I was bored with the same-same deodorant scents available commercially. Searching for customizable deodorant yielded nothing, so I decided to start making my own. Pleased with the results, I began offering my customizable deodorant to friends and family, receiving positive feedback. After making the decision to expand this offering commercially, I improved the base formula, and created 7 aroma blends based on my interpretation of the chakras.
Now a team effort, my husband and I are committed to creating a product that is healthy for both your body and the environment. We want you to be able to pronounce each ingredient listed on the label. We value bold, unique aromas that are smellable art. We are committed to providing the best customer service you will ever experience in the deodorant industry.
Most natural deodorants are made from a base of oil, usually coconut oil. This presents the potential of transferring on to clothes and discoloring or staining them. During our product development, we relentlessly tackled this problem and are pleased with the results. To minimize the risk of discoloring or staining clothing, here are a few things to bear in mind.
Dry completely: Make sure your underarms are completely dry before applying. Moisture can prevent the oils from absorbing into the skin, making it more likely to transfer onto clothing.
Less is more: You only need a single layer, requiring two swipes per underarm. It is not necessary to "feel" wetness after applying. If you notice underarm odor, you can try increasing your application the next time. If that still does not work to control body odor, feel free to CONTACT us. We have a baking soda formula which may be more suitable for you.
Rub it in: Rub your arms against your sides to evenly distribute the deodorant.
Spot treat: If you do notice discoloration in the underarms of your shirts after wearing, spot treat the area before washing as normal. Here are four spot treatment techniques you can try:
- Make a thick paste from baking soda and water. Apply directly to stained area. Let sit for 20 minutes or even overnight.
- Soak the shirt in white vinegar for an hour. Lightly scrub the stain with an old toothbrush.
- Mix equal parts water and lemon juice. Pour directly onto stain. If the shirt is light colored, place in the sunlight after an hour. The sun and lemon juice in combination may provide a mild bleaching action.
- For white cotton or polyester shirts only, try soaking in a blend of one half cup hydrogen peroxide and two cups water. Let soak for 30 minutes before washing.
DO NOT DRY!!: After spot treating and washing the garment, do not put it in the dryer. The high heat will set a stain. Make sure you are satisfied with the stain removal before putting in the dryer. If not, try one of the other suggested removal methods.
Fractionated Coconut Oil: Made by heating coconut oil. As it cools it forms a solid portion and a liquid portion. The liquid portion is known as fractionated coconut oil. We choose to use fractionated coconut oil in our deodorant because it helps to avoid stains.
Cendelilla Wax: We use candelilla wax to harden and bind our deodorant. We chose this over beeswax because it comes from a plant, so our deodorant is vegan.
Zinc Oxide: We use "non-nano" zinc oxide as the deodorizing agent. It changes the ph of the underarm so that the bacteria which produce body odor cannot grown. The particles are too large to absorb into the pores. Zinc oxide is gentler on skin than baking soda, making our deodorant viable for folks with sensitive skin.
Vitamin E: Nourishing for skin and also acts as a natural preservative. We choose plant-based Vitamin E, rather than synthesized.
Arrowroot Powder: This starch helps thicken the deodorant and control the amount that gets applied with each stroke.
Essential Oils: We use only essential oils in our fragrance blends because we believe they are much kinder to our bodies and the environment than synthetic fragrances. Because they are plant derived rather than synthesized, there can be some minor variation in scent strength quality and character. While we do our best to provide consistency in our products, some discerning folks have notices slight differences between batches.
Custom orders received by Thursday 6pm PST will be shipped the following Monday. Custom orders may also be retrieved in person from the Nevada City Farmer's Market on the Saturday after ordering. Please use coupon code localpickup at checkout to avoid shipping. If I will not be producing custom orders in this timeframe for any reason, I will announce it on my Instagram. Please follow me there for updates.