Palm Free Irish Soap Co Natural Sports 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 sports deodorant bar for your zero waste bathroom or gym bag. We've tested it and it works really well, just rub it on well directly to the armpit and enjoy day long freshness.
The Palm Free Sport Deo Bar is formulated with increased protection for active people. A unique Football shaped bar designed to fit neatly into your gym bag or kit bag, and ideal for travelling (no need for liquids, plastic roll-ons, bottles or aerosols). The scent of Amyris works beautifully with Yoga and Meditation as it promotes deep breathing.
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 Cocoa Butter and Amyris Essential Oil, with its base woody notes (resembling Sandalwood), along with crisp fresh notes of Organic Cypress, Petitgrain, Geranium & Thyme Essential Oils keep you fresher for longer, even under the most demanding of conditions.
Benefits for you and the environment:
- Durable, long lasting and ideal for sports & travelling.
- 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.
- The antibacterial abilities of Zinc Oxide, Petitgrain & Cypress can combat bacteria that causes BO allowing the skin to breathe, with a cool and refreshing scent.
- Amyris Essential Oil adds a base woody note that encourages Deep Breathing
- Free from Aluminium, Parabens, Silica, Triclosan, Talc, Propylene Glycol, Stearates, and TEA/DEA.
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.
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 (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. Essential Oils of: Amyris (amyris balsamifera), Petitgrain (citrus aurantium), Cypress (cupressus sempervirens), Thyme (thymus vulgaris), Geranium (pelargonium graveolens), Lemongrass (cymbopogon schoenanthus). *citral, llinalool, limonene, geraniol, 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. 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.
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: