Like toothpaste pills, cordless hair dryers and magnetic falsies, refillable deodorant is one of those personal care products that sounds a bit like a Jetsons’ fever dream.
But we gave the concept by new eco-conscious brand By Humankind a test-drive, and we think there’s a case to be made for the underdogs (or, at least…our underarms).
The new deodorant, which has a patent-pending design that lets you screw off the bottom and refill it with a new stick whenever it runs out, is shaped like those crystal roller-ball deodorants your mom always kept on her vanity, but with a more millennial look (i.e., it could double as a knickknack from IKEA).
The small cylindrical container comes in neon green, off-white, gray or black in a soft, almost suede-like matte texture, and saves an average of five pounds of plastic per year per deodorant, since the refills are wrapped in recycled-paper packaging. The compostable pod refills come in two options: unscented and eucalyptus.