Ingredients: coconut oil, sweet almond oil, arrowroot powder, non-GMO cornstarch, 100% natural sun-bleached beeswax, baking soda, essential trace minerals, distilled water, and a special StouderHouse blend of 100% pure therapeutic grade essential oils
**The tiny amount of baking soda in our recipe reportedly does not bother even the most sensitive of our customers, and we received LOTS of face-to-face feedback on our deodorant in the 200+ markets we attended after its introduction to our product line in early 2015.
Contains NO: Chemicals, Aluminum, Perfumes, Dyes, or Preservatives
Deodorants don’t keep you from sweating, they simply mask or eliminate body odor when you do sweat. Although it’s sometimes inconvenient to be sweaty, sweating actually removes harmful toxins from your body. Antiperspirants, on the other hand, are made using aluminum compounds that react with your sweat to plug your ducts and prevent you from sweating. If your body can’t sweat out harmful toxins, then those toxins are retained...in this case, they are trapped in your underarms, right where some of your lymph nodes are located. Lymph nodes are small, bean-shaped organs that produce and store blood cells whose purpose is to fight disease and infection. Eliminating toxins near these lymph nodes would, no doubt, be healthier for you than trapping them.
If you’ve been using antiperspirants, there will be a detox phase you must go through. Your body will adjust over time, but you may help the process along by using one of our detoxifying masks on your underarms once or twice a week. You may also try our pH balancing Spray. It works well as a refreshing body spray and may increase the effectiveness of the natural deodorant by making your underarms less hospitable to bacteria. Sweat doesn’t stink; it’s the bacteria that thrive in a damp environment that create the odor.
The journey to successful use of natural deodorant is a very worthwhile one. Be careful to choose a quality product with ingredients you know are natural. Our deodorant is made from food-grade ingredients (lessening your chances of contact with trace contaminants) and works to eliminate the bacteria that cause the odors by using a special blend of 100% pure essential oils - but NO aluminum.
Some helpful tips:
Help your body naturally detoxify by drinking plenty of water – try adding a teaspoon of raw apple cider vinegar.
Get plenty of exercise. Don’t be afraid to sweat. It’s a natural detoxifier.
Wear natural fabrics against your skin.
Directions: Apply a small amount to each underarm. Trying to apply too much at one time will result in the deodorant “balling up” and falling to the floor. Later in the day, if needed, reapply a small amount. The deodorant should take care of any odors that have developed from sweating.
Scent: We designed the blend of essential oils used in our natural deodorant specifically for the purpose of targeting odor rather than masking it. The scent is strong when the deodorant is first applied but fades quickly.
Summer/Winter use: This product is softer and easier to scoop and apply in the warmer months. In the colder months, the product is harder and may even feel “grainy”. To overcome this, scoop out a small amount and press the deodorant to your underarm with your hand for several seconds before trying to rub it onto your skin.
Clothing: If you perspired while using natural deodorant, it is recommended that you pre-treat the underarms of your clothing before normal laundering. Our deodorant is oil-based, and although the oils used are “light” oils, buildup and staining can occur without this precaution. Any common pre-treatment should be effective; however, we have only tested our Cleaning Soap Bar. It was found to eliminate even “old” stains that had been through several wash/dry cycles by wetting the stain and/or the soap with water, rubbing the Cleaning Soap Bar over the stain thoroughly, and allowing it to sit for at least 30-60 minutes before laundering.
Small (2 oz.) and Large (4 oz.) glass jars available