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.
FOOD GRADE MAGNESIUM HYDROXIDE
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 food grade 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.
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 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).
Active Constituents: Monoterpenes: limonene
ORGANIC SWEET LIME ESSENTIAL OIL (CITRUS AURANTIFOLIA)
Our lime essential oil (EO) is extracted from the fruit using the steam distillation method. 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. Steam distilled Lime essential oil is not phototoxic and is primarily composed of terpenes.
Active Constituents: Terpenes: limonene, gamma and alpha terpineol
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).
Active Constituents: Monoterpenes, esters: limonene, linalyl acetate
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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