Island deodorant sent me this product for my honest review, and I was not paid for the review.
I have been using natural deodorant for years. My dad died of cancer about 14 years ago. It was at this time I became very aware of product ingredients. This let me on my research journey for chemical free products and researching active ingredients. In the last year I have been able to use any deodorant for a month or two and then BAM, i get rash burns under my arms. They are itchy and painful. So I would go to our health food market and try another brand. A month or two later, the same thing would happen. I finally realized its the baking soda!
If you look at the MSDS (Material Safety Data Sheet) for sodium bicarbonate there are warnings for prolonged exposure of baking soda to the skin which include rash,
redness, dry and cracked skin. This has to do with the concentration of baking soda to your armpits which are super sensitive.
Now that Ive told my story a bit, its time to move on to Island Sensitive Skin Deodorant. I’ve been using this deodorant for a couple months now and NO RASH! This is the first time I have used a deodorant longer than a few months with no issues.
Island deodorant is based in Florida. The sensitive is their original and best selling probiotic deodorant!
The SENSITIVE is baking Soda Free with Vegan Probiotics and has ingredients like Magnesium, Arrowroot, Kaolin Clay and Non-nano Zinc Oxide combine to fight odor.
Island Deodorant is organic, handcrafted in Small Batches with No Added Fragrance. It is
-Baking soda free
-No added fragrance
A few swipes will provide 24 – 48 hours of odor fighting. Now unlike commercial chemical products this does not stop wetness, but honestly, I don’t care about that as much as smell. As with many homemade products, deodorants will soften in warm temperatures and harden in cooler temperatures. Coconut oil by itself has a melting point of 72 degrees, so products will soften.
When I started my natural deodorant journey I read about detoxing. This detox process is different for everyone, but I personally started my journey in the wintertime and didn’t have much of an issue.
Just so you can compare ingredients, look at the ingredients in a major commercial brand of deoderant. Again, baking soda, which is why I react and had to go natural!
Dipropylene Glycol, Propylene Glycol, Sodium Stearate, Fragrance, Sodium Bicarbonate, Triclosan (under review by the FDA and Health Canada), Tetrasodium EDTA, Allantoin: Comfrey Root Extract, Ext D&C Violet 2 (CI 60730): pigments/coloring, Green 5: coloring