This aluminum free deodorant actually works! The therapeutic grade essential oil blend of Tea Tree and Lavender or Orange and Cedarwood helps to kill odor causing bacteria along side the coconut oil. This extra strength sport deodorant has an added boost in the form of a helpful yeast enzyme called 'Saccharomyces Ferment'. This yeast enzyme uses up the ammonia (the smelly stuff in sweat). We used coconut oil that doesn't melt until 90 degrees, and blended in local beeswax and cocoa butter for a twist up deodorant stick that stays firm even in hot weather. We used arrowroot powder as well as baking soda to ensure a skin soothing blend and Kaolin clay to help absorb moisture. The scent is mild and gender neutral- you won't be walking around smelling like a flower! A little goes a long way, so apply sparingly, really- a quick dab will do! If you over apply the coconut oil may leave oil marks on clothing. Do not use on broken or irritated skin- if you peel or your skin gets sore you may be sensitive to baking soda. Simply stop using, apply apple cider vinegar using a cotton ball and contact me! I will provide a free replacement stick of my Gentle Deodorant that does not use baking soda but relies on clay and arrowroot starch :) Contact me to purchase refill deodorant sticks so you can continue using your current plastic tube!
If you have been using a commercial product with aluminum, give two weeks of adjustment time for your pores to detox. The job of aluminum in commercial deodorant is to block pores so you do not sweat. Unfortunately, sweating is a natural and healthy thing for our bodies to do to remove toxins. As you stop using aluminum, your pores will push out "plugs" of aluminum and you will sweat- a lot! This will pass as your body adjusts to open pores but expect an increase in odor and sweat as this process begins and it will decrease in time. Washing daily with soap and water will help as well as gentle exfoliation with a wash cloth or mild sugar scrub. Apple cider vinegar on a cotton swap can also be used to sooth sensitive skin and kill odor causing bacteria.
Ingredients: Coconut Oil, Arrowroot Powder, Baking Soda, Kaolin Clay, Cocoa Butter, Shea Butter, Castor Oil, Beeswax, Organic Essential Oils (choose between Tea Tree and Lavender or Orange and Cedarwood), Saccharomyces Ferment (preserved with potassium sorbate and sodium benzoate to inhibit bacterial growth but won't alter the enzyme function).