The Minimal Co NZ
Zero Waste Deodorant (Earl Grey)
Earl Grey (Bergamot Italian Orange) with a hint of herb garden make a pleasant, light fragrance. Suitable for men and women.
Our extra-strength aluminum-free and paraben-free vegan deodorants are designed to keep you fresh with a very light application. Since they only need one or two light swipes per armpit, they last much longer than ordinary deodorants.
How it works: We use enzymes to help zap the odor-causing bacteria, and bamboo extract to help absorb excess wetness. Each cube will glide on lightly and smoothly.
Size and packaging options:
Each 3.5 oz square cube (unpackaged zero waste option - comes wrapped in paper for shipping) should last 6 to 12 months (or longer) with regular use.
Each 1 oz round puck (unpackaged zero waste option - comes wrapped in paper for shipping) should last 2 to 4 months (or longer) with regular use
New extra strength formula: This concentrated deodorant is strong and effective. Use only one light swipe per armpit.
Transition period from aluminum deodorant: Aluminum based antiperspirants include big brand products, as well as alternative products like crystal sticks, alum sticks and mineral salt sticks. When switching away from these, you might experience a detox effect for a few days to a couple weeks.
What we mean by detoxing is: you may be more stinky and sweaty at first while your body is ridding itself of the buildup that has accumulated with antiperspirant use. Antiperspirants block the pores so sweat (and toxins) can’t get out. Your body needs to sweat to remove waste. We recommend using our detox bar during this period to assist in the transition.
Re-apply as needed: You may want to reapply during the first few weeks until the detoxing is finished. To reapply, first wipe the area dry, then just use one or two light swipes to refresh your protection. After the detox period, the deodorant should last all day without need to reapply.
Available sizes and packaging:
NEW Zero Waste Large Cube (no packaging or holder - store in airtight container otherwise it will get dry and hard to apply over time) | 3.5 oz
NEW Zero Waste Travel Size (no packaging or holder - store in airtight container otherwise it will get dry and hard to apply over time) | 1 oz
If you shave, wax or epilate, or for very sensitive skin: As with any deodorant, we do not recommend applying directly after shaving or hair removal, and we recommend using an extra layer of cream or moisturizer (a small bit of shea butter works great) first if the skin is particularly sensitive and prone to rashes or irritation.
What to do if it dries out: Each deodorant is handmade with vegan ingredients, in small batches. Since there is a high amount of aloe vera juice, it may evaporate over time and the stick will become drier, and glide less. This doesn't mean it's no longer working - it still will work and be effective. You can re-hydrate it by spritzing with water or using a wet finger to get the “slippery” feeling again.
Store in airtight container: For the unpackaged deodorants, keep it in an airtight container to prevent the aloe vera juice from evaporating. This is especially a factor in dry climates.
High heat: Keep your deodorant out of direct heat or sun (for example your car in the summer) because your deodorant could melt at very high temperatures.
About the ingredients:
Bamboo extract powder - a silica (mineral) rich powder used to absorb wetness and help with smooth application
Aloe vera juice (organic) - softens and protects skin while helping with glide - recommended for sensitive skin
Tapioca starch (modified) - a light version of tapioca starch to absorb wetness - ideal for heavy perspiration
Natural enzymes - fermented enzymes from natural yeast to help zap odor causing bacteria
Dipropylene glycol - mineral derived moisturizer that helps with slip and glide - rated 1 (green) on EWG, considered safe and non-toxic even as a food additive
Golden jojoba wax - a desert native plant wax that mimics the skin's natural barrier - helps with soothing and skin protection
Silica microspheres (mineral derived) - from non-toxic inert substance that makes up plants, animals and the sand on the beach
Sodium stearate - thickener from plants, also a common ingredient in cleansers and soaps for texture
Allantoin - a skin protectant found in many plants and animals, ours is derived from the comfrey plant
Phenoxyethanol (and) Caprylyl Glycol (and) Sorbic Acid - preservative to keep your block/ stick fresh in the medicine cabinet - paraben-free
Cyclomethicone - a lightweight silicone for glide that doesn't cause build up on skin like dimethicone - washes out clean with soap or body wash - based on silica, a naturally occurring mineral
Fragrance - scented with a proprietary blend of pure essential oils and phthalate-free premium aroma isolates. Due to FDA recommendations, we use the term fragrance to refer to these essential oils and aroma isolates.
Handmade by No Tox Life