Everything that you put on your body is absorbed by your biggest organ, your skin. It is important to me that whatever is absorbed is free of all toxins and chemicals, especially the real nasties such as petro chemicals, aluminium and parabens.
As for deodorants, I found that the natural ones I tried over the years never really worked as well as I hoped so I always thought it was OK to compromise on quality for the sake of my health. I then started experimenting with ingredients at home and found a recipe that kept me smelling great the entire day: a combination of coconut oil and bicarbonate of soda. My friends kept asking me to make them some and after agreeing that it worked like a bomb, I started selling Earth Ant Deo to the rest of Cape Town and beyond.
Earth Ant Deodorant
Earth Ant deodorant is 100% natural and uses the powerful anti-bacterial properties of coconut oil and odour neutralizing action of bicarbonate of soda. It contains no aluminium, parabens, propylene glycol, or synthetic fragrances, so no nasties are being absorbed into your precious skin and none make their way into the environment either.
Organic coconut oil – Coconut oil has powerful anti-bacterial properties, which deodorise your armpits, it is also bursting with antioxidants and useful nutrients that nourish, protect and heal the skin.
Bicarbonate of soda – an incredible disinfectant and deodoriser and helps to keep the skin soft and nails white and strong so your hands will benefit from using it.
Non GMO Corn flour – Absorbs moisture away from the skin.
Organic Olive Oil – high in antioxidants, it is awash with skin benefits including sebum regulating, healing, anti-aging and powerful antiseptic properties.
Beeswax – a wonderful moisturiser and skin softener, it contains anti-allergenic and anti-inflammatory properties and acts as a layer of protection from environmental irritants.