Keepin' it Real
We're letting it all hang out, givin' you the skinny on ALL the ingredients we use in our products. We practice 100% ingredient transparency and therefore don't have any proprietary ingredients. We believe everyone has the right to know what's in the products they buy!
We ask that all our vendors package and ship our ingredients plastic-free. This request is not always possible, but we are working hard to inspire our ingredient manufactures. We believe in reducing our plastic consumption all the way up the waste stream.
Funk Free Whipped Deodorant Ingredients:
Organic Arrowroot Powder (manihot esculenta)
Arrowroot powder is commonly used as a thickening agent in cooking, but it also has many properties that benefit the skin and make it an essential ingredient in our deodorants. Arrowroot is lightly drying and absorbent, and it provides a soft feel and texture. When you apply your deodorant, your pits feel amazing, and your fingers aren't greasy.
Magnesium is found in abundance in the body and can be purchased as a dietary supplement because it's vital for our overall health and wellbeing. Our immune, cardiovascular, and nervous systems all need magnesium to function normally. Magnesium hydroxide is a form of magnesium, combined as an ionic salt with hydroxide. We use magnesium hydroxide in our deodorant because it helps absorb wetness, neutralize and reduce odor causing bacteria in our armpits due to its antibacterial properties. Our magnesium hydroxide is made in the United States in a GMP and NSF registered facility. It is third party tested by accredited labs to ensure its identity, purity, and potency.
Baking Soda (Sodium Bicarbonate)
Sodium Bicarbonate is a white solid that is crystalline but often appears as a white powder and is extremely versatile. Composed of sodium and bicarbonate ions, baking soda is slightly salty and alkaline and works as an antibacterial and odor absorbing/neutralizing agent in our deodorant. Our baking soda is extracted in the USA with a simple water process that's totally chemical-free! While some experience irritation with baking soda, it does work incredibly well with many people's body chemistry (including ours)! If baking soda is not your jam, we offer our whipped deodorant with magnesium instead.
Organic Sunflower Oil (helianthus annuus)
Our sunflower oil is extracted from the seeds of organic sunflowers. Sunflower oil contains linoleic acid (omega 6) and oleic acid (omega 9), and both of these fatty acids hydrate the skin and support its natural barrier function. Sunflower oil also contains Vitamin E, an antioxidant that helps inhibit oxidation while healing, soothing, and moisturizing the skin. Sunflower oil is non-greasy, and and easily absorbed by the skin, making it the perfect ingredient in our deodorant.
Unrefined Organic & Fair Trade Shea Butter (butyrospermum parkii)
Shea butter is kind of our fave - a total dream babe. Shea butter is made from the fruit of the African Karite tree, meaning Tree of Life. It’s buttery, light, healing, vitamin-rich, non-comedogenic (won't clog pores), nourishing, rejuvenating, non-greasy, and has a subtle yummy nutty smell. Shea butter is also rich in fatty acids, soft, and super emollient - we think it’s the ultimate protection for skin! Our organic and fair trade shea butter comes from the Kperisi village in Northern Ghana and is handmade by women using traditional methods.
Organic Aloe Vera (aloe barbadensis)
Aloe vera is a humectant, meaning it retains moisture and is incredibly supportive for our skin barrier function. We infuse our sunflower oil with aloe gel (inner fillet) of the leaf for its soothing, healing, cooling, anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, and deodorizing properties. Aloe is also slightly acidic (just like our skin's acid mantle), which helps to rebalance underarm pH and nourish the sensitive skin in our pits - a must have in a deodorant.
Wildharvested Candelilla wax (uphorbia cerifera)
Our candelilla wax comes from the leaves of a small desert shrub native to Northern Mexico and the American Southwest. Our candelilla wax is pesticide-free and harvested from its natural or “wild” habitat; there is currently not an organic option on the market. We use candelilla wax because it’s an excellent vegan alternative to beeswax and more environmentally friendly than palm or carnuba wax. Candelilla wax is soothing and conditioning, and it helps keep our deodorant's consistency stable.
Organic Sweet Orange Essential Oil (citrus sinensis)
Our sweet orange essential oil (EO) is extracted using the cold-pressed method. Native to China and India, the United States is now one of the world's largest producers of the fruit. Historically, oranges symbolize generosity, prosperity, and happiness, which makes sense considering that orange essential oil has an uplifting, brightening, fruity and sweet aroma. Sweet orange EO can improve circulation, is anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, and antibacterial. It is also a disinfectant and stimulant (lymphatic).
Organic Lime Essential Oil (citrus aurantifolia)
Our lime essential oil (EO) is extracted from the fruit using the cold pressed or steam distillation methods. Limes are native to India and southeast Asia, and when introduced to the Americas became a favorite fruit both for its taste and therapeutic properties. Lime EO is refreshing, uplifting and stimulating with a citrusy, zesty, and slightly sweet aroma. Lime EO is deodorizing, antiseptic, antiviral, bactericidal, has restorative properties and can help calm excessive perspiration.
Organic Bergamot Essential Oil (citrus bergamia)
Our bergamot essential oil (EO) is extracted from the fruit using the cold expression method. The Bergamot citrus tree is named after the small town of Bergamo in Northern Italy where it was discovered and cultivated; however, some say it's actually native to India and called "The King of Pears" because of its shape. Bergamot is an extremely versatile essential oil. It's relaxing, calming, uplifting and has a delightfully citrusy, fresh, woodsy, and slightly floral scent with spicy undertones. Bergamot EO is antiseptic, antitoxic, and has deodorizing properties. It is also an analgesic (pain reliever).
Organic Spearmint Essential Oil (mentha spicata)
Our spearmint essential oil (EO) is extracted using the steam distillation method. Spearmint is a perennial herb native to the Mediterranean region, but now widely cultivated in the United States, where it is often used to flavor food. The Ancient Greeks used spearmint EO as a restorative and applied it topically to alleviate nausea, indigestion, and headaches. Spearmint has a sweet minty and fresh fragrance, and is antiseptic, antispasmodic, anti-inflammatory, deodorizing and supportive for congestive skin and dermatitis.
Organic Tea Tree Essential Oil (melaleuca alternifolia)
Our tea tree essential oil (EO) is extracted using the steam or water distillation method. Native to Australia, tea tree EO has been used by the Aboriginal people for centuries. Tea tree is our go to, and we always take it with us when we travel for first aid purposes. Tea Tree EO is incredibly cleansing, cooling, stimulating, energizing and has a fresh woodsy and spicy aroma. Tea tree EO is anti-inflammatory, fungicidal, anti-viral, bactericidal, anti-infectious, and has immuno-stimulent properties.
Love Ur Lymph Body Oil Ingredients:
Organic Sunflower Oil (helianthus annuus) infused with Organic Calendula Flower (Calendula officinalis)
Our sunflower oil is extracted from the seeds of organic sunflowers and infused (cold method) with calendula flowers. Calendula is incredibly nourishing and healing for minor skin irritations. It's anti-inflammatory (supports swollen lymph nodes), cleanses body tissues, soothes rashes, sunburns, and dry skin. Sunflower oil contains linoleic acid (omega 6) and oleic acid (omega 9). Both of these fatty acids hydrate the skin and support its natural barrier function. Sunflower oil also contains E, an antioxidant that helps inhibit oxidation while healing, soothing, and moisturizing the skin. Sunflower oil is non-greasy, and easily absorbed by the skin, making it the perfect ingredient in our body oil.
Organic Shea Nut Oil (Butyrospermum parkii)
Our shea nut oil is a byproduct of shea nut butter, which is made from the nut of the Karite tree. Shea nut oil is produced by lightly heating shea nut butter to separate out the fractionated material. We use shea nut oil because it is non-greasy, and easily absorbed by the skin. It's also has emollient properties that support dry skin and hair. Shea nut oil is non-comedogenic (won't clog pores), supports skin elasticity and can calm minor skin irritations.
Organic Golden Jojoba Oil (simmondsia chinensis)
Jojoba is a perennial and drought resistant desert bush, whose seeds produce what we call jojoba oil ( it's actually not an oil, but a liquid wax). Because it's a wax it has a very long shelf life and also isn't greasy. The jojoba bush thrives in arid climates and is native to California, Arizona, and Northern Mexico. It's also grown in Israel and South America. Jojoba oil is very similar to our skin's own sebum and therefore provides true moisture that keeps the skin supple and soft throughout the day. Jojoba has anti-inflammatory properties, is antibacterial, can work to clear up acne by helping to regulate sebaceous gland activity, soothes sunburned skin, moisturizes dry and frizzy hair, and helps control dandruff, and reduces hair loss.
Organic Castor Oil (ricinis communis)
Our castor oil is extracted from the seeds of the castor plant and has been used for thousands of years (think Ancient Egypt) for its variety of health benefits. We use castor seed oil in our body oil for its lymphatic and skin supportive properties. Castor seed oil stimulates lymphatic circulation and drainage, is anti-inflammatory, may improve immune function, moisturizes and heals skin, soothes sunburn, may reduce acne, and promotes healthy and shiny hair. Castor oil is non-comedogenic (won't clog pores).
Organic Grapefruit Essential Oil (citrus paradisi)
Our grapefruit essential oil (EO) is extracted using the cold expression method. Native to Asia and largely cultivated in California, Florida, Brazil and Israel, grapefruit is a sweet botanical surprise, a hybrid of the Pomelo (citrus maxima) and the Orange (citrus sinensis). Grapefruit has a fresh and subtle citrus aroma that envelopes the senses and is wonderfully balancing, cleansing, and uplifting. We use grapefruit EO in our body oil because it provides something for the whole body. It has stimulating (lymphatic, digestive) properties, and can help with muscle fatigue and water retention. Grapefruit EO supports congested and oily skin, promotes hair growth, reduces fat accumulation under the skin and increases blood circulation, lessening the appearance of cellulite. Grapefruit EO is antiseptic, astringent, antibacterial, anti-toxic, and helps tone the skin and tissues.
Organic Sweet Orange Essential Oil (citrus sinensis)
Native to China and India, the United States is now one of the world's largest producers of the fruit. Historically, oranges symbolize generosity, prosperity, and happiness, which makes sense considering that orange essential oil has an uplifting, brightening, fruity and sweet aroma. Sweet orange EO can improve circulation, is anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, and antibacterial. It is also a disinfectant and stimulant (lymphatic). Sweet orange EO supports dry, congested and mature skin.
A note on essential oils: Essential oils are powerfully concentrated and for external use only. Essential oils have many therapeutic uses, need to be diluted, and always used safely. Our deodorants contain a <1% dilution of essential oils in their overall formulas, which is well below the safe range for a healthy adult (2%). We chose to use less essential oils in our deodorants because they are powerful and can cause sensitization in larger concentrations over long term exposure (in some individuals).
These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products and the information on these pages are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.