Hello there! Let’s take a closer look at what’s inside our Bali Secrets’ Natural Deodorant. When we created Bali Secrets, we wanted to produce a natural deodorant that works with our bodies, using natural ingredients to keep us feeling fresh and comfortable.
Let’s face it – No one ever enjoys a whiff of body odor. But did you know that it’s not sweat that causes odor? Simply put – sweating is a good thing. It helps our body to detoxify and stay cool. Bad body odor is caused by bacteria that inhabit the moist atmosphere of our underarms. Unlike regular deodorants and antiperspirants, we don’t use any harsh chemicals. Our deodorant is designed to keep you fresh by naturally reducing the amount of bacteria responsible for unwanted body odor.
The formula for Bali Secrets’ Natural Deodorant is short and simple. It contains seaweed, aloe vera extract, natural mineral salt, water, a little bit of alcohol and five natural plant essences. That’s it. No more. No less.
Over the following weeks, we will go into more detail about all of our ingredients. For now, we’d like to give an overview of what each of these ingredients are and why we’ve decided to use them in our formula:
Seaweed Extract (Gracilaria Verrucosa)
Seaweed has recently been found to be very beneficial in skin care. It hydrates and smooths the skin, contains anti-bacterial qualities and supports detoxification. It’s also anti-inflammatory and helps with skin renewal.
Aloe Vera (Aloe barbadensis)
Aloe vera is an ancient healing plant well known as an ideal natural remedy for all kinds of skin problems. It moisturises the skin, supports the healing of wounds and has anti-microbial and anti-inflammatory properties. This makes the plant especially valuable for sensitive areas, like underarms.
Natural Mineral Salt (Potassium alum)
Mineral salt occurs naturally as encrustations on rocks. This salt has been used for thousands of years in Ayurveda, Traditional Chinese Medicine and in ancient Egypt. Its ability to inhibit bacterial growth made it one of the world’s first deodorants. Natural mineral salt is also an astringent that tightens the outer layer of the skin tissue, giving the skin additional protection.
Distilled Water (Aqua des)
Water dissolves the ingredients and makes Bali Secrets’ Natural Deodorant fluid and easily applicable.
Alcohol (Ethanol 70%)
We also add a small amount of alcohol which serves as a preservative and helps to extract of the active ingredients in the plant essences. In their dissolved forms these substances unfold their healing properties in a smooth, efficient way.
Essential Oils. In addition we’ve added the essences of five different plants to our formula. These are not only responsible for the pleasant scent, they also serve as natural preservatives. Real natural cosmetic products contain no synthetic preservatives, removing the risk of unknown side-effects. Mother Nature produces its own preservatives which we use to keep our deodorant fresh and usable for a long time.
Update: We’ve changed the way we extract our essential oils, so our deodorants now have a super tiny amount of coconut oil in them. By adding some coconut oil to the distillation process, we’ve managed to improve the way the essential oils unfold their properties.
Rose (Rosa rubiginosa)
Rose is well known for its properties in skin regeneration and rejuvenation. And it smells wonderful too.
Lavender (Lavandula stoechas)
Lavender oil has been shown to be highly effective at healing wounds. It is known for its antiseptic and anti fungal properties.
Galangal (Alpine galangal)
Galangal belongs to the ginger family (Zingiberaceae) and has long been used as a medicinal plant throughout Asia. It’s used to treat a variety of skin diseases and is an extremely potent antioxidant. Galangal’s antiseptic and cleansing qualities make it a great natural skin care product that leaves a herbal, exotic note in the fragrance of our deodorant.
Peppermint (Menthe x piperita)
Mint is another popular healing plant used in traditional medicine all over the world. We add it to our deodorant for its distinctive scent and its antiseptic properties.
Magnolia (Michelin champaca)
Magnolia is known and loved for its pleasant, slightly sweet aroma but it’s also very effective at treating sensitive skin. Its soothing and cooling properties have made this plant a favourite in the traditional medicines of the East.
All the ingredients in Bali Secrets’ Natural Deodorant combine the wisdom of healing plants from all over the world, and of course especially from Bali. Above all, there are two more ingredients which we believe are the real secret behind our natural deodorant:
Love and Care.
For generations our suppliers have been taking pride in growing herbs and producing natural cosmetics. All of the preparation and production is made with a huge dose of love and sincere care.