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Application & Ingredients

Application

Natural Approach deodorants are very easy to apply. Simply scoop out a TINY amount using your clean fingertip or wooden spatula, and massage it into your clean armpit until it absorbs.

Just remember LESS IS BEST, don't cake it on, you don't want to waste it! You'll get a feel for how much suits your armpit.

Ingredients​

We LOVE ingredients that are:

  • 100% natural
  • Toxic free
  • Cruelty free
  • Certified organic
  • Ethically sourced
  • Fair trade
  • Locally sourced

They include:

  • Raw unrefined virgin cold pressed coconut oil*
  • Raw unrefined shea butter *
  • Premium liquid coconut oil
  • Tapioca flour*
  • Magnesium hydroxide OR sodium bicarbonate*
  • Locally sourced beeswax
  • Natural Vitamin E
  • 100% pure essential oils (some*)

(* indicates certified organic)

Certified organic, raw virgin cold pressed coconut oil and premium liquid coconut oil- 100% pure: Coconut oil has been used on the skin for centuries as a moisturiser and for its soothing, anti-inflammation, and anti-bacterial abilities. It is primarily used for its moisturising and antibacterial properties which assist in neutralising body odour. We source our coconut oil from Niulife who donate 100% of their profits back to the villagers who produce it.

Certified organic unrefined shea butter: Shea butter is extracted from the kernels of the shea tree. It is widely used in the cosmetic industry due to it potent anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. It can also act as an anti-irritant for the skin with allergies propensity. We use Deluxe Shea Butter Australia, which is ethically sourced from women's cooperatives in Ghana, West Africa.

Magnesium hydroxide (Marine | Food Grade) (bicarb FREE deodorants only): Magnesium hydroxide is an inorganic, alkaline substance produced from naturally occurring minerals in seawater. We use it as a deodoriser in our bicarb free deodorants only. It is gentle on the skin and suitable for those who find bicarbonate soda irritating. 

Certified organic tapioca flour: Tapioca is a starch that comes from the cassava root, which is native to South America. As a gluten-free  thickening agent, it assists with stabilising the deodorant and moisture absorption.

Organic Sodium Bicarbonate - (Bicarb Soda). USP Pharmaceutical Grade | Food Grade: Naturally sourced, aluminium free, gluten free, allergens free, no preservatives, and lead free. Sodium Bicarbonate reacts with substances with a strong acid or pH base. The high pH also assists in the prevention and growth of bacteria. The downside is some people find bicarb sodas high pH irritating, that's why we add a couple of soothing ingredients such as Shea butter and beeswax.

Locally sourced raw beeswax: Beeswax is well known for its soothing, anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, antifungal, and non-allergenic properties. It helps to create a semi solid state for our balms and provides a light barrier to the skin while allowing your body to breath. We source our raw beeswax from local Australian beekeepers.

Natural Vitamin E (mixed tocopherolis- derived from soybeans): Vitamin E is known to be high in antioxidants and have high moisturising properties, which can help protect the skin. It also helps to extend shelf life of our deodorant balm by slowing down the oxidation process of the essential oils. 

100% pure essential oils: We use several 100% pure essential oils to lightly scent our deodorants. Many demonstrate powerful antimicrobial properties which may assist in neutralising smelly bacteria. They include: Lavender, Lime, Tea Tree, Bergamot, Grapefruit, Lemongrass, Patchouli, Australian Sandalwood, Peppermint, and Spearmint.

Organic Vanilla Beans: Queensland vanilla beans are infused in our coconut oil, which produces a beautiful fragrance to add to our natural cream deodorant. Vanilla beans are sourced from Vanilla Dreams Australia.

Bibliography

Deluxe Shea Butter Australia: www.deluxesheabutter.com

Houston, R. (2003). Odor-absorbing potential of kenaf and chitosan. In R. Bazemore (Ed.): Proquest Dissertations Publishing. (Contains information on bicarbonate soda).

Lin, T., Zhong, L., & Santiago, J. (2018). Anti-Inflammatory and Skin Barrier Repair Effects of Topical Application of Some Plant Oils. In Int. J. Mol. Sci. (Vol. 19).

Lio, P. (2016). The surprising benefits of coconut oil in skin therapy. Dermatology Times, 37(3), 9.

Raphael Dário, C., Daiane Garcia, M., Flávio Bueno de Camargo, J., & Patrícia, M. B. G. M. C. (2018). Stability and Clinical Efficacy of Moisturizing Cosmetic Formulations Containing Vitamins C and E. Journal Biomedical and Biopharmaceutical Research (BBR), 9(2), 215-224. doi:10.19277/bbr.9.2.44.

Vanilla Dreams Australia: www.vanilladreams.com.au

Varma, S. R., Sivaprakasam, T. O., Arumugam, I., Dilip, N., Raghuraman, M., Pavan, K. B., . . . Paramesh, R. (2017). In vitro anti-inflammatory and skin protective properties of Virgin coconut oil. Journal of Traditional and Complementary Medicine. doi:10.1016/j.jtcme.2017.06.012.