MOOD Deodorant by Coconut Matter

clean beauty, plastic free, aluminium free, baking soda free

Coconut Matter handcrafts cosmetic from nature. We believe beauty products are best harnessed from nature’s own plants and minerals, combined with innovative formulation to deliver natural bioactive results.

MOOD deodorants are handcrafted in small batches and effectively stem body odour using plant and mineral ingredients. Using a variety of organic, fairly traded and cruelty-free ingredients, the deodorants are designed for enlightened consumers who care about how they treat both their body and the planet.

The Chic new deodorant tube is made from certified biodegradable cardboard and laminate, which helps avoid build-up of waste in the environment.

Understanding sweat

Sweat plays the role of cooling our body down and it helps us detox – both important to our general well being. When puberty hits, our body develop apocrine glands carrying secretions of proteins and fats from within the body. When we sweat, the odour-causing bacteria on our skin feed on these proteins and fats, which decompose to cause the body odour.

How products work  

Many of us rely on antiperspirant and deodorant to minimise body odour. Antiperspirant prevents sweat glands from releasing any sweat with Aluminium compound. Multiple studies link Aluminium to Alzheimer’s [1] and breast cancer [2] , more research is needed before any conclusions can be drawn. We do know our underarm tissue contains hormone receptors which could absorbed and stored chemical in its fat cells. We also know these compounds mess up your natural microbiome, which could make the stinky problem even worse on the long term.

Deodorants don’t stop sweat. Conventional Deodorant uses active antimicrobial ingredients such as Parabens [3] and Triclosan [4] to control the odour-causing bacteria to keep us odour free. Both are known toxic ingredients to avoid.

When it comes to which product works best for you, its always worth understanding how it works and its ingredients to make a decision that’s best for you. If you have been using antiperspirant, it could take a 10 to 14 days for natural deodorant to reach optimal performance. Your underarms need to flush out and rebalance its skin microbiome from previous products. We recommend you to use our WOOD exfoliate coconut oil soap to expedite the detox process. Do keep in mind that natural deodorants won’t stop sweat. They work to prevent body odour when things heat up.

Discontinue if rash or irritation occurs. Do not use on broken skin.

The ingredients

MOOD Deodorant by Coconut Matter is formulated with a balanced combinations of carefully selected plants and minerals to achieve a harmonious effect.

Click below to understand how each ingredient is working for you.

An absorbent ingredient, organic Arrowroot powder activates the skin’s ability to absorb moisture. The absorbent quality of arrowroot powder leaves your skin feeling silky and smooth, and it has natural deodorising properties.

Arrowroot is an easily digestible starch derived from the root of arrowroot plant. It is a better option than Talc, which may be contaminated with asbestos during production, a known carcinogen.

Great skin-conditioning and emollient ingredient, Cetyl Palmitate also improves “glide” in the MOOD.

Cetyl Palmitate is a pure vegetable lipid ester derived from cetyl alcohol & palmitic acid (naturally occurring fatty acid). It is EcoCert approved and its Palm oil is certified sustainably soured.

Mainly composed of Lauric acid, organic WILD virgin coconut oil has antimicrobial properties to protect our skin against bacteria, fungus and virus. It is also a great emollient to keep skin hydrated.

Hand pressed from wild coconuts to oil in less than 60 minutes by islanders in the pristine Solomon Islands, WILD virgin coconut oil contains more bioactive components than its peers.

Elderberries are rich in a variety of phytonutrients that exhibit both antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. This unique superfruit also provides broad antimicrobial benefits to inhibit gram-postive bacteria, which is most prevalent in the armpit causing malodour.

We source PhytoCide Elderberry OS from Active Micro Technologies in United States. Elderberry fruit is first macerated to create a loose emulsion, and salted out and filtered.

Bergamot (Citrus Aurantium Bergamia Fruit oil) – bergapten-free, cold pressed and vacuum distilled in Italy. It has antiseptic properties, and is very pleasing and especially uplifting to the spirit.

Cedarwood (Cedrus deodaraoil) – wild grown and steam distilled in the Himalayan Mountains, India. It has antiseptic properties, and its delicate sweet-woody aroma is often used as a calming agent to help alleviate stress and anxiety. 

Eucalyptus (Eucalyptus Radiata) Oil – wild grown and steam distilled in Australia.It has antiseptic properties, and its refreshing subtle citrus and peppery-floral overtones enhances mood and sharpens focus.

Geranium(Pelargonium Graveolens Oil) – steamed distilled in Egypt. It has antiseptic properties, and its fresh, lightly floral scent is positive and uplifting, which instantly calms the mind and restores emotional balance.

Lavender (Lavandula Angustifolia) Oil – steamed distilled in Bulgaria. It has antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties, and its floral, sweet-herbaceous scent removes nervous exhaustion and restlessness while also increasing mental activity.

Lime (Citrus Aurantifolia Oil) – steamed distilled in Mexico. It has antiseptic properties, and its fresh, zesty Lime aroma is stimulating and refreshing.

Peppermint Essential (Mentha Piperita) oil – steamed distilled in France. It is a cooling agent and its fresh, penetrating, with a deep balsamic-sweet undertone enhances mood.

Vetiver (Vetivera Zizanoides Root oil) – steamed distilled in Java, Indonesia. It has antibacterial properties and its sweet and strong herbal scent with smoky and earthy undertones calms the mind.

Packed in essential fatty acids, organic Hemp seed oil provides skin with building blocks for healthy cells. It contains Gamma Linolenic Acid an anti-inflammatory compound found in only a small number of known plants.

Cold pressed from Hemp seed (Cannabis sativa) in England, it is hypoallergenic and absorbs well into skin providing high quality nourishment and moisture.

An inactive ingredient, Isoamyl Laurate imparts a silky skin feel to MOOD.

Isoamyl Laurate is the ester of isoamyl alcohol and lauric acid, and we only use the plant-derived, 100% natural form of this ingredient. This is Palm oil derived, and we sourced certified sustainable palm oil.

Jojoba wax (Floraesters 70) provides structure and glide to the MOOD.

As part of our cruelty free ethos, we have chosen Jojoba wax, which is created from jojoba oil via interesterification. It is biodegradable and Ecocert approved.

An active ingredient, Magnesium Hydroxide effectively creates an optimal pH environment to prevent the growth of unpleasant odour causing bacteria.

Magnesium Hydroxide is an inorganic compound that occurs in nature as the mineral brucite. Magnesium is widely used as a dietary supplement as a vital mineral for over 300 biochemical reactions that regulate our health and wellness.

Most deodorants use baking soda, which causes irritation when use in high concentration and disrupt our skin’s protective acid mantle.

Rich in emollient moisturising properties, Unrefined Shea Butter also improves the “glide” of the MOOD while nourishing skin.

Fair Trade, unrefined Grade A Raw Shea Butter is extracted from the wild nut of the African Shea tree using sustainable and natural methods by women living in the Northern region of Ghana. Our Shea Butter is of the finest quality and intensely nourishing, it is also gentle and easily absorbed into your skin.

A non-microbial active ingredient, Triethyl Citrate (Dermofeel TEC eco) has a long history of use in deodorants due to its ability to inhibit bacterial decomposition of epidermal residues and skin surface fat.

Dermofeel TEC eco is the first natural quality of Triethyl Citrate, produced through fermenting natural ethanol and natural citric acid, and it is Ecocert approved. It does not affect the natural skin flora, a non-irritant to the skin and showed no sensitising potential.

An active ingredient, Zinc oxide reacts with short fatty acids that are responsible for the unpleasant odour by converting them into odourless zinc salts. It is antibacterial, so it inhibits bacterial growth [5] and the decomposition of sweat in our apocrine glands.

Zinc oxide is natural zinc ore, which is super-finely micronized with a mean particle size in the range of 30-55nm. It is not nano-particles and will not be absorbed by skin. It is Ecocert approved.

Zinc Ricinoleate traps and adsorbs body odour molecules formed during bacterial decomposition of perspiration. It also has no bactericidal or fungicidal properties, and therefore does not interfere with the natural flora of the skin

We source Zinc Ricinoleate from United States.  It is the zinc salt of ricinoleic acid which is obtained from castor oil. Zinc Ricinoleate is used in our range of MOOD.

 

References

[1] The putative role of environmental aluminium in the development of chronic neuropathology in adults and children. How strong is the evidence and what could be the mechanisms involved?

[2] Aluminium, antiperspirants and breast cancer.

[3] Concentrations of parabens in human breast tumours.

[4] United Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulates triclosan as a pesticide

[5] Antibacterial effect of zinc oxide in vitro.