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!
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 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!
It’s good for finer hair, but does not do a thorough job on thick hair. I’ve contacted the company about a return but have never heard back. Pretty disappointed in quality of product and service.
Fresh out of the package with a brand new blade, I tried shaving in the shower and the razor missed a lot of hair and took multiple times to get make the slightest difference, but still no clean shave. I tried shaving dry with no water, no shaving soap, just legs lightly lotioned, and it worked. Strange? Still playing around with it to make it work because this is the next step in my zero waste journey! Maybe I need some tips or tricks. As of right now, it works best out of the shower, and not the first blade in the package, but the second.
What a great razor swap! It is much easier to use than I thought it would be and at first I was slightly intimidated. The housing for the blade does a great job covering it so I don't cut myself and the blades are sharp enough to where I don't feel the drag/pull while shaving like I did with a disposable razor. Don't be afraid to try this razor, it is totally worth the investment, and now I never have to buy another razor, ever!
I was super nervous about making the switch to using a menstrual cup, but one of the girls from Eco Collective suggested the smaller blue Lunette Cup and it is Life Changing! I no longer need to buy any pads or tampons, I have experienced no leaks and I don't have to think about being on my period throughout the day. I am so happy I have tried Lunette cup and I am going to suggest this to all of my friends!
The little pump bottles are really cute, easy to stash in a purse and disperse the perfect amount of hand sanitizer each time. I find I'm not using an excessive amount which means I don't have to replace it as often.
This dries fast so youre not left with sticky hands, really good product!
My hands so clean afterwards, no film like with other hand sanitizers. And it can be refilled!
Good for any old day honestly. I have a big bum so I wear thongs often because they are more comfortable for me (not lingerie thongs tho, come on, those are horrendous).