Palm Free Irish Soap Co Natural Deodorant for Pregnancy and Breastfeeding
Our summary: we love this company's ethos - they help protect the rainforests by not using any palm oil, they instead use gentle, natural ingredients that work, and they are passionate about minimal packaging so they make all their gorgeous products zero waste without any plastic packaging. We love this new natural deodorant bar for your zero waste bathroom or travel bag. Safe for pregnancy, nursing mums and people undergoing chemotherapy treatment. We've tested it and it works really well, just rub it on well directly to the armpit and enjoy day long freshness.
Palm Free Nude Solid Deodorant Bar is made without the use of any essential oils. Developed specifically for:- Pregnant & Nursing Mothers, pre and post and surgery patients, those undergoing chemotherapy and for customers who just prefer to have an unscented deodorant bar.
Fortified with Organic Arrowroot and Bentonite Clay, the deodorant works to absorb perspiration and protect skin against environmental toxins, whilst Organic Shea and Cocoa Butter gently moisturise and hydrate the underarm area to prevent dryness.
- Durable, long lasting and zero waste.
- Bentonite clay is like a mini detox for your armpit, whilst at the same time healing irritated skin and creating a protective barrier.
- Organic Arrowroot powder effectively absorbs sweat while Shea and Coconut Butter gently soothes and moisturizes skin.
- No Essential Oils therefore suitable for Pregnant & Nursing Mothers
- Suitable for those who may be undergoing surgery or who are receiving long term treatments such as chemotherapy
For best results: Towel Dry after washing or showering, hold the curved side of the bar under the Arm until you feel it just start to melt, then glide gently up and down leaving a fine layer on the skin.
To get the best from your new Deodorant Bar: Keep away from heat sources, Store in a cool dry place, preferably in its paper bag or a suitable small up-cycled container. Use sparingly as directed. Best used within 12 months of purchase.
The key is to hold the bar correctly and DO NOT WET THE BARS. The aim is to hold it as if you were holding a biscuit, between thumb and forefinger. 1) Place the thin edge up against the freshly washed and dried armpit (see image). 2) Hold until it begins soften & melt (about 10 seconds). 3) glide gently down the armpit from the top. Repeat with the other armpit. The bars can be stored in their little bag or an upcycled container. Correctly used these little bars will last for many months. Available in 3 types:- “Herbal”, “Sport” and our latest addition; “Nude”, which is formulated for pregnant & Nursing Moms and have no essential oil are also suitable for persons undergoing surgery or Chemotherapy.
Not to be used around the eyes, mucous membrane or on broken skin.
As with any new product please patch test a small inconspicuous area first before long term use.
As with natural shampoo bars, it may take a little while to notice the full effect of switching to natural deodorants. This is the armpits’ microbiome adjusting to life without the heavy influence of chemical and toxins which may take up to a couple of weeks.
Organic Cocoa Butter (Theobroma Cacao), Organic Arrowroot Powder (maranta arundinacea), Organic Shea Butter (sodium shea butterate), Candelilla wax (euphorbia antisyphilitica), Bentonite Clay, Natural Sodium Bicarbonate (Aluminum Free), Zinc Oxide. Plus Gently Warmed Cocoa Butter infused with Organic Herbal Extracts of Lavender & Thyme (Not Essential Oils) with Kaolin Clay.
Naturally Occurring Constituents of Essential Oils: Citral, Geraniol, Limonene, Linalool, Citronellol.
Minimum Weight: 35g
Why no palm oil?
There is nothing actually wrong with Palm Oil itself, in fact Palm Oil is an excellent source of vegetable oil. It is the method by which it is farmed and grown, also where it is planted, that causes the problems. For instance, vast swathes of precious rainforests in Indonesia and Malaysia are being lost on a daily basis, as much as the size of 300 football pitches an HOUR are being cleared to make way for the Palm Oil plantations. It’s not just the wildlife that are suffering, it is also the indigenous people and their heritage that is being lost, their home is made up of over 20,000 flowering plant species, 300,000 animal species and don’t forget about the trees.
Given the current rate of clearing, within 12 years the Rainforest as we know them, could be all but a distant memory.
The demand for Palm Oil is also responsible for river pollution, land erosion and air pollution. In fact, it has been found that Palm Oil production is the second largest contributor to Greenhouse gases.
Although Palm Free Irish Soap won’t be able to change the world’s opinion and habits, they are doing their bit by finding a suitable alternative, Palm Oil is not a necessity, it is widely used because it is very cheap to produce. Even the use of Palm Oil from so called Sustainable sources is questionable. That’s why we don’t use ANY Palm Oil or Hidden Derivatives in our soaps and are proud to call ourselves “Rainforest Friendly”, you can read more at these links: