Organic Deodorant Ingredients Explained

Organic Deodorant Ingredients Explained

  • By - Hal Huffman
  • 06 May, 2019

     Once the decision to produce a truly USDA certified organic stick is made, the list of available ingredients gets slimmer than moss on a mississippi tree stump.  Here is a breakdown of each ingredient used in every quality stick JR pulls from the dirt


Organic Beeswax

    We harp on how awesome bees are a lot.  For deodorant purposes, beeswax substitutes some of those long words that are in other sticks you see.  “Beeswax” is just easier to say than “Propylene-Glycol”, and makes you feel a little better about what's going on your skin and in your pores.  That smooth application you get from Farmpit is thanks to our little winged pollinators. Thanks bees, you rock.   

Organic Coconut Oil

    Coconut oil has a few primary skincare benefits.  First and foremost, it has excellent moisturising qualities.  It is important to balance the ratios here though, as things can feel greasy quickly if there is too much.  Ensuring top quality odor control while keeping the skin moisturized is critical to preventing any eczema or other dry skin conditions.  In addition to the skin moisturizing, lauric acid that makes up a big portion of coconut oil. This lauric acid can kill fungus and bacteria.  

Organic Corn Starch

    Primarily used as a drying agent, corn starch helps keep your sweat contained.  Given that we are working with organic deodorant and not anti-perspirant, perspiring will happen when using an organic product.  Since we can’t jam paper towels in your pits to keep them dry, a more elegant method was employed to ensure maximum dryness on top of the world class odor protection Farmpit provides.  Organic corn starch was selected over the more common baking soda so we can be mindful of those of you with sensitive skin. That, and there’s organic corn growing right there so...we gotta use it right?   

Other Ingredients JR is working on

    The rumor mill is starting to swell about JR working on some more whole body skincare action to compliment the pits.  Murmurs of bar soaps, shower gel and even organic lip hydration sticks are beginning to ripple through the organic soils in JR’s domain.  Keep your ear to the ground and your pits to the sticks.

Aluminium Free

You wouldn’t wear aluminum socks, would you? So why put it in your armpits? Plus, that stuff might cause cancer. JR doesn’t think that’s very cool either way. The only aluminum he likes has domestic beer inside of it.

Paraben Free

Parabens are a group of commonly used preservatives in cosmetic products, including in deodorants. Parabens have been linked to causing infertility in men. JR definitely does not like that one bit. Let’s keep your little guys swimming hard and your pits smelling good.

Polypropylene Free

A flammable gaseous hydrocarbon C3H6 obtained by cracking petroleum hydrocarbons and used chiefly in organic synthesis. Would you put that in your pits?

Baking Soda Free

Baking Soda in deodorant is commonly known to cause rashes, itchy/dry pits, discoloration, and can even cause breakouts. Basically the alkaline properties of baking soda will have a chemical reaction with your naturally acidic skin bits. Over time this damages the skin and leaves you susceptible to sores and infections. Just more stuff that has no business being on your body