• EARTHBOUND DEODORANT ~ For Sensitive Skin •
I'm SO proud to say this offering is..
Wax Free • Baking Soda Free • Essential Oil free • Preservative-free • Aluminium-free • Paraben-free • Cruelty free • Vegan • Earth Scented
*This offering is for one 2.5oz matte black jar that will last many months with daily use. It also comes with a set of two little wooden scooping sticks to help prevent introducing bacteria into the jar! Just wipe off the stick after and reuse.
This herbal deodorant is a luxurious, silky, creamy “paste” made of Wildcrafted PNW Evergreens, organic oils & nourishing clays. These allies are naturally antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial & anti-fungal, helping protect the body while ridding toxins and reducing irritation. This brew aims to help neutralize & meld the natural scent of the earth with the natural scent of our bodies. The goal of all my Earthbound offerings is that I want folks to feel as beautiful and wild as possible, while feeling grounded and one with nature.
This offering has everything you love about Earthbound Body Oil ~ various nourishing organic oils are infused with various evergreen trees and is triple sap infused, making this offering smell INCREDIBLE without the use of essential oils. Rich, earthy & sweet, making a lovely deodorant. I keep opening it up just to smell it!
Sap is the bandaid of the tree, and it works similarly to our skin. This makes it a fantastic ally for helping relieve the pain and cause of ingrown hairs and other skin irritations whether from shaving or sweat rashes.
After months of experimenting and formulating, I feel proud to have sourced the highest quality mineral powders and clays and harvested the freshest trees to create a deodorant that WORKS. And one that is made of completely natural ingredients that are healthy and healing for the skin! I specifically chose gentle ingredients that are close to our skin's natural pH, supporting our microbiome which is important especially for folks with sensitive skin.
This is a product that is created without harsh preservatives, so it requires some responsibility and a little extra care from the customer. Scroll down past ingredients to see the care instructions.
• COMMERCIAL DEODORANT & ANTIPERSPIRANT VS THIS NOURISHING DEODORANT PASTE •
Let’s get a little sciencey here. Most commercial deodorants and antiperspirants are extremely toxic and full of chemicals such as aluminum, parabens, hormone disruptors and harsh preservatives and fragrances. These products build toxins and then mask our bodies natural ability to release toxins by not allowing the lymph nodes to drain or detox properly.
One of these harsh chemicals often used in antiperspirants to prevent body odor is aluminum, which clogs up the skin and prevents the sweat ducts from perspiring. It’s important to realize our body needs to perspire in order to release toxins! The nourishing powders in the Earthbound paste help nourish your skin while “absorbing” sweat without clogging up your sweat ducts, so that our lymphatic system is still able to drain.
As far as body odor goes, it is indeed not our sweat that creates body odor, but the bacteria on our skin mixing with our sweat and fat (proteins). This deodorant paste allows our skin to breath and naturally detox while helping neutralize the odor. This is thanks to the evergreen trees and saps, which are all naturally antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial & anti-fungal, helping combat some of the causes of body odor while also helping to reduce irritation. (Keep in mind a very strong smelling BO could be a sign of an underlying health condition and is something to take seriously).
You’ll be able to read all about the wonderful ingredients I used in this deodorant paste on the listing, preview will be up on Thursday!
The base of this offering is my beloved “Earthbound oil”: Needles, saps & resins of: Douglas Fir, Ponderosa Pine, Western Red Cedar & Cedarwood are infused in Organic oils of: Olive, Avocado, Grapeseed & Shea Butter. To make the paste that oil base is then whipped into sifted organic powders of: Arrowroot, Diatomaceous Earth, Kaolin Clay, Zinc Oxide & Magnesium Hydroxide. After melding together for hours, a luxurious silky paste that glides onto your skin is created.
Learn about the ingredients that heal, not harm:
🌲 Western Red Cedar & Cedarwood ~ WR Cedar is considered a community tree ~ the Grandmother of the Rainforest which holds deep sacred grounding Earth energy. They help relieve anxiety & grounds you, as they connect with the primal source of life to resolve feelings of separateness. Topically, pine is deeply cooling and is incredible at easing inflammation, which is great for relieving pain and irritation. Sap is the bandaid of the tree, and it works similarly to our skin. This makes it wonderful for helping relieve the pain and cause of ingrown hairs and other skin irritations whether from shaving or sweat rashes. They are extremely antimicrobial, anti-bacterial & anti-fungal, helping protect the body & rid toxins.
🌲 Douglas Fir needles, pitch & resin ~ Douglas Fir is the tree of Oregon, we are surrounded by them and they are the second tallest tree in the USA. They are amazing teachers in that they adapt to their environment, able to withstand significant fires and the below zero temps. And their ability to adapt is their offerings to us. They are the protectors of the forest. The simple scent of this tree oil reminds us to be more adaptive and immediately allows us to be more gentle with ourselves and aware of the Earth beneath our feet. They also has a plethora of antiseptic & anti-microbial properties that help fight infections. The pitch and resin is created by a tree when they are wounded. It is their natural scab and their pitch and resin provides us with the same healing properties. Wonderful for inflammation, wounds, burns, scrapes, amazing for joint pain, and so much more.
🌲 Ponderosa Pine needles, pitch & resin ~ Their scent is thought to have the incredible ability to help release self-doubt, self-defeating behaviors and paralyzing emotions from the past that no longer serve us. They've been utilized by the PNW Indigenous People's for centuries both spiritually and medicinally. Ponderosa was valued especially for its antiseptic and vulnerary properties, using it to treat a range of skin problems, cuts, wounds, burns etc. They are full of antiseptic, antimicrobial, disinfectant properties and are also high in vitamins C and A, as well as many minerals and antioxidants. They help ease inflammation and muscular pains.
🌲Infused in Oils of ~ Organic Grapeseed, Olive, Avocado Oil & Shea Butter ~ there are endless medicinal benefits to these oils, and when combined together with these herbal allies, they create a beautiful oil that penetrates deeply into the skin. They are high in antioxidants & vitamins, rich in healthy fats, which may help reduce inflammation, moisturize and help protect against skin damage.
🌲Arrowroot ~ Arrowroot powder has so many benefits and is a wonderful alternative to baking soda, for folks with sensitive skin. Arrowroot is lightly drying and helps absorb moisture, giving this deodorant a soft silky feel and doesn’t leave you feeling greasy. Arrowroot contains many beneficial minerals and vitamins such as zinc, iron, potassium, and Vitamin B6. Arrowroots may help prevent skin irritation and actually provides relief to skin irritations such as sweat or razor rashes, making it a wonderful ingredient in a soothing deodorant.
🌲Diatomaceous Earth ~ This incredible powder is a naturally occurring, soft, and super fine plant and algae fossil. It’s crushed into a white powder, with a similar feeling to pumice. This powder is toxic free and as a deodorant, it’s fantastic for sensitive skin. Being composed mostly of silica, this powder is a highly absorbent and works as an odor blocker and eliminator. Silica has many health benefits to soothing skin conditions and may help ease irritation.
🌲Kaolin Clay ~ This wonderful clay is a white mineral clay that is known as one of the silkiest clays there is, helping give this deodorant its silky, creamy feel. It is magical in that it easily absorbs both water and oil without drying out the skin. Most deodorants use Bentonite Clay, however Bentonite Clay has a very high pH of 8.5 which is disruptive to our microbiome. Kaolin Clay has a pH of 4.5, which is extremely close to our skin’s natural pH of 4.7. Therefore it is much more gentle on our skin, as Bentonite Clay is known to be more harsh.
🌲Zinc Oxide ~ Zinc Oxide is a natural alternative to the reason commercial deodorants use aluminum. It is a natural mineral that is tried and tested and has been used in natural cosmetics, sunscreens and deodorants for many years. Whenever we sweat, the natural bacteria on our skin begin to multiply. Thanks to its antimicrobial properties, zinc oxide helps by effectively eliminating odor-causing bacteria and helping minimize the growth of new bacteria.
🌲Magnesium Hydroxide ~ Magnesium hydroxide is a form of magnesium, which is a nutrient that is necessary for our wellbeing and ability to function. Our cardiovascular, immune and nervous systems all need magnesium to function normally. This powder is a healthy alternative to aluminum which is toxic, and featured in almost all commercial deodorants. Magnesium Hydroxide is a fantastic replacement as it helps prevent excessive wetness and helps neutralize and reduce odor causing bacteria without being toxic to us.
🌲 Infused in Oils of ~ Organic Grapeseed oil, Organic Olive Oil, Organic Avocado Oil & Organic Shea Butter ~ there are endless medicinal benefits to these oils, and when combined together with these herbal allies and powders, they create a beautiful silky clay that penetrates deeply into the skin. They are high in antioxidants & vitamins, rich in healthy fats, which may help reduce inflammation, moisturize and help protect against skin damage. They are packed with antioxidants vital for skin regeneration. The best part is that these oils promote the growth of good bacteria, helping detoxify your underarms and reduce odor.
• CARE INSTRUCTIONS •
Whether you have shaved or weedy underarms, to get the most out of what this deodorant offers you only need to thoroughly lather a pea size of this paste as needed. It becomes transparent as you rub it in, however it is made with white powders, so be mindful not to use too much, and to rub in thoroughly to avoid transferring onto clothing. If there is residue left on your clothing, make a simple baking soda paste and rub it out before washing. Just like when switching to natural hair products, if you are transitioning off of commercial deodorants there may be a slight transitional period.
This is a product that is created without harsh preservatives, so it requires some responsibility and a little extra care from the customer. With the deodorant I made, it’s important to keep in mind that sticking your finger in it over and over isn’t ideal as it can introduce bacteria which could lead to the offering spoiling on you. Therefore I advise to use the little wooden scooping sticks I put in each package. Wood is antimicrobial and helps minimize introduction of harmful bacteria. Just use the little scoop and wipe it off afterwards!
Something else to keep in mind is that water and oil don’t mix, they create bacteria. So definitely keep water out of your jar ❤️
The other thing to note is this deodorant is a “paste” made of oils and powders, so depending where you live it could get softer in the summer. If you’d like to keep it hard or extend the shelf life you’re welcome to store in it your refrigerator!
*This offering is for external use only.
*No essential oils, no preservatives, no additives, no fragrances.
*HERBAL PRODUCTS DISCLAIMER*
This product is for external use only.
Please consult with a healthcare professional if you have a serious medical condition or concerns about contraindications in regards to medications you are currently taking. Please do your own research and consultations before using any offering.***
In my item descriptions I am 100% transparent with every ingredient in my herbal offerings. So please make sure you are not allergic to anything, do your research before use, do a spot test before use and do whatever you can to make sure each product is safe for you. I am not responsible to any skin sensitivities or allergic reactions to these ingredients. Please read every item description to know if the item is to be ingested, used topically or otherwise.
My products and these statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
*INTERNATIONAL HERBAL PRODUCTS DISCLAIMER*
I do ship internationally but this comes with a disclaimer: Please be aware that international shipping has at times taken well over a month during this pandemic. That being said (and this goes as a general disclaimer for all my items shipping internationally) - I am not at all responsible for what happens to your item once it leaves the USA. USPS has been sending my products to a distribution center in California before it leaves the country. For herbal offerings especially, you may want to consider how long it will take to get to you and that I have no control over temperature regulation during the journey it takes to get to you, or the conditions your items will arrive to you.
I'm a die hard fan of another small business' natural deodorant especially because it took me probably 15 years to find one that worked for me. I'm so grateful for the Earthbound deodorant to add to my life. It's a really subtle scent, doesn't leave marks on my clothes, feels amazing to put on, and actually works! This will be my new go to, especially in the winter.
I've been using it since the first release, but haven't been able to review till I did a race in one of those synthetic race shirts wearing it. The race was on an awful, humid day weather wise (worse than most races I have done in Florida) but I came out of it smelling just fine! So relieved to have something that works so well on run days, no more stressing about bringing something to reapply.
For less strenuous use it works great. My clothes rarely smell at the end of the day and even on days there is a bit, it's not B.O. I haven't had any problems with marks on clothes, blends with your skin really nice. And even if you do take it with on a hot beach day to reapply after a swim it will re-solidify eventually, just be careful not to take too much while it is in a softer state.
I absolutely adore the scent of Brittany’s Earthbound products, and I always have trouble with natural deodorants not lasting long enough or irritating my skin.
WELL this product is honestly incredible. I put it on yesterday morning, spent the entire day cooking and sweating in a hot kitchen and I’ve woken up this morning and I STILL do not smell! It literally lasted 24hrs! I’m blown away by this product and will 100% be recommending it to everyone. Brittany is a mastercrafts woman and I love every piece of magic she creates 🖤
I've always hated the assaulting smells of conventional deodorant, and hadn't found a natural option that works until I tried Earthbound!! The smell makes me feel like a forest goddess and keeps me from smelling not so goddess-like (and I live in south florida!) 12/10 HIGHLY recommend 👌
I have been putting this deodorant to the test over that last couple of weeks and it has not disappointed me! It is amazing. Not smelly, no rashes and not waxy. I love the Earthbound oil so was super excited to try this new offering. I absolutely love it.