LastSwab is a reusable, sustainable and sanitary alternative to cotton swabs, buds, and Q-tips. It helps combat the billions of single-use cotton swabs that are produced every day.
- LastSwab Basic
- We Are The Original
- Made in Denmark
The Cleaning Alternative.
The LastSwab Basic Version is the reusable alternative for your everyday needs. Free your life from single-use cotton swabs, and enjoy the warm feeling of being part of the solution!
There are A LOT of cheap, fake copies of the LastSwab out there, and they are usually of a very low quality. Please beware of these, as the durability of them are not made to last 1000+ times!
We are based in Copenhagen Denmark, where all our products are designed and prototyped (i.e. play on "Danish design”). We are the original inventors of LastSwab and LastTissue and hold all IP rights to our products (trademarks, design rights and patents). We have production in both Denmark and China.
Corn-Based Carry Case
Swab on-the-go, with the corn-based carry case.
Pointed Tip for Make Up
LastSwab can be cleaned by hand using soap and water.
Easy To Clean and Durable
When creating a product that needs to last for a looong time, durability is key.
The pack delivered in Italy really fast, the package and the articles respects the brand's philosophy, to recycle plastic and paper from the oceans to respects the nature. You can use these from time to time 'cause are rewashable so you can use less plastic than mono use products. I found it in a very good material and the colours you can choose are very nice. I'm really satisfied!
I bought this swab and the beauty swab and they both arrived today. I decided to try out the basic swab since I don't wear makeup too often and man is it a game changer! Why didn't I buy this sooner?!
I have used my LastSwab religiously since I got it. I originally had backed on Kickstarter, and due to various things, I lost those. I have LastTissue from Kickstarter and I am thoroughly impressed with that too. Itches scratched, noses cleaned, and I can't wait for the next LastObject. (yes, backed on Kickstarter).
I'm sorry if this is me just trying to be extra awesome, but your packaging looks like a single-use object to me … that could be reduced quite a bit. Or did you try using less and things started breaking? To me it looks like there might still be some wiggle room for improvement. Literally.
Love it! Where is my LastTampon?
Hilarious! Earwax is forever on this sucker!
This is such a great sustainable item it has saved me so much single use products that would have gone to landfill. I'm a huge cotton swab user and have been looking around for a reusable cotton swab for a while I had no idea I would like this one so much! It's super sturdy, as is the case, easily washable and honestly the product design is just really cute! I hope many more people will make this change because it's honestly such an easy thing to do to divert a lot of waste from landfill!
I don’t have one
I really appreciate this sustainable item! There’s a learning curve from using cotton swabs, but you will get used to Lastswab. And this is definitely on my gift list for giving to all my earth-loving friends
Unbelievably happy, amazing product and the best customer service ever. I bought my swab back in December and was so excited. After using it for a few months, it ripped. This was very frustrating as they're meant to last a good while . So i emailed the company about it to see if there was anything I could do. I received a reply the very next morning (I sent it just before midnight) from a lovely team member, called Camilla. She processed a replacement within minutes of her replying to me and it was sent out 2 days later, which is amazing anyway but I was especially impressed as it's during the pandemic. Don't let the fact it ripped put you off, as it was explained to me that the first few batches were made with a softer material and they have since improved this, and my replacement definitely feels so much sturdier. Overall an amazing product from an amazing company that holds the best values, which is proven in their speedy and impressive customer service. I highly recommend! Thank you LastSwab.
I really like the swabs for cleaning my ears. I also use the makeup swab to apply ointment inside my nose sometimes when it is dry. I was disappointed though last week to discover the basic swab's silicon head has a tear in it. Maybe it was just this individual unit but I guess I hoped for better quality on a product whose aim is to the last swab I ever have to buy. It's been only about six months of use.
Thought through, well-made product!
Miss Blanca C F.
Love it use for travel anywhere :)
Miss Blanca C F.
Great sustainable solution!
I really love this product. It feels sturdy so I think it's going to last, it get's the job done and is really easy to clean. The little case means I can carry it wherever, like in my toiletries bag on holiday. I have recommended the product to lots of friends and family. Thnak you for making this product. My partner and I have always been really concerned about the environemental impacts of the single use ones and now we don't have to feel guilty or worry.
Miss Blanca C F.
That great use for travel anywhere
I was so excited to back this on Kickstarter. I ordered 10 (to enthusiastically share with family and friends) and earned 1 additional for sharing, and only received 10. Now, I've had mine for a few months, have used every other day and cleaned thoroughly with warm water, and the tip is coming off on both ends, as well as the little nubbies are coming off. I understand I can put cloth over them, etc., but I was told these would last forever. This has just been a few months, and I'm sure it will be at the damage point of no return soon. Isn't really the last swab then, is it?
A great item to add to my daily routine.
WARNING Game Changer Alert I am hooked
Parfait ! Service client très réactif et arrangeant. Le coton tige est parfait, il s'utilise comme un coton tige classique.
This one will be a gift for mothers day! I also have black for my travel bag & the blue for home.
who wants to save a little in the pocket book while saving the landfills. I DO! Easy to use and clean. Great for at home and traveling. Would definitely recommend.
I've had my Basic Last Swab for more that a week now, and it makes me very excited and satisfied to think of all the disposable cotton swabs I'm saving! Don't expect the same sensations as with a cotton swab: it's not cotton, so it doesn't absorb, and in the ear you notice it a bit weird at the beginning, but it's just a matter of getting used to it. It's gentle, cleans my ears perfectly and with just some water and soap it's as new!
Works really well and easy to clean! Exactly what I expected! ^u^
MS MICHELLE T.
Great replacement for earbuds, and the container is perfect for carrying around or storing. Easy to clean too. Had a problem with our order, but customer service were really helpful and got it sorted quickly
I ve been really pleased with both examples ! Thanks
Le principe est bon, mais très déçu de la durée de vie. Au bout de 1 mois, nos 2 cotons tiges se sont cassés, la partie blanche s'est déchiré avec l'extrémité du bâton.
Como producto está bien. La calidad no se si será la mejor pero se siente bien. El problema que veo es cómo hacen el envío. Pretende ser un producto ecológico, empaquetado en un caja de cartón reciclado y así es. Pero la realidad es que el producto se fabrica y se envía desde China. Siendo una idea desarrollada en Dinamarca no esperaba menos que fuera fabricada al menos dentro de la Unión Europea. Por si eso fuera poco, el paquete llega envuelto en bolsas de PLÁSTICO negras, como las de la basura, además de estar recubierto de celo ancho transparente. Penoso. Qué menos que enviar los productos dentro de una caja de cartón reciclado con el logo de la marca. Y por supuesto, no enviarlo desde China, con todo lo que contamina traerlo desde allí. En ese aspecto la marca deja muchísimo que desear. Pierde toda la importancia de ser un producto sano para el medio ambiente. Por último, una vez se realiza la compra, el proceso de repetidos correos electrónicos que envían para confirmar la dirección de envío carece de sentido y profesionalidad. No da la sensación de una compra segura cuando te has dejado bastantes euros y a las dos semanas de realizar el pedido te envían un correo pidiéndote que confirmes la dirección, les contestas con la información y a las semana y media vuelven a escribirte para pedir lo mismo. Ridículo, mala sensación y además tardaron 3-4 semanas en enviar el producto y, por supuesto, otras 3-4 en llegar a tu dirección ya que lo enviaban desde China. A pesar de ello, lo que es el producto, me parece una gran idea y funciona correctamente. Es fácil de usar y lavar, y cumple perfectamente su función. Pero en el resto de aspectos la empresa deja mucho que desear... la sensación es de que quieren hacerse con mucho dinero o no preocuparse tanto por el medio ambiente.
Como producto está bien. La calidad no se si será la mejor pero se siente bien. El problema que veo es cómo hacen el envío. Pretende ser un producto ecológico, empaquetado en un caja de cartón reciclado y así es. Pero la realidad es que el producto se fabrica y se envía desde China. Siendo una idea desarrollada en Dinamarca no esperaba menos que fuera fabricada al menos dentro de la Unión Europea. Por si eso fuera poco, el paquete llega envuelto en bolsas de PLÁSTICO negras, como las de la basura, además de estar recubierto de celo ancho transparente. Penoso. Qué menos que enviar los productos dentro de una caja de cartón reciclado con el logo de la marca. Y por supuesto, no enviarlo desde China, con todo lo que contamina traerlo desde allí. En ese aspecto la marca deja muchísimo que desear. Pierde toda la importancia de ser un producto sano para el medio ambiente. A pesar de ello, lo que es el producto me parece una gran idea y funciona correctamente. Es fácil de usar y lavar, y cumple perfectamente su función.
I love it!
These arrived in the mail the other day and I finally got around to opening them and trying it out. I'm glad this company is taking an initiative for a cleaner earth. The q-tips are sturdy feeling, they are the most adorable colors, the case is convenient, its lightweight. The q-tips depending on your ear sensitivity maybe feel too stiff if you can't handle but it done correctly and with a light hand then the swab works great. Also the cleaning part isn't hard. I took a dollop of anti-bacterial soap in my finger and rubbed the q-tip until it was clean and washed it under warm water.
I started using my LastSwab before I used by last cotton swab, which worked out well because there was a bit of a weaning process. I've adapted pretty quickly and still have quite a few cotton swabs left. I'll use those for the occasional small but very dirty cleaning projects so it's not a waste of what has already been bought/produced.
I love my swab, it's been fantastic on trips abroad too. Just a bit disappointed the prongs in the case were so flimsy and one has broken already.
I have not used it yet. Will update once I have.
Someone recently asked me what three bodycare essentials I take when I travel around NZ. My favourite sunscreen, a gel helping me with the mozzies and of course my LastSwab. I collect so much plastic rubbish when I stroll along beaches all around the world. I am proud to have supported such a great company and I love how with the LastSwab, no cotton residues stay behind in my ear when I clean it. It took a while to get used to the feeling of the silicon buds, but once I did I loved it!
Great product, the box could be better but it's good enough. Very practical for travelling and very helpul on an environmental perspective.
I love it!
Love the product! It also seems to work my better than its cotton counterpart. And its a fantastic itch remover xD
This is a pretty great little product. Since starting my zero waste journey cotton swabs seemed like something that was hard to replace. LastSwab is the solution. The colour is really great and I love the range you can choose from. I ordered one for myself in krill peach and another for my partner in whale blue. They look great. The design is quite cool as well and compact. The end of the swab is harder than I expected but it doesn't seem to matter, it will just take some getting used to. Besides the delivery taking a really, really long time and not being sent when it was supposed to, it was worth the wait. My last qualm is the packaging. Mine came in a bag that looked like a bin liner that had been wrapped around the swabs multiple times. This was so disappointing and unnecessary for such a small item and especially for a brand that claims to be zero waste and eco friendly. I'd really love to see some more conscious packaging next time. But overall, good product.
This is simply the best project I ever backed!! I used it everyday, the texture is perfect (better than I could ever expect!), easy to clean, and the little bumps are sooo good to feel in the ears :))) I love you, the people who did this gem!!!!
Love my lastswabs! They clean better than traditional cotton swabs! The tips have gotten softer and more comfortable over time. My wife like mine so much she wants he own. Keep it up Lastobject team!
I have ordered 3 pieces for myself. I am not neither extremely happy or unhappy, it is just fine for me. It could be a little bit thinner for my ear. One is already broken. Also could be a little bit stronger and the case smaller.
Bad UX .. can’t get out of this review window without exiting completely
At first I was a bit disappointed in my basic model as it was broken, the rod poked through the silicone tip at one end. And on the other end, the tip was not fixed on the rod and kept on nearly falling off and getting stuck in my ear. Once I tried to put it back on the rod and the rod just poked right through the silicone tip. I got in touch with LastSwab and they sent me a new one straight away (excellent client service)! Now I'm using my LastSwab every day and I love it. I knew it would not be an absorbing material, so no disappointment there for me ;-) I dry my ears with my towel and give my inner ears a good massage with the LastSwab, I love these little nobs, they take away the itchy feeling water and shampoo can leave in your inner ear.
Really easy to use and wash. Made me avoid purchasing (and throwing away) multiple cotton swab already.
LastSwab is very well-made. I have no problems with it at all. The white version helps me make sure that I clean it thoroughly. Besides, my young daughter likes it too! Her playing with it also shows it's durability.
The idea is good, but the product is not very efficient. To get a better cleaning I wrap it with a piece of toilet paper.
The swab does the job, though it takes more time to clean the ears than with a regular one. As opposed to other commenters, I didn't find the tip to be too hard. On the contrary, the material is too soft and breaks very easily - within 2 weeks of using I got holes on both ends. Also, the size of the case for such a little swab is ridiculous, such a waste of material! I now keep both of my swabs in one case. Overall, the idea is really great and I hope you manage to find a way to improve the product!
I like the Basic Last Swab. It feel of course different but it work good for me, thanks!
I love my LastSwab! It is so easy to clean. Never going to back to cotton.
Love my Last Swabs! I was worried about how different the harder material would feel in my ear as opposed to cotton, but when used gently it’s SO NICE. Like a lovely ear scratch :) I’ve read some folks have had tons of success wrapping a bit of tissue around the tip for absorbency, but I honestly haven’t missed that feature.
I find it a little too rough on the skin.
Great produit. Thought it would be wired to use but I like it a lot. Buy it and help the planet
Love my LastSwab! I was apprehensive about how a reusable q-tip would work, but it's comfortable to use and easy to clean. I store it in the case and it dries easily in there. And less waste in my bathroom trash!
I was so excited to use it the first time, then ended up being disappointed, as the tip is not absorbent like a normal swab. I then started wrapping a small piece of tissue around the tip and it works wonders!! I absolutely love the product now.
I love this LastSwab! It cleans my ears really well and I haven’t bought q-tips since I got it. I was worried about cleaning them, but soap and water works really well.
It's good, but as others have mentioned it doesn't really absorb anything so you have to put a tissue around it to clean your ears, for example. Works really well for makeup removal though.
I use this every day to clean my ears and I love it! It feels really good, in a weird way, like a massage. And I love not having to use single use Q-tips.
Love them. Work really well for ear cleaning. Also, very easy to clean with dark water and soap. They've been gifter to friends and family :)
I have yet to try the beauty swan but I do love the ear swab. It did take me a little bit to learn how to use it correctly to clean my ears out. I try to dry my ears as much as possible before using it so my ears aren’t so wet and then it use it and clean it with water, soap, and use my finger to get into the indentions of the swab. It’s held up very well at home and when I travel. Highly recommend
It's okay.. nothing more. It doesn't really clean ears, but just moves everything around. I love the idea, and I am not buying anymore Q-tips because of it, but it's not very effective.
I have been using my LastSwab for almost 6 months and I am quite happy with it. I must confess that at first I was somewhat disappointed, though. I use swabs mostly to clean my ears and I was expecting something soft and absorbent, like, well, swabs. But the plastic at the tip of the basic model is rather hard and not at all absorbent, so I thought it would be useless for my purposes. But then I thought of wrapping a thin strip of tissue around the tip for every use and voilá, I had a swab. It works perfectly for me. I don’t even have to wash the swab and it is way more friendly for the environment than using normal swabs.
Vert Soft ans IT Works vert well
LastSwab was terrific. It works very well and is semi soft. The center plastic is sturdy and flexible and the rinsing/washing is very simple to do. The only change I would want is for the storage case to have venting holes for when I put it in there after rinsing it off.
I think this is a great idea and a wonderful product. But I do have a suggestion: adding a slimmer version to your product line. My brother has always had issues with ordinary swabs because of his narrow ear canals, and he wouldn't be able to use your last swab as it is now since it doesn't really compress. I'm certain my brother can't be the only one with this issue. Thank you for your work!
My ears are clean, and the basic is my favorite color, purple, and I feel really happy NOT throwing a swab in the trash. I just clean it in the sink, dry it with my towel, and put it back in its case. Makes me happy. Plus I got one for my spouse in green, and his ears have never been cleaner!
Unfortunately this tool doesn't really work to clean your ears. Just kinda pushes things around in there, not getting stuff to cling on to come out of the ear. I wish I purchased more beauty swabs instead, they work way better. Im trying to think of other uses for the basic style...
Works well. It takes a little time to get used to them as they are not soft like traditional cotton buds. I sometimes miss the absorbing/drying factor.
I love it. It fulfills its purpose.
I find it a harder on my ears than a cotton swab and it doesn’t seem to clean as well. Also it takes a lot of water and brushing to get it clean.
Very convenient and enjoyable to use ! Would recommand it 100%!
I really love my last swab. The little nubs on the swab really do clean my ears. It's easy to clean. I run it under water or use witch hazel after I use it and then wipe it off with a little piece of tissue. It shows no signs of wear and I've had it for over 3 months and use it daily. xo lastswab!
Its easy and I love it. I have not had any problems with this product.
So glad I went with this Kickstarter! The Last Swab does take a try or two to get used to but it works much better than cotton swabs, takes up less space, and is so easy to clean and store. Can not recommend enough!
I primarily use cotton swabs to dry my ears out after showers. I thought Last Swab was a game changer and that I would never use cottons swabs again. Sadly I was mistaken. While Last Swab may be good at cleaning out your ears, the material the tip is made from isn't absorbent at all and I just end up spreading the water around my ear holes. I will always bring them with me when I travel or use them if I can't get a cotton swab to use in a pinch, but they just don't perform as well for my use as cotton swabs to completely get rid of cotton swabs.
The tip is a bit tough and it does not have the soft touch of a cotton tip. Cleaning is easy though and it works well for travelling.
What an amazing product. I do a lot of multiday backpacking trips and thanks to Last Swab I never have to go days at a time without cleaning my ears! Not to mention Last Swab saves on waste, and I think it cleans better than traditional cotton q-tips.
Works very well! I mainly use it post-shower & I just get a single square of toilet paper to dry/wipe it off as I use it. Great little device!
I love my LastSwab! It's definitely changed the way I go about cleaning my ears, since it isn't absorbent like typical cotton swabs. After a shower, I use it to loosen gunk up and then follow with a thin washcloth. Also, there's nothing like it for ear itches!!! Allergies make my ears itch big time, and typical cotton swabs don't always cut it. LastSwab does!
I really like LastSwab! I think it cleanses really well and it's very pleasant. It is just not very absorbant of the water (after the shower, for example), so I use just one wooden swab to absorb the water, and then I use LastSwab. Just a thing: the first one I got tore :( It hurts when I use it so I had to buy another one. I hope it won't break!
Like the concept. Tip feels good in the ear. Could be a little bigger. Would like it better if the shaft was a little thicker and was fluted so you could get a better grip when you twirl it in your ear. The car is too big. Logo and colors are ugly. I keep one in the car and one at my desk. My dog popped off the tip on one side and ate it.
The idea is great and good for the environment. Materials are good quality. Easy to use and clean. Only downside to cotton swabs is the lack of absorption, I usually use after shower to clean and dry off, last swab doesn't do that and doesn't clean as well as the cotton swab. Great for itching... Maybe needs getting used to.
Nice and simple :-)thanks
Love it : it does its job, it's easily cleanable, and absolutely not damaged ! I use it twice a week, and I absolutely don't regret to have bought it.
Love it! It is a bit of a learning curve, but once you get the hang of it, it is better than using cotton swabs. Easy to clean and the storage box is perfect!
Absolutely love my Last Swabs (basic and beauty). They're soft, easy to use, easy to clean and such a better replacement for the cotton and plastic/paper/bamboo we were using before. One swab will hopefully last me many years and they also travel incredibly wel . Greats gifts for others who are looking to become more environmentally conscious.
Although the rest of my family have a harder time to accept this (I get them each one), I simply love my Last Swab. It's easy to use, clean, and not only do I not need to think of getting more but I feel great knowing that I am helping reduce our carbon footprint.
I bought them for every member of my family (15 of them). They all love them. My mom keeps it in her purse, my dad in the bathroom. My sister keeps hers on the dresser. They all say that they are great, easy to clean and easy to use!
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Love love love the lastswab. The quality is amazing, and I've literally rid my life of single-use swabs. Getting the tissue aswell!
I love it! It’s great for the enviroment and it’s very easy to use and clean. It doesn’t hurt at all, on the contrary - it’s soft. The variety of colours pleased me, love them all!
I loved the packaging, the box is robust and choice of colours was plenty. However, as the basic Lastswab doesn't absorb it doesn't work after washing hair for example. I was thinking of buying the beauty version but if it doesn't absorb not sure whether there is any point.
So far we love not having to buy writs ever again.
I got the LastSwab because I'd recently got a new nose ring and needed to clean it twice a day (that's a lot of cotton buds). I loved it, it was a good texture and cleaned the area very well. And I never had to buy another huge box of cotton buds again!
I love the idea of LastSwabs and also the product itself ( I have both beauty and basic). However, I think there is still room for product improvements. As stated in other reviews, the advantage of disposable cotton buds is that the absorbs stuff like make up and water, the main usage purpose of cotton buds. When using the beauty version it does smash parts of your makeup rather than removing it. Same is with the basic version, I feel it is not really effective in cleaning your ears. Maybe it would be useful to work on an improved version of LastSwabs with another material at the tip of the products, e.g. material that absorbs more but still is washable. This would really encourage me to buy more of your products and give them away as presents. Otherwise great work guys!
Thank you so much! I have both the regular and the make-up one, and love them. Especially also appreciate the cases they come in, because they allow me to bring them when I'm travelling and they keep protected.