Conceived and produced in Cape Town, South Africa, natural yogi deodorant, like other Natural Yogi products was designed by a yoga teacher with the thought of:
What would we like to take into our beings after a yoga class, or a run or a hike – after we have just cleared the toxins and opened our beings?
Creator, Nadia, discovered the formula when, on being concerned about what she was introducing at the sensitive, glandular area of the armpit, and having come across studies linking the aluminium used in commercial varieties to breast cancer and Alzheimer’s, she went in search for an alternative.
Made with only the most simple and natural ingredients – bicarbonate of soda and other natural oils, essential oils and waxes – the most incredible thing about this product is that – It Works!
You simply take a bit of the frosty gel-like paste with your finger and smear it under your armpit – and you are good to go for 24 hours or so – or till your next bath or shower.
It’s a bit of a different approach to using deodorant but it will soon feel natural and you won’t look back.
Unlike antiperspirants, natural yogi deodorant does not block your pores. Rather it acts to neutralise odour. It does this by absorbing odour – and also creating an environment that is not conducive to the odour-causing microbes that grow in perspiration – all while offering refreshing hints of the natural essential oils. Knowing its harmlessness and the – even – health-giving values of the ingredients (you can read more about these under healing qualities of ingredients), it feels great to use.
Offered in delightful little glass jars, it comes in six essential oil variations: Musky Citrus, Cedar Lime, Camilyang, Julip, Vetivert and Frankinsence as well a now a new Sensistive Skin – no bicarb formula. Each scent is formulated for its interesting off-key notes and to cover the range from masculine to feminine and sweet to spicy and tart.
The little jars are stylish, super convenient and handy. If you plan on popping one into your hand or sports bag though, remember to Twist Tight!
See bottom of page for consumer reviews.
More than this natural yogi deodorant also comes in Natural Yogi’s characteristic refill packet that is made out of organic and biodegradable plastic.
With Natural Yogi’s revolutionary idea of including the labels with the refill, you can also re-use any existing packaging to create your own beautiful deodorant container – and feel good about saving our planet from an extra piece of plastic – or even glass.
How to use a Natural Yogi refill
And voila! you have your Natural Yogi container!
A note on safety of use
Natural yogi deodorant has been used extensively by many who speak only of its gentle effectiveness. The ingredients are essentially harmless – one could in fact safely eat them – including the essential oils at their high levels of dilution. At the same time irritation, due to a personal reaction to one or two of the ingredients – perhaps even the particular essential oil, – can occur. About 4% of people react to the bicarbonate of soda. If you find any sort of irritation, discontinue use for a while. You can try the no-bicarb/sensitive skin variety. Some people find that they react only at times of very high stress as stress can change the chemistry of the skin. So if you suddenly find the product irritating it may be a case of needing to change to the sensitive skin variety until your body finds its balance again.
In general we are confident about the safety of this product as it has been used by 1000’s of people for many years running. There are also those who report that they react even to the sensitive skin varieties of commercial deodorant but have no problem with Natural Yogi deodorant.
Some who use this product talk about undergoing a period of detoxification from pore-clogging antiperspirants, where what would seem to be a reaction to natural yogi deodorant is in fact the process of the body eliminating the toxins that have been stuck in the pores. Though this has not been verified it could be entertained as a possibility.
In this case, try to hold off from using deodorant (any) for a while. Some have also spoken of the power of an armpit clay mask to aid with the detoxification process. Eventually try your natural yogi deodorant again.
Though there are those that claim to have no problem with using natural yogi deodorant directly after shaving, others may find it irritating. Its individual. Gently see what works for you.
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A few reviews of natural yogi deodorant. Do add your own below.
“I tend to react to commercial deodorants. Just a month ago I was using bactroban & then quarter zone cream as my underarms were so sensitive and full of rashes & itches – even though I was using deodorant for sensitive skin.But since I have been using natural yogi deo I have not had to use any bactro & quaterzone! I love the smell and find the application user friendly. By last weekend though I had finished my natural yogi deo and proceeded to have a hectic drumming workout…. My underarms became smelly for the first time in a month and I quickly used my commercial deo spray. Oh dear, it’s now two days later and I am so itchy under my arms again I have had to use bactroban. So THANK YOU for the delight of your natural yogi deo!” Jane (Pilates and fitness instructor)