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 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.
Active Constituents: Monoterpenes, monoterpenols; terpinen-4-ol, gamma-terpinene44
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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