Prebiotic Deodorant by Coconut Matter

All natural, Aluminum free, Paraben free, Phthalate free, Alcohol free, Propylene glycol free, Baking Soda free, Triclosan 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.

Our Prebiotic Deodorant carefully select plants and minerals based ingredients to effectively inhibits odour-causing bacteria and boosts good bacteria to fight the bad. This means you can put your hands in the air and enjoy life.

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. When switching to our Prebiotic Deodorant, it could take a few days or weeks for it to reach optimal performance. Your underarms need to detox and rebalance its ecosystem from previous products. 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

Prebiotic Deodorant by Coconut Matter is a blend of carefully selected plants and minerals based ingredients. Click below to understand how each ingredient is working for you.

A probiotic based antimicrobials ingredient, AMTicide® Coconut also provides moisturising and conditioning benefits.

AMTicide® Coconut is developed by fermenting Cocos nucifera (Coconut) fruit with Lactobacillus (“friendly” bacteria that normally live in our digestive, urinary, and genital systems) to deliver a non-irritating and effective ingredient to prevent the growth of fungus, specifically yeast and mold. It is biodegradable and Ecocert approved.

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 Prebiotic deodorant.

Cetyl Palmitate is a pure vegetable lipid ester derived from cetyl alcohol & palmitic acid (naturally occurring fatty acid). It is EcoCert approved.

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.

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.

Pine (Pinus Sylvestris) Oil – steamed distilled in France. It has antimicrobial properties, and its fresh, dry-balsamic undertone is uplifting and refreshes your spirits.

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 the Prebiotic deodorant.

Isoamyl Laurate is the ester of isoamyl alcohol and lauric acid, and we only use the plant-derived, 100% natural form of this ingredient.

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

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.

An inactive ingredient, Magnesium Stearate improve adhesion, slip and silkiness of the Prebiotic deodorant.

Magnesium Stearate is a simple salt made of two common nutritional substances, the mineral magnesium and the saturated fat stearic acid (derived from vegetable oil). Magnesium is widely used as a dietary supplement, as a vital mineral with over 300 biochemical reactions that regulate our health and wellness.  Stearate salts are used mainly in the formulation of makeup products such as eyeliner, eyeshadow, mascara, lipsticks, blushers, face powders and foundations.

Rich in emollient moisturising properties, Unrefined Shea Butter also improves the “glide” of the Prebiotic deodorant 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.

 

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.