100% Natural Essential Oil Deodorant & Other Body Care Products
Are you ready to swap your synthetics for these clean beauty daily essentials?
Swapping synthetics for essential oil deodorant and other natural alternatives
Clean beauty is all the rage these days, and we are here for this on-trend swap to products that are made free of potentially harmful chemicals and irritants like parabens, phthalates, SLS/SLES, microbeads, artificial fragrances and the list goes on. More and more consumers are becoming conscious of the research behind what we put on our bodies going into our bodies, and why it’s important to avoid as many toxins as possible. Most of us apply our deodorants or antiperspirants a minimum of once daily, which means it is possible that our exposure to potentially irritating or unhealthy ingredients is starting to add up.
Natural deodorants, in particular those that are formulated with essential oils, have begun to receive hype in the beauty industry in recent years in part because of their efficacy and in part because of the simplicity behind their list of ingredients. We all want to add more products to our daily lives with ingredients we can pronounce and that come from trusted sources; isn’t it so much easier to understand the use of an essential oil like lime as freshening and deodorizing vs an ingredient like isobutane a known high-risk ingredient to cause toxicant and allergen concerns in humans? At Saje we are proponents of a 100% natural lifestyle wherever possible, and this includes the cosmetic and beauty products that we use to cleanse and care for ourselves daily. Below we share some of our favorite body care products to keep you feeling fresh all day, and deodorants are a great place to start.
Our best-selling essential oil deodorants
Community Members have long loved our crystal fresh spray deodorants, the base of which is created from mineral salts that have been liquified and then blended with cleansing, freshening and deodorizing essential oils. Our deodorants are naturally scented with essential oils, are free from aluminum ingredients like aluminum chlorohydrate and aluminum zirconium and use a mineral salt that forms naturally post volcanic eruptions (cool, right?) Also free of potential irritants like baking soda, our Community has had such positive things to say about these deodorants over the years in part because of their efficacy and in part because of their convenience.
You’ll notice the mineral salts on the packaging of our deodorants listed as potassium alum. What is this ingredient exactly? This salt is naturally occurring and is usually formed after a volcanic eruption (ours is often sourced from Thailand). This salt is an element of the earth and will contain trace amounts of naturally occurring aluminum element. The salt molecule sits on the surface of the skin and does not absorb because the molecule is too large; what it is doing is forming a natural barrier protectant against the forming of bacteria that causes odors.
Essential oil deodorant we love:
Peaceful Warrior natural deodorant: fight unwanted smells by neutralizing odor-causing bacteria rather than just masking its presence. Blended with liquid mineral salts and essential oils like earthy patchouli, peppery fennel, sweet palmarosa and zesty lime, this best-seller can be applied 2-3 times under each arm, beginning to work instantly. Rest assured it won’t clog pores, stain clothes or leave any sticky residue on the skin.
Exotic natural deodorant: the second natural deodorant we offer is called Exotic and is blended with the same odor-fighting liquid mineral salts and a blend of woodsy and warm sandalwood, sweet vanilla, and floral lavender and champa for a more subtle scent and the same odor protection to repel less-than-fresh smells.
Not just essential oil deodorant: natural ways to cleanse your body
Apart from essential oil deodorant, they are many other important ways to swap synthetic body care products for natural alternatives. Another type of product we tend to use daily is soap, so offering cleansing and freshening soap products that are free of harsh chemicals or surfactants is another one of the ways we can elevate our personal hygiene routines each day.
Natural soap products we love:
Tingle Mint Jute & Joy: the Jute & Joy is a best-selling soap filled wash pad our Community has raved about for years. They’re so popular in fact that we added them to our core collection of body care products in 2019 because they sold out so fast each time we offered them as limited edition. The packaging is made from a natural vegetal fiber called jute than when wet offers a stimulating daily exfoliation to the body. Inside the jute pouch is 100% natural soap made from coconut, palm and olive oil and refreshing essential oils of cooling and stimulating peppermint, spearmint and rosemary. Scrub up each time you’re in the bath or shower and hang with product to dry between uses.
Liquid Sunshine bar soap: the newest bar soap to join our collection is called Liquid Sunshine and is a bright, zesty and uplifting soap blended with essential oils of tangerine and lemongrass. Paprika spice is used to create the natural orange glow in this soap, also helping to provide a stimulating and warming experience in the bath or shower. Being created without alcohol or artificial fragrance means less irritation and nothing but a frothy and foamy cleanse for the hands and body.
Not just essential oil deodorant: natural ways to hydrate your body
Moisturizing the skin on our bodies is another important way we care for ourselves each day. Whether it’s seasonal temperature changes or exposure to the elements, skin can become dehydrated and dull, even itchy or flaking when severely lacking moisture. Restoring moisture to the body through the regular use of body lotion or body butter is an easy way to keep skin feeling nourished.
Hydrating body care products we love:
Lavender & Friends body lotion: this floral and herbaceous scented lotion is a quick and easy way to help restore and lock moisture into the skin. Antioxidant-rich aloe, quick absorbing grapeseed oil and vitamin E are used to restore and replenish skin’s moisture barrier. Blended with calming and balancing lavender, geranium and clary sage are also included in this gentle yet effective body lotion. For best results, use after bathing or showering to lock in maximum moisture.
Tantra body butter: we love the exotic and sensual scent of Tantra body butter, blended with sweet orange, floral and citrusy champa and warming, woody sandalwood. For deep nourishment, body butter is a smart choice; with a lower water content than lotion, body butter provides rich, luxurious and long-lasting nourishment to moisture depleted skin. Apply generously after bathing or showering for a deep treatment for the body.
Not just natural deodorant: natural ways to care for your skin
Lastly, we want to share a couple of the skin care products we are never without. Knowing how delicate the skin on our faces can be, it’s important to incorporate products that are gentle yet effective, and that are always formulated without potential irritants like fragrance, parabens, SLS/SLES or other unwanted synthetics. As with all of our products, 100% plant-based ingredients comprise all our formulas: nothing but nature.
Skin care products we love:
Rose mist: hydrating and euphoric rose mist is a staple in our daily skin care routines. Rose essential oil, known to be deeply replenishing, soothing and balancing can be used to freshen the hair, the face and the body as needed throughout the day. A perfect complement to a skin care routine, try misting the face after cleansing and before moisturizing each morning and night.
Bare Face makeup remover: gently remove makeup from your face and eyes with this gentle and soothing blend of coconut oil, lavender and chamomile that treats your delicate skin with kindness. Aloe vera soothes and refreshes, witch hazel helps to gently loosen makeup from the skin and lavender is known to help ease skin irritation. Using a cotton pad or your fingertips, gently apply product to the skin and rinse well with warm water.
Navigating the detox period when switching to essential oil deodorant
When it comes to making the switch from synthetic to natural deodorant, may people experience what is sometimes called a ‘detox period’. This is a time in which the body is adjusting and re-regulating after repeated exposure to deodorant or antiperspirant that can sometimes include ingredients that act as sealants to the pores and prevent moisture from leaving the body, which is an important part of our bodies’ natural toxin removal process. Expect your body to take anywhere from about 2-4 weeks to complete its transition, during which time you might notice an uptick in body odor (totally normal!) or you may feel inclined to shower more frequently or touch up during the day. One of the reasons we love our crystal fresh spray deodorants so much is because of their portability; simply toss into your backpack, gym bag or purse and take with you for a midday refresh and touch up as necessary.
Making the move to natural is one of the most impactful ways we can support our overall health and well-being as we continue to create healthy habits. Here’s to our collective wellness!