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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. 

Click here to read "Why Use a Natural Deodorant"

Try our Organic Body Powders for a light deodorizing alternative.

 


Underarm Skin Is Very Sensitive

Natural Organic Deodorant Sensitive Skin

Did you ever notice that so many people are ticklish under their arm? Your underarms are one of the most sensitive parts of your body.

Why Are Underarms More Sensitive?
  • Underarm skin is a bit thinner than the skin on other parts of your body
  • Underarm skin is not exposed to outside elements or get a lot of use which makes skin tougher
  • Underarms usually get very little sunlight
  • Underarms are home to lots nerves and lymph nodes 
You may notice that you can feel a simple touch more than you can on other areas of the body. When you add up all of these factors you can see why underarm skin is not only more sensitive, but also more prone to irritation. 

Underarm Care
  • Keep your underarms clean

  • Shaving can really irritate skin
    • Be sure to moisturize after shaving
    • Shave at night before bedtime to allow the skin heal a bit overnight

  • Underarm pores can get clogged, so it is a good idea to gently exfoliate the area
    • Since this area is so sensitive, use the gentler products made to exfoliate your face  rather than your body
    • Do not use scratchy accessories, like loofahs, when washing which may irritate 

  • Use a natural, moisturizing deodorant

Natural Deodorant Adjustment Period

Natural Organic Deodorant

The ingredients in our organic deodorant are simple and natural. But, 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 work as well 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.

Coconut Cream Deodorant

Natural Organic Cream Deodorant

An organic cream deodorant made with soothing and moisturizing organic ingredients that absorb quickly, leave no greasy residue and help you stay fresh naturally.

The Coconut Cream deodorants are our extra strength deodorants that combat odor using naturally antibacterial coconut oil, baking soda which raises pH making underarms less friendly to odor causing bacteria, and essential oils (except the natural scent). Plus, they contain organic arrowroot which helps absorb perspiration.

Available in four essential oil scent blends and one unscented. This product is not an antiperspirant and the natural ingredients will not clog pores.

If you would like an applicator for our natural cream deodorant, try the back side of our oval bamboo spatula!

Coconut Stick Deodorant

A safe, effective organic deodorant in a "stick" form. The soothing and moisturizing organic ingredients absorb quickly, leave no greasy residue and help you stay fresh naturally

We call this our regular strength deodorant. The Coconut Stick deodorants have all of the properties of our coconut cream deodorant, with a bit more beeswax, a bit less baking soda and even more moisturizing shea butter. 

Available in four essential oil scent blends and one unscented. This product is not an antiperspirant and the natural ingredients will not clog pores.

Committed to our "plastic free" packaging, our deodorant is packaged in a 100% recyclable paperboard push-up tube

Clay Silk Deodorants

Our Clay Silk Deodorants, for sensitive skin, contain no baking soda. These organic mineral cream deodorants combine the natural antibacterial properties of virgin coconut oil and essential oils to minimize and neutralize odors naturally. Nutrient-rich bentonite clay is well known for its absorbent properties, and arrowroot powder helps absorb sweat naturally. This deodorant 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.

If you would like an applicator for our natural clay cream deodorant, try the back side of our oval bamboo spatula!

Tips For Using a Natural Deodorant

Keep Underarms Clean: Lather up those armpits really well to remove bacteria, sweat, oils and old deodorant before you apply a natural deodorant. If you are concerned about sensitivities, be sure to also wash before going to bed.

A Little Goes a Long Way: Our natural deodorant formulas are designed to allow the natural warmth of your body to soften the deodorant for better absorption and a smoother, more even application. Apply a little bit and allow the deodorant to soften--it just takes a few seconds. You may be tempted to over-apply, but more is not better, a little goes a long way.

Shaving: Razors cause microscopic tears, actual little open wounds, in the skin. We suggest shaving at night to allow your underarms to rest before applying deodorant. Be sure to use a clean razor and change blades often for a less irritating shave.

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.

Help With Irritation: Redness, irritation or a rash indicates that your underarms are bothered by something. With natural deodorants, it is often from the amount baking soda or an essential oil sensitivity. Knowing that our body chemistries are different, we offer our 3 different formulations. We also offer a variety of essential oil blends as well as unscented versions.

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. For example:

  • A deodorant that works well for one person may not work for another.
  • A deodorant that works well in the beginning, may become less effective after time passes and your body adapts.
  • A deodorant that does not work at first, might work great after a little time.

 

A Note About Baking Soda

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. 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.

 

The Science of Sweat: Natural Deodorants Work

Sweating and body odor come from secretions of two types sweat glands, eccrine glands and apocrine glands. The majority of sweat glands, eccrine glands, are found over most of the body and open directly onto the surface of the skin. The “sweat” from these glands is composed mainly of water, salt and trace amounts of other electrolytes that help regulate the balance of fluids in your body. Sweat produced by these glands does not contribute to body odor. Read More . . .

Additional Reading:

Is There Aluminum in Baking Soda?
Why Use A Natural Deodorant
Do Antiperspirants Cause Breast Cancer?

 

 

 

Allergies

 

People with severe allergies--please note: If you have severe anaphylactic type reactions to ANY of the ingredients in ANY of our products, please do not buy our products. We have a dedicated soap room that is kept meticulously clean and all soaps/shampoos are cured in separate containers. But we cannot guarantee that one soap did not touch another.

Chagrin Valley Soap & Craft is not responsible for any individual reaction to any particular ingredient. Each product description on our website includes a complete list of ingredients. People with sensitivities to any listed ingredient should not use the product. In case you are in doubt always try an allergy patch test and if at any time irritation occurs, discontinue use of the product.

 

 

Medical Disclaimer

 

The content found on this website is for informational purposes only. This information has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. Information and statements regarding health related benefits of certain ingredients are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. The information provided is not meant to substitute the advice provided by your personal physician or other medical professional. Do not use the information found on this website to self-diagnose any medical conditions or treat any health problems or diseases. The information provided is not intended to prescribe or be taken as medical advice.