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A few years ago, I realised that I was having some issues with standard deodorants. Mostly that they were giving me itchy armpits.
I’m a sensitive little flower and it is not the first time that I’ve had skin related problems. But it did prompt me to investigate some alternatives.
On my hunt for a deodorant that was kinder on the skin, I learnt that “normal” ones aren’t that good for you. Plus, there are plenty of healthier and more eco-friendly solutions on the market.
After trying a few options, including a couple of homemade disasters, I found Earth Conscious deodorants and I’ve been a loyal and happy customer ever since.
Earth Conscious natural deodorant works differently from other deodorants. It is not an antiperspirant so you will still sweat, but it does stop bacteria from forming. This is the smelly bit.
It does this by combining natural antibacterial and antifungal ingredients together, which prevents the smelly build-up. You can read more about this on the Earth Conscious website.
The deodorants that you find all over the shelves in your local supermarket are full of chemicals. You’d probably already figured that out anyway. But some of them have been linked to some nasty things.
I’m no expert on this but I know that if there’s an affordable, natural, eco-friendly alternative out there and it might prevent some of this, then that’s a good switch.
This article talks in more detail about this and even says that using natural deodorants can be good for you. (As opposed to just avoiding the bad.) They won’t block your pores and contain wonderful moisturising ingredients.
Absolutely. My favourite one comes in a beautiful tin. I’ve only bought a few of these and my children love using them when I am done for all their trinkets.
The tins can, however, be recycled so check with your local recycling services for how to dispose of it.
All Earth Conscious deodorants come in plastic-free packaging. So if there is an alternative style that you are after then you still don’t need to worry about plastics.
Earth Conscious deodorant contains the following ingredients:
Natural fragrance from essential oils
Earth Conscious has also written about why they choose it to include each of these ingredients in their products and it is well worth a read.
I am a massive fan of the cream style deodorant that comes in a tin. However, I appreciate that this is not everyone’s usual method of applying deodorant.
Earth Conscious also do a stick version of their deodorant. This has all the benefits of the cream, such as vegan-friendly, cruelty-free, no icky chemicals and suitable for men, women and teens. Plus, it has the added benefit of being more easy to apply.
This is a great version for first timers as it makes the step to natural deodorant seem smaller. It could also be a great product for teenagers as it won’t make them stand out from their peers.
It is simple! You just get a small amount on your fingers and rub it on your armpits. I only apply it once a day and that will keep me smelling fresh all day. Regardless of what I get up to.
Using it every day I can easily get 3 months out of one pot. Possibly even more. Of course, this will vary depending on how much you apply but you really only need to use a tiny amount.
You have a few options here. Either direct from Earth Conscious, or Amazon stock it, or there are plenty of smaller eco-friendly stockists that would also love your custom.
Honestly, you won’t be disappointed. And I’ve not even been paid to say this. It’s not an ad or even a gifted product. This is an honest review of a product I love. I truly recommend Earth Conscious deodorants.
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