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January 17, 2020 3 min read

Deodorant is part of most people’s daily routines. We apply (sometimes more than once a day) a substance to a very sensitive, porous area of our bodies in the hopes of not being smelly. Some studies have suggested a link between aluminum in antiperspirants and Alzheimer’s disease or breast cancer. While the jury is still out on the exact impact of using pore-blocking aluminum (resulting in less sweat), Rocky’s mission is to remove toxins from the world, so we’ve formulated an all-natural way to deodorize your underarms.

Why It Works

Sweat doesn’t cause BO, bacteria does. So our deodorant works by making your armpits an inhospitable place for bacteria to grow. We accomplish this using Potassium Alum, a naturally occurring salt that doesn’t clog your pores or pass into your bloodstream. The salt is crushed and then suspended in a liquid which means the deodorant goes on wet but when the minerals dry, they sit on the skin as a protective layer. Then the Potassium Alum changes the pH of your skin so stinky bacteria doesn’t want to grow there.

The How-To

Shake well then roll on to underarms. Allow it to dry and you're set for about 6 hours of non-funkiness. Reapply as needed.

Period of Adjustment

  • Give your body 1-3 weeks to adjust. If you’ve been using antiperspirants for a while there is likely buildup that needs to detox from your underarms.
  • Start with a clean slate: exfoliate the dead skin that may be clinging to chemical residue.
  • You may sweat more than when you were using antiperspirant. This is normal and good for you!
  • You may need to clean more than you're used to for a while, now that you're sweating as nature intended. Wash your pits with warm soapy water. Always make sure that your odours have been completely washed away before you get out of the shower. Leaving the lather of soap on your pits for up to 30 seconds can help reduce lingering odours and remove bacteria.

Learn more about switching to natural deodorant on the blog. 

Rocky Hacks

We’re working hard on the sustainability of our packaging. In the meantime here are some ways you can reuse your deodorant bottle:
  • Pop the ball out of your deodorant, fill the bottle with paint, and you’ve got a paint roller for your kids (or yourself, no judgement!).
  • If you’re especially crafty, turn your used roll on into a mini LED flashlight, key chain, or flexible camera stand with this online tutorial!
  • Some people fill the cleaned bottle with sunscreen for simple application.
  • If you have any personal oil blends for your body, the empty roller makes a great vessel for them.
  • Use the ball for arts and crafts (like googly eyes)!

Our Product Guarantee

We’re proud of what we make and we believe that once you try us you’ll fall in love with natural too. However, we recognize that not every product will work for every customer so we’ve made it easy for you to try our items without any risk. 100% money-back guarantee.

Subscribe to Auto Replenishment

Never run out of your Natural Deodorant again! When you subscribe to a Rocky Replenishment:

  • You get a free Limited Edition Community Bar with each following order.
  • You call the shots on the frequency and can pause or cancel at any time.
  • We'll send you a heads up 3 days before we ship.

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