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 JUNIPER ESSENTIAL OIL (JUNIPERUS COMMUNIS)
Our juniper essential oil (EO) is extracted using the steam distillation method. Juniper is an evergreen shrub native to North America, Europe and Asia and produces seed cones known as juniper berries. Juniper berries were among the first aromatics used in ancient civilization. The Ancient Greeks burned Juniper during epidemics, while the Ancient Egyptians anointed the dead and used the oil in perfumes. Many cultures across the world revere Juniper and use it today for purification in incense. Native Americans burn it during cleansing ceremonies. Juniper is antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, detoxifying, stimulating (lymphatic), relieves nervous tension, disinfects, and is calming and restoring.
ORGANIC CEDARWOOD ESSENTIAL OIL (JUNIPERUS VIRGINIANA)
Our wild harvested cedarwood essential oil (EO) is extracted using the steam distillation method. Native to North America, Cedarwood (also called Red Cedar) is honored and used by Native Americans for its healing and purification properties as well as to combat respiratory infections, to relieve nervous tension and skin rashes. Cedarwood has a mild and sweet woodsy, camphoraceous, balsamic scent and is incredibly grounding, calming and revitalizing. We are humbled to use this sacred tree oil in or deodorant.
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 deodorant because it has stimulating (lymphatic) properties, helps to increase blood circulation, and is detoxifying. Grapefruit EO is antiseptic, astringent, antibacterial, anti-toxic, and helps tone the skin and tissues.
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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