Our founder Shalley, by customer request, wanted to formulate an all-natural deodorant that’s both effective and gentle. In doing so, it seemed important to feature ingredients that support a healthy skin biome and more robust immune system, while eliminating ingredients that cause irritation or potential harm.
After lots of trial and error over the past few years we’ve landed on a formulation that we love! Our Tallow Deodorant absorbs wetness, neutralizes odor, and promotes a healthy skin biome, without clogging lymph nodes and sweat glands that help rid our bodies of toxins. Our active powder blend is suspended in a highly emollient, antimicrobial combination of grassfed tallow, grassfed ghee, and local beeswax.
Baking soda deodorants are popular these days, but many people experience skin irritation caused by its high pH. As a result, we include only a tiny sprinkle of baking soda to our active powder blend, just enough to neutralize the odor causing bacteria it contacts. The irritating effects of a high pH are offset by the skin-friendly animal fats in which our powder blend is suspended. An array of other actives such as magnesium, zinc, and goldenseal also work synergistically to combat odor.
Coconut oil is also a very popular ingredient in natural deodorants that we omitted because many people report a sensitivity to it. Instead, we use ghee as a secondary fat for our deodorant. It has less slip than coconut oil so if you find that it is slightly hard, simply warm your Deodorant on your skin for 5-10 seconds and then swipe.
We hope you’ll give it a try!