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The Reason For Each Ingredient Of Our Deodorant

Updated: Feb 27, 2021

You might be wondering, so what ingredients actually make up our natural deodorant and how is it oh so different from the conventional ones?

First up, you need to know that natural products arebetter for your body and the Earth as compared to those products that are filled with chemicals. There are actually lots of natural ingredients that are effective at killing bacteria, which is the main job of a deodorant.

So, these are the 6 crucial ingredients that go into our deodorant and the reason why we chose each of these ingredients!


Beeswax is a crucial ingredient which helps to create moisture for the skin and protect it against toxins and irritants.

It effectively softens your skin and creates a long-lasting protective coating against the elements.

It is a natural wax made by bees to structure their hives and provides a thickening effect due to its higher melting point.

Cassava Starch

This roots of a plant, Manihot esculenta shrub, that provides the function of absorbing moisture and creating a smooth texture on the skin. It is a natural edible ingredient and consists of both components that gives it’s the thickening properties.

Coconut Oil

Coconut oil is anti-bacteria and anti-inflammatory.

It is used to kill fungi, yeast and bacteria.

Due to its high saturated fat content, it is useful in hydrating the skin and hair.

Sodium Bicarbonate/Baking Soda

This alkaline substance is antibacterial, antifungal, antiseptic and anti-inflammatory! It also plays the part of neuralising your odour.

Did you know it is a tool used medically to fight against everything from colds to oral problems to skin issues?

Shea Butter

Shea butter is rich in vitamins A, E and F and provides the skin with essential fatty acids and nutrients for collagen production. In addition, it offers UV protection of SPFF6!

Essential Oil

We use a variation of essential oil:

  • Lavender: Known to have a calming effect with its fresh, clean and flora blend. It is highly versatile and can be used from skin care products to relaxing routines.

  • Peppermint: Provides a relaxing and soothing sensation on your skin. It also has an anti-inflammatory effect.

  • Lemon Eucalyptus: High in cleansing citronellal and citronellol, making this essential oil ideal for surface and skin cleansing.


With that, I hope you have a clearer understanding that each and every ingredients that goes into making our Smood deodorant!

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