Looking to switch personal care products for more ethically made ones?
I’ve been finding it challenging to source alternatives to conventional deodorant in my quest to switch it up in the bathroom. If you are seeking to neutralise the nasties in your home whilst overhauling your personal hygiene routine (as we are) it can be quite frustrating. I’ve found some awesome skincare and dishwashing tools, we’re using essential oils to invigorate our home (and our spirits), but when it comes to certain things like toothpaste and deodorant it’s a little more tricky. But things are looking up.
The First Experiment
Though I have enjoyed looking at the alternatives that come in tins I seem to find them less effective (oooh, stinky). I think it’s partly because I’ve been completely spoiled with the habit of using roll-on or stick deodorants for so long. First world problems, am I right?
When I’m hurriedly getting ready to change before or after training getting, my hands dirty and fiddling with the lid isn’t ideal. I also don’t love buying and re-buying metal packaging. So although I will use up the paste till it’s gone and find a use for the tin so as not to waste it all, I was still looking for something with a better lifestyle fit whilst till seeking something made ethically.
Natural Care for your Body and the Planet
So you can imagine my nerdy joy in discovering the Biode range. All the packaging is entirely compostable. You literally soak it in water and plant it in a pot plant and it is gone. The ingredients are entirely natural and don’t contain any of the usual nasties.
How does it work?
The first thing to say is that they smell absolutely amazing. Both types have gorgeous natural scents: Into the Earth (bi-carb free) and Into the Woods.
I’m not exaggerating when I say this stuff really works. I am a martial arts instructor and sometimes I train in 4-hour blocks without breaks. These deodorants hold up.
It is relatively easy to apply (not as easy as a roll-on but almost as much) as it is in stick form and you just rub it on. I’m happy to give up a plastic roller bottle for a stick any day if it is this good for the environment.
The parcel packaging is also entirely plastic-free and a tree is planted with every purchase through a partnership with One Tree Planted.
The lovely team at Biode did give me products though did not pay me any money to write this. I do love to support companies that are innovative, devising clever packaging and developing business and delivery systems that support environmentally conscious solutions.
You can get at it and see for yourself. Click here to go directly to their website, or check them out on Instagram. Soul Mamma readers can use code SOULMAMMA10 for 10% off your order.
Click here to see a demo of their awesome soap holders which air dry the hair wash, exfoliator and body wash soap bars too. They’re genius.