Deodorants and antiperspirants are filled with chemicals we can’t pronounce and would rather not put on our bodies. Aluminum-free deodorants currently on the market don’t work very well. And although there have been no conclusive studies to date linking certain health issues and the use of antiperspirants/deodorants containing aluminum and parabens, there has been a great deal of speculation about a connection. I think it's better to avoid these chemicals in your deodorant until more research is done.
I make Fantabulous deodorant, an all-natural, aluminum-free, paraben-free deodorant that actually works! It contains only natural ingredients—coconut oil, shea butter, baking soda, arrowroot flour, candelilla wax, and some essential oils for a mild scent. There is nothing you don’t need and no harsh chemicals.
Fantabulous has been put to the test by runners, karate black belts, crossfitters, yoga instructors, and many others. They’ve all been blown away by how well it works. It continues to work even after sweating.
I’ve checked all the ingredients on Environmental Working Group’s website and on the toxicology websites and they are all safe. Coconut oil and shea butter offer many benefits and provide skin nourishing and smooth consistency in this deodorant. Arrowroot flour absorbs sweat. Candelilla wax helps to solidify the deodorant. Candelilla wax comes from a desert plant and is a vegan alternative to beeswax. I chose to avoid beeswax, partly for humane reasons, but also because beeswax is an allergen to about 20% of the population. The baking soda deodorizes. Baking soda is not classified as a skin irritant on the material safety data sheet, but it can cause skin irritation in some people. I offer a sensitive skin version which contains Himalayan sea salt instead of baking soda and does not have any essential oils.
I started making deodorant when I was diagnosed with breast cancer in March of last year. I have always lived a healthy lifestyle with regular exercise and good diet, but a diagnosis like cancer makes you look at everything differently. It got me thinking about all products, what they contain, and the chemicals we’re exposed to each day. A couple of years ago I had tried switching to non-aluminum deodorant because I was aware of the speculation of a connection between breast cancer and aluminum in antiperspirant. But they just didn’t work. This time I put the aluminum deodorant aside for good, and after running around for a couple of weeks apologizing to my friends for my stinky armpits, one of my friends found me a recipe to make my own all-natural liquid deodorant. It worked great, but I preferred a solid. After a lot of testing and having lots of people try the samples, I finally hit on a solid that I was happy with. And the best part? It works. And not just ok. It works better than the commercial stuff.
I’d like to share this deodorant with more people. I have people asking me to make deodorant for them. I think you’ll like it as much as they do. There are better personal products you can use and this deodorant is one of them.
I can make these in small batches now, but I have a plan to make them in mass. With successful funding of this project, I can acquire equipment to make this deodorant more quickly and efficiently. I’d also like to hire a graphic designer to perfect the packaging and to work on the website.
I offer 4 different scents and an unscented, sensitive version.
I offer several levels of rewards to keep you smelling good!
I’ve named this brand Fantabulous because it’s fun. It’s about being happy, being awesome, and having a zest for life. I’ve learned a lot over the past year—not to take things for granted, to do what makes you happy, and live honestly with yourself and your dreams.
Check out the rewards and support this Kickstarter campaign so you can say, “Hey, I don’t stink!” without harsh chemicals.
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Risks and challenges
1. I get so many orders that I cannot fulfill them by the deadline I set. If I have enough orders, I may be able to secure a manufacturer, but it might take longer than originally planned to fulfill the orders.
2. The project doesn’t get funded and you run around with stinky armpits. So tell your friends for everyone’s benefit!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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