Help Me Choose a Natural Deodorant

NATURAL DEODORANT ADJUSTMENT PERIOD

If you have just switched from a chemical based deodorant or antiperspirant to a natural, organic deodorant, your body chemistry may need a week or two to adjust to the change. You may experience some initial irritation as your body adjusts.

No two people are alike as far as their body chemistry goes. Gender, age, race, hormone fluctuations, diet, health and even medications can affect body chemistry.

Body chemistry comes into play with deodorant more than any other hygiene product.

  • A deodorant that works well for one person may not work for another.
  • A deodorant that works well in the beginning may not after time passes and your body adapts.
  • A deodorant that does not work at first, might work great after a little time.
  • That's simply the nature of all deodorants, especially 100% natural ones.

Feel good about what you put on your skin!

 

We Have THREE Different Natural Deodorant Formulations . . .

Clay Silk Cream, Coconut Cream and Coconut Stick

Our Coconut Cream and Coconut Stick deodorants combat odor using naturally antibacterial coconut oil, baking soda which raises the pH making the underarm less friendly to odor causing bacteria and essential oils (except the natural scent) to help combat odor. Organic cornstarch helps absorb perspiration. 

Our Clay Silk deodorants contain no baking soda and rely on the virgin coconut oil and essential oils to combat odor.  Bentonite clay and organic arrowroot powder help absorb perspiration. 

 

Organic Natural Deodorant

Clay Silk Cream Deodorant: For Sensitive Skin

An organic mineral deodorant that combines the natural antibacterial properties of virgin coconut oil and tea tree essential oil to minimize and neutralize odors naturally. Nutrient-rich bentonite clay, well known for its absorbent properties, helps absorb sweat naturally. This product is not an antiperspirant and the natural ingredients will not clog pores.

A great alternative for those who are seeking a natural deodorant without baking soda (see below).

  • Virgin Coconut Oil: a soothing natural moisturizer with antimicrobial properties
  • Jojoba Oil: a natural moisturizer that closely resembles skin sebum and has anti-inflammatory properties
  • Cocoa Butter: a soothing natural moisturizer
  • Beeswax: has antimicrobial properties and helps maintain the soft solid consistency
  • Bentonite Clay: absorbs moisture and has antimicrobial, antifungal and deodorizing properties
  • Arrowroot Powder: helps absorb perspiration, imparts a silky texture to body creams and helps decrease the oily feeling of natural oils and butters.
  • Tea Tree Essential Oil: has antibacterial and antifungal properties
  • Lemongrass Essential Oil: has anti-inflammatory, astringent antibacterial and healing and soothing properties  (Only in the lemongrass scented version)

 

Coconut Stick Deodorant: Regular Strength

Our customers spoke and we listened! We had so many requests for a natural organic deodorant in a "stick" form. Committed to our "plastic free" packaging, our newest deodorant is packaged in a 100% recyclable paperboard push-up tube. 

Similar to our natural Coconut Cream Deodorant, our stick has a bit more beeswax, a bit less baking soda and nourishing shea butter. The soothing and moisturizing organic ingredients absorb quickly, leave no greasy residue and help you stay fresh naturally. Available in two essential oil scent blends and one unscented. This product is not an antiperspirant and the natural ingredients will not clog pores.

  • Virgin Coconut Oil: a soothing natural moisturizer with antimicrobial properties
  • Unrefined Jojoba Oil: a natural moisturizer that closely resembles skin sebum and has anti-inflammatory properties
  • Unrefined Beeswax: has antimicrobial properties and helps maintain the soft solid consistency
  • Cornstarch: absorbs moisture and has deodorizing properties
  • Unrefined Shea Butter: a soothing natural moisturizer
  • Baking Soda: see below
  • Essential Oils: chosen for their lovely scent as well as their ability to help combat odor

 

Coconut Cream Deodorant: Regular Strength

Soothing, moisturizing, organic ingredients absorb quickly, leave no greasy residue and help you stay fresh naturally. Available in four essential oil scent blends and one unscented. This product is not an antiperspirant and the natural ingredients will not clog pores. 

Natural Cream Deodorant
  • Virgin Coconut Oil: a soothing natural moisturizer with antimicrobial properties
  • Jojoba Oil: a natural moisturizer that closely resembles skin sebum and has anti-inflammatory properties
  • Beeswax: has antimicrobial properties and helps maintain the soft solid consistency
  • Cornstarch: absorbs moisture and has deodorizing propertiesBaking Soda: see below
  • Essential Oils: chosen for their lovely scent as well as their ability to help combat odor


Check out our complete line of natural deodorants

 


A NOTE ABOUT BAKING SODA

Baking Soda

You can always do a patch test before using, but sometimes it takes days or weeks to develop. If an itchy rash or irritation persists, discontinue use.

Although many people use baking soda base deodorants without any problems, some are sensitive to baking soda when used on delicate armpit skin. Human sweat is slightly acidic with a pH range of 4 to 6.

Click Here to read more about pH and Skin

The natural pH of an individual's sweat can actually cause an irritation or even a burning sensation when mixed with baking soda.

Why? If your sweat is more on the acidic side, there may actually be a little chemical reaction between the alkaline baking soda and the acidic sweat. (Remember the baking soda & vinegar experiments you did in school--but your sweat is not nearly as acidic as vinegar with a pH of about 2.2.)

We all know that baking soda has natural deodorizing properties. It is also a great additive to natural deodorant because it helps decrease odor by increasing the pH of sweat, making it less hospitable to odor causing bacteria. 

Customers have reported that simply washing their armpits before bedtime helped by removing the baking soda during sleeping hours. Another customer applied some vinegar using a cotton ball  (thereby lowering the pH) after washing before bedtime.

Some people say that the baking soda caused the armpit skin to darken.  It is interesting to note that for those who have normally dark armpit skin, baking soda is often used as one of the remedies to lighten the skin.

If you have just switched from a chemical based deodorant or antiperspirant to a natural deodorant, your body chemistry may need a week or two to adjust to the change. You may experience some initial irritation as your body adjusts.

No two people are alike as far as their body chemistry goes. Gender, age, race, hormone fluctuations, diet, health and even medications can affect body chemistry.

Organic Tea Tree Deodorant

 

Body chemistry comes into play with deodorant more than any other hygiene product. A deodorant that works well for one person may not work for another. A deodorant that works well in the beginning may not after time passes and your body adapts. Also, a deodorant that does not work at first, might work great after a little time. That's simply the nature of all deodorants, especially 100% natural ones.

While any baking soda will do for cleaning, all baking sodas are not created equal. Our baking soda is mined directly from the ground in its natural state. There are no chemical reactions, nothing added or processed--simply pure sodium bicarbonate, just the way our Earth made it. Less expensive baking soda is made using a chemical process that creates baking soda from mined trona ore. This baking soda is not necessarily bad, but it’s not the same as natural baking soda.

 

*A side note about ALUMINUM: Baking Soda does not and never has contained aluminum.  It is baking powder that may have aluminum--so look for the aluminum-free label when buying baking powder. For more information read our blog, "Is There Aluminum in Baking Soda?"

 

 

How Do You Apply A Cream Deodorant?

 

Everyone thinks that deodorants must be in plastic twist tubes.

But once I got used to putting deodorant on with my fingers, I discovered that I had more control over the amount (so I use less) and it is a lot easier to rub it in completely.

For those who want an applicator, try the back side of our oval bamboo spatulas! It really works great!

 

Click here to read about the Science of Sweat!