PiperWai: Effortless personal care that protects the earth.
We believe the first step to healing our earth can be as simple as what we put on our bodies.
First, let's talk about plastic.
Unfortunately, our oceans are clogged with five massive floating islands of the stuff-- the largest of which is three times the size of France. Plastic is invading marine ecosystems and contaminating our natural environment.
At PiperWai, we decided to be different.
PiperWai is redefining the future of clean, everyday hygiene essentials, starting with the first natural deodorant that uses activated-charcoal to neutralize odor and absorb wetness. Our formulas are free of the common pollutants that harm marine life, and now our packaging will do more to help save the environment, too.
Not only have we decided to stop contributing to the plastic waste problem, but we're making changes to become a part of the solution by switching all of our packaging to recycled Ocean Waste Plastic. With this new, sustainable packaging, we hope to lead the charge to a more sustainable personal care industry.
Meet Our Best Sellers
All of your favorite natural products-- now even more sustainable.
PiperWai Natural Deodorant Cream
The first natural deodorant made with activated charcoal to neutralize odor and absorb wetness. PiperWai Natural Deodorant's original creme formula has a creamy paste-like consistency that you rub in with your hands. It melts in clear and into your skin with a soft, velvety finish.
PiperWai Underarm Mask
Prepare your pits for a future without harmful chemicals, parabens, or aluminum by extracting the toxins from your skin with PiperWai’s Underarm Charcoal Detox Mask. Infused with powerful, natural detoxifiers like Bentonite Clay and Activated Charcoal, the mask simultaneously cleanses and moisturizes your skin with a formula that’ll have you on your way to natural deodorant in no time.
PiperWai Underarm Oil
Designed to help you take the leap to natural deodorant and maintain healthy, silky-smooth pits long after the transition period, the PiperWai Underarm Oil is like a spa treatment for your underarms. Formulated with essential oils containing anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties, it supports the natural pH of your skin to soothe, neutralize, and revitalize your pits.
PiperWai Hand Sanitizer Gels
This ultra-moisturizing, vegan formula is designed to effectively cleanse your hands on the go when good old-fashioned soap and water aren’t available.
Our powerful, rinse-free cleansing hand gel is formulated with 62% pure ethanol (ethyl) alcohol sourced from non-GMO sugar cane, soothing aloe, and an uplifting yet calming blend of Lemongrass, Frankincense, and Chamomile essential oils.
All of our OWP Products available on this page will ship on or before Jan 1, 2021. To try our products sooner in their current packaging, visit PiperWai.com!
What People Are Saying
Over the years, we've built a loyal community of customers who love PiperWai products.
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... And also a little show called ABC's Shark Tank.
PiperWai began in 2014 while purging our bathroom cabinets of conventional toxic products. Antiperspirant was especially challenging for us to replace, but we were determined to rid ourselves of harmful chemicals, so we decided to take matters into our own hands.
It took over a hundred test batches and almost a year of experimenting before we discovered the magic ingredient: activated charcoal. Finally, we had a formulation worth relying on to keep us dry, smelling good, and confident.
We convinced local retailers to stock PiperWai, and eventually built a small-yet-passionate community of customers who never thought their deodorant could be life-changing! At the time, every batch of our deodorant was handcrafted in a community kitchen. Then, after a successful crowdfunding campaign and an appearance on ABC’s Shark Tank in 2015, the PiperWai brand saw an unprecedented demand for its product.
Now that we're a multi-product company with a proven solution for natural deodorant, we've set our sights on amping up sustainability as a company, starting with our packaging.
Memorable moments from our journey, so far...
The Impact of Ocean Waste Plastic
Why recycled Ocean Waste Plastic? The evidence is overwhelming.
Beyond the obvious upsides of cleaning up our oceans, Ocean Waste Plastic (OWP) packaging also reduces CO2 emissions by 60% compared to producing virgin plastic. Production of recycled OWP uses 85% less energy and emits 75% fewer greenhouse gases than the production of virgin plastic. Reusing this OWP saves twice as much energy as burning it in an incinerator. Recycling OWP also creates 6 times more jobs than landfilling recyclables and 36 times more jobs than incinerating them.
Producing 1lb of OWP consumes roughly 202ml of water, 0.22kw of electricity, and absolutely zero oil.
Our manufacturing partners
We've partnered with incredible manufacturers that have found ways to rejuvenate ocean waste and ocean-bound plastic and efficiently turn it into beautiful, recyclable packaging.
Tide Ocean SA, in cooperation with scientists at the Swiss University of Applied Sciences in Rapperswil, Tide has found a solution for repairing damaged plastic and upcycling it into high-quality granules and yarns for new sustainable products.
- Winner of the Swiss Plastics Expo Award in the sustainability category
- Carbon neutral transports from ocean, coastlines and landfills in Caribbean & SE Asia
- Compounded with solar power
- Final products are recyclable
PackTech has been recognized by the United Nations for its contribution to Sustainable Development Goal #12 (Responsible Consumption & Production), one of 17 goals that need to be achieved before 2030 to help save our planet.
- Local fishermen collect plastic waste on their way out or back home from their fishing trips
- Plastic sent to storage facilities, where it is compressed, sorted, washed, rinsed, shredded, and made into pellets
- Pellets converted to final packaging
Meet the PiperWai Team
We're a small-but-mighty team staffed across Operations, Customer Service, Marketing, Social Media/PR and Accounting. We also offer a rotational internship program for a wide range of projects. Diversity is part of our core values both on our team and reflected in the PiperWai community.
We hope you'll join us on our mission to build a more sustainable future through the products we use every day.