After years of trying out various #zerowaste deodorants I’ve switched back to Pure Beginning’s Forest Roll On Deodorant.
Why I’ve switched back
I used this Pure Beginnings deodorant for years and when I went #zerowaste in 2018 I started trying out various versions of vegan, all natural, aluminium-free, plastic-free deodorants.
When investing in a product, and supporting a brand, there are many factors to consider, not just the packaging. After years of looking I could not find one that ticked all my boxes (see below), Pure Beginnings was by far the best, ticking all my boxes except one (plastic-packaging).
1. Locally made
2. Vegan Product made by a Vegan Company
3. 100% vegan stockist available
4. Product is Certified Cruelty Free (Beauty Without Cruelty accredited)
5. Made with Natural Ingredients
6. Free from aluminium chlorohydrate
7. Free from parabens and synthetic chemicals.
8. Will not pollute waterways when rinsed down the drain.
9. Contains Certified Organic Ingredients
10. Smells good
11. Works well
12. Does not stain clothes
13. Plastic-Free Packaging
Pure Beginnings have an amazing range of all natural eco, vegan: baby, kid, and adult skin care products. I love their products, and the company, as their ethics align very much with my own.
Since going #zerowaste I have been very aware of the packaging a product comes in and I have been trying to reduce the waste I am responsible for. If I can find an alternative in reusables or no packaging that ticks all my boxes then I make the switch. It’s not always possible though.
The ingredients and the packaging
All Pure Beginnings products are packaged in plastic and I am hoping that they will start offering either refillable, packaging-free or reusable packaging in future.
The Pure Beginnings Forest Roll On is packaged in a type 2 plastic bottle plastic, which is recyclable.
99% of the total ingredients of the Roll on is from Natural Origin. This forest roll on has a fresh mint scent, which I love.
The roll on is made with Aqua (Water), Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe Vera) Leaf Extract*, Sodium Bicarbonate, Xanthan Gum, Mentha Soicata (Spearmint) Leaf Oil*, Tragacanth Gum, Sodium Hydroxymethylglycinate, Mentha Piperita (Peppermint) Oil*, Cananga Odorata (Ylang Ylang) Flower Oil*, Linalool**, Limonene**
*Certified Organic Ingredient.
**Component of Natural Essential Oils under the *Certified Organic Ingredient
Why it’s important to buy natural
Did you know that 60% of the everyday beauty and personal care products that we use, is absorbed by our bodies? They contain harmful synthetic chemical ingredients, like parabens, aluminium, and synthetic fragrances, to name a few. To most, they might just be technical words written on the label of the product, but it is really important to know what they are, and how they negatively affect your body and the environment. Aluminium, for example, is a common ingredient in most brands of roll on and deodorants, and is used to block the pores that produce perspiration.
According to my research, aluminium is really bad for you. It is a neurotoxin, which is actually poisonous and destructive to nerve tissue. Aluminium is also estrogenic, which means it can promote the growth of both cancer and non-cancer breast cells. Some scientists have suggested that using aluminium-based antiperspirants may be a risk factor for the development of breast cancer.
High levels of aluminium have been found in the breast tissue of cancer patients that have undergone mastectomies. How this is even allowed? I have read that companies are permitted to use small doses of harmful chemicals in products we use every day. The problem is that we use many different products, each containing harmful chemicals, all of which are absorbed by our bodies. If you want to learn more about why these chemicals are allowed to be used in beauty and personal care products, watch the story of cosmetics.
By using natural personal care products we can help decrease the toxic load on our bodies & the environment.
Where to buy?
I bought this Roll On from The Organic Vegan’s online shop.
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