Lavender & Patchouli Deodorant
This combination is calming and stress relieving. Pachouli is added in small dilutions so that it’s not too over powering, it’s an aphrodisiac and also good at helping with symptoms of anxiety, treating skin conditions and treating excess sebum production. Lavender is also a very calming oil for mind, body and soul. It has all the those helpful deodorizing properties, alongside being very good at helping to heal minor burns and bug bites. It’s antimicrobial, anti inflammatory and powerful antiseptic properties make it a potent addition.
*Coconut oil, *Aloe butter, *Jojoba wax, *Jojoba oil, *Cacao butter, *Arrowroot powder, *Sodium bicarbonate, *kaolin clay, *Grapefruit seed extract, *Lavender EO, Pachouli EO.
Why I use the ingredients:
Coconut oil isn’t just lush with its wonderful aroma. Its also very affective with its antibacterial, antimicrobial and anti-fungal properties, which all help to fight the bacteria that causes underarms to smell after you sweat. It’s also anti inflammatory which helps that very sensitive underarm skin too.
Aloe Vera butter is a gorgeous butter which is antibacterial, very nourishing, rehydrating, soothing and also has anti inflammatory and antiseptic properties. It is packed full of other therapeutic ingredients such as amino acids, antioxidants including vitamin C, E, many minerals, polysaccharides, saponins, salicylic acid and sterols which all help to promote healthy skin. It contains lignin which are plant fibers that aids it’s ability to draw in other ingredients to the skin. It’s been known to help provide reparative nourishment to the skin with minor abrasions, when sunburned and helps in the management of problematic skin prone to eczema, psoriasis and dermatitis.
Cacao butter is antibacterial, rich in plant compounds called phytochemicals, these substances may improve blood flow to the skin and slow down aging. It locks in moisture protecting skin from oxidative stress. It works naturally and efficiently to help smooth scars, soothe dry sensitive skin and is also packed full of antioxidants with high levels of Fatty acids, vitamin K and E.
Jojoba wax and oil is a fantastic addition as it helps to regulate the skins own natural sebum levels. It’s anti bacterial, anti fungal, anti microbial, hypoallergenic, non comedogenic. It contains antioxidants and vitamin E which helps the skin to fight oxidative stress caused by toxins and pollution. Helps to relieve dryness, itching and flaking. It promotes collagen production, encourages cells to bind together and helps assist the body’s innate healing abilities to deal effectively with scars and wound healing. It’s humectant properties means it provides a natural barrier to keep the skin from losing moisture.
Kaolin clay helps to keep the underarms dry whilst also pulling out toxins.
Bicarbonate of soda is antimicrobial. It’s used in a very small dose which is PH balanced with the other ingredients to help absorb odour, keep underarms dry and help to neutralize bad smells.
Arrowroot powder is used to help keep armpits dry.
Grapefruit seed extract is high in antioxidants. It’s an astringent. It has antimicrobial, antibacterial, anti-viral, anti-fungal and anti inflammatory properties. It works well for clogged skin because it regulates the build up of oil in the pores. It’s been know to be useful in treatment of skin infections. It been reported to help kill off bad bacterial, yeast and parasites.