Some time ago, a co-worker and I visited the closing sale of a store which sold a variety of green products. One of the items at a drastically reduced price was a deodorant stone, which I purchased. If you haven’t tried one yet, then give it a shot.
The stone looks clear-ish, like quartz. It’s a cube shape, but with rounded corners. You just wet the stone and rub away, as you usually would. Interestingly, the stone is unscented, leaves no residue, requires no or very little packaging and isn’t heavily manufactured or harmful to skin or clothing. And, it works like a charm!
Why had I been using traditional “pit stick” for so long, given its toxic ingredients and wasteful packaging?
You don’t need to be a granola cruncher to realize that smearing anything into your skin is the equivalent of eating it. So, go natural or try to incorporate less harmful products into your routine.
Check out resources like this, to get started:
Don’t Go to the Cosmetics Counter Without Me, by Paula Begoun
Green Beauty Recipes, by Julie Gabriel
The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Making Natural Beauty Products, by Sally W. Trew