Our premium, all skin types, 100% Natural Deodorants contain natural and plant-based ingredients that treat your underarms like the delicate skin they are. Ingredients like babassu oil, shea butter, sweet almond oil and mineral-rich clay can actually improve the condition of your pits, leaving them smooth and irritation-free. We do not use any baking soda or cornstarch in our deodorants as these are an irritant to many people. Our deodorant powders consist of arrowroot powder, kaolin clay, diatomaceous earth and silk powder to absorb the sweat, a little beeswax to help with slip glide and 100% pure essential oils to combat odour and bacteria.
When you switch from a traditional deodorant and stop applying the cocktail of harsh chemicals and toxins to your underarms, your body will generally take 1 to 3 weeks to clean out your pores. You can help speed the process up by exfoliating your armpits with a course sea sponge and natural soap daily. During this detox period, a natural deodorant will need to be applied as needed. Once complete, 1 or 2 applications a day generally suffice.
Your body is designed to sweat as this releases built up toxins and is also our cooling mechanism. Stopping this process has been deemed unhealthy for us.Traditional aluminum-based deodorants/antiperspirants work by blocking sweat from exiting the body and reaching the skin. They plug up and swell the sweat glands allowing an active cocktail of synthetic chemicals and aluminum to dissolve into your body. Chemicals such as aluminum chloride, aluminum zirconium tricholorohydrex glycine, aluminum chlorohydrate, aluminum hydroxybromide, Triclosan, and parabens just to name a couple. A study in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease found that use of aluminum-based antiperspirants increased the risk of developing Alzheimer’s later in life by 60 percent. Add to that a 2009 study from the University of Reading, U.K., that found a correlation between “the increase in cancers of the outside upper quadrant of the breast with the increase in the use of chemical deodorants.