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I bought these to try & see how they compare to Q-tips. Not very well. Somewhat cheaper but not a good buy. So I am still looking for a fuller, kinder replacement at a good price. I hate to be at the mercy of one vendor.i
I usually don't write reviews but I was so disappointed in this product. I was expecting to love these... I didn't realize how much plastic packaging there was but figured I could repurpose the little ziplock bags. But the most disappointing thing was they kept breaking in my ear, which was pretty scary. I wasn't using them aggressively!!! I thought it was just the first one but it was five in a row! Not very sturdy! I guess I'll be using them to clean something else other than my ears. 🤷
I wanted to like these, and I was ok with various aspects (the packaging, the amount of cotton) but the wood broke once in awhile in my hand. I continued to try, but this morning I wasn't paying enough attention to what I was doing, and I almost wasn't able to get the broken piece out of my ear (it was touch and go, but I got it out with tweezers). At that point, they all went into the garbage. Dangerous. As one other person remarked who also had this problem, I was not being particularly aggressive. It's just a flimsy product in a way that is unfortunately a hazard.
I purchased these specifically because the bamboo would be more environmentally friendly than qtips with a plastic stick, only to find that these are packaged using 13 separate zip lock bags which defeats the purpose. This is a completely unnecessary waste of plastic and I’m disappointed in my purchase. I wish I would have thought to view the user photos prior to purchasing because I would have bought elsewhere .