It is perfect, great quality and exactly what I was looking for!
I will be ordering these from here on out!
I've been a fan of Cognitive Surplus products for a quite a while now, but I never knew that they made dateless planners before. So I was delighted when I came to EcoCollective to discover this pretty and practical calendar book! Featuring the same quality paper and printing that their notebooks offer, this book is trimmed to a slightly slimmer profile, making it easier to slip into a purse or backpack. Love this planner and am happy to have it for this year!
Liked my last planner fine enough and was searching for a new one since it has approx a month left. Got this one to replace it. Love the layout and can't wait to switch over! It looks so cute and organized, I love it so much already. Plus, it's eco friendly! I already know I will be ordering again when this one is finished.
I'm extremely ADHD and have never been able to handle a planner or use one properly before ever, not even in high school. I've tried buying others before but I've always had a mess of issues with actually getting around to writing in them. This item is small, enough to fit in my hand, has a beautiful and attention-grabbing cover, and is very open and undated which does perfect for letting me decide what to put or not put in it!! which is much less overwhelming than some other planners where there's categories or pages I don't even end up using or wanting to use. I've been writing in it for two weeks already and it's been such a relief and helped me relax so much, I finally have a reliable place to store all the tasks that I rapid-fire remember I need to do and is laid out simply enough to not freak me out when i open it. The monthly calendar pages are great for letting me lay out and visualize what my actual week and schedule will end up looking like for that month. I love this so much!!! it's so good I'd consider buying another of the same when i fill up all the pages in these ones.
I bought these planners to use for gratitude journals with my children. They are beautiful planners made with recycled paper and soy based ink. I love that they are open date so I can start them at Easter (most other planners I saw started last June - almost an entire year of wasted pages before we began!) I think my children will love the planners and we will all benefit from making a daily effort to count our blessings.
I wish I would have learned about alum stones sooner. I have been using natural deodorant for the past few years and was most recently using native compostable deodorants. The native would work for me sometimes but if it was a very hot day or I was very active, it didn't work as well, and I would need to reapply throughout the day. I was very hesitant about the alum stone and wasn't sure if it would work. However, I have been using the alum stone for almost 2 weeks now and love this product! It works so well for me. I wash my armpits every morning and rub the alum stone over my armpits immediately after, and it works all day long and keeps me from getting smelly. I love the idea that I will have this stone for multiple years as well-super eco and financial friendly.
The stone also dries fairly quick which makes it easy to store. Personally, I wipe off the stone immediately after I use it and place it on a mason jar lid as recommended. For travel, I stuff the mason jar with a washcloth and screw the lid on upside down, so the stone is still sitting on the lid of the mason jar and the washcloth prevents the stone from rattling inside the jar.
Careful after shaving your armpits as I have learned the stone can sting a bit immediately after a shave.
I was skeptical, but this product works better than my regular deodorant. I switched at the beginning of this year and am thrilled. Even after a physically grueling day, it’s been great. In addition, sweat has not been and issue and it worked right away (no detox period for me). Lastly, I’ve been using the stone for 4 months and I can’t see that it’s gotten any smaller - though I’m sure it has. I imaging this will last me three years! I highly recommend.
I really wanted this to be as amazing as all the reviews say it is, but I'm not convinced. I honestly didn't notice much of a difference between using this stone and not wearing anything at all. I'm not a particularly smelly person, and I don't typically sweat much when not active. But if I don't use deodorant, there's definitely a subtle, natural sweat smell in my pits. Used this stone as directed for 6 days consecutively and every single day I felt sticky and stinky. My shirt underarms were sweaty and gross after one day of wear in my very sedentary office-work weekdays. With an all-natural stick deodorant, I usually get 2-3 days of wear out of my clothes. With this stone I am doing more laundry (not eco!) and feeling unclean (not cool!). I even tried adding a couple drops of tea tree oil to the water I use to wet the stone, to no avail. It's a beautiful stone but I don't feel it works for me.
I was skeptical about replacing my standard deodorant with this, but it really works! I'm thrilled!
my underarms have always been extremely sensitive to the point where even natural deodorants constantly broke me out in a rash AND made them dark! I’ve found one that worked a little but it did NOTHING for odor - if anything I think it made it worse! But on the first use with this, NO SMELL ALL DAY! Like wow - a week into using it and no rash either. Never thought a rock would be the answer to my sensitive underarms
I purchased these in order to stop purchasing single-use cotton balls. So far they have been great. I followed the below recommendation of washing them first. I wash in a mesh bag and let air dry.
I use a cotton pad to apply toner to my face every night -- this is a wonderful replacement to the single-use cotton pads I was using! These are soft and gentle on my face (eyes included) and hold their shape well. It's likely best to wash and dry these before first use, but I do not have in-unit laundry so was using them out of their packaging. My toner was running right off the pad at first (aka, it was not absorbing into the pad at all / I couldn't apply the toner to my face), but I now rinse and wring out this pad before applying my toner. I do not expect to need to do this once I washing-machine wash and dry these pads.
Would absolutely recommend!
For the past couple years I had been using a microfiber bamboo towel with eye makeup remover (Neutragena oil-free eye makeup remover) to remove makeup. This method worked for me, but I could tell that it was rough on the delicate skin around my eyes. I decided to switch to these reusable cotton facial rounds because I wanted to take better care of my skin and prevent fine lines/signs of aging. Another con of the towel method was higher product absorbency/loss into the towel.
I purchased the white version and they are exactly as pictured, but what you cannot see is that they are so so so soft! They feel very gentle on my eye area and used in combination with my eye makeup remover all of my makeup comes off perfectly onto the cotton round. I also use less makeup remover which is an added bonus.
I love how soft and beautiful they are. They wash easily, using a mesh bag. Highly recommend for anyone looking to remove single-uses from their life.
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!!
This razor is the best razor I’ve ever used. It’s my first safety razor (instead of like a disposable razor or electric razor), and I love it soo much. It gives such a clean shave, and I only nicked myself a few times on the legs, tbh not too bad for the first time using it! The only thing I would change is the handle, if it had better grip/wasn’t so smooth I think it could make the razor overall better. I 100% recommended this razor though, and it’s a great small step to take in being more eco-friendly :)
This razor worked very well with the shaving soap from Eco Collective; I haven't tried the razor yet with other shaving soaps/creams. The razor left my skin much more smooth and bump-free compared to disposable razors, which was pleasantly surprising. Not sure yet how many times I can shave with the same razor knife before it starts nicking the skin, but I will learn as I go!
I was so excited to pick up this razor from Eco Collective - it's great that they're still offering pick up during COVID. It was a quick & safe handoff & I took my razor home. I was very nervous my first time shaving & went very slowly but it turned out amazing! Didn't cut myself once & my legs were more smooth than I've ever been able to get them with a Venus razor. Since then I've been slowly getting more confident in my shaving abilities, have cut myself twice but it hasn't deterred me. The key, I think, is showering in hot water to relax your hair follicles, using lots of soap or shaving cream & not adding any weight to the razor. I take the pieces apart to let them dry after every use, and so far, no rust. I'm so happy I was able to buy from a local business and continue eliminating plastic from my life.
I was nervous about trying this, but I made it through my first shave without nicking myself and my legs feel SO SMOOTH! Love!
I had been very nervous to try the safety razor. I finally used all the razors I had on hand and decided it was time. It is a bit of an investment, at first. However, it is a high quality that should last you a life time and the blade replacements are so cheap! Before my first use, I watched a couple of YouTube videos on how to use properly and safely. I have found that short strokes with a delicate pressure works perfectly. I did nick my legs during the first use, but like I said there is a learning curve. My advice would be to use our when you have plenty of time to do it carefully. I take my razor apart are each use and rinse thoroughly and store in a dry place. This has proven to keep the razor and blade in top shape for long lasting use. Highly recommend!
The razor works well. The only thing I would change is the handle. I use it in the shower and it sometimes slips out of my hand. It would be great if the handle had some texture to grip onto.
Loving the facial soap so far. Sometimes changing facial soap means waiting for your skin to adjust - not with this one. Does just what I need it to (clean my face) and looks like a gem on my counter. It's not particularly moisturizing, which is fine because I put some oil on right after.
I have dry skin that gets the occasional white head. This soap is so awesome! My skin feels soft and moisturized after washing, and I’ve no breakouts since using.
It’s a really pretty color and soap too!
I love this product. The shape is aesthetically pleasing and the scent is amazing. I have only been using it for about a week but my skin feels soft and clean. I’m hoping over time it will help with my acne too. It’s more than worth the $10!
This soap cleans my face without stripping it dry. If I wash my face with a conventional face wash, it can feel like all the moisture has been removed along with the dirt. This soap actually feels like it's moisturizing my face. I'll definitely be repurchasing once I'm done with my bar.
I got this to replace a foaming cleanser and I love it. I'm not picky about most facial products, but this soap makes me feel good without a whole lot of effort. I haven't tried it with makeup or anything like that, though, because I don't typically wear makeup anyway. But for your everyday, average cleansing, I think it is very nice.