Zeitgeist #6

What’s happened lately at green conscience? Here is my update.

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Empties

In the last weeks I tried to get rid of some sample sachets that pile up in my sample drawer. Yes, I admit it: I have a small drawer where I have to stock samples and trial sizes because there are soo much of them. I used up quite a lot and liked some of the products.

  • Yüli Halcyon Cleanser: I liked it so much that I bought a full size.
  • Dr. Alkaitis Organic Treatment Oil: This is part of the travel kit which I also bought.
  • Urtekram Blond Shampoo: When I think about it, I like Urtekram as a brand very much. I also used up a large bottle of shampoo and have stocked some other items. I am not blonde, but the shampoo was even nice for my hair. It is good to know for me that the formulation of their hair care products work for me!
  • Safeas Fig Hydro Active Moisturizing Cream: Although it contains glycerin – which I tend to avoid – my skin was happy with this sample. The consistency is lighter than most creams I use, so this could be a product for summer.

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I used up a lot more samples than these ones, and afterwards my skin showed me that I should get rid of my sample stash. Okay, you won. Continue reading “Zeitgeist #6”

Schmidt’s Deodorant | Unboxing Ecco Verde

Usually I make my deodorant myself. That is easy, you basically mix bakingsoda with shea butter and add some drops essential oil. But sometimes I don’t want to use my DIY stuff – this is when I begin to surf blogs and onlineshops after THE ONE product I want to try instead. In the past few weeks this has been deodorant, as I used my DIY version almost a year now. The result is an order I placed at Ecco Verde. I am always curious to see how online shops pack their things, therefore I will show you some unboxing pictures.

My order came in a cardbox with biodegradable packing material (the stuff that glues together when moist), everything was in fine order.

Ecco Verde order september 2014 | package
Ecco Verde order september 2014 | package

I ordered some mineral makeup samples, they were placed in a small plastic bag to avoid spilling and falling around in the box.

Ecco Verde order september 2014 | products inside the package
Ecco Verde order september 2014 | products inside the package

The deodorant itself was rolled up in bubble wrap and the eyelash curler in a separate plastic bag.

Ecco Verde order september 2014 | products inside the package
Ecco Verde order september 2014 | products inside the package

The Avril Eyelash Curler (£1.19 | €1,49 | $2) seems quite good for the price. The silikon pad is rounded and super soft, and there is a spring that helps getting a better feeling for the pressure. An extra silikon pad is delivered with the curler, it is placed at one of the handles.

Ecco Verde order september 2014 | Avril Eyelash Curler
Ecco Verde order september 2014 | Avril Eyelash Curler

I ordered sample sizes of some mineral makeup. Inika offers a vegan, cruelty free foundation based on aloe vera juice and organic oils, I tried shade honey (Inika Organic Liquid Mineral Foundation Mini Size, Honey, 6ml: £2.49 | €2,99 | $4). Lily Lolo sells powdered Mineral Foundation (LSF 15 Mini-Size, 0,75g: £3.29 | € 3,99 | $5,50) in cute little srew-top jars, I ordered Butterscotch and Saffron. They are also vegan, cruelty free and without nasty ingredients. Also I decided to get samples of Everyday Minerals which I have never used before, just like the Lily Lolo and Inika mineral makeup: Everyday Minerals Cheeks Blush Sample Peony Petal (0,14g: £1.10 | €1,49 | $1,80) and Everyday Minerals Foundation Matte Base Sample Size 5W Golden Tan (0,14g: £1.10 | €1,49 | $1,80).

Ecco Verde order september 2014 | mineral makeup trial sizes
Ecco Verde order september 2014 | mineral makeup trial sizes

The best part is the Schmidt’s Bergamot + Lime Deodorant (56,7g: £8.99 | €10,99 | $14,70) which I am soo curious to try! The ingredients read fantastic simple: shea butter, baking soda, arrowroot powder, cocoa seed butter, bergamot essential oil, lime essential oil, vitamin E, hop extract. It is certified vegan & cruelty-free.

Ecco Verde order september 2014 | Schmidt's Bergamot + Lime Deodorant
Ecco Verde order september 2014 | Schmidt’s Bergamot + Lime Deodorant

Ecco Verde offers free delivery to the United Kingdom from £39.95, to Germany from €25, and ships throughout Europe.

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Which is your favourite deodorant?