Sunday, 12 March 2017

Salt of the Earth Crystal Deodorant

For the past two months I have been rubbing salt into my armpits.  I don't know if I truly expected it to work but here's the thing - it flippin' does!  I'd done little to no research before my purchase and am guessing that, if you're reading this, you're doing your homework so here is what I have to say on the matter.

I apply the deodorant when fresh out the shower to slightly damp pits.  If you haven't showered, make sure you wet the deodorant stick before use to prevent a rather odd sensation (I know this because I didn't read the instructions before diving in pit-first).  It is odourless and I should stress that it does not prevent sweating.  The salt stops the bacteria from forming which means that you won't smell.

The folks at Salt of the Earth are absolute heroes with an ethos focussed around sustainability and environmental responsibility regarding ingredients, packaging and distribution.  They've also won a tonne of awards and are people I am very happy supporting.

"Long lasting protection, no white marks, 100% natural ingredients, suitable for vegetarians and vegans, unisex, not tested on animals"

Antiperspirant dissolves aluminium salts into your glands and essentially plugs them up.  Despite popular opinion, antiperspirants don't cause cancer but long-term usage is linked to elevated levels of aluminium within the body.  This could be disastrous for people with weak kidneys but, if you're generally healthy, you're going to be fine.

I should add that on an average day I don't really sweat that much. And other than an early morning spin class that I shan't be repeating as long as I live, I haven't really exerted myself.  After using the Salt of the Earth salt stick for nearly a month, I can say that they are at least as effective as antiperspirants at reducing odour.

So why use a salt stick?

For me, it stems from an understanding that my body and I are a partnership.  It sweats to regulate my body's temperature and to release toxins.  I don't want to stop it from doing that but I don't want to smell.  It lasts for ages (if you dry it after each use) so is very cost-effective and is another desirable step away from the artificial chemical life I once lived.

But most importantly, I don't want to give my hard-earned money to massive corporations like Unilever and Procter and Gamble whose moral compass strays so far from my own.  I want to give it to Sally and Thomas Laird of Salt of the Earth whose work I believe in.

Get it here.

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