Patchouli Tonka Bean Deodorant Cream
Same best-selling formula, new scent. Featuring four, carefully chosen essential oils of patchouli, copal, frankincense, and tonka bean. This deodorant offers earthy, musky, and spicy aromatic profiles of nutmeg, toasted almond, cinnamon, pine and lemon. You'll notice how the scent shifts to a warmer note when applied to the skin, combining with your natural scent.
Goes on like a lotion and once absorbed leaves a barely-there powdery finish, keeping your pits fresh and odor free all day.
Geevie, our deodorant maker, crafts our deodorant cream in small batches and pours each jar by hand. Our formula is vegan, cruelty free and baking soda free. Although it is gentle enough for sensitive skin, it effectively neutralizes odor while keeping your underarms soft, dry, and rash-free.
Here's a little secret: if you're new to natural deodorant or feel like your underarms could use a little reset, try our Armpit Detox. Check out our Why You Should Try An Armpit Detox blog post to uncover the wonders of this refreshing ritual. And here's a bonus: save 10% when you grab our deodorant & detox bundle instead of purchasing each product separately!
Not a fan of scooping deodorant cream with your finger? Try our new bamboo spatula for a hassle-free application.
*arrowroot powder (maranta arundinacea), *+shea butter (butyrospermum parkii), *+coconut oil (cocos nucifera), magnesium hydroxide (food grade), *pure essential oil blend of patchouli (pogostemon cablin), copal (daniella olivera), frankincense (boswellia), and tonka bean (dipteryx odorata)
+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): a gentle, toxic-free deodorizer, most commonly used as a dietary supplement
Patchouli essential oil: uplifting, anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, antimicrobial
Copal: calming, can reduce stress and improve mental clarity, anti-inflammatory, can soothe eczema, psoriasis, and acne
Frankincense: reduces stress, induces relaxation, anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, antiseptic
Tonka bean: reduces stress, induces relaxation, and promotes healthy sleep cycle
How to use
- Scoop a pea size amount of deo using your fingertip, the back of your fingernail, or our bamboo spatula (use a 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, and rub until fully absorbed. Applying too much or not rubbing it in all the way may make it transfer onto your clothing.
- Reapply as needed, after wiping your pits clean with a damp towel. Applying deodorant onto unclean, damp, or sweaty pits may cause irritation.
How to store
Store in a cool, dry place away from direct sunlight. Avoid storing in a hot car, it will melt and alter the consistency when it resolidifies. Because we don't use stabilizers in our deodorant, only the good stuff, it may get hard in the winter, and melty in the summer. If it gets too hard to scoop in the winter, store somewhere warm like the bathroom or close to a heating vent or radiator. If it gets too melty in the summer, store by your AC unit/vent or consider storing it in the fridge.
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.
I met the creators of these deodorants at a pop-up market at Healing Elements (a wonderful yoga studio and wellness center). They were very engaging, and I was interested in this kind of deodorant cream, although I had never used something like it before. One smell of the patchouli and tonka bean and I decided to buy it. I now use it regularly, and not only do I really love the scent (I've actually been complimented on it by friends - who don't normally notice how I smell), but I actually like the application process, which allows me to use any extra on my chest or arms. Since then I've also used the Cedar, which I like, but it's the patchouli tonka bean that will be my signature scent from now on.
Fresh and vibrant fragrance; not too strong and the deodorant is as usual fantastic.
I usually prefer strong smells against sweet ones and this combination it’s perfect for me. A 2oz jar can last me six months and I just use one time a day during the winter but two times a day during the summer. It doesn’t stop sweat but combined with the detox it works wonders.
I have tried all of the scents with the samples set and like them all for different reasons. Tried on the patchouli tonka bean today and was blown away! So good and warm and earthy. New favorite!
Grounding scent, I love it.
This (patchouli tonka bean) is my new favorite!! It's like a woods-y-pine scent. I love it ❤️