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Miswak traditional toothstick (The Turtle Tribe) organic licorice root - 3pk

Miswak traditional toothstick (The Turtle Tribe) organic licorice root - 3pk

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The MISWAK (also known as a siwak, or datwan) is a traditional teeth cleaning stick, used by ancient cultures for 7000 years. Different cultures used various tree roots – in the Middle East the Arak tree; In India the Neem tree; in the Carribean, the hibiscus. Organic licorice root makes an ideal miswak toothstick due to the fibrous root, the pleasant taste, and the natural antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties of licorice root.

To use, whittle away the bark 2cm from one end, chew the inner root gently till fibres form, then brush your teeth gently in an up/down motion. Your saliva will mix with the fibres, so no toothpaste or water is needed. After a few days to a week, when the fibres are brittle and tasteless, simply cut them off and whittle the next 2cm of bark away. Licorice root bark is bitter to taste, so best cut away with a knife before chewing the root. Scientific studies have confirmed the MISWAK toothstick can outperform modern toothbrushes for maintaining good dental health. MISWAK – nature’s toothbrush, with no plastic!

Shipping & Packaging


The Turtle Tribe ships orders in plastic-free shipping boxes and envelopes, with Kraft paper tape.

NO plastic bubble-wrap
NO plastic tape
NO plastic satchels


All our products come packaged in plastic-free, compostable and/or recyclable materials. eg. cardboard, paper, glass and metal

Shipping & Returns


At The Turtle Tribe, orders are processed within 5 business days (excluding weekends and holidays) after receiving your payment confirmation email. 

We offer flat shipping rates which are applied at the checkout.

Deliveries are made from 8:30am on Monday-Friday. 

We ship with Australia Post and other local courier services. To keep costs down we do not offer tracking on every parcel. At our discretion we may apply tracking to your parcel and/or require a signature upon delivery as proof of receipt.


In order to be eligible for a refund, you have to return the product within 30 calendar days of your purchase. The product must be unopened and in the same condition that you receive it and undamaged in any way.

After we receive your item, our team of professionals will inspect it and process your refund. The money will be refunded to the original payment method you’ve used during the purchase. For credit card payments it may take 5 to 10 business days for a refund to show up on your credit card statement.

If the product is damaged in any way, or you have initiated the return after 30 calendar days have passed, you will not be eligible for a refund.

If the product is faulty you have the right under Australian Consumer Law to a refund or replacement. Please contact us to arrange a suitable solution.

Please note bamboo toothbrush handles can be susceptible to mould if stored incorrectly. Bamboo toothbrushes must be stored in a dry non-humid location prior to use, and kept dry between uses. Stored and used this way, bamboo toothbrush handles will not go mouldy.

If anything is unclear or you have more questions feel free to contact our customer support team at or by mail at PO BOX 171, CORINDA Q 4075.

Care Instructions

**IMPORTANT - to avoid mould you must allow bamboo toothbrushes to air-dry after use. If storing unused brushes for long periods be sure to store away from heat and moisture, in an air-tight container.

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Customer Reviews

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Peta G.

A wonderful thing to put by the bedside for a bedtime and risetime refresher!