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!
Great product I initially found in a neighborhood recycle store.
Feel really good about using these. Very effective and works great on plaque.
I was thrilled to find them at Eco Collective as the store is now closed.
Great experience shopping online with Echo Collective! Recommend.
So I was skeptical of toothpaste replacement tabs because I have tried another one before (toothy tabs from Lush) and these were WAY better. They don't have a salty baking soda taste, they aren't as chalky when you bite them, and my mouth feels so clean after using them! I almost don't want to finish up my conventional toothpaste that I still have because of how much I love these, but I will squeeze every last bit out of that tube and then never buy another tube again.
Taste takes a few to get used to I think but once you do regular toothpaste is grose! So great for long term travel too, never going back!
Great idea...wish it worked for me...leaves me with the worst breath. Going back to Toms and using TerraCycle.
I was searching for a plastic-free alternative for toothpaste and came across eco-collective in a YouTube video. It came in such a cute little glass jar and absolutely no plastic packaging! I loved that the package came with a hand written note from the store as well! It was a little weird chewing up the tablets because it isn’t something I was used to, but it REALLY worked. I was really surprised how clean it made me mouth feel. I definitely would recommend the toothpaste tablets to everyone!
This is my second time purchasing this toothpaste, I love it! I had tried Lush tooth tabs, Toms toothpaste, and tooth powder. The lush products and tooth powder made my teeth sensitive. My dental hygienist commented that charcoal tooth powder can change the pH in your mouth and harm your teeth. The Toms toothpaste I wasn’t a fan of the taste, and I couldn’t locate a Toms recycling program near me. The David’s toothpaste is AWESOME. No sensitivity, the consistency is like normal toothpaste, and the peppermint is very pleasant and not an “earthy tasting” peppermint. My only comment is that when you are done with the toothpaste, it’s a little tricky to cut the packaging apart to clean it before recycling. The edges are sharp and the key makes the tube so flat that you can’t easily cut the side to clean the inside out. I’m happy to do it to reduce my waste, but something to be mindful of. So happy to discover this toothpaste!
I love the rolling key to make sure you get as much toothpaste out of the tube as possible. I also love that the metal tube is recyclable, although the plastic cap is not (in my town) due to its small size. The flavor is not a minty as a traditional Crest or Colgate toothpaste, but still refreshing and probably preferable for those of you who are not fans of mint. I am not sure if it is dentist-recommended - I plan to bring it up with my dentist next time I go in and make sure I am making a healthy choice as well as en environmentally conscious one! The price is admittedly pretty high for a tube of toothpaste, although hopefully it will last a long time, especially with the rolling key. I may post an update to this review with information on how long one tube lasts (brushing 2x a day) and what my dentist says about this product. Be well!
I love this toothpaste! It has a fresh taste and great consistency, and the tube key is such a plus to use all the product. One of my favorite swaps to date.
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 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.
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 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’ve long been looking for a more sturdy hair tie that doesn’t break every couple of months and that’s zero waste. These hair ties ROCK, they stay true to shape and don’t stretch out which I absolutely love. Plus I have dark brown hair and so I like that I could buy some that blended in with my hair.
Wore one of these for an intense hour long workout. I have a thick head of hair so I fully expected it to crease as well as struggle to hold my hair, not only did my pony stay tight the entire time, but when I took it out, it didn't take any hair with it and best of all: NO CREASE!! Exceeded my greatest expectations.
Love these hair ties and went back for more!
Love this floss!
Love this floss! Super easy to put refill spools in the container, and it feels/works/everything just like "normal" floss that ends up in a landfill.
My teeth have never felt so clean until I started using this! It's the perfect thickness, and my boyfriend in the dental field loves it, too!
I'd been looking for a zero-waste floss option for a while, and glad I found this! The floss isn't waxed but has a nice grippy texture that makes it easy to use.
This floss is fantastic! It fits in the reusable container I have and is really strong. I would recommend this floss refill for sure!
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.
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.