Deodorant is a staple in anyone’s beauty regime – around 50 million people purchase it as part of their weekly shop.
Many have made the transition to roll-on deodorants in a bid to reduce the usage of harmful aerosols, but at what cost?
Roll-on deodorants are frequently packaged in pesky plastics that are notoriously difficult to recycle.
Synthetic deodorants also contain chemicals that are horrendous for both human health and our environment.
Take a look at some of the worse offenders below:
- Aluminium – linked to breast cancer and Alzheimer’s
- Phthalates – a hormone disruptor and linked to infertility
- Propylene glycol – an antifreeze agent
- Triclosan – harmful to marine life
- Formaldehyde – a known carcinogen
But fear not! There is a solution available…
Introducing, the multi-award winning Earth Conscious deodorants.
These all-natural deodorants allow your skin to breathe and perspire naturally.
They contain no aluminium, parabens, carcinogens or toxins.
Now take a look at some of the all-natural ingredients used in Earth Conscious deodorants:
- Coconut Oil
- Shea Butter
- Bicarbonate of soda
All of these ingredients are not only safe for us, but they’re also safe for our marine life.
Earth Conscious deodorants will be a fabulous addition to your eco-beauty regime, because they are not only natural, but they are also a zero waste product, packaged in a cardboard tube that is 100% recyclable.
They are also vegan-friendly.
The great thing about natural beauty products is that they are generally also healthier for you, and Earth Conscious’ range is no exception.
In my experience, a detox to rid your body of all those nasty chemicals and hormone blockers you’ve probably been used to with synthetic deodorants is the best way to get the most out of these natural deodorant formulas.
Personally, I went without deodorant for a week – you’ll be surprised at how quickly your body adapts – in order to rid my sweat glands of any nastiness that was blocking them up.
However, it can take several weeks to undergo a complete detox – we’re all different after all!
Afterwards, I found that the natural deodorants worked much better than prior to the detox.
What’s even better is that these creamy deodorant sticks contain no chemicals that are going to harm our underwater friends, plus 10p of each deodorant sale goes directly to the Marine Conservation Society!
The team behind Earth Conscious have put a lot of energy into making their deodorants as marine life friendly as possible.
For now, they don’t use magnesium oxide or zinc oxide as these substances both contain nanoparticles, which have been demonstrated to not only have negative effects on human health, but also marine food chains.
From a versatility perspective, each deodorant scent is good for a different scenario – mint & spearmint for those sweaty gym sessions, pure unscented when you want your perfume to have the limelight and the more floral scents for days you’re feeling more feminine.
These deodorants are unisex and I would have no issue with introducing these ethical gems to my male friends.
The formula is rich and creamy, and you need a very small application for optimal results.
Of course, we’re all unique, so touching up throughout the day is recommended if you find you need that.
It’s worth mentioning that these deodorants are not anti-perspirant and they won’t block your sweat glands.
Personally, I love that about them and didn’t even find it to be an issue. Prior to researching natural deodorants, I had absolutely no idea that synthetic deodorants contained so many chemicals that have been shown to be so bad for us!
My Go-To – Grapefruit and Lemon Deodorant Stick (£8)
For me, this is the fruitiest, sweetest smelling of the collection and my go-to, but all of the fragrances in this collection are equally beautiful and can suit whatever your personal preferences are.
Overall though, as a natural deodorant packaged in a zero waste, recyclable material, Earth Conscious deodorants 100% get my vote as the perfect addition to your eco-beauty regime, helping you get one step closer to a plastic-free lifestyle.
Want to Win?
We are kicking off #ZeroWasteWeek with a giveaway! Here’s the rules:
1.) Follow me on Instagram & Like me on Facebook
3.) Comment on this Instagram post how you are reducing your waste this #ZeroWasteWeek
You have until 7pm on Friday 7th September 2018 to enter and the winner will be announced on Monday 10th September 2018 across my social media pages.
The winner will get to choose one of the four deodorants as their prize.
Disclaimer: I have not been paid by Earth Conscious for this blog post, but they have provided me with four deodorants free-of-charge and will be supplying the giveaway winners prize also free-of-charge.
All photographs used in this blog post belong to Hannah Rudd – if you would like to use one of them, please get in contact with me 🙂