Natural Yogi Frankincense Deodorant 50ml – Vegan
Conceived and produced in Cape Town, Natural Yogi deodorant, like other Natural Yogi products is designed with the thought: what would we like to take into our beings after a yoga class, or a run or a hike, after we have just cleared the toxins and opened our beings? Creator and yoga teacher, Nadia, discovered the formula when, on being concerned about what she was introducing at the sensitive, glandular area of the armpit, and having come across studies linking the aluminium used in commercial varieties to breast cancer and Alzheimer’s. She went in search for an alternative.
Made with only the most simple and natural ingredients and the crisp, woody, resinous fragrance of frankincense essential oil, the most incredible thing about this product is that… it works. You simply take a bit of the frosty gel-like paste with your finger and smear it under your armpit and you’re good to go for 24 hours or until your next bath or shower. It’s a bit of a different approach to using deodorant but it will soon feel natural and you won’t look back.
Unlike antiperspirants, Natural Yogi deodorant does not block your pores. Rather it acts to neutralise odour and does his by absorbing odour and also creating an environment that is not conducive to the odour-causing microbes that grow in perspiration, all while offering refreshing hints of the natural essential oils. Knowing its harmlessness and the (even) health-giving values of the ingredients, it feels ‘right’ to use.
Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Sodium Bicarbonate, Zea Mays (Corn) Starch, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Ricinus communis (Castor) oil, Zinc Oxide (non-nano), Boswellia Rivae Engler (Frankincense) Oil*, Tocopherol (natural), Copernicia Prunifera (Caranauba Wax)
Frankincense has been prized for 1000s of years for its spiritually uplifting and also anti-bacterial, healing and anti-aging qualities. Recently it has also found itself at the epicentre of cancer research!
Aromatherapists have long drawn on Frankincense’s deeply soothing and calming effects as well as the way it powerfully opens and deepens our respiration. Taking us into a calmer space beyond anxiety and preoccupation with day-to-day survival, Frankincense is understood to broaden our awareness. For our skin, it is famed for its anti-aging qualities. It is agreed to tighten saggy skin and clear wrinkles, heal scar tissue, reduce large pores and even out uneven pigmentation and dark spots.
There has also been a great furore around what would seem to be Frankincense’s powerful anti-inflammatory qualities – alongside or central to its anti-cancer effects.