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I have been using antiperspirants that contain aluminium, will Natural Approach deodorant work for me?

So glad you've decided to make the switch, congrats!

Natural Approach is a deodorant, not an antiperspirant. It is designed to eliminate odour causing bacteria and keep you dryer by absorbing moisture. It will not block your sweat glands.

You may (or may not) find it will take a week or so for your body to adjust as your armpits detoxify. During this time there could still be a bit of odour....keep persisting it gets so much better!

You can use a natural clay mask on your armpits such as bentonite, which can help speed up your bodies natural detoxification process. The choice is yours!

I have sensitive skin, which deodorant should I use?

Some people may find bicarbonate soda (baking soda, bicarb) a little irritating. While we have added soothing ingredients such as shea butter and beeswax, sometimes it can still be the pits. As a result, we have introduced a bicarb free option which is fantastic for very sensitive skin and still works a treat! The bicarb has been replaced with magnesium hydroxide which is a wonderful, all-natural deodoriser.

On the other hand, some people prefer to avoid essential oils for various reasons. We have an Unscented option available (with bicarb) as well.

If you're concerned, it's a great idea to do a small patch test prior to use. As with any skin care products, if you do experience any irritation, please discontinue use.

Are there any synthetic or toxic ingredients in Natural Approach deodorant?

We use all natural ingredients with many certified organic. You'll be please to know there are:

  • NO aluminium salts 
  • NO parabens
  • NO mineral oils
  • NO synthetic fragrances
  • NO petro chemicals
  • NO palm oil
  • NO artificial colours

And our products are NOT tested on animals, just smelly humans.

Refer to the 'Application & Ingredients' page for further information.​

I have hairy armpits can I use it?

Yes of course! It rubs on easily into hairy armpits.

Will it leave yellow stains on my clothes?

We haven't had any issues with it leaving yellow stains on clothes. However, as it is an oil based product, if you apply too much the excess may transfer onto your clothes and leave a darker patch which will generally wash off in hot water.

Therefore LESS IS BEST when applying Natural Approach deodorant. You only need to massage a small pea size amount into each armpit. Make sure it absorbs into the skin before popping your clothes on.

​Um, there's lumps in my deodorant, is this normal?

Yes, completely normal!

Shea butter contains high amounts of fatty acids each with its own melting point. When these fatty acids cool they also solidify at different rates. If the deodorant is cooled slowly (i.e. room temperature), the fatty acids can stay separate causing a lumpy texture also referred to as crystallisation.

To avoid crystallisation when making the deodorant, we quickly cool it to maintain the ‘marriage’ between solid and liquid components.  However, if down the track the deodorant reaches temperatures over 30 degrees Celsius, it can soften and cool slowly causing crystallisation (lumps). These lumps will not affect the effectiveness of your product as they will easily melt in your fingertips ready for application!

​Can I use the deodorant as a general moisturiser?

Yes of course.

You can pretty much use it anywhere as a moisturiser, although we don't  recommend putting it on your face if you have acne prone skin. If any irritation occurs, please discontinue use.

​​Can I put it on my smelly feet?

Most definitely!

Just remember LESS IS BEST. The odour eating ingredients will have your feet smelling fab in no time.

​Will my deodorant liquefy in hot weather?

No it won't liquefy, it just softens. 

Being an all natural product, you'll notice our deodorant is softer in warmer climates and firmer in cooler climates. In summer try and store it below 30 degrees C. You can pop it in the fridge to firm it up if desired.

During winter if it's too firm you can use a small wooden spatula to scoop out the deodorant. It will melt easily between your fingertips for application. 

​​I've heard it can help eczema, is that true?

Yes, we've had lots of feedback from people who have used the 'Original' deodorant to soothe and clear eczema. After doing a bit of research we found that shea butter and lavender have been widely used and known to assist in soothing eczema. So go for it!

Can kids use this deodorant?

We test our products on adults, not children. However, we have many pre-teens and teenagers use it with great feedback. My daughter is 8 and loves it!

​Do you offer wholesale prices?​

Yes, if your store fits our criteria.

Feel free to get in touch to discuss: info@naturalapproach.net.au