Ditch those ugly, bulky, plastic deordorant containers in your bathroom and go zero waste with this extra-strength, aluminum-free and paraben-free vegan deordorant. This deodorant is 1 oz and lightly fragranced with earl grey (bergamot italian orange) and a hint of herb garden. So pleasant that this scent is unisex.
Suggested retail price: $9.99
Zero Waste Deodorant
This concentrated deodorant is strong and effective. Use only one light swipe per armpit.
Enzymes help zap the odor-causing bacteria, and bamboo extract to help absorb excess wetness. Each puck or cube will glide on lightly and smoothly.
Transition period from aluminum deodorant: Aluminum based antiperspirants include big brand products, as well as alternative products like crystal sticks, alum sticks and mineral salt sticks. When switching away from these, you might experience a detox effect for a few days to a couple weeks. You may be more stinky and sweaty at first while your body is ridding itself of the buildup that has accumulated with antiperspirant use. Antiperspirants block the pores so sweat (and toxins) can’t get out. Your body needs to sweat to remove waste.
You may want to reapply during the first few weeks until the detoxing is finished. To reapply, first wipe the area dry, then just use one light swipe to refresh your protection. After the detox period, the deodorant should last 8 hours without need to reapply.
For the unpackaged deodorants, keep it in an airtight container to prevent the aloe vera juice from evaporating. This is especially a factor in dry climates.
Bamboo extract powder - a silica (mineral) rich powder used to absorb wetness and help with smooth application
Aloe vera juice (organic) - softens and protects skin while helping with glide - recommended for sensitive skin
Tapioca starch (modified) - a light version of tapioca starch to absorb wetness - ideal for heavy perspiration
Natural enzymes - fermented enzymes from natural yeast to help zap odor causing bacteria
Dipropylene glycol - mineral derived moisturizer that helps with slip and glide - rated 1 (green) on EWG, considered safe and non-toxic even as a food additive
Golden jojoba wax - a desert native plant wax that mimics the skin's natural barrier - helps with soothing and skin protection
Silica microspheres (mineral derived) - from non-toxic inert substance that makes up plants, animals and the sand on the beach
Sodium stearate - thickener from plants, also a common ingredient in cleansers and soaps for texture
Allantoin - a skin protectant found in many plants and animals, ours is derived from the comfrey plant
Phenoxyethanol (and) Caprylyl Glycol (and) Sorbic Acid - preservative to keep your block/ stick fresh in the medicine cabinet - paraben-free
Cyclomethicone - a lightweight silicone for glide that doesn't cause build up on skin like dimethicone - washes out clean with soap or body wash - based on silica, a naturally occurring mineral
Fragrance - scented with a proprietary blend of pure essential oils and phthalate-free premium aroma isolates. Due to FDA recommendations, we use the term fragrance to refer to these essential oils and aroma isolates.