Salt of the Earth brand was Established in 1993 and run by mother and son duo in 2005 and has evolved from a single crystal stick (the Crystal Classic) to an extensive and multi award-winning range of natural deodorants, including scented and unscented natural deodorant sprays, roll-ons and travel sprays!
With a passion for natural products, Thomas and Sally’s – the mother and son duo – vision was to develop a range of natural deodorants which provide long-lasting and effective protection from body odour, without the use of synthetic chemicals often found in traditional antiperspirants.
In 2001, Salt of the Earth founded Crystal Spring Labs, to champion its passion for product development.
The labs focus on creating innovative new products using the latest developments in natural ingredients.
Product innovation is continuous in both packaging and formula with the aim of consistently improving!
WHAT I RECEIVED
I was kindly gifted four awesome products all 75ml Natural deodorant Pure Aura Melon & Cucumber Scented, Pure Armour Explorer Roll on, Unscented Natural Roll on and Lavender and Vanilla Natural roll on.
- Long Lasting Protection
- No White Marks
- Vegetarian and Vegan Society Approved
- Not Tested On Animals
- Contains Organic Skin Soothing Aloe Vera
NATURAL DEODORANT ROLL ON UNSCENTED
Roll on deodorant, this was the first for the Salt of the Earth range. Like the rest of their Salt of the Earth deodorant range it is 100% natural and suitable for vegetarians and vegans with long lasting Protection and ‘unisex’ design.
IngredientsAqua (water), Potassium Alum, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice*, Lonicera Caprifolium (Honeysuckle) Flower Extract, Lonicera Japonica (Honeysuckle) Flower Extract, p-Anisic Acid (from star anise or Indian basil).
LAVENDER & VANILLA NATURAL ROLL ON DEODORANT
Fragranced with a fusion of over 15 natural botanical extract and oils, the lasting impression is a gorgeous lavender and vanilla fragrance that is fresh, floral and sweet and made up of 100% natural ingredients, you can enjoy the sweet scent of lavender and vanilla, with the added benefits of nourishing Magnesium Oil, in a roll on application.
It’s gentle on your skin and provides long lasting and effective protection from body odour with it’s fresh Natural Fragrance
Ingredients – Aqua (water), Potassium Alum, Polyglyceryl-10-Laurate (natural solubilizer), Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Lonicera Caprifolium (Honeysuckle) Flower Extract, Sclerotium gum (natural thickener), Parfum (from botanical extracts and oils), Lonicera Japonica (Honeysuckle) Flower Extract, p-Anisic Acid (from star anise or Indian basil), Citric acid. *Linalool, *Limonene, *Citronellol. *From natural botanical extracts and essential oils.
MELON & CUCUMBER NATURAL ROLL ON DEODORANT
Stay fresh and odour-free for longer with their magnesium infused, super melon and cucumber natural roll-on deodorant.
Ingredients: Aqua, Potassium Alum, Magnesium Chloride, Glycerine, Propanediol, Triethyl Citrate, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice*, Polyglyceryl-10-Laurate (natural solubilizer), Xanthan Gum, Parfum*, Sodium Bicarbonate, Galactoarabinan, Sodium Anisate (from anise seed or fennel), Citric acid. Hydroxycitronellal*, Limonene*, Benzyl Alcohol*, Citral*, Citronellol*, Geraniol*, Linalool*, Farnesol*, Eugenol*, Benzyl Salicylate*. *From natural essential oils and botanical extracts. **Organic
PURE ARMOUR EXPLORER NATURAL ROLL ON DEODORANT
‘Armour up’ to beat body odour with their new natural roll on deodorant.
Infused with Magnesium Oil and fragranced with citrus high notes and warm woody undertones, our Pure Armour: Explorer Natural Roll On Deodorant will provide long-lasting and effective protection from body odour without blocking your skin’s pores.
Ingredients: Aqua, Potassium Alum, Magnesium Chloride, Glycerine, Propanediol, Triethyl Citrate, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice**, Polyglyceryl-10-Laurate (natural solubilizer), Xanthan Gum, Parfum*, Sodium Bicarbonate, Galactoarabinan, Sodium Anisate (from anise seed or fennel), Citric acid. Limonene*, Linalool*, Coumarin*, Amyl Cinnamal (Amyl Cinnamic Aldehyde)*, Citronellol*, Geraniol*, Citral*, Eugenol*, Benzyl Benzoate*, Cinnamal (Cinnamic Aldehyde)*, Farnesol*. *From natural essential oils and botanical extracts. **Organic
Unlike traditional antiperspirants, which block the skin’s pores and impede the body’s natural sweat production process, Salt of the Earth won’t block your pores, instead it works by leaving a thin layer of natural mineral salts on your skin, which inhibit the growth of odour-causing bacteria.
Comprising 100% natural ingredients, including natural botanical extracts and oils, mineral salts and organic Aloe Vera, Salt of the Earth is kind to skin, allowing your body to function naturally, while protecting you from body-odour.
What’s more, Salt of the Earth deodorants are kind on clothing and won’t leave any embarrassing white marks!
VEGETARIAN AND VEGAN SOCIETY APPROVED
They are against any form of animal testing and the Salt of the Earth natural deodorant range is approved by the Vegetarian and Vegan Societies.
The range has won numerous industry and consumer awards, particularly for its scented and unscented natural deodorant sprays and roll ons, such as:
- Best Natural Deodorant JaneyLeeGrace.com Platinum Awards 2013.
- Free From Skin Care Awards 2013 Highly Commended.
- Best Body/Personal Care Health Food Business Magazine Awards Highly Commended 2013.
- Best Toiletries Highly Commended Your Healthy Living Magazine Awards 2013
Salt of the Earth is now one of the best-selling natural deodorants in the Netherlands and won Best New Brand in 2017 at the Beauty Astir Awards plus more!
WHERE TO BUY
You can buy these products from various places such as Holland and Barrett, Amazon, BodyKind, Ocado, Naturismo, Big Green Smile, and their site Crystal Spring and the range has become a leader in the natural deodorant industry, stocked by retailers throughout the UK and Europe.
WHAT IS SWEAT
You sweat every day. But do you know what’s really happening when those sweat droplets begin to form?
Sweat is a type of fluid secreted by your sweat glands. Perspiration is how your body thermoregulates and maintains a toasty 98.6-degree temperature. In hot weather or during activity, your body produces sweat to cool itself down.
So where does the signal to sweat begin?
The hypothalamus contains thermosensitive neurons that control sweat. When your internal temperature changes, your brain triggers a sweat response. As you sweat and high-energy molecules evaporate on your skin, your body releases energy to return to its core temperature.
21 FACTS ABOUT SWEAT
- Foods like garlic, onions, or cabbage may worsen body odour
- Red meat may make your smell less attractive according to this 2006 study.
- sweat is your body’s way of cooling you down
- Your sweat is mostly composed of water.
- Pure sweat is actually odorless
- Different factors trigger the two glands to react
- Spicy foods can stimulate our sweat glands
- Drinking alcohol may trick your body into thinking you’re working out
- Men don’t actually sweat more than women
- Antiperspirants stop you from sweating, deodorant masks your smell
- BO can worsen as you approach 50
- Yellow stains on white shirts are because of a chemical reaction.
- A rare gene determines if you don’t produce underarm odor
- Your sweat may be saltier if you eat a low-sodium diet
- Genetics can affect how much we sweat.
- You can emit a scent of happiness through sweat according to this 2015 study.
- The human body contains about 2 to 4 million sweat glands .
- The average person sweats 278 gallons per year.
- Some people are unable to sweat.
- 35 percent of people experience at least one weekly sweat event.
- Sweat is actually odorless.
First impressions are very positive on appearances alone because the design is very fresh, elegant and detailed on what the product contains.
I love their ethos of the Crystal deodorants – which work by leaving a thin layer of pure potassium alum, a traditional antibacterial mineral salt, on your skin which sounds fresh and natural. These mineral salts inhibit the growth of bacteria – the cause of body odour so you can work as hard as you like with total confidence and as a mother it’s simple and quick to use which is even better!
The products are free from aluminium chlorohydrate, alcohol, parabens and triclosan.
One of the worst offenders with deodorant is aluminium as it blocks your pores and prevents you sweating which is why they are great at stopping you sweating although that sweat – which is healthy to do – will come out somewhere else!
Aluminium is suspected in things like dementia and is a potential (nothing proved yet) carcinogen which you can read about here. The basic fact of blocking your pores with it, is that it alters the body’s natural function.
Another natural, cheaper way of neutralising your odour – you can sprinkle a bit of Sodium Bicarbonate under your armpits – not as easy to apply of course!
Many deodorants do not contain aluminium because they do not claim to stop you sweating, they work by neutralising or masking the odour of sweat so they are technically safer. However, some deodorants often contain all sorts of other nasties like artificial fragrances.
These products are full of the good stuff!