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CLAY Silk Lemongrass

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

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Product Description

An organic clay cream deodorant made with soothing and moisturizing organic ingredients that absorb quickly, leave no greasy residue and help you stay fresh naturally. This product is not an antiperspirant and the natural ingredients will not clog pores.

A great alternative for folks sensitive to baking soda.

  • Moisturizing virgin coconut oil has antibacterial properties that naturally and effectively help neutralize underarm odor
  • Silky organic arrowroot powder soothes skin and absorbs perspiration
  • Bentonite clay helps absorb sweat naturally
  • Lemongrass and Tea Tree essential oils have antibacterial, antiseptic and soothing properties
  • A clean and uplifting scent 

Video

Our natural deodorants combat odor and wetness without harmful chemicals. Some of the students at Chagrin Yoga, in Chagrin Falls, Ohio, are fans of our products, especially our organic deodorants. Thank you to the students and studio for allowing us to film one of their classes as part of our video. Namaste!

How to Use

Directions:

  • Use daily in place of your old deodorant
  • Using clean fingers (or our mini bamboo spoon) scoop up a small amount (like 1/2 of a pea) 
  • Gently apply it to your clean, dry underarm
  • Just smooth it on and spread it around as it melts on your warm skin

For those who would like an applicator for our cream deodorants, try the back side of our oval bamboo spatula.

FAQs

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?Natural Sensitive Skin Deodorant
  • 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 sensitive 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 periodically
    • 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 sensitive skin

  • Use a natural, moisturizing deodorant
The answer is, YES!


Chagrin Valley Soap & Salve is a USDA Certified Organic company. Certified Organic Skin Care

The most important consideration in any business is its customers. Today's world of misleading claims, false advertising, and simple deception, often leaves consumers trying to discover the truth about personal products and their ingredients.

  • We want our customers to know that we are committed to transparency in everything we do.
  • We want our customers to know that when we say "organic," we mean it.
  • We believe that in becoming a USDA Certified Organic company, our customers do not have to wonder if we really use certified organic ingredients or if our organic products are truly organic.  
  • So we choose to be a certified organic company and abide by the strict standards required for organic certification. 

Why Did We Become a Certified Organic Company?

What Do All of the Organic Labels Mean?

Organic Soap Labeling

 

 

What Are Essential Oils?

Natural Essential Oil Skin Care

Have you ever enjoyed the scent of a fragrant flower or herb? The fragrance comes from potent, aromatic compounds called essential oils.

These natural compounds are found in the flowers, stems, seeds, bark, roots, fruits and other parts of plants.

Essential oils not only give plants their unique scents, they also help lure plant pollinators and protect plants from insects and other predators.

 

The chemical composition of essential oils can provide valuable psychological and physical aromatherapeutic benefits.

Pure Essential Oil Skin Care

 

It is important to note that to be a true essential oil, the oil must be isolated from the plant material by physical means only. Essential oils are NEVER extracted using solvents.

Although synthetic fragrances or "nature identical" oils are available at a much lower cost, only natural plant essential oils to will provide the botanical benefits.

 

 

If you are pregnant or under a doctor's care for any medical condition, please consult your healthcare provider before using essential oils. 

 

What Are Essential Oils? (Much more detail)

Go to our Blog Pages and click "Essential Oils" in the category section on the left to read a lot more information on essential oils. 

 

 

Trying to choose the right natural soap and skin care products can be a bit overwhelming especially when you have allergies and/or skin sensitivities.

Since we proudly list every ingredient in all of our products, reading the ingredient list will help to eliminate ingredients that may cause you problems.

Help Me Choose Natural Organic Skin Care

We receive so many emails asking for help with allergies, we created categories in our  “Help Me Choose” section to provide information for those with allergies or sensitivities to nuts, coconut, shea butter and gluten. 

Check out our help me choose page!!

Natural Organic Face and Eye Cream

We hand blend all of our own products in small batches to ensure freshness, consistency, and perfection.

Our products are not made to sit on store shelves for years and years.

Although there are natural preservatives within the chemical structure of natural ingredients, they are nowhere near as potent as the synthetic preservatives used in commercial products to prolong shelf-life. 

Other than soap, our products are remade every few weeks and none are very old when they are sold. Our products, other than soap, should be opened within 6 months of purchase. 

Since we use no preservatives or chemical stabilizers, the more important question is, "how long will the product last once it has been opened? 

Once opened, skin care products become exposed to dirt and microorganisms (bacteria, yeasts, and molds) that are found in the air and on the skin.

As soon as you open and begin to use any product, simply the way in which you use it will affect its lifespan.

Natural Organic Skin CareSo, we are beginning to use the PAO (period-after-opening) symbol. These symbols are already available on the product pages of our website and we are in the process of adding them to all of our labels.

The POA symbol is a standard symbol that identifies the useful lifetime of a skin care product after it has been opened for the first time.

As you can see from the picture on the left, the symbol is an open jar with a written number and the letter "M" for the word "months."

A product with a "6M" would mean that it is good for 6 months after opening. 

Tip: write the date you open a product for the first time on its label so you can keep track of the period after opening. 

This POA number represents our best suggestion. There are many factors that can affect the lifespan of a product.  If a product is discolored, has an unpleasant smell or looks odd, the product should not be used and should be discarded.

  • Each time you place your warm fingers into a tin or jar, you melt some of the butter which can change the consistency of the product.
  • Fingers also introduce bacteria and other contaminants into the product.
  • If a product has not been stored properly, for example, if the lid has been left off for long periods of time, the product may ‘go off’ before the period after opening has passed.
  • As scented products age, some of the natural essential oil scent may be lost. Pure essential oils just do not have the staying power of synthetic fragrance oils.
  • Over time, natural colors may also fade.

If you’re like me, and you find an old dusty product hiding in a drawer, makeup bag, or even a suitcase from your last trip, you can call us with the lot number and we can verify its age. Obviously, if it seems off in any way, toss it!

Please note: This PAO symbol is widely used in Europe to recommend the length of time a product remains usable after opening, for products that have a shelf-life of at least 30 months. Our products do NOT have a shelf-life of 30 months before opening. 

Chagrin Valley Soap & Salve is certified cruelty-free by Leaping Bunny.

The Leaping Bunny Program was developed in 1996, by The Coalition for Consumer Information on Cosmetics (CCIC), to identify and support companies that are doing their part to help eliminate the unnecessary use and mistreatment of animals to test cosmetic products and ingredients. The CCIC is made up of eight animal protection groups including the Humane Society of the U.S., as well as groups from Canada and Europe.

At Chagrin Valley we obviously do not test our finished products on animals (other than human volunteers), but what about the raw materials, the ingredients we use? Many products display labels claiming that their finished product is ‘not tested on animals’ but this does not guarantee that the product ingredients are actually free from animal testing.

The CCIC Standard is a pledge that a company makes to remove animal testing from all stages of product development. Our pledge to buy ingredieCruelty Free Natural Skin Carents that are cruelty-free is integrated into the purchase order contract for all of our suppliers.

Personal care products displaying the “real” Leaping Bunny logo are certified ‘cruelty-free' using the internationally recognized Humane Cosmetics Standards. These rigorous standards require that no animal testing is performed or authorized for finished products or ingredients in any stage of product development by the company, its laboratories or its suppliers after a fixed cut-off date. All Leaping Bunny companies are subject to independent audits and pledge commitments are renewed on an annual basis.


At Chagrin Valley Soap & Salve . . .Cruelty-Free Natural Skin Care

  • we do NOT test our products on animals
  • we do NOT use ingredients tested on animals
  • we do NOT sell into markets that require animal testing

The Leaping Bunny Program provides
the best assurance to consumers
that they are making compassionate shopping choices
by purchasing Cruelty-Free skin care!

Product Reviews

A great alternative for folks sensitive to baking soda.

  • Moisturizing virgin coconut oil has antibacterial properties that naturally and effectively help neutralize underarm odor
  • Silky organic arrowroot powder soothes skin and absorbs perspiration
  • Bentonite clay helps absorb sweat naturally
  • Lemongrass and Tea Tree essential oils have antibacterial, antiseptic and soothing properties
  • A clean and uplifting scent 
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Testimonials

I just had to write you and say how pleased I am with your clay silk lemongrass deodorant. I have tried 4 or 5 natural deodorants including Toms, the Crystal, Schmidts, desert essence, and others and none have worked like yours does.  I get a rash from baking soda based deodorants and am thrilled to find something natural that works! Even after a strenuous workout I am not smelly. I am amazed and grateful that there is a natural alternative that works for me! I would recommend this product to anyone. Thanks so much,  Elizabeth, Montana

I ordered the clay lemongrass deodorant.  When I opened it my first thought was that I really did not want to use this stuff that looks like mud under my arms.  Since I paid for it I decided to try it a few times before I threw it away. All I can say is WOW.  This stuff really works and works better than the chemical stuff I have been using for years. I can't believe I almost threw it away.  Stephanie, Texas

Chagrin Valley family: I have been in love with your products for years! Getting a box from you guys is better to me than Christmas! I tried the baking soda based deodorant about a year ago and as much as I wanted to love it, I learned that I am sensitive to baking soda. Then I recently saw that you have a clay based lemongrass deodorant and I have to tell you that it is amazing! I live in the deep south where heat and humidity are just a way of life, but this deodorant keeps me smelling fresh without the worry of dangerous chemicals. I could also rave about your other products, but I really wanted to thank you for making another formulation for we who are sensitive to baking soda.  Keep up the great work!  Kelly, Louisiana

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