No Tox Life | Extra Strength Deodorant | 3.5 oz. | Various Scents
No tox Life's 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 light swipe per armpit, they last much longer than ordinary deodorants.
- Enzymes help zap the odor-causing bacteria
- Bamboo extract helps absorb excess wetness
Directions for Use
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 they 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.
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 8 hours without the need to reapply.
If you shave, wax or epilate, or for very sensitive skin: As with any deodorant, No Tox Life does not recommend applying directly after shaving or hair removal, and they 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.
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.
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.
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.
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 odour-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, No Tox Life's 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 100% essential oils. Due to FDA recommendations, we use the term fragrance to refer to this essential oil blend.