January 17, 2020 2 min read 2 Comments

Deodorant is a staple in many daily routines. We apply it to a sensitive, porous area of our bodies to combat odor and sweat, even though some studies suggest a connection between the aluminum in antiperspirants and certain health issues. While this remains under debate, our mission at Rocky is to always steer clear of potentially harmful, non-natural ingredients. That's why we prioritize formulas made from nature to help you stay fresh and smell great all day long.

 

Why They Work

Roll-On Deodorants

Sweat doesn’t cause body odour—bacteria does. Our Roll With It Deodorant works by making your underarms an inhospitable place for bacteria to grow. We achieve this with potassium alum, a naturally-occurring salt that doesn’t clog your pores or absorb into the skin. The salt is crushed and suspended in a liquid, allowing the deodorant to be applied wet and leave a protective layer on the skin as it dries.

Cream Deodorants

Our Cream Deodorant Formula features kaolin clay and arrowroot powder, both of which help to keep your skin fresh and dry throughout the day by soaking up excess moisture. Meanwhile, magnesium hydroxide helps to stave off odour-causing bacteria while Abyssinian and coconut oils keep your skin soft and smooth.

 

The How-To

Roll-On Deodorants

Shake the deodorant well and then roll evenly on to your underarms. Allow the product to dry and enjoy long-lasting freedom from unwanted scents. Reapply as needed.

Cream Deodorants

Scoop up a pea-sized amount of cream deodorant with your fingers and massage smoothly into the skin in small, circular motions. Wash your hands to clean off lingering product and reapply as needed.

 

Period of Adjustment

  • Give your body one to three weeks to adjust to a natural deodorant. If you've been using antiperspirants for a while, you might have some buildup that needs time to clear.
  • Start with a clean slate: exfoliate the dead skin that may be clinging to chemical residue with a body scrub a few times per week.
  • You might sweat more than when you were using antiperspirant. This is normal and healthy. If it's an issue, we recommend starting with our more absorbent cream deodorant.
  • You may need to clean more than you're used to for a while, now that you're sweating as nature intended. Wash your underarms with warm, soapy water every time you bathe or shower.

Learn more about switching to natural deodorant on the blog. 

Rocky Hacks

We’re working hard on the sustainability of our deodorant packaging. In the meantime, here are some ways you can reuse your deodorant bottle:
  • Pop the ball out of your deodorant and fill the bottle with paint—now you’ve got a paint roller for fun arts and crafts
  • Clean out your cream deodorant container for a sustainable snack or sauce container - great for on-the-go lunches
  • Fill your emptied cream deodorant container with body lotion for travel-friendly use


      2 Responses

      Adele Morissette
      Adele Morissette

      May 29, 2024

      Love my roll on deodorant. Been using it for years. I personally like the unscented

      Rebecca Cyr
      Rebecca Cyr

      August 02, 2022

      Thanks for the helpful information!

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