LOVE that you put them in a re-purposed jar to store! I’ll be doing the same with mine and also add a bit of decor to it! Thanks for the fabulous idea! We LOVE glass straws because I’m always freaked out about what the heck the film is on plastic straws from the store. Yay for less plastic!