Deodorant (Desert Rose + Citrus)
Desert Rose + Citrus: Pure essential oils of Valencia orange and Egyptian geranium make this a green citrus scent with floral highlights. This deodorant contains 100% pure essential oils, no synthetic fragrance.
As with any deodorant, we do not recommend applying directly after shaving, and we recommend using an extra layer of cream or moisturizer first if the skin is particularly sensitive and prone to rashes or irritation. This deodorant has soothing ingredients but is not a lotion replacement.
Ingredients: Aloe leaf juice, tapioca starch, silicone, lubricants, surfactants, brewer's yeast, salts, anti-microbial preservative. No aluminum!
Each 2.5 oz full-size tube should last one person 6-12 months with regular use.
A NOTE ABOUT THIS DEODORANT vs. ALUMINUM DEODORANT (ANTIPERSPIRANT):
This deodorant is strong and effective. It only takes one or two swipes to work.
If you are transitioning from an aluminum deodorant (antiperspirant) you might experience a detox effect for a few days to a couple weeks. What we mean by detoxing is: you may be more stinky and sweaty at first while your body is ridding itself of the buildup that has accumulated with antiperspirant use.
Antiperspirants block the pores so sweat (and toxins) can’t get out. Your body needs to sweat to remove waste.
You may want to reapply during the first few weeks until the detoxing is finished. (The travel size is perfect for carrying along with you during your day.) To reapply, first wipe the area dry, then just use one or two swipes to refresh your protection. After the detox period, the deodorant should last all day without need to reapply.
Handmade by No Tox Botanicals/ NELA Naturals (NELA stands for North East Los Angeles, where the products are made)
Full size | 2.5 oz net wt | love the earth - please recycle or re-use your plastic tube | scented with 100% pure essential oils | light green citrus with floral highlights
Each deodorant is handmade with vegan, natural ingredients, in small batches. Since there is a high amount of aloe vera juice, it may evaporate over time and the stick will become drier, and glide less. This doesn't mean it's no longer working - it still will work and be effective. You can re-hydrate it by spritzing with water or using a wet finger to get the “slippery” feeling again.
If you intend on keeping your deodorant around longer than a few months without use, keep it in an airtight container to prevent the aloe vera juice from evaporating. This is especially a factor in dry climates.
Keep your deodorant out of direct heat or sun (for example your car in the summer) because your deodorant could melt at high temperatures.
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