Palm Free Irish Soap Co Natural Herbal Deodorant Bar 35g
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. We've tested it and it works really well, just rub it on well directly to the armpit and enjoy day long freshness.
Feel fresh all day with the Palm Free Herbal Deo-Bar; a natural, anti-irritant formula infused with Organic Lavender, Patchouli and Petitgrain to deliver a light, refreshing fragrance.
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.
Organic Essential oils of Lemongrass and Cypress deliver antiseptic and antibacterial benefits to leave you clean and comfortable throughout the day.
Benefits for you and the environment:
- Durable, long lasting and ideal for travelling or for your zero waste bathroom.
- Bentonite clay has been found to absorb harmful toxins from the body and surrounding environment whilst at the same time healing irritated skin and creating a protective barrier.
- Organic arrowroot powder effectively absorbs sweat while shea and coconut butter soothes and moisturizes skin.
- The antibacterial abilities of zinc oxide, lemongrass, cypress and lavender can restrict the bacteria that cause body odour without clogging pores, leaving a cool and refreshing scent.
- Free from Parabens, Silica, Triclosan, Talc, Propylene Glycol, Steareths, and TEA/DEA.
For best results, warm the edge of the deodorant bar against your body before gently rubbing it onto the underarm area.
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.
Not recommended during pregnancy or whilst breast feeding, you can use the Nude version instead here.
As with any new product please patch test a small inconspicuous area first.
Please note may stain lighter clothing due to the nature of the organic oils.
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 theabroma , Organic Arrowroot Powder Maranta Arundinacea, Organic Sheanut Butter Butyrospermum Parkii, Candelillia Wax Euphorbia antisyphilitica, Bentonite Clay, Natural Sodium Bicarbonate, Zinc Oxide. Essential Oils of: Petitgrain Citrus Aurantium, Cypress Cupressus sempervirens Lavender Augustafolia, Patchouli Pogostemon cablin, Lemongrass Cymbopogon citratus. *Citral, Geraniol, Limonene, Linalool, Citronellol* (Naturally occurring constituent of pure essential oil)
Minimum Weight: 35g
Palm Free Irish Soap use minimal packaging, all soaps are sold in a simple recyclable brown paper bag, and all ingredients and products are completely GMO Free and free from any form of animal testing.
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: