The Natural Deodorant Dilemma

You're packing your gym bag.

Running shoes? Check. Water bottle? Check. Protein bar? Check! Deodorant…hmm…you pause.  

You teeter. It’s between your aluminum-filled antiperspirant (that always seems to curb the B.O.), and your gentle natural deodorant that satisfies your desire to go clean and nontoxic but only seems to work when you are twiddling your thumbs or watching penquin documentaries.  You want it to work so badly…and it’s not just about effectiveness, it’s your health we’re talking about.  

Who wants aluminum clogging their pores?

Who wants propylene glycol smeared all up and down their underarms?  

We know there’s a list of potential dangers associated with this chemical propylene glycol:

  • Skin Irritations (especially eczema) and Allergic Reactions
  • Potentially Toxic to the Kidneys and Liver
  • Probably Not Safe for Infants or Pregnant Women
  • Neurological Symptoms
  • Cardiovascular Problems
  • Affects mutation of cells
  • Respiratory Issues
  • Potentially Bioaccumulative in Certain Cases

Propylene glycol is also used in anti-freeze, paint, enamel, plane de-icers, and brake fluid.  So why is this red-flag ingredient even allowed in cosmetic formulations like deodorants? Good question. Yet brands such as Dove, Secret, Old Spice, Arm & Hammer, Degree, etc, find this ingredient acceptable. Even some natural deodorants that advertise “aluminum-free” use propylene glycol.

You bite your lip.  You grab the… natural one.  Arriving at the gym, you vow that you will one day find the natural deodorant that really works. It IS out there. It MUST be out there.

Does this scenario sound familiar to you? It was me, not so long ago.

Enter YAYA Organics. 

We developed a line of Extra Strength Pure & Natural Deodorant made with B.O.-busting baking soda and nourishing organic oils of coconut, jojoba and castor. 

  • No aluminum.
  • No propylene glycol
  • No harsh chemicals ever
Minimalist and transparent in our formulations, YAYA’s deodorant is different. It’s made with only 6 basic ingredients (7 or 8 if you include the essential oils used to scent them.) and each and every one of them is easy to pronounce!  But besides being refreshingly transparent, YAYA’s natural deodorant passes the gym test, every time.