Biork Natural Crystal Deodorant
Biork is 100% natural and plastic-free crystal deodorant stick. The packaging is made of cork, a completely natural and sustainable resource.
This crystal deodorant is ideal for those with the most sensitive skin, it is a fantastic zero waste alternative to conventional deodorants!
One single natural cork alone binds eight grams of the greenhouse gas CO2. In addition, cork helps to preserve one of the most biologically diverse habitats in Portugal.
- 100% Natural
- Vegan & Cruelty free
- Free from aluminium chlorides
- Sustainable & zero waste packaging
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120g Deodorant Stick
Biork crystal deodorant is a sustainable plastic-free deodorant. Perfect for zero waste living.
Biork is made from potassium alum which is a natural mineral salt made up of molecules that are too large to be absorbed by your skin. Instead of being absorbed into the skin they form a protective layer on your skin that inhibits the growth of odour-causing bacteria.
People have been using potassium crystal for hundreds of years, it is favoured in Asia where it is used as a natural antibacterial agent and deodorant. Potassium crystal is a mineral compound made up of alum and potassium crystals – a completely natural product.
How Biork Works
Biork does not prevent sweating because it is completely natural deodorant, sweating is a natural bodily function that regulates body temperature. Many bacteria find sweat zones to be the perfect environment in which to multiply. These bacteria are responsible for unpleasant odour.
Biork crystal deodorant slows the production of bacteria and prevents the build-up of unpleasant odours. It lets the skin breath and perspire naturally.
Biork crystal deodorant lasts longer than you are used to from other deodorants. In addition, the potassium alum contains important minerals, it is also perfect for all skin types, especially those with extremely sensitive skin.
All ingredients have been dermatologically tested.
100% natural, vegetable, hypo-allergenic, fragrance-free, no animal testing, no aluminium chlorides.
The Biork container is made of sustainable cork and also serves as a protective covering for the crystal. Cork is a renewable resource and is recommended by nature conservation associations. The label is made from recycled paper, this packaging is completely plastic-free and recyclable.
|Dimensions||80 × 55 × 55 mm|
Natural Mineral Salts ( 100% Potassium Alum)
Made In Switzerland
How To Use
Moisten the tip of the stick and glide it gently over the underarm areas.
Remember to dry the stick with, i.e., a towel after use.
Caution: For external use only. Keep out of reach of children.
About The Cork Packaging
What Is Cork?
Cork is a zero waste material that is obtained from the bark of cork oaks. Cork oaks grow in the southwestern Mediterranean countries of Spain, Portugal, Algeria and Morocco. They are one of 150 endemic tree species. Cork can be used for many things and is a super handy, sustainable material.
Why Biork Use Cork?
The purifying agent of Biork™ Mineral Deo is the potassium crystal alum. Biork want to pass this high-quality natural product on to their customers in an ecologically meaningful form: cork holds and protects the mineral stone. Cork is also a renewable raw material that naturally biodegrades. It is easy to recycle and is recommended by nature conservation organisations.
Climate Protector Cork
Cork oaks store up to 30 percent more CO2 than other trees. With an area of around 2.3 million hectares, the Mediterranean cork oak forests absorb around 13 million tonnes of CO2 per year. A cork oak whose bark is harvested regularly binds more than three times as much CO2 as an unused tree! This means that cork forests are a great help when it comes to climate change.
Where Biork Cork Come From?
The cork used by Biork comes from Portugal. The Portuguese cork oak forests exist for over 1000 years. This country is the largest cork producer and about half of the world’s cork is grown there. The main cultivation area is in the barren region of Alentejo in the south. Cork oaks bind around five percent of the country’s CO2 emissions in Portugal alone.
How Is Cork Extracted?
Cork oaks grow ten to twelve meters high and reach a trunk diameter of up to one meter. To harvest from a cork oak it must be at least 20 years old to be peeled for the first time. The cork harvesting is done very carefully by hand and starts in May, ending in August. The bark is left to dry for one year before it is processed any further. The bark then grows back on the tree within nine to eleven years. A used tree can live for 200 years, during which time it delivers up to 200 kilograms of cork.
Endangered Cork Oak Forests
Two developments threaten the cultural landscape of the cork oak forests.
First of all, there is a new trend to replace natural corks on (e.g. wine) bottles with other closures. Declining sales endangers the conservation of sustainably managed cork oak forests and thus, the great biodiversity of these cultivated landscapes.
There is also the danger of forest fires. For this purpose, regular harvesting of the cork oaks promotes a certain resistance to fire. A forest fire can destroy decades of management and efforts in just a few minutes. Only fire-fighting aircraft and helicopters can prevent the worst in an emergency.
The consequences of forest fires are dramatic for the cultural landscape. The cork oak biotopes are among the biologically richest in the world and have one of the highest levels of biodiversity in the world among the forest habitats. They form retreats for some highly endangered species such as the Iberian lynx, the Spanish Imperial Eagle or the black vulture.
By using cork, it helps to conserve of these ecosystems.
Protection Of Cork
Cork oak forests are listed in the Natura 2000 network in accordance with the EU Habitats Directive. The WWF also protects cork forests with a specially developed programme and recommends the purchase of wines with a genuine European cork.
Cork Recycling – No Waste Material
A fantastic and sustainable material, used cork is an excellent to produce insulating materials or floor coverings. So, it makes a lot of sense to collect the cover of the Biork deodorant together with bottle corks. Cork can be disposed of in all public recycling centres.