Eco-Friendly, Reusable Deodorant Containers Are Good for the Earth and Your Pits
A fair amount of plastic goes into keeping your armpits smelling fresh. Few of us recycle our empty deodorant tube after swiping on that last layer, after all. In many cases, it’s not even clear if you can, though there are a few special recycling programs that make it possible. But a new company aims to make it easier to both smell clean and keep the planet clean.
Myro deodorant comes in refillable, reusable packaging, as Design Milk reports. The essential-oil-based deodorant comes in pods that you can pop into colorful reusable canisters. Created by the award-winning industrial designers at the New York studio Visibility, the fashionable containers are also made with 50 percent less plastic than most drugstore deodorant sticks, according to the company.
The deodorant sticks aren’t fundamentally different than something you might pick up at the drug store, even if they would look more at home on the shelves at Urban Outfitters or Anthropologie than CVS. You use a dial at the bottom of the tube to advance the deodorant stick, and when you reach the end of the deodorant, the pod that held the formula pops out. You can then refill it one of Myro’s replacement pods. If your container needs a deep clean, you can stick it in the top rack of your dishwasher.
Myro deodorant comes in five different scents that you can mix and match with five different packaging colors. There’s Solar Flare, a mix of orange, juniper, and sunflower; Big Dipper, a blend of bergamot, lavender, and vetiver; Cabin No. 5, which smells like vetiver, patchouli, and geranium; Pillow Talk, made with violet leaf, ylang ylang, wild amyris; and Chill Wave, a blend of cucumber, jasmine, and spearmint.
One Myro deodorant, including the refillable container, costs $10. Each replacement pod is $10, though you can’t just get one at a time—they come in quarterly subscriptions, $30 for a three-pack delivered every three months. You can pause your subscription or switch scents at any time.
Check it out here.
[h/t Design Milk]