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by Benjamin Kerns

Jul 5, 2019

For more birding, head to Látrabjarg Cliff and meet the resident puffins. Látrabjarg is known as Europe’s largest bird cliff and home to up to 40 percent of the world’s population for several bird species. © Victorflowerfly | Dreamstime.com

Products / Beauty

The LastSwab could be the last cotton swab you ever own. The reusable, sanitary and sustainable cotton swab aims to keep your ears clean and the environment safe. It’s a great tool for travelers to even use at home.


The LastSwab teams claims 1.5 billion cotton swabs are produced every day, and that the average American uses up to 415 a year. That’s a whole lot of swabs! But with the LastSwab, single-use ear cleaners are a thing of the past.


The Swab is made with a stiff nylon core and medical-grade silicone on each end. The design is eco-friendly, but also comfortable for your ears. Because the ends are made with silicone instead of cotton, they’re easy to clean and use again. Since there’s rarely a one-size-fits-all solution to any problem, the team at LastSwab made two different swabs to choose from.


The standard Swab works just like a normal cotton swab, and is great for cleaning the outer portions of the ear. Like any swab, don’t stick it in too far! The Make-Up Swab is perfect to stash in your make-up bag and works well for removing caked-on color. To wash them, simply use soap and water. The swabs also come in their own cases, with several colors to choose from.


They’re affordable, too. A double pack of LastSwabs comes in at a measly $31, which isn’t much for years of use. First shipments are expected to begin in October 2019, so head over to the website for more information on ways to order.



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