I’ve been talking a lot about plastics lately! Beth Terry’s book (read my complete review here) 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!
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.