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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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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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The Crystal Deodorant Alternatives

Crystal deodorants are just one alternative to conventional deodorants and antiperspirants but if the salt crystal deodorants are not working for you or you’re looking for something different then look no further than the Earth Conscious range of Natural Deodorants. Available as a balm in a sleek recyclable aluminium tin, a recyclable cardboard push up stick or an essentially naked Bare Bar.

Jasmine & Rose Natural Deodorant BalmSustainable Natural Deodorant StickSustainable Natural Deodorant Bare Bar

The Earth Conscious Deodorants are made from 100% natural and organically sourced ingredients and are of course completely aluminium free.

Unlike crystal deodorants, you can apply the Earth Conscious Natural Deodorant directly onto dry or wet skin. You do not need to have just stepped out of the shower nor do you need to wet the deodorant or your underarms for it to be applied.  Instead, the balm formulation can be scooped up with your fingertips and rubbed into the skin or applied directly from the stick or bar - it melts easily on contact and will sink into your skin incredibly easily. In fact, many people say it’s like moisturiser for your armpits too!

Natural balm deodorants are extremely effective against body odour. The Earth Conscious range of deodorants can be used by men, women and teens so don’t hesitate, make the switch today to an alternative that genuinely works whilst not harming your body or the environment.

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Most Effective Natural Deodorant UK

Most Effective Natural Deodorant UK

The Earth Conscious range of natural deodorants are incredibly effective against body odour. Whether you chose from our balms, sticks or bare bars there is something for everyone and all applications are available in a variety of subtle scents.

Award Winning Natural Deodorant

In 2016, our natural deodorant won two awards; Gold for Best Deodorant in The Green Parent Natural Beauty Awards 2016 and Best Natural Deodorant in the Biteable Beauty Awards. In 2017 we won Silver in the Free From Skincare awards sitting only behind the mighty Neals Yard and Best Buy in the Green Parent Natural Beauty Awards. In 2018 we won GOLD in the Janey Loves Awards. We haven't entered any awards since that time but with the new products perhaps we should consider it.

Customer Feedback

Our customers tell us time and time again how effective the Earth Conscious Natural Deodorant is and not just those who have tried other brands but those switching from regular antiperspirants too! In many cases, people who had all but given up on finding a natural deodorant that works have been delighted to find the Earth Conscious range.

How Does Natural Deodorant Work?

The main purpose of our natural deodorant product is to work with your body allowing you to perspire as nature intended but ensuring that you are protected against the anti-social problem of Body Odour. The natural ingredients work hard to eliminate body odour keeping you fresh all day long. 

As an aluminium free deodorant, It is a healthier option for your body and a kinder product to the environment. 

 

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Looking for Alternatives to Antiperspirant?

Looking for Alternatives to Antiperspirant?

Looking for antiperspirant alternatives to help eliminate body odour?

You need look no further than our Earth Conscious Natural Deodorant. Our deodorant is totally 100% natural, it’s a natural deodorant that actually works! It eliminates body odour without harming your body or the environment.

Natural alternative to Antiperspirant

 

Why Look for Antiperspirant Alternatives?

Asking yourself “why should I look for antiperspirant alternatives in the first place?” Well, antiperspirants work by sealing in moisture and blocking the body’s natural process of releasing toxins and there have been reports linking aluminium with breast cancer and even Alzheimer's. Further studies need to take place in this field of medical research but in the meantime, why take the risk when there are so many other antiperspirant alternatives available. You don’t need to use an antiperspirant to remain socially acceptable! It is only really body odour that needs to be eliminated, not perspiration.

Not only that, the spray from antiperspirant pollutes the air, the chemicals released pollute our seas and harm marine life and the packaging pollutes the earth too so switching is not only better for your body but it’s better for the environment too.

Aluminium Free Deodorant

The Earth Conscious Natural Deodorant is an eco friendly deodorant and also aluminium free. Yes it’s made from 100% natural ingredients that you could eat (we don’t advise it!), but it’s also packaged in a sleek recyclable packaging meaning not a whiff of plastic packaging in site!

 

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