Deodorant: CLAY Silk Lemongrass
Deodorant: CLAY Silk Lemongrass
Deodorant: CLAY Silk Lemongrass

Deodorant: CLAY Silk Lemongrass Tea Tree

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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Regular price $9.65
organic
cruelty-free
non-gmo
6-month-shelf-life
melting
made-in-the-usa
Product Overview

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 

oval-bamboo-spatula

 

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

 

Please Note: Our Sensitive Skin Clay Deodorants will be discontinued as they sell out. They will be replaced by our new expanded sensitive skin line. We anticipate the current line to last until mid to late March.

How To Use

Directions: Our cream deodorant is best applied after showering or bathing. 

  • Use daily in place of your old deodorant
  • Using clean fingers, or an applicator, scoop out a small amount (size of a dime)
  • Gently apply it to your clean, dry underarm
  • Rub gently until smooth 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.

Effective, Feel Good Ingredients

The goal is simple: to Harness the Power & Simplicity of Nature® to cleanse, soothe, heal, and protect your skin and hair!

Our unique formulas rely on moisturizing oils and butters, healing botanicals, and pure essential oils. We choose every ingredient with one end-result in mind….the BEST possible natural skin care for YOU!

Featured Ingredients

Bentonite Clay
Bentonite Clay
Organic Tea Tree Essential Oil
Organic Tea Tree Essential Oil
Organic Lemongrass Essential Oil
Organic Lemongrass Essential Oil
All Ingredients:
Organic Virgin Coconut Oil*
,
Organic Beeswax
,
Bentonite Clay
,
Organic Jojoba Oil
,
Organic Arrowroot Powder
,
Organic Cocoa Butter*
,
Organic Lemongrass Essential Oil
,
Organic Tea Tree Essential Oil
,
Organic Rosemary Oil Extract (ROE)

*Ingredient is Fair Trade Certified

Frequently Asked Questions

Why Is Underarm Skin More Sensitive?

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 which can make skin tougher
  • Underarms usually get very little sunlight
  • The warm, moist environment is a breeding ground for bacteria
  • The friction that occurs when underarms rub against skin or clothing can cause skin irritation
  • Underarms are home to lots of 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 to 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 madde 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, organic, moisturizing deodorant

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Do I need an "Armpit Detox" when switching to natural deodorant?

The Armpit Detox Myth

 

Many people transition seamlessly to a natural deodorant. Others report a transition period.

I do not believe in "armpit detox" the way in which it is described by many companies that sell natural deodorant. Armpit "detox" is simply a normal adjustment period.

 

We have all heard about detox diets and cleanses for your body. Well now some people are advocating a detox for armpits. The ritual usually involves mixing up armpit masks made with charcoal, clays, or apple cider vinegar and applying them to your armpits to supposedly help “detox” the harmful chemicals that may have built up due ingredients in conventional deodorant or antiperspirants.  

The idea behind the armpit detox is that it helps make the transition from an aluminum-based antiperspirant to a natural deodorant easier. However, there is no evidence that an underarm detox will reduce odor or make your new natural deodorant more effective.

Natural Deodorant Armpit Detox Mask MythCommercial deodorants and antiperspirants change the types and amounts of bacteria in the armpit which explains why you may sweat more and have a change in body odor initially.

Please do not allow a company to tell you that the increase in odor and/or sweat is the result of your body expelling or flushing out toxins. Your body has a great natural detox system that includes your liver and your kidneys, but your skin--not so much.

What people call and Armpit "detox" is simply a normal adjustment period. You do NOT need to buy armpit "detox" kits. 

A simple wash with a gentle soap and water will remove antiperspirant or deodorant on your skin and help control odor.

 

Our bodies are quite resistant to change. Our bodies enjoy the status quo. They see change as a disruption and often resist change even if it is a positive one.

The bottom line--our body needs time to adjust to change and since each of us is a unique individual and our armpit microbiome is different the timeline varies from person to person.

Ultimately, it depends on your unique body chemistry.

Since there was so much information I wanted to share, I have written two blogs:

Part 1: Transitioning To Natural Deodorant, discusses the why you may experience an adjustment period as well as the possible causes of irritation and or rashes that some may experience when switching from a conventional antiperspirant or deodorant to an all natural deodorant.

Part 2: Transitioning To Natural Deodorant, provides some suggestions to help with the adjustment period and or to help alleviate the causes of irritation. Part 2 also answers some common questions about using a natural deodorant.


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What If My Natural Skincare Product Melts in Warm Weather?

Why Do Some Products Melt in Warm Weather?

We do not use synthetic stabilizers or waxes, so our delicate natural products packaged in glass jars and metal tins are sensitive to temperature changes.

While shipping during warm weather seasons presents a real challenge to our natural skin care company, we accept the challenge in order to maintain our standard of natural and nourishing skin care. We hope you agree.

During warm weather, products may soften or even melt as they sit in warm mail trucks, mailboxes, or on front porches.

The quality and healing properties of our products are not affected by melting.

On very sunny or warm days, BEFORE opening the jars or tins, place the items in your refrigerator for a few hours to allow them to harden, just in case they have melted in transit. If you open items, especially those in tins, to check if melting has occurred, they may spill and make a mess!

What To Do About Melting

Cream Deodorants

If you think that your balm-like deodorant is melted or runny, BEFORE opening the jar, pop it in the freezer for 10 - 15 minutes. As it begins to harden give it a stir (so that the solids do not sink to the bottom) and place it back in the freezer until firm!

Sometimes a cream deodorant can melt during warm transit and then slowly re-solidify before you receive it. This melting and slow cooling can result in a grainy feeling. If your deodorant feels grainy, simply melt it, mix thoroughly, and place it in the refrigerator until solid.

Since the stick deodorant are made with more beeswax, they are less sensitive to an increase in outside temperature.

Whipped Body Butters

Place a melted body butter in the refrigerator until firm.

Our hand-whipped process adds tiny air bubbles that increase the volume, just like whipping cream. If a whipped product melts, the air bubbles collapse and the volume is decreased.

So, although the jar was filled to the top initially, there will be less volume in the container (since it has deflated) and the container may actually look half full.

After cooling a melted Whipped Butter will be the consistency of our body balm and is still a great moisturizer.

Sugar Scrubs

If a Sugar Scrub melts, the oil may separate out a bit. Give it a good mix and place it in the refrigerator for about 10 to 15 minutes. As it begins to harden up give it another stir to disperse the sugars and place it back in the refrigerator. Once it's solidified and mixed it will be great to use! Again because it is a whipped product, the container may have less volume when the whipped butters melt.

Read more about melting products and what to do in our blog "Natural Skin Care Products Melt In Hot Weather."


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Are Chagrin Valley Ingredients & Products USDA Certified Organic?

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.

Some of my favorite products are made with ingredients that just do not exist as certified organic. Why? At this time there are no standards created for ingredients specifically used in the personal care product industry. Organic certification of personal care products is based on the organic food standards set by the National Organic Program of the USDA.

But since we are a certified organic company, we are required to submit documentation that even our "non-organic ingredients" were produced without the use of toxic pesticides, genetically modified organisms (GMOs), sewage sludge, or irradiation.

View related natural skin care blogs

Why Did We Become a Certified Organic Company?

What Do All of the Organic Labels Mean?

Organic Soap Labeling


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What are essential oils?

What Are Pure Essential Oils?

Have you ever enjoyed the scent of a fragrant flower or herb? The fragrance comes from potent, aromatic compounds called essential oils found in the flowers, stems, seeds, bark, roots, fruits, and other parts of plants. It often requires several pounds of a plant to produce a single bottle of essential oil.

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

The chemical composition of essential oils may provide valuable psychological and physical aromatherapeutic benefits for some people.

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 will provide any aromatherapeutic benefits.

View related natural skin care blogs

What Are Essential Oils (Much more detail)

How Essential Oils Are Extracted

Why We Use Only Real Plant Essential Oils?

What is Aromatherapy?


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

Pregnancy & Children: We do not provide information on the safety of essential oils during Pregnancy or for use in Children because the available information is very ambiguous and often contradictory. If you’re interested in using essential oils during pregnancy or with young children please do your own research and consult your doctor, midwife, or health care professional before use.


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I Have Allergies What Natural Skincare Products Are Safe For Me?

Help! I Have Allergies

Trying to choose the right natural soaps or skincare 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.

We always recommend doing a patch test before using any new products especially if you have sensitive skin or allergies.

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 pages!!

If you are allergic or sensitive to any of the ingredients in our products, they may cause skin irritation. Even natural ingredients may cause sensitivities.

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 dedicated soap rooms and product rooms that are kept meticulously clean, but we cannot guarantee against possible cross-contamination of individual ingredients.


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Is There an Expiration Date On My Natural Skincare Product?

Product Expiration Dates

Natural Organic Skin Care ProductsWe hand make 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 many natural ingredients, they not 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 non-soap products 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.

So, we 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.

Natural Skin Care Use within 9 months after opening logoAs you can see from the picture, the symbol is an open jar with a written number and the letter "M" for the word "months."

A product with a "9M" would mean that it is good for 9 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.

Our 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.


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