I use these all the time instead of sponges, rags, or paper towels for wiping counters and surfaces. They don't smell, they stay sturdy, and they can be cleaned and sanitized to extend their life even further.
I love these for mopping up spills, drying dishes, and cleaning countertops. They seem much more sanitary than dish/cleaning rags and don't carry a musty smell.
Like a lot of the reviews on here, I started off as a very skeptical person- how could rubbing a rock under my arms do a thing? After getting off to a misunderstood start where I didn't realize you were supposed to WET the stone slightly before applying it, I have been shocked at how well it works. My partner is now tired of me running up to her and forcing her to smell my armpits while grinning and saying "Still working!" There has been no change (ie no rash, etc) other than an astounding lack of smell. I don't know that it works for EVERY body, but it works for my body.
- Definitely wet this a little to make it work, otherwise it's both less comfortable to apply and ineffective.
- If I put it on when my armpits are not newly cleaned, the scent level that was there before still lingers. So, unless I'm fresh out of the shower, I know I can expect to be a little smelly.
- If you are the kind of person whose body needs to adjust to a new product AND you're staying at home because of COVID-19... This is your chance to try it out with no societal judgement!
I have to admit . . . I was a bit skeptical on this product. But I didn't have good experience with the more traditional deodorant that came in a cardboard push-up tube - that left me with itchy armpits from time to time. This stone works!!! And no itch!!! Who'd a thunk ;-)
I don't know where to begin with beside just YES! YES this product is amazing, YES I would recommend it! I suffer from coconut allergies, and it is very difficult to find products without it. I've tried about 4 or 5 natural deodorants and none of them actually worked with covering odor besides Tom's but the problem was the coconut additive. So the search began. I heard about the alum stone and was intrigued by the idea and the fact that it has nothing in it, besides what the actual stone is! I figured at this point anything is worth trying. I'm on day 11 of using it and can I just say, HOLY SH*T! I wish I knew about this sooner, like 10 years ago sooner haha. I'm a rather sweaty person and although I still have a little moisture it does not sit there like it would with other deodorants and with lots of sweat comes odor. NOPE. I can honestly say that I think other deodorants that have so many ingredients (even if natural) cause more sweat to build up and get stuck and cause odor. I was just using Meow Meow Tweet deodorant and it made me smell worse than I did before even putting it on. This stone is wizardly and I can't get enough.
Works great and I love that this small stone will last me quite awhile. Perfect if you're looking for a completely package free alternative that's effective. Bonus points for being multi-purpose!
I was SO skeptical about trying this at first. I mean, seriously, how can rubbing a rock on my armpit keep away smells??? But to my complete surprise, it really does work. I use this right after showering every morning, according to the instructions, and after doing plenty of smell-checks on myself at the end of the day, have always been satisfied that I am not stinky. It didn't even take an "adjustment period" like the details say on the website (but, granted, I had already been using all-natural deodorants for a while already). This stone is also surprisingly completely solid and dense -- I was expecting something with a more powdery feel, maybe something rubbing off when I touch it -- but nope! It feels exactly like a regular old rock. And applying it feels exactly what you'd expect rubbing a wet rock on your armpit feels like. It's been more than a month since I started using my alum stone and it looks exactly the same as when I bought it. I have a feeling this will last me a LONG time -- like, at least one year, probably more like 2 or more years. (turns out it's really cost-effective over the long term, too!) I definitely recommend this product! Thanks Eco Collective!
Like your best friend, these bags are fun and reliable. They come in so many colors, I love seeing them in my Tupperware drawer. Trust me, these bags will become your best friend next time you’re on the go or just have something you need to keep safe for later.
I love these and want every size. The seal is 100% safe. You could fill one with olive oil, stick it in your bag, and wouldn’t have to worry about it leaking a bit. I also love how easy they are to wash in the dishwasher and then air dry.
I travel for business at least once a month and I love these to stash snacks, dirty reusable utensils, and necessities on the plane and during my trip. For flights, I pack one with my earbuds, phone charger, antibac wipes, lip balm, and eyedrops and stick it in the seatpocket so everything stays clean and I'm not digging thru my bag during the flight. They get extra points for being dishwasher safe.
I'm really excited to use these reusable face wipes. I love the wooden container for them! I have a small mesh bag that I put the used ones in for laundry. I was disappointed that the clothes were white and not colorful like the picture but it just means I will have to order more!!
Facial rounds are really soft and strong, much better than disposables. Happy to be making another step towards zero waste!
This is one of the easiest zero-waste swaps you can make. I love them and use them everyday to remove makeup from under my eyes or apply toner. They’re super soft and can be used multiple times before washing. They also get softer after you wash them a few times! Liked them so much I bough then as Christmas gifts for friends.
You won’t be disappointed!!
So glad I got these! I have been trying to cut down on my single-use products and these are amazing!
I LOVE the lavender grapefruit sensitive skin deodorant. I have tried many natural deodorants now, and the first handful all ended up giving my armpits terrible rashes after a couple weeks of use. I found that it was the baking soda in most natural deodorants that my skin couldn't handle. This is only the second natural deodorant I've found that works for my skin - and the first in the form of a stick! The other is a jar that requires using your fingers to apply, making this one easily the winner. This is my new go-to deodorant, and if you've had trouble finding natural deodorants that your skin can handle, I highly suggest you try it!
I have been searching for years for a deodorant that doesn't irritate my skin. FINALLY the search is over! Not only is this deodorant great but I love the compostable container and the fact that when I am done I can drop the cardboard container into my composter and not have un-recyclable plastic to deal with. Also great that I know what each of the ingredients are that are listed on the container...no more wondering what I am putting on (and ultimately in) my body!
So I give this product 10 starts for the idea, but in use I'd give it a 2. Its so hard that it's almost impossible to rub on to underarms with out ripping at your skin. We've tried other waste free deodorants that do rub on smoothly which is great, I wished yours worked because i do love your store.
Wonderfully effective deodorant, works even on hot days when I’m active and sweating. I highly recommend this product. Best deodorant i’ve ever tried, and it is better for our earth too!
I loved finding a deodorant that is easy to apply, smells mild (no cloying scent), isnt encased in plastic, is made from recognizable ingredients, and WORKS. So grateful for Eco Collective for making this a reality, a customer of this item for life.
I wasn't sure how I would like a bamboo toothbrush, but I've been using it for a couple weeks and I love it! Won't be going back to plastics.
This is the cheapest and best quality bamboo brush I’ve found, bristles are decent strength too. I gave 4 stars just because I wish they would find a way to make the bristles compostable.
Good brush strength
One of my favorite bamboo toothbrushes and it's super affordable. The bristles stay firm for a long time, some other ones go soft after only a few uses. Also, once once it's no longer good for brushing your teeth it's great repurposed as a kitchen or bathroom cleaning brush plus so much more!
This sunscreen is amazing. It is moisturizing, so on my oily skin I use this without moisturizer underneath. I love the way this blurs my pores and really gives enough coverage for me. It goes on so nice, and blends well. Feels a little greasy initially but does soak into skin so that soon after applying I don't notice it being greasy at all. Everyone who wants zero waste moisturizing sunscreen should try this! I got the tan and works well for my olive skin in winter, though I may try dark for summer.
I was worried about trying this product due to a lot of other sunscreens in the past leaving a white film on my face and being difficult to apply. This sunscreen though, is everything I have been looking for in a product, applies easily and smoothly, and doesn’t leave any white or greasy film on my face! It actually also kind of acts like a BB cream and provides a little/light foundation like coverage on the face. I would highly recommend this product.
Well I really wish I would have known about this sunscreen months ago! It is incredible, I love that it is a solid stick that goes on smoothly. It smells like vacation/summer because of the coconut and jojoba oil and doesn't feel too greasy on my skin. I like that it's tinted a bit too, so I don't look like a ghost like with my other zinc based sunscreens. The packaging is my favorite, it is sturdy enough while still being compostable, I will never buy a different sunscreen unless they stop making this one.
Ive been having a hard time hydrating myself in quarantine, and a friend suggested I get a straw to trick myself into drinking more water (because apparently I'm a child lol). So instead of buying a pack of plastic ones, I bought 2 of these bad boys and I love them! Highly recommended
I've used other mesh strainers but this one worked way better! I strained the milk again with a a wire strainer just in case but I didn't need to, it did a snazzy job the first time around. I also really loved the tapered design of the bag which made the process of squeezing it easy and relatively mess free.
This has revolutionized our hemp milk making. Gone are the days when we had chunky hemp milk in our coffee! Easy to use and wash. Highly recommend it for homemade non-dairy milks.
This is a game changer if you use non-dairy milk - especially oat milk because it’s so easy to make. I thought it would take a bunch of planning (aka soaking over night) to make my own non-dairy milks at home but it literally takes 5 mins and the ingredients are so cheap. This nutmilk filter is super easy to use and clean and has saved me a ton of money!
It's a good quality product and I like the mascara but I'm looking to be plastic free and there's a full plastic bottle inside of bamboo sleeve. So not only is there as much plastic as most other mascaras, they also used resources and energy to make the extra, frankly pointless, outer bamboo later. Feels like greenwashing to me. I do love their pressed foundation which is plastic free and refillable
I've been looking for more eco-conscious mascaras; although this does have a plastic tube inside, it has a bambo exterior, and seems for better than any non-plastic containers I've tried for mascara. It works very well, I've been using this mascara everyday and it has no irritation (as opposed to some mascara from other brands I've bought in the past). Would recommend!
This is a great mascara! Elate Cosmetics is the makeup I use and love it.
I have tried many conditioner bars and this is the first time that actually gives my thick, wavy hair enough moisture. It's great!
I use this exclusively as my conditioner. I have very long tangly hair and this stuff does a great job keeping my hair hydrated and shiny. Lasts a really long time. I like that this bar doesn’t start crumbling and dissolving like other bars I’ve used. Smells good. Well-made product!
I'm really pleased with how well this bar conditions. My hair feels great--much nicer than with my previous, mass-produced conditioner, though I'd been happy with that before.
The one thing I'd note is that I disagree with the description of having a "subtle scent of cocoa butter." All I smell is the geranium essential oil, to a moderately strong degree (based on an earlier review I wonder if the product has changed, or maybe scents are really that subjective!). If you're looking for an unscented or low-scent product, this probably isn't it. But for a scented conditioner this really works wonderfully.
I’ve tried so many conditioner bars and they either didn’t provide enough moisture, made my hair filmy, or the bar dissolved way too quickly. I was kind of nervous when I saw the size of the bar because I have thick, long hair and didn’t know if it could stand up to the challenge, but it’s perfect! I get the perfect amount of moisture without weighing down my hair, has a great light scent, and the bar lasts. I’m so happy I gave this a try because I finally found the perfect conditioner bar! I would highly recommend it to anyone still searching!
For the last two years, I have tried several different conditioner bars from a few different companies. None seems to work well enough. They either didn't add the right amount of moisture or weighed down my hair. Not this one! It's the perfect balance and exactly what I need. My hair is fine, but I have a lot of it. Hope that info's helpful!
I recently purchased the shampoo bar and have used it 4 times. Unfortunately it makes my hair feel really greasy and dull so I don’t like it:( maybe my husband will like it, thanks anyway 😊
Recently re-purchased the Lovely Rita shampoo bar for curly hair. I am Black and wear my hair naturally curly, and have found that this shampoo bar works great for me. If you're like me and don't wash your hair every time you shower -- or, if you have roommates who also use the shower but don't share shampoo -- I would suggest that you don't store the bar in the shower, even on a wire rack. Even just a little water getting on it during each shower will dissolve it faster. With my second bar, I've been storing it like this (https://bit.ly/2Rt9oOg), and I can already tell that it will last much longer this time.
This bar cleans well, doesn't dry my hair and smells fabulous. But smell doesn't linger and isn't overwhelming. Love it. My hair is dead straight and I live in the desert SW. This shampoo bar works great for me. Plus, it's not encased in plastic and the little box it's shipped in is recyclable.
I tried shampoo and conditioner bars from Lush several years ago and hated them. They made my hair feel like straw and I was mortified when I realized how much artificial dye was in it! I avoided shampoo bars after that, but finally decided to give them another shot when I got tired of buying shampoo in plastic bottles that are full of sulfates, artificial coloring and fragrances, and who knows what else.
These shampoo bars are amazing!! I’ve been using the Lovely Rita Super Condition bar and my hair is so soft, moisturized, and shiny. My scalp used to be super dry, but since using this product, my scalp couldn’t be happier! Good for the earth, good for my body. I don’t think I’ll ever go back to conventional shampoos again.
These are really nice to have. I keep some in my purse for emergency breath refresh. The orange cardamom is amazing. I am trying NOT to eat them all at once they are so good. I highly recommend these in their handy little box.
I always wanted to know what was in season monthly and this is the guide! I have it on the same hook as the wall calendar and can refer to it when shopping and planning the garden!