In recent years, there has been a VERY noticeable shift in preferences towards natural and organic products, driven by a growing awareness of the potential harm caused by synthetic ingredients. One such product that has gained significant attention is natural deodorant.
- But why is the transition from big pharmaceutical-based retail corporations to artisanal alternatives so crucial?
- And what makes natural deodorants a preferable choice over their chemical-laden counterparts?
Understanding the risks of using conventional deodorants & the benefits of switching to natural alternatives should answer that perfectly… and simply.
The Hidden Dangers of Mainstream Deodorants
Mainstream deodorants and antiperspirants, typically found on the shelves of large retail chains, contain a cocktail of toxic, synthetic chemicals. One of the most concerning ingredients found in many conventional deodorants is aluminum compounds, which are used to block sweat glands and reduce perspiration. But NUMEROUS studies have raised concerns about the health risks associated with the use of aluminum-based products, linking them to breast cancer, hormonal disruption, Alzheimer's, neurological issues, skin problems, allergic (rejection) reactions, and more. Not to mention the fact that mainstream deodorants contain a host of other harmful ingredients such as parabens, phthalates, triclosan, dimethicone, and artificial fragrances too.
Taking The Reigns
That means you. And us!
In response to growing frustrations about the toxicity of conventional deodorants, handcrafting with safe, clean, and sustainably sourced ingredients has become a MUST. So we offer a “safe & effective” (oh how we’ve grown to hate that term, but we’re serious this time) alternative to the mass-produced global industry counterparts.
Instead of relying on aluminum compounds to block sweat glands, our aluminum free deodorant contains truly natural ingredients such as arrowroot powder, beeswax, magnesium, & zinc to neutralize odor and absorb moisture. This not only eliminates the health risks associated with aluminum but also allows the body to regulate its natural detoxification (cleansing) process through perspiration.
Why Our Natural Deodorant?
- Aluminum-Free: It provides an aluminum-free alternative, reducing the risk of potential health issues associated with aluminum compounds.
- Non-Toxic Formulation: With a focus on using natural and organic ingredients, our deodorants are free from synthetic & toxic chemicals (no aluminum!), parabens, phthalates, and other harmful additives, making them safer for both your body and the environment.
- Baking Soda-Free Options: While baking soda is a common ingredient in many natural deodorants for its odor-neutralizing properties, some individuals may experience skin irritation or sensitivity to it. We DO NOT use baking soda, which means your skin will not break out in the oh-so-common burning "baking soda rash."
- Chemical Free: Or should we say, "Toxic Chemical Free." ALL substances naturally contain chemicals, but we make sure we only use unadulterated ingredients from nature. By doing so, you're not exposing yourself to a cocktail of harmful chemicals... and neither are we.
- Deodorant for Sensitive Skin: Our deodorants are crafted with gentle, skin-nourishing ingredients that are ideal for individuals with sensitive skin prone to irritation or "allergic" reactions.
Smallness & Sustainability
In addition to the health benefits, when you purchase from our small family business, you're helping support us as local American artisans, and you're promoting (non-woke) sustainability. First & foremost, we prioritize your health. We also know how important ethical sourcing practices are, so we do our best to minimize our environmental footprint as much as we can.
By investing in products that align with our values prioritizing health and sustainability, you can contribute to the growth of a more conscious and responsible American marketplace.
Making the Switch: Tips For Transitioning To Natural Deodorant
- Detoxify: Consider incorporating detoxifying practices such as dry brushing or charcoal/clay masks to help accelerate the detox process and reduce odor during the transition phase. NOTE: We're working on & hoping to release a new pit detoxing kit in 2024!
- Start Slow: Transitioning to a natural deodorant may involve an adjustment period as your body detoxifies from the chemicals found in mainstream products. Start by using the natural deodorant sparingly and gradually increase usage (but still not too much!) as your body acclimates.
- Keep Going: Consistency is key when transitioning to natural deodorants. Stick with it, and you'll most likely find that your body adjusts fairly quickly. If you're struggling with it, please reach out for help!
Why Support Small Handcrafted Businesses?
Choosing natural deodorants from small handcrafted businesses goes beyond just personal health benefits; it's also about supporting local artisans and promoting sustainability. Here's why supporting small businesses matters:
- Ethical Sourcing Practices: We prioritize ethical sourcing practices, ensuring that our ingredients are sustainably sourced and cruelty-free. By supporting small businesses like ours, you're helping to uphold ethical standards in the industry and protect the welfare of animals and the environment.
- Community Impact: When you purchase from small handcrafted businesses, you're directly contributing to the growth and vitality of your local community. Your support helps create jobs, stimulate economic growth, and foster a sense of community pride.
- Quality and Craftsmanship: Unlike mass-produced products churned out by factories, our natural deodorants are lovingly handcrafted in small batches to ensure the highest quality and craftsmanship. Each batch is carefully formulated and tested to deliver exceptional results that you can trust.
- Environmental Responsibility: We're committed to minimizing our environmental footprint by using eco-friendly packaging materials and sustainable production methods. By choosing products from small handcrafted businesses, you're supporting efforts to reduce waste and preserve our planet for future generations.
Your Health, Your Choice
Our simple advice to you: Take control of your health and make the switch to our clean deodorant (that won't make you die). With our aluminum-free, non-toxic, baking soda-free, and chemical-free formulas, you can enjoy all-day freshness without compromising your well-being. Whether you have sensitive skin or simply want to improve your & your family's health, we offer the perfect solution for conscious consumers like you.
Experience the difference for yourself and join the movement towards safer, healthier, and more sustainable personal care products. Your body deserves the best – choose clean, choose us, choose you.