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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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The Bare Bar - Earth Conscious gets Naked

The Bare Bar - Earth Conscious gets Naked

The Bare Bar is here at last!

You may have noticed that our coming soon sign for this new sustainable natural deodorant product has been sitting on our website for some time. We are now very excited to announce that after working on this product for so long, our (click here) Earth Conscious Bare Bar is here and we are so happy with it. 

 

Unpackaged Bare Bar - Natural deodorant


What is the Bare Bar?

It is a sustainable natural deodorant bar that is designed to have minimal packaging. It looks similar to a chunky bar of soap but feels like our Natural Deodorant Stick (although a little more solid). To use it, simply run it over your armpits and either rub it in or leave it to soak in for some minutes before you get dressed. The amazing active ingredients get to work on reducing the bacteria and fungus that are present in your underarms, thus stopping the odour from occurring. 

The ergonomic Bare Bar has been designed as a lovely shape to hold, it has a curve to it and this makes it really easy to glide across your armpit area. We are finding it so easy just to pick up and apply. It weighs a nice and chunky 90g so there is plenty of product to keep you going for a few months. 

Amazing ingredients

The Bare Bar contains the same high quality and natural ingredients as our other deodorant range. Our ingredients include skin softening Fairtrade coconut oil, shea butter, bicarbonate of soda and vitamin E oil, for extra nourishment. We ensure that our ingredients are always Soil Association certified organic where it is possible to source them as so. And of course, our fragrance is only ever essential oils, giving you a natural boost. 


Receiving the Bare Bar

We send your Bare Bar out to you wrapped in a small piece of paper wrap inside a simple box. The paper wrap is both recyclable and home compostable when you are finished with it and of course the cardboard box is recyclable too.

 

Less is More

The environment is always a key focus for our product range. We do not over-package, over-engineer or over-complicate. Keeping it simple and functional with good quality ingredients that get the job done! Less really is more. 

Minimal packaging is best for the planet so we have that covered, plus naturally, your deodorant will be posted to you in plastic-free, 100% recycled postage packaging. On top of this pledge, we also ensure our ingredients don’t pose any threat to marine life or the environment when they are washed away, and we continue to donate to the Marine Conservation Society with every product sold in support of their efforts for our seas. 


Earth Conscious Bare Bar Grapefruit and Lemon (click here) 

Also available in Pure Unscented, Lavender & Tea Tree, Lemon & Rosemary and the the beautiful Jasmine & Rose. 

Shop the full range here

 

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Tips for Going Plastic Free July

Tips for Going Plastic Free July

The Marine Conservation Society's plastic free challenge is back for 2018 and runs for the whole of July.

We all know that we should be using less plastic. Plastic will still be around polluting our earth and seas for thousands of years. When it does breakdown it doesn’t disappear but turns into tiny particles that make their way up the food chain.

But, in this western world that we live in, going plastic free isn’t easy. I have found proof of this in previous years when participating in the MCS plastic challenge! So with that in mind, here’s some of the challenges I’ve come across over the last few years in this journey and ways around them I have worked on.

Firstly, remember that the MCS plastic free challenge isn’t about going completely plastic free for a whole month (unless you’re ready to take that on!), it’s about pledging to do what you can, making changes and especially avoiding single use plastics.  

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Top Tips for Using Natural Deodorant

Top Tips for Using Natural Deodorant

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

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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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