AUSTRALIAN NON-TOXIC AWARD
FINALIST – Deodorant Category
No Pong – All Natural Anti Odourant – Bicarb Free
Excellent. Certified organic essential oils used in fragrance.
Social Responsibility Summary:
- Plastic and aluminium free packaging
- Tinplate tins- can be reused and then completely biodegradable
- Recycled cardboard mailer
- Give returned tins to 2 stockists who upcycle them and on-sell with proceeds going to charity.
- Help support The Big Hug Box, have helped with QLD farmers dealing with the drought, helped a customer ride her bike from Darwin to Adelaide for charity, supported the UN Trek for Women in Papua New Guinea and much more.
- Co-founder a Registered Midwife, International Lactation Consultant and passionate advocate for women’s health. Has a personal vision to reduce foetal and maternal mortality through education. Has helped support long term training, education and capacity building programmes for midwives in both Tanzania and Timor Leste.
- Australian made and owned business
“Having no reaction to bicarb products myself, I didn’t fully appreciate the frequency of reactions people have to bicarb containing products before I started this process. Given that a majority of natural deodorants do contain bicarb, finding a non-toxic, natural deodorant that doesn’t contain bicarb AND that works is a bit of a holy grail. HERE it is.
The No Pong bicarb free anti odourant paste has the same delicious scent as it’s bicarb containing sibling, however at a lower intensity. This feels more like a balm than a paste and is easy to rub onto your finger and apply, no matter what the temperature. (Some natural deodorants get so hard they are very tough to apply on winter mornings!)
I did have a bit of a tricky time opening the tin as mentioned in my other review, however this was almost entirely solved by a technique I read on the website, squeezing the tin at the midline to make the top pop off. I love that the tin itself is from biodegradable tinplate rather than aluminium. I also love that the tins are so small that they easily tuck into a handbag and are travel size already and are so versatile to upcycle once finished.
The most important thing about this beautiful smelling, non-toxic, well packaged anti-odourant paste is that it is effective. This was the most effective of the bicarb free deodorant pastes I tried. It really does work so well. I do think the bicarb version has the tiniest bit of better efficacy, however it really is very minimal. A highly effective, non-toxic, bicarb free deodorant. A huge thumbs up from me.”
“I found the No Pong Bicarb free to work very well. It has a low fragrance of citrus. The diatomaceous earth leaves an earthy feeling on your fingers after application; however, it does not feel earthy under your arms. It lasted 12 plus hours on me. It’s great to have a bicarb free option that works so well.
Type: Deodorant Paste
Main Ingredients: Coconut oil, magnesium hydroxide, Diatomaceous Earth
Organic Ingredients: Some
Australian Owned / Operated: Yes
Australian Made: Yes
“This is the gentler, bi-carb version of its original sister, and it too does exactly what it promises on the tin! In the week I’ve been using it I haven’t detected any odour/ pong on either myself or the clothes I’ve been wearing. I have been a little unwell this week and one thing I did notice is that when I was sweating it out with a fever, the deodorant didn’t prevent me from sweating, however it did stop the odour. This is very low fragrance so a great unisex deodorant. I really do like that it doesn’t change its texture according to the climate, despite containing coconut oil. The thing I love most about it is that the packaging is reusable, recyclable, plastic-free and biodegradable. The price point is super affordable – hopefully we start seeing this on supermarket shelves!”
“This all-natural paste deodorant features Diatomaceous earth a super fine, naturally occurring, sedimentary rock. It has antibacterial benefits making it perfect for a deodorant paste. Bicarb-free because some people don’t like the texture of bicarb & it can sting a little, perfect for someone with sensitive skin.”
“Smells Lovely. I like that an application stick was provided. Soft feeling on, not oily at all, great travel size for handbags.”