Natural deodorants work by combining certain skin-loving ingredients that NEUTRALIZE odour-causing bacteria at the source. You will still be able to sweat and release toxins through the skin, but will instead smell like a lovely blend of essential oils. It can take some time for you to get used to the feeling of sweating but it is well worth it - and it's natural!
A startup company called Carbon Craft Design was able to create a process to extract black carbon from polluted air and upcycle it into strong and useful carbon tiles. The tiles are then designed by local artisans to imitate historical architectural designs. 1 carbon tile is equivalent to 1 day of clean air for a person.
Some studies have found that certain ingredients in SPF have actually contributed to the damage of coral reefs. When we swim and shower, these chemicals wash off our skin and find their way into the oceans through our water systems.
Palm oil itself is not sustainable - with around 68 million tons produced annually, palm oil plantations replace 12 million hectares of dense, bio-diverse rainforest. Critically endangered Orangutans, who make the forest of Malaysia and Indonesia their home, have had their habitats and lives destroyed by the palm oil industry, which clears the equivalent of 300 football fields of rainforest every day for the production of palm oil.