How to Keep you Toothbrush Clean while Traveling – Toothbrush Sanitizer

What happens when you are on the road too long? Your toothbrush gets all cruddy, full of dried toothpaste. But that’s what the eye can see, imagine all the bacteria that is growing while being in your luggage and toiletry bag?

Ok, so some of you might not consider this a problem, but I do. With two little boys, I am always thinking where else can they encounter unwanted bacteria. That’s when I began a search for a portable toothbrush sterilizer.

I know, quite random. But they exist!

That’s how found Violife. The company was created in 2004, just a year later their products started winning awards. The company is focused on designing and selling sanitizers for items like toothbrushes and cell phones that use UV light.

The Travel UV Sanitizer is a toothbrush sanitizer that combines its metallic finish and UV light to get rid of 99.9% of germs. It comes with a toothbrush but its design also holds other commercial toothbrushes and small electric toothbrush heads.

toothbrush sanitizer

My Take on it

This little apparatus is the same size as a toothbrush holder but does magic to your toothbrush in minutes. It does require batteries, but they last a long time.

I was able to get this in my toiletry bag and rotate our toothbrushes with no problem.

Honestly, it is one of those handy items that you never thought of having. But when you have it, you wonder how did you live without it all this time.

Contact and Information for Violife

You can buy their products on Amazon of course. However, I prefer going directly to their website. There seems to always be a good sale going on and also discounts.

Plus, if you like them on Facebook and follow them on Twitter you’ll get all the newest and updated info plus other great deals too.

How to Keep you Toothbrush Clean – Travel Toothbrush Sanitizer


About Marina Villatoro

Marina Kuperman Villatoro CEO of, a travel resource site to inspire families to travel with kids of all ages. Marina has been an expat 20+ years in Central America raising 2 boys in a multicultural, trilingual household. She travels all over the world with her family to give first hand experiences of where to eat, stay and play with kids. Needless to say, it’s never boring! Join Marina on Facebook and Twitter for more unique and boutique family travel!

2 Responses to How to Keep you Toothbrush Clean while Traveling – Toothbrush Sanitizer

  1. Interesting concept – never knew this existed. A great essential for long-term travel and I’m really funny about my toothbrush and germs!
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  2. This is such a GREAT idea. I’m so glad you shared this! This is something I would seriously consider buying.
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