1. What ingredients do you use in your natural deodorants?
The main active ingredient in our deodorants is Potassium alum, which is naturally mined in China. This naturally occurring mineral salt has been used as a natural deodorant for thousands of years. It has also been used in Traditional Indian and Chinese medicine and for water purification as it has natural antibacterial effects.
We also use purified water and Honey Suckle Extract in our Spray and Travel Spray deodorants. Honeysuckle has antibacterial properties which help increase the natural deodorant effect
2. How are Salt of the Earth crystal deodorant sticks made?
Alum is mined from the ground. To shape these fragmented crystals the alum is dissolved in a small amount of boiling water and poured into a mould. It is then left to harden, and once solid it is polished to make sure it has no sharp edges. Once cooled and polished it is fixed into a recyclable plastic holder to be used as a Salt of the Earth deodorant.
3. What is the difference between the Salt of the Earth crystal deodorant stones and Sprays?
The Classic deodorant stones are made from solid alum crystal whereas the spray is a combination of alum, water and honeysuckle. Both the classic natural deodorant and spray deodorant are equally as effective as each other, so the choice really comes down to your preferred format. Some people prefer to use what is effectively a rock deodorant whilst others like the convenience of a spray.
4. How Long do Salt of the Earth Unscented Deodorants Last?
This very much depends on frequency of use and how much care is taken to look after the deodorant stone. Below is what we believe to be an average life time.
Classic: 6 Months +
Spray: 1-3 Months
5. Are Salt of the Earth deodorants safe for children?
These unscented crystal deodorants are an excellent choice of deodorant for kids over the age of 5 years, because they do not contain alcohol, fragrance, parfums, aluminium chlorohydrate, parabens or additives and potassium alum is not harmful on the skin or absorbed into the skin.
6. How can I make my Classic deodorant last longer?
Our deodorant crystals work because they are water soluble, but too much water can wear them down and prematurely age them. To make them look younger for longer just keep them as dry as possible.
Dry the deodarant crystal after use: Dry the deodorant crystal after use with a towel, cloth or tissue. This stops water dissolving the rock deodorant while you are not using the product and will help to make it last much longer.
Don’t get it too wet: If you use your rock on wet skin after a bath or shower or just wet the tip of the crystal under the tap, your natural deodorant will last much longer – possibly even years!