rose geranium deodorant cream
Consider your search finally over. This is not any ordinary natural deodorant. This is a plastic-free, clean, gentle, and effective alternative to conventional deodorant. It may not be a stick, but soon you'll discover that deodorant creams are superior. Get to know your body and try a cream for a change!
Our formula is vegan (no beeswax) and baking soda free (a common irritant in natural deodorant) and is handcrafted in small batches using gentle ingredients that effectively battle odor, while keeping your pits soft, dry, and rash-free.
Our Rose Deodorant Cream is scented with pure and organic rose geranium essential oil, offering a light, fresh, and earthy floral aroma. We do not use artificial fragrances in any of our products. Take a look at our small, yet mighty, ingredients list below! We source our ingredients sustainably and ethically, and focus on supporting small, local businesses.
We recommend pairing our Deodorant Cream with our Armpit Detox if you’re a newbie to natural deodorant, or simply if you just need a pit cleanse. Check out our Why You Should Try An Armpit Detox blog post to learn more about what the heck that is. Save 10% when you purchase our deodorant & detox bundle rather than purchasing each product individually!
If scooping deo cream with your finger just isn't your thing, we offer mini bamboo spoons that can help.
*arrowroot powder, *+raw shea butter, *+coconut oil, magnesium hydroxide (food grade), *pure rose geranium essential oil
+certified fair trade
Arrowroot powder: absorbs moisture
Shea butter: moisturizing, anti-inflammatory, healing, calming
Coconut oil: moisturizing, anti-inflammatory, healing, antimicrobial
Magnesium hydroxide (food grade): gentle, toxic-free, neutralizes odor (most commonly used as a dietary supplement)
Rose geranium essential oil: balances mood, reduces stress, antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, anti-fungal, antioxidant, antiviral
How to use
- Scoop a pea size amount of deo using your fingertip, the back of your fingernail, or one of our bamboo spoons. (use one pea size amount per pit, or one for both)
- Rub between fingers to smooth, then apply like you would lotion, onto clean and dry pits (after showering), and rub until fully absorbed.
- Reapply as needed, after wiping your pits clean with a damp towel.
How to store
Store in a cool, dry place away from direct sunlight.
12+ months if kept in ideal conditions.
Glass jar. Metal lid. Biodegradable label.
End of life
Reuse or recycle jar and lid, compost label. Or you can return your empties for store credit.
Please note: Our products are handcrafted in small batches. Due to the nature of natural and organic ingredients, changes in color, consistency and scent are expected. This does not impact the quality or efficacy of our products. Since we like to keep it natural, and don't add any harmful additives or stabilizers in our products, our deo can get a little melty in the summer. When it melts, it can turn grainy if it cools too slowly, but don't fret! The texture won't get in the way of its effectiveness and will melt right into your skin upon contact. And if melty deo isn't for you, just stick it in the fridge for an hour or two to help it resolidify.
Frequently Asked Questions
I have tried so many natural deodorants, how can I trust that this one will actually work?
We hear you. And we’ve tried basically all of them too before we created our own formula. We tested different recipes for about 2 years before finding one that actually worked! We can confidently say that our deodorant is one of the most effective formulas on the market. Just read our reviews! In the unlikely event that it doesn’t work for you right away, we highly recommend doing an armpit detox and trying again. You won’t regret it ;)
I have really sensitive skin, is this gentle enough for me?
Yes! Our deodorant cream doesn't contain any common irritants. We use magnesium hydroxide instead of baking soda because it is super gentle and non-abrasive. All of our other ingredients are gentle on sensitive skin as well. If you experience irritation, you may have an allergy or sensitivity to essential oils, in this case we recommend switching to our Unscented Deodorant Cream or trying a different scent. Doing an armpit detox can also reduce skin sensitivity!
Which deodorant scent is the most effective?
We consider all of our deodorant scents equally effective. However, since essential oils have antibacterial and anti-fungal properties, our citrus scented deodorants may be considered “stronger”, like our Grapefruit, Lemon Lavender, and Cedarwood. Our scented deodorants may also act like a perfume, leaving a fresh lingering scent. But our formula is effective enough on its own at neutralizing BO, without the help of essential oils, so don’t let this effect your scent preference!
Do I need to do an armpit detox before using your deodorant?
No. We recommend detoxing if our deodorant doesn’t last 24 hours for you, even if you’ve been using natural deodorant for years. Our formula is very effective, most of our customers report not needing to detox at all, even those who just made the switch from an antiperspirant to our deodorant. But our armpits are very porous and when these pores get clogged up with excess oil, dead skin cells, dirt, bacteria, and years deodorant residue (there's only so much a sponge can do), deodorant may not be as effective because your skin can't absorb it. Clear your pores and watch our deodorant magically work for you!
Is your deodorant an antiperspirant?
No. Our bodies are designed to sweat! It is an essential function of the human body. Antiperspirants actively block sweat glands in the armpits to prevent sweating. So when you switch from an antiperspirant to natural deodorant, it’s possible you’ll go through a little transition period and experience more sweating. This transition period depends on person to person. We recommend doing an armpit detox if yours lasts more than a week.
Will your deodorant stain my clothes?
No. Our deodorant won’t stain your clothes or leave oil residue behind. Just make sure to rub it in well after a warm shower to prevent white streaks.
How long does one jar last?
This really depends on person to person- how much you apply, if you use it every day, or several times a day. But with customer feedback and personal experience, we estimate:
1 oz Travel Mini: 1 month
2 oz: 2-3 months
4 oz: 4-6 months
8 oz Bulk Refill: 8-12+ months
How often do I have to reapply?
Our formula is strong enough to last an average of 24 hours. But everyone is different! So this can depend on person to person, especially when looking at lifestyle, stress, and diet. Most of our customers report being odor-free for 24+ hours with one application, especially those who have done an armpit detox at least once.
Does it work for men?
This is one of the most frequent questions we receive. The answer is YES. Our deodorant works for everyone, regardless of gender. It is strong enough for the sweatiest, stinkiest pits out there.
Does it work if I have armpit hair?
Absolutely! If you have armpit hair, we recommend rubbing the deodorant cream between your fingers to get it all nice and smooth for an easier application, and rubbing the deo well into your skin, through the hair.
Does it still work if it melted?
Yes! Just make sure the ingredients haven’t/don’t separate. Give it a good mix with a chop stick and put it in the fridge (optional) to resolidify. If you don’t have AC and the consistency stays melty at room temp, keep it in the coldest spot possible (cool, dark, and dry) and make sure the ingredients don’t separate.
What are the dark specks at the bottom of my jar?
Not to worry! Some products may have sediment from the shea nut through filtration. Since we use pure, unrefined shea butter, specks are normal (and harmless) and only go to show how natural our ingredients are! Yay!
Do you have a refill/jar return program?
We do! We will accept all of our containers and packaging to be responsibly reused or recycled. Anything from we give you, from containers, boxes, peanuts, tape, and more can be returned to us. Learn more about our program on our Jar Returns page to see if you're eligible for store credit.
It took some patience and some detoxing but this deo works great for my body!! If you’re expecting it to work exactly like typical Dove Old Spice etc, you’ll be disappointed because it’s different for a reason! I’ve gotten a lot more comfortable and accepting of how my body smells and this deo magically shifts stinky smells into woody floral smells, while still smelling like my body (if that makes any sense at all!) I also love that it’s not a stick
I have tried many natural deodorants in the past 6 years and it's an ongoing mission to find the perfect one. I love this brand and everything they promote but unfortunately, this deodorant did not work for me. My previous deodorant worked well for me but had an artificial fragrance (what I was trying to get away from) and had all of the ingredients included that this brand uses except magnesium hydroxide. My armpits have been very irritated with red bumps and started to be discolored (lighter than my skin tone), so my guess is that the specific ingredient may be irritating me. I did also try the unscented version just to test the waters and the same reaction occurred.
Hi Alizabeth! We are so sorry to hear that our deodorant didn't work for you. It sounds like you may have an allergy/sensitivity to magnesium hydroxide and/or rose geranium essential oil. Both are very gentle ingredients but you may have a unique sensitivity. However, irritation can also occur from blocked pores and a build up of bacteria, especially when applying deodorant to unclean or slightly damp pits. We highly recommend trying an armpit detox if you haven't already done so to rule out the possibility of blocked pores. It can make a world of a difference in how your pits react to deodorant: less sensitivity, better absorption, less sweating, and less BO. We understand the frustration in endlessly searching for a deodorant that actually works and we would love to find a solution for you! Just sent you an email ❤️
Hi Friends! I purchased the Sustain Yourself Rose Geranium Deodorant and I must say, I really enjoyed it! I definitely need to do a weekly armpit detox, but the deodorant worked well for me. It may sound tedious, but I do this as part of my Sunday routine, and I've come to appreciate this self care ritual. If you love the smell of roses, you'll love the scent. It's not terribly strong, but it will linger all day. I appreciate the ingredients because my armpits feel so moisturized. Also, if you are wondering if you can apply the deodorant right after you shave, the answer is yes. I was worried about that too, but even with a scent, I found zero irritation and zero stinging. If you shave frequently, and you're worried at all about essential oils, trying the unscented option could be a solid winner! I absolutely love the consistency. Cream deo took getting used to, but it's truly my favorite now. Thank you, thank you, thank you, Geevie and Sophia!
I love the scent of the geranium! This deodorant does not leave greasy stains on my clothes like other natural products. Works for me for most situations (exception: outdoor activities in high heat/ humidity). I use this effectively 11 months a year.
Following a breast cancer diagnosis and lengthy treatment, one of my oncologists urged me to switch to natural deodorant. I typically sweat quite a bit, so I was nervous about the switch. After trying at least five other brands, I stumbled upon Sustain Yourself online, and gave it a try. I think I'm on my third or fourth refill order by now. This deodorant works much better than many natural brands and leaves you feeling fairly fresh throughout the day (you will need to freshen up and reapply if you get particularly hot, but I find that is unavoidable with natural deodorant). I've tried a sample pack of the various scents, and Rose Geranium is my favorite.
This product worked wonderfully and smells incredible. I will definitely buy it again.