Just Seven Ingredients
We mix our deodorants by hand, selecting the finest organic ingredients and essential oils. Each of the seven ingredients has an important property and that’s why our deodorants are so special.
1. Coconut Oil
Coconut oil is used in many natural beauty products, and for good reason: It’s naturally antibacterial and anti-fungal. It’s great at repairing and restoring this quickly as it is rapidly absorbed into the epidermis.
Coconut oil contains Vitamin E, essential amino acids, and lauric and caprylic acid which form part of the barrier function of your skin and help maintain your skin’s natural flora.
2. Shea Butter
Shea butter is a skin superfood that comes from the seeds of the fruit of the Shea tree. It is naturally rich in vitamins A, E and F and offers UV protection. It provides the skin with essential fatty acids and the nutrients necessary for collagen production.
High concentrations of fatty acids and vitamins make shea butter an ideal cosmetic ingredient for softening skin. Shea butter also has anti-inflammatory and healing properties.
3. Arrow Root Powder
Arrowroot is a powdery product extracted from the roots of the arrowroot plant Maranta arundinaceae. When used in cosmetics, it enables active ingredients to penetrate the upper levels of your skin as it has great moisture-absorbing qualities. It is also believed to help to remove toxins from the body
4. Bicarbonate of Soda
Bicarbonate of Soda is a household staple and has various uses. Most famously, it is used help neutralise odour. We use it in our deodorant because we’ve found it to be the most effective way to combat the bacteria that causes body odour.
5. Cocoa Butter
Cocoa butter is a plant-based fat taken from the cocoa bean. It’s extracted from roasted cacao beans and is another antioxidant powerhouse. Cocoa butter is high in fatty acids and hydrates the skin deeply. It contains oleic, palmitic, and stearic acids; all of which nourish the skin.
6. Olive Oil
Olive oil has been used in the beauty industry since the days of Cleopatra. It is packed with anti-aging antioxidants and hydrating squalene. This makes it excellent for skin, hair, and nails. We use it in our Pitt Balm to boost the already large dose of oils and detoxifying properties.
Essential Oils – Lemon
Lemon essential oil is one of the most easily recognised oils because of its refreshing, energising and uplifting scent. The health benefits of lemon oil can be attributed to its stimulating, calming, astringent, detoxifying, antiseptic, disinfectant and anti-fungal properties.
Essential Oils – Orange
Orange oil is extensively utilised in aromatherapy as it helps soothe tensed muscles and aids as a mood lifter. It is also widely believed that orange oil has anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, antidepressant, and antimicrobial and antioxidant properties.