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!!
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.
This facial cleanser works great for my skin and has cleared some of it up (I have the recommended oily skin). It also has a calming smell that isn’t too strong. This is my second time buying it (I bought it the first time in store) and I can confirm that it is worth the money. It lasted me for a over a year, and I wash my face at least twice a day. Would 100% recommend to anyone who has oily skin like me.
I am so happy I was told about this bar by Genevieve (I think that's how you spell her name (sorry!) She is one of the co-owners of Eco Collective). I have always been nervous about switching up my skincare routine because my skin is my biggest point of low self-esteem if it doesn't look good and I'm acne prone at times, but I'm glad I made the switch! I feel like I almost have less breakouts, and when they do happen, they go away so much more quickly! I also started using jojoba oil from Eco Collective as well after I wash my face. I'm about to start using rose water as well just to see what happens! Thanks for all you guys do at Eco Collective!!!
I have mild acne and using this soap has really helped my skin look less oily and more healthy! I also think the scent is quite calming and very nice on your face. Would highly recommend!
I've been using this face wash every day for a few weeks, and the block still appears as large as when it arrived. It is going to last me a long time,and was well worth the 10 bucks. I love the zero waste aspect. My skin feels smooth and looks clear. This has been working great during hormonal or stress-related breakouts.
Have been using this cleanser daily now for over a month and I love it. I have combination-type, acid-loving skin that is too sensitive for some cleansers but haven't had any breakouts or dryness with this one. Lathers readily, cleans effectively and conditions so nicely.
It could be a little less long for best functionality. But I do love the ability to throw the ends of my soap in and continue to use them! And the texture is just exfoliating enough - not too abrasive, and not too soft.
I have this one and then 2 other ones I bought elsewhere. This one is the best one yet. It's bigger and higher quality.... Doesn't feel like it's gonna unravel. I definitely recommend
Easiest way to save small pieces of soap! Quality is as pictured and described!
I've really liked this pouch so far. I didn't know what to do with my small soap pieces because they were too small to use but I also didn't want to waste them. This pouch dries hard if you keep the soap in it after each shower/bath, but softens when wet.
Nothing to complain about with this toner! Smells great, feels great, my skin loves it! Eco friendly, clean, cost effective! I'll keep purchasing this!!!
This toner is so refreshing and light! I use it in the morning before I put sunscreen on, or in the afternoon as a refresher especially if I've been sweaty. Non-drying and leaves your face feeling clean and tightened!
I bought the 10 fl oz rosewater spray bottle and it's now a staple in my skin routine - I love it! Feels so refreshing and I love that I can reuse the bottle again.
I had been buying rose water previously and couldn't be happier to find this less expensive, bulk alternative with less plastic! It felt slightly more astringent than the product I had previously purchased the first few times I used it, but my dry sensitive skin hasn't reacted poorly to this and I no longer notice when applying. In my opinion I'm not sure why you would need something to apply it as in the instructions, I just spray directly onto my face and follow immediately with a drop of rosehip oil and then moisturizer.
I have never used facial toner before, but so far I've been very happy! Combined with Eco Collective's abyss facial bar and their jojoba oil, my skin has been very happy, and I have had minimal breakouts. When I do have a breakout, it clears up very quick!