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Tips for Switching to a Natural Deodorant

Tips for Switching to a Natural Deodorant

Earth Conscious deodorant contains totally natural ingredients. Here are our Top Tips to help you get the best out of your Aluminium Free Natural Deodorant Balm.

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Waterless Natural Deodorants & Skincare Products

Waterless Natural Deodorants & Skincare Products

We understand how precious a resource water is, which is why here at Earth Conscious, we choose to make Waterless Natural Deodorants and Skincare Products.

Water is our life source. Humans are 60% made of the stuff. It covers two-thirds of our planet and that's about 326 million trillion gallons of water! 

It's vital. It's essential for everything; Eco Systems, Humans, Animals, Plants, Food...

However, only 3% of our planet's water is fresh water and two-thirds of that is frozen in glaciers and icecaps or unavailable for our use. Although the quantity of water on our planet remains the same and there is enough to meet needs, not everyone has access to clean and safe fresh water in the same way we do here in the UK for example. By 2025, two-thirds of the world’s population may face water shortages

What is Waterless Skincare?

Anhydrous or Waterless Skincare essentially means without water. 

All of our Earth Conscious Natural Deodorants & skincare products are anhydrous. We formulate without water as an extra ingredient. We use instead natural organic butters and nourishing oils as the core ingredients which also reduces the impact on the water cycle when washed away. They also require less packaging so whilst our products may be small and compact they are packed full of effective ingredients and will last a customer a very long time.

Waterless Natural Deodorant

Meanwhile, cosmetics and skincare products that contain fresh water will be shown as Aqua on their labelling and with many beauty creams and lotions containing 70-80% fresh water this will be the first ingredient you see on the label. Water is basically considered a filler ingredient which may result in larger volume products but also means you may be getting less of the active ingredients. These products may also require larger amounts of packaging suitable for the type of products they are. 

Is Waterless Skincare Good For The Planet?

For starters, Skincare that saves on Water by not using it seems like a no brainer.

Waterless skincare products often need less packaging too. In fact, some products do not need any packaging other than the cosmetic labelling information which is a requirement to comply with Cosmetic Regulations. 

Water-free skincare products do not need to rely on plastic packaging which also helps minimise plastic pollution.

Less packaging means they are easier to transport or travel with. Less space, less weight equals a smaller carbon footprint. 

Other Benefits of Waterless Skincare

Anhydrous Skincare products do not require the added preservatives necessary for water based products as the potential for bacteria growth is reduced.

Waterless Skincare in its many concentrated formats tend to last longer meaning going green with your skincare not only saves Water but can save you money too!

 

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Lets Talk Natural and Plastic Free Skincare & Deodorants

Lets Talk Natural and Plastic Free Skincare & Deodorants

Earth Conscious has always been a plastic free brand and our Sustainable Natural Deodorant products are natural and organic. That’s 100% natural. We do not use synthetic fragrances. When we say the product is a 100% natural deodorant, it really is. The natural organic ingredients are kind to your skin and the environment so it’s a total win win all round.

Sustainable Natural Deodorant

In terms of our product packaging, our Natural Deodorant comes to you in a sleek recyclable tin, a recyclable biodegradable or compostable cardboard tube or an essentially naked Bar which like to call the Bare Bar. If posted directly from us it will arrive in a Jiffy Green bag - so that’s no plastic bubble wrap sneakily hidden inside the walls of those postal envelopes.

Plastic Free Natural Deodorant

It is important to us to stick to our plastic free commitment and my goodness that has proved challenging at times.

We considered glass as a potential product packaging but of course there are obvious smashing issues and given our Natural Deodorant makes for a fabulous travel deodorant, we decided glass was not suitable.

Plastic applicators would be an easy option but we pledged from the go get not to go down that route. We have considered recycled plastic that could even be refillable but ultimately that still ends up as part of the micro-plastic pollution problem. Its great to avoid single-use plastic or minimise it's use but we prefer to keep it simple and remain at totally plastic-free natural deodorant.

Plastic Free Natural deodorant

Aside of the plastic-free side of things, we also ensure that Earth Conscious products are long lasting meaning that customers save money by making the switch and therefore need less. Over consumption an excessive waste is a big consideration for our brand. We only make products with purpose.  

Natural Plastic Free Deodorant

We do the best we can with the choices available to us. We choose Fairtrade Coconut Oil and carry the Certified Fairtrade Logo on many of our products. This helps support the farmers in the supply chain. 

We are against Animal Testing and are endorsed Cruelty Free as part of the Leaping Bunny Programme. Our products are approved Vegan Friendly by the Vegetarian Society.

Lastly, but most proudly we are long time supporters of the Marine Conservation Society, a charity who protects our seas, shores and wildlife. We give 10p from every single product sold. We are all in it together.

Plastic Free Oceans

 

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Best Value for Money Natural Deodorant - It's ALL GOOD news!

Best Value for Money Natural Deodorant - It's ALL GOOD news!

Earth Conscious prides itself on being ALL GOOD. That means we try to do the best we can do as a brand. This includes ensuring that our products not only use ethically sourced natural, organic ingredients but they are designed with very minimal waste at the end of their life span - there is little left and nothing to end up as micro plastics in the environment.

Creating The Best Value for Money Natural Deodorants That We Can

We also know the importance of creating value for money for our customers. How else can people make the switch from conventional antiperspirants that cost maybe a couple of pounds to a natural deodorant product that often costs much more.

The ALL GOOD news 

Our Natural Deodorants are long lasting and really don't cost the Earth. We asked Ali at Incredibusy to monitor her Bare Bar usage #swipetracker and in case you don't have time to watch the very short video, here's the spoiler....

Her Earth Conscious 90g Bare Bar Natural Deodorant has been used for 3 months so far with still at least half of the product left. Meaning potentially one Bare Bar will last you half a year! And we estimate that to cost 0.05p per day! We think that's the best value for money you'll find.

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Earth Conscious Naturally ALL GOOD Brand Update

Earth Conscious Naturally ALL GOOD Brand Update


Here I am outside the Earth Conscious premises located on the beautiful Isle of Wight in Cowes where we make our Natural Deodorants.
 Bear in mind, Earth Conscious started at home in 2014 and we have moved production units 3 times, grasping more necessary space as we grow! 

Earth Conscious set out with good intentions as a plastic-free naturally ALL GOOD brand. Earth Conscious means to spread awareness and to give consideration for our world and all that reside here and we define ALL GOOD as doing the best we can do at the given time with what is available to us - we continue to do more as the brand grows. You can’t be everything to everyone at all times but our core values are always there. 

Ocean Friendly 100% Natural Ingredients

Initially our focus was on highly effective yet simple Natural Ingredients that pose no threat to the environment when washed away. These natural deodorant ingredients were also Certified Organic wherever possible and this remains true today.  We wanted our customers to be able to easily understand what they were using on their skin.

We also decided that our natural deodorant products not only had to be highly effective at the job in hand but they had to be long lasting, affordable and accessible to everyone, not just those with disposable income. On average we would expect a customer to get 3 months use from a single deodorant but we have had customers say they get 5 or 6 months from an Earth Conscious Natural Deodorant Stick. More recently we ran a test with the results being 6 months use expected from one of our essentially naked Bare Bar natural deodorants! £0.05p per daily use we feel is excellent value for money for our customers.

Plastic-Free Packaging

Also key was packaging. No point packaging a thoughtful product into plastic or wasteful packaging just to make it look pretty on the shelf. Products have to be authentic to the core values of our brand with genuine functionality. No over design, no over-packaging and no waste elements ending up in landfill or as micro-plastics should a customer wish to change products for example.  We opted for recyclable tins and cardboard tubes. Nothing to break, nothing to fail, just get the job done well and leave no trace.

Eco Friendly Natural Deodorant Packaging

Cruelty Free & Vegan Friendly

We then decided to only use plant based ingredients to enable our products to be friendly for the Vegan community. We are Vegan approved by The Vegetarian Society. We have always been against animal testing and our products are cruelty-free. We are endorsed by the Leaping Bunny programme.

Leaping Bunny Cruelty Free Deodorant

 

Marine Conservation Society - Giving Back

Giving back is something we are proud to do and since 2016 we have supported the Marine Conservation Society, a UK based charity protecting our seas, shores and wildlife. We donate 10p from every product sold and thus far have contributed over £34.5k. 

Marine Conservation Society

Fairtrade Certified Natural Deodorant

Aside of sourcing ingredients and materials from ethical suppliers, as we’ve grown we now only purchase Fairtrade Organic Coconut Oil which helps ensure the supply chain is good too so not only are farmers receiving a fair price we are also supporting the endeavors of Fairtrade by being Fairtrade Certified on the products that carry their logo.

Fairtrade Natural Deodorant

Earth Conscious in the Future

With the growth of the Earth Conscious brand we have been able to introduce the essentially naked Bare Bar range of deodorants, a Delicate Range of Deodorants, a Baby Balm and a Moisturising Body Bar yet there is much more we would like to create with our Earth Conscious customers in mind. 

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Aluminium Free Deodorant - Anyone ditched the Antiperspirant?

Aluminium Free Deodorant - Anyone ditched the Antiperspirant?

If you are looking for an Aluminium Free Deodorant, rest assured there are lots of sustainable and more natural alternatives out there. 

Angela Manton founder of Earth Conscious Isle of Wight

Angela, founder of Earth Conscious writes:

As a natural deodorant brand owner, coupled with my confidence of someone who hasn’t worn a spray or roll-on of antiperspirant in many years, I can say confidently that switching to a more sustainable, natural aluminium free deodorant is absolutely possible. Years of experience using our natural deodorant means I am generally down to as minimal application as possible. One pea-sized application every 24 hours regardless of whether I’ve taken a shower or not, does the job. Honestly, I may even forget (or don’t bother) to apply which is really not a great advertisement for a deodorant brand owner but this seems par for the course as you move away from those rituals of spraying!

Less is more!

Aluminium Free Deodorant Bar

However, sweat happens!

I find it happens less if I’m wearing loose cotton clothing opposed to synthetic fleeces/sportswear. It happens more through exercise and the odd hot day in the UK. But in general it happens far less than it ever did when I was a girl about town in a shirt and jacket choosing the choking spray.


Ditching the antiperspirant and moving to an aluminium free deodorant is possible but we still need to ensure our bodies are clean and fresh to help prevent build up of bacteria and therefore the need to over wash our clothes.

It's not the sweat that smells

It’s not the sweat that smells, it’s the bacteria on our skin (which will inevitably get on to our clothing) that smells. If we allow our clothes to get smelly (and they will the longer you leave them - think the smell of clothes in a laundry basket after a few days), we will need to wash them more frequently.

How much water is used in a single wash, what about the impact of the detergent or the energy used if we have to wash our clothes more frequently simply because we haven’t washed ourselves or used a product that will help minimise bacterial build up? Even washing just in our armpit area would help (there are over 300 types of bacteria in that area alone).


Wearing a deodorant that acts as an antibacterial will help. The natural ingredients have their own antibacterial and antifungal properties working to keep your armpits free from bacteria build up whilst smelling fresh at the same time. 

We asked Wendy Graham, one of our customers, how she'd been getting on since making the switch. Here's what she had to say:

Earth Conscious Customer Review

"As someone who loves anything active and works as a personal trainer, finding a natural vegan friendly deodorant that actually worked was super important! Earth Conscious ticks all the boxes and I rave about it to my friends, family and clients! 

Not only were no animals harmed in its production, it's aluminium free, paraban free and carcinogen free; it's easy to forget that the human body's largest organ is the skin, so it really matters what goes on it! All the ingredients here are natural yet still prevent body odour- believe me when I say I've tested it to its full potential! Plus no white marks on any of your clothing.

I also love that it’s super eco friendly too! All the packaging is recyclable and biodegradable, plus the best bit is it lasts ages!! My previous Earth Conscious stick lasted well over a year, whereas other brands, I had been replacing every few months, so it's very budget friendly too! 

When I said I've tested it to its full potential I meant it, my day is action-packed; A cycle commute, client sessions, teaching classes and my own training, but my pits still smell like a spearmint (my fave scent!!) When I get home! 10000% recommended!"

 A big thank you to Wendy (find Wendy over on instagram) and remember in your new-found confidence of ditching the antiperspirant , if you do forget and then get a reminder through smell, just grab for your Earth Conscious deodorant which will deodorise immediately until you can next make it to the shower!  

Angela Manton, founder of Earth Conscious.
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Lets Talk About Sweat

Lets Talk About Sweat

Given we make an Earth Conscious 100% Natural Deodorant, sweat and body odour are two topics that interest us; so lets talk about sweat.

It’s not sweat that smells

To be clear, sweat doesn’t smell. The bacteria on our skin is what makes the smell as it breaks down the acid secreted through sweat. There are around 300 different species of bacteria existing in our armpits alone and certain types thrive in different conditions. Micro-coccus, for example, which can be found on human skin transforms the compounds in sweat into the unpleasant odour we know as BO.

You may notice that when you become sweaty say from exercising, it’s not actually whilst you are sweating that you get the smell of Body Odour. The smell comes at the point where the sweat has dried and the bacteria on your armpits combine to give off the strong scent of Body Odour. 

The Earth Conscious Natural Deodorant serves as an Antibacterial Deodorant. The unique natural formula coupled with the antibacterial and anti-fungal qualities of the ingredients such as coconut oil and sodium bicarbonate mean that your armpits can stay bacteria free all day whilst smelling fresh too.

The Earth Conscious Natural Deodorant is not an antiperspirant and we do not wish to encourage use of antiperspirants - we believe sweating is a natural and important part bodily process. Choosing a natural deodorant is a healthier option for both your body and the environment.

 

If you want maximum results from wearing natural deodorants then keeping clean is a priority although the Earth Conscious Natural Deodorant will deodorise if you’ve already worked up a bit of a funk and does make for an ideal deodorant for travel, camping and festivals.

What's your clothing made from?

The clothing that you wear is also key to maximum success. A recent BBC documentary disclosed that the clothing we wear mixed with bacteria will also affect how much we smell. Micro-coccus bacteria likes the synthetic fabric environment, so if you’re opting for the stay dry kind of gym gear, although the fabric will keep you dry it is more susceptible to the rancid smell of Body Odour.

Sticking to natural cotton fabrics will help you stay fresh. If you do choose to wear synthetic fabrics (and lets be honest sometimes they are more practical) then be sure to keep washing them. The fact is the nasty smell will just increase the longer you leave them without washing the sweat and bacteria off.

 

Therefore, if staying fresh and sweet smelling is your preference but you still want to make a healthy and green choice by using a natural deodorant, then choosing natural cotton fabrics too would be the way to go not the stay dry sports clothing. The same would apply for everyday clothing too - opt for natural fabrics not synthetics.

It’s all about the natural it seems!
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Affordable Natural Deodorant

Affordable Natural Deodorant

Here at Earth Conscious, we do believe in being fair and we think that better choices should be accessible to all which is why we make an affordable natural deodorant.

Let's Talk Product

Our deodorants are made in the uk on the beautiful Isle of Wight. They are designed to last. Each product whether that be a deodorant balm, a deodorant stick or the bare bar deodorant bar are long lasting. 

The Earth Conscious Natural Deodorant are affordably priced between £7 and £9. Each 60ml tin or stick will last a long time, often months. We average 3 months although some customers are reporting 5 or 6 months particularly for our Bare Bar deodorants. This works out at between 0.05p and 0.08p day A small price to pay for health, wellbeing and doing your bit for the environment! Check out the test we carried out on a Bare Bar here Best Value for Money Natural Deodorant

The Earth Conscious Promise

We use only the best quality natural and organic ingredients where applicable so rest assured you are getting high quality ingredients as well as a highly effective product. Make no mistake, although often several pounds cheaper than some natural deodorants, we do not compromise on quality or effectiveness!

We want you to feel as good about using your deodorant as we do.

We Love Your Pits - Earth Conscious Natural Sustainable Deodorant

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Benefits of Using a Natural Deodorant

Benefits of Using a Natural Deodorant

There are many benefits of using a natural deodorant over conventional deodorants and antiperspirants but quite simply put, switching to a natural deodorant is a healthier choice all round. Think skin kind ingredients, kind to the planet and it won't cost you the Earth either and that will just about sum it up!

Natural Deodorant Ingredients 

The ingredients used in your natural deodorant are designed to be kind to the skin whilst working hard to eliminate body odour. They are not designed to stop you sweating.

Sweating is a natural bodily process performed for the purposes of keeping cool and removing toxins. The use of antiperspirants prevents this natural process from happening which doesn’t seem like a particularly good idea! Aluminium Salts are often used in antiperspirants to help prevent perspiration by blocking your pores. The Earth Conscious range of Natural Deodorants are free from aluminium.

Kind to the Environment

Other benefits of using a natural deodorant at least the Earth Conscious Range is that they are kinder to the environment too. The natural ingredients pose no harm to marine life or the environment at large when washed away from the skin and if that wasn’t enough, the packaging we use is recyclable and plastic free.

Saves You Money

Surprisingly to many there are actually financial benefits to switching to our natural deodorant too. A 60g natural deodorant balm or natural deodorant stick lasts at least 3 months and often much longer. And, our essentially naked Bare Bar Deodorant will likely lost even longer - see video below! At between 0.05p and 0.08p per daily use, it really is a very economical option.

 

 

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Natural Deodorant that Actually Works and won’t Cost the Earth.

Natural Deodorant that Actually Works and won’t Cost the Earth.

We believe Natural Deodorant That Actually Works is probably now a search term of the past or not googled as often as it used to be. There is so much choice out nowadays that there will be something that suits most people.

Earth Conscious has been making natural deodorants since 2014. We have an extensive range of deodorants that work hard against eliminating body odour.

Skin Consideration

We believe it’s just as important to consider what you put on your body as what you do in it and given our skin is the largest organ of the body it is important to make sure that we look after it.

The Earth Conscious Natural Deodorant is aluminium free, paraben free, and contains no carcinogens or toxins. We use the highest quality natural ingredients. The ingredients are organically sourced and soil association certified where possible. 

Financially speaking, our deodorants won’t cost the earth. Fact is it won’t cost the earth in ecological terms either!

Just one natural deodorant balm or natural deodorant stick will last on average 3 months. These are affordably priced at just £7 per 60g and some of our customers say they've had their Earth Conscious Natural Deodorants for even longer. 

Our Bare Bar Natural Deodorant Range is possibly the most long lasting of the entire range. Just recently we discovered that 90g of product was on target for 6 months usage! So we estimate no matter whether you choose a Balm in a recyclable aluminium tin, a cardboard stick deodorant or the essentially naked Bare Bar the cost to your Natural Deodorant purchase is somewhere between 5p and 7p per day. 

We hope you agree that's a small price to pay for a healthier option for both your body and the environment. 

Support Marine Conservation

The natural organic ingredients when washed away will pose no danger to marine life or the environment at large and the packaging is completely recyclable. 10p from every deodorant sold is donated to the Marine Conservation Society in the UK. It really is a win win. You really can choose a natural deodorant that actually works and won’t cost the earth.

 

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