Tierra and Lava

Chamomile & Neem Deodorant

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An extra-gentle skin-soothing deodorant that works to effectively control unwanted odor-causing bacteria. Perfect for those with more sensitive skin, it is baking soda-free and dermatologist tested and approved. Includes an “Armpit Detox” that preps skin to maximize our deodorants benefits.

We live in a humid, tropical climate so we understand the importance of a good deodorant. That is why we developed ours using key ingredients that have anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties that get to the root cause of armpit odor, bacteria, without the cost of any harmful synthetic ingredients or chemicals that can break down your armpit skin’s natural barrier and microbiome.

HELPS ELIMINATE ODOR-CAUSING BACTERIA

Cornstarch and Arrowroot help absorb moisture/ sweat. Neem and coconut oil possess anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties that helps eradicate the bacteria in armpits that cause unwanted odor. Not only does it help eliminate odor, but it also helps protect and moisturize skin.

KIND TO SENSITIVE SKIN

Harvested from our garden, we infuse fresh chamomile blossoms in coconut oil for over 6 weeks to extract the optimum essence. Chamomile acts as a soothing, hypo-allergenic and anti-inflammatory agent.

PROMOTES SKIN HEALTH

Cocoa butter and coconut oil, which are also locally and sustainably sourced, both act to protect and moisturize skin. Believe it or not, our armpits are home to 20 lymphnodes. We aren’t here to give you a biology lesson but our lymhnodes are a vitally important part of our immune system and serve to filter out toxins from our tissues. Our armpits deserve to be cared for in a way that reflects their fundamentally important role as a part of our body. Our natural ingredients help to nourish and protect our armpit’s and show them the love they deserve.

OUR MUST-HAVE “ARMPIT DETOX”

**included

If you are new to natural deodorants or have been looking around for one, you may be aware of the stinky ‘transition period’ during which your body adjusts to using a natural deodorant in place of your previous ones.  This can be an awkward time to get through as no-one wants to have bad smelling armpits in a business meeting or in public.

This is where our ‘Armpit Detox’ provides an unmatched value. Not only does it eliminate the whole transition period, meaning that our deodorant is effective immediately, but it is also a fun, novel experience for a part of the body that doesn’t normally get this kind of attention. Treat yourself to an armpit mask with Mayan Red Clay and Volcanic Sulphur and see the difference for yourself.

Why it works - the clay is rich is calcite, iron and other minerals and has a low PH which is unusual for a clay - often clay masks recommend combining with apple cider vinegar or other low PH product in order to lower the PH. The lower PH is important because the higher (more alkaline) the PH of the skin, the more possibility there is of body-odor producing bacteria. The yin to the clay’s yang is the volcanic sulfur, hand collected from the active volcanoes in Guatemala. Sulphur works to dry out problem areas while exfoliating and shedding dead skin cells to make way for newer healthy skin, which kills bacteria and prevents it from spreading.

Instructions: Mix the contents of the sachet with a little water to make a paste. Apply the paste to the armpits and let it dry for 10-15min. Rinse in the shower.

MAYAN ROOTS

Chamomile has been used for centuries in cultures from ancient Egypt to the Mesoamerica. Frequently used as a tea to calm stomachs, it is used in Mayan healing bath rituals, amongst other flowers and herbs, to cleanse unwanted energy or feelings.

Amongst the ancient Maya, Neem leaves were known to treat a host of diseases, such as cholesterol and hypertension. Its antibacterial qualities help rid the body of toxins and impurities. Neem was also used as a natural insect repellant because many insects will not feed on the leaves (sometimes called ‘Amargita’ or Bitter due to its smell).

Cacao was termed the ‘Food of the Gods’ by the ancient Maya and was even used as a form of currency. Roasted and fermented Cacao beans were prepared with spices and hot chili pepper as a special drink. Our Cacao comes from an organic farm in the Izabal region of Guatemala on the Pacific Coast where Cacao was first cultivated.

INGREDIENTS

cocos nucifera (coconut) oil, theobroma cacao (cocoa butter) seedbutter, cera alba (beeswax), zinc oxide, magnesium sulfate, corn starch powder nf, maranta arundinacea (arrowroot) root powder, ricinus communis (castor) seedoil, copernicia cerifera (carnauba) wax, lactobacillus ferment, lavandula angustifolia (lavender) flower oil, citrus grandis (grapefruit) seed extract, tocopherol,melia azadirachta (neem) seed oil .

HOW TO USE

Warm a small amount between your fingers then massage into the skin of your armpits. It may feel a tiny bit sticky for the first couple of minutes (because of the beeswax), but this passes as it is absorbed. Re-apply as necessary.