ORGANIC ARROWROOT POWDER (MANIHOT ESCULENTA)
Arrowroot powder 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.
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 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 Northern Ghana and is handmade by women using traditional methods.
NON-GMO VITAMIN E (TOCOPHEROL)
We use non-GMO vitamin E derived from sunflowers in our deodorants. Vitamin E is a potent antioxidant, protecting the skin from free radical damage and environmental stress. Vitamin E has anti- inflammatory properties and delivers nutrients to the skin to help moisturize and soothe.
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 GERANIUM ESSENTIAL OIL (PELARGONIUM GRAVEOLENS)
Geranium is a perennial shrub that grows about 5’ tall and the essential oil is made by through steam distillation using the flower. Geranium, also called ‘rose geranium’ has a sweet, fruity, floral and rose-like scent and is known for its regulating quality. Therapeutically, geranium is an astringent, anti-viral, anti-fungal, and supports the lymphatic system by supporting detoxification.
ORGANIC LEMON ESSENTIAL OIL (CITRUS LIMON)
The lemon comes from a small evergreen tree (a hybrid of wild plants) and its exact origin is unknown. Some say the lemon tree is from East India. Our lemon essential oil is cold pressed from the peel and its wonderfully cleansing, clarifying, and cheering. Therapeutically, the lemon is anti-septic, anti-bacterial, and supports oily or dull skin.
Active Constituents: Monoterpenes: limonene, beta-pinene, terpinene
ORGANIC YLANG YLANG ESSENTIAL OIL (CANANGA ODORATA)
Ylang Ylang essential oil, also called Flower of Flowers and Kenanga is made from the steam distillation of the fragrant yellow/greenish. Ylang Ylang grows in the temperate climates of Philippines and Indonesia and has a long history of use in perfumery with its floral, heady, sweet, fruity and spicy fragrance. Ylang ylang is euphoric and and also eases feeling of anxiety, panic, shock, and fear. Ylang Ylang contains linalool, a terpene that has antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties.
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).
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