Zea Mays (Corn Starch)
Corn starch is a natural, fragrance-free moisture absorber that tones down some of that armpit sweat. It helps the deodorant feel dry (rather than wet or slippery) as its applied.
Made from mango seeds, this butter gives structure to the deodorant & helps it glide over the skin. It's also less greasy than cocoa or shea butter.
A plant-based wax that holds the deodorant together & helps to make a barrier that keeps moisture away from odour-causing bacteria.
Like cornstarch, arrowroot powder has very little odour of its own, whilst it helps to absorb sweat during the day. It also makes the deodorant feel drying on application.
Helps the deodorant to melt into the skin as it's being applied to give you a nice even coverage. Also repels moisture.
Coconut MCT Oil
MCT oil is fantastic for the skin and it also helps the deodorant to "feel nice" and silky as you apply it. Also repels moisture.
Another plant-based ingredient to help with the "skin feel" of the deodorant and to aid in getting an even coverage of active ingredients.
If you've even done pottery, you'll know clay can absorb a lot of moisture so we add kaolin to complement the corn starch & arrowroot.
More effective & far safer than aluminium, zinc oxide reacts with (and neutralises) stinky short fatty acids produced by skin bacteria.
Much more effective and less irritating than sodium bicarb, Magnesium Hydroxide alters your skin pH to inhibit bacteria growth.
Activated Charcoal Powder
A wonderful, natural ingredient that absorbs odours. Normal charcoal is activated by making it more porous & increasing its ability to sponge up nasty smells.
We use a noticeable, but not crazy strong level of fragrance which may be beneficial for those with sensitive skin.