100% Natural Deodorant. This was a challenge, but that just makes it fun=D The first obstacle to overcome was the fact that most Natural Deodorants either aren’t truly natural, or if they are, they just plain don’t work! (More on that below.)
The next obstacle was the carrier or base. “All Natural” deodorants often contain nasty ingredients like propylene glycol. While there is not conclusive evidence against it, there is definitely cause for concern. Or here when Propylene Glycol won the dubious honor of receiving the American Contact Dermatitis Society’s Allergen of the year award for 2018.
One other carrier that is common is Coconut Oil. That was our first consideration. However, Coconut Oil comes in between 4& 5 on the comedogenic scale (clogging skin index! 5 is the highest it goes.) Considering it can clog facial skin, and your underarm skin is sensitive as well…Well, that was somewhere we just didn’t want to go. Clogging our pores is what we want to avoid with Natural Deodorant, not exacerbate! 100% Natural Deodorant
Shea Butter to the rescue…
One of the reasons so many companies use Coconut Oil for Deodorant is because of the evidence that it is anti bacterial, anti this, anti that…So in research we were looking for an equivalent in that area, but without the high pore clogging factor! Research showed Natural Shea Butter to be just that! And Shea Butter absolutely LOVES your skin! The initial feel isn’t quite as smooth as Coconut Oil so we do understand other companies using Coconut Oil, but the comedogenic factor was enough for us to use Shea.
Dozens of hours of research went into this aspect of the product! We didn’t want to do the “easy” thing and just load up the Baking Soda! A lot of people find this an irritating ingredient. So after loads of research we decided to rely on smaller amounts of several deodorizers, in order to be as thorough in our odor attack, and as non-irritating as possible!
Non-irritating…We use completely natural ingredients, not “mostly” natural! We won’t use ingredients like propylene glycol which give a smooth feel, but aren’t good for your pits. But we think you will agree, it is well worth it to find a deodorant that actually works, without clogging your pores!
Please note this is not a cologne. The essential oil is in there to help deodorize, not as a strong scent. There is a safe level of essential oils for the underarm and while this will definitely have a scent, it may not be as strong as you would like. Stronger can be irritating, but essential oils are great natural deodorizers!
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Does this have the “store-bought” texture? No, you pretty much have to use chemicals to get that texture. The store bought stuff is, after all, mostly a bunch of chemicals. This texture has been worked on pretty extensively to get as close as we can, but it isn’t exactly like “store-bought.” m00% Natural Deodorant
One last thing…
Softness. While you don’t want moisture in your pits, neither do you want a product causing you to “dry out,” and cracking your skin! We added Organic Jojoba, known for the same things as Coconut and Shea, but oh so creamy and soft! So between Natural Shea Butter, intensely soft Jojoba, creamy Meadowfoam, and a touch of silk your pits should stay conditioned as well as clean smelling!
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We find the processes of creating fascinating! But if you stuck with us through all that explanation…well, thank you!
Instructions for Use: Remove cap and roll product up slightly until only the amount you are going to use shows. Apply small amount to entire, clean underarm area by swiping gently. Allow to absorb before getting dressed. Some do that by moving their arms around in circles, or the messy way by rubbing in. Please keep in mind that this is a deodorant, not an antiperspirant. This works best for most people with one small daily application, and using “a lot” won’t make it work better, however you will have to experiment to find out your perfect amount. In hot summer months some people with excessive sweat may need to reapply in the afternoon.
Please Note: As with any new product test on small area of skin first to make sure you don’t have any sensitivity. If irritation develops discontinue use. A natural deodorant may take time for your body to adjust, especially if you have been using an anti-perspirant. Some people have found that mixing Bentonite Clay with AC Vinegar and applying to pits before beginning use of a natural deodorant helps speed the adjustment period. Simply make a paste of Bentonite and AC Vinegar and apply to underarms for 20 minutes. Rinse and dry. Do not apply deodorant for at least 4-6 hours after applying clay mixture to underarms.
Product Type: All Natural Deodorant