Questions about why certain ingredients are used in natural deodorant, and what their function is? Read on!
Powders and Starches
Powders and starches are used in natural deodorants to help absorb odor and keep you feeling dry throughout the day. Baking soda, cornstarch, or arrowroot powder is often used in natural deodorant. Our deodorant cream is formulated with a non-conventional powder called magnesium hydroxide, which is a 100% natural, food-grade powder that is excellent when it comes to absorbing sweat and odors. We like to think our deodorant is a step above the rest because of this amazing ingredient!
Oils and Butters
Oils and butters help form the base for natural deodorants. They are soothing and nourishing to the skin, and are great alternatives to mineral oil, petroleum byproducts and glycols. Some common oils and butters used in natural deodorants are coconut oil, jojoba oil, shea butter and cocoa butter.
Essential oils are an amazing addition to natural deodorants. They not only smell great, but hold many soothing and toning benefits to the skin, while being antibacterial and anti-fungal. Some common essential oils are lavender, peppermint, eucalyptus or tea tree oil.
Waxes are used to firm up the base of a natural deodorant. Some of the most commonly used waxes are beeswax, candelilla wax, soy wax or carnauba wax.