Our Ingredients – Cleo&Coco
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Our Ingredients

While "detox" is often overused as a marketing buzzword, Cleo&Coco's Detox Deodorant truly does detoxify the underarms in a few different ways:

The term detox means 'cleansing the blood' or 'removing impurities.' It's a word that is thrown around and oftentimes the science behind the claim is missing. Our bodies are designed to detoxify themselves on their own; however, when you obstruct the sweat glands in your underarms by using conventional antiperspirants and deodorants, you are blocking this natural process. Many antiperspirants plug up the glands in the underarms by using aluminum to stop the flow of sweat.

By stopping your use of common deodorants and antiperspirants (& switching to a natural deodorant like Cleo&Coco) you remove a whole bunch of dangerous and potentially toxic chemicals from your daily routine. So the elimination of these pore clogging chemicals allows the body to once again detox itself on its own. If you are not yet familiar with the dangerous ingredients found in common deodorants, read this

Activated Charcoal and Bentonite Clay were specifically chosen for their natural ability to assist the body in its natural detox process. Activated Charcoal has been used for centuries to pull toxins from the body and is still used in hospitals today to help a person who has been poisoned. It is estimated to reduce absorption of poisonous substances up to 60%. Activated charcoal is known to absorb up to 1,000 times its weight in moisture.

We use only activated charcoal from coconuts in our Cleo&Coco products  (which is where the name Cleo&Coco actually comes from ie, charcoal used as far back as Cleopatra's time that comes from the coconuts).

Why Use Natural Deodorants & Do They Really Work?

Yes, Cleo&Coco works from the first time you start using it. Here’s why…

Sweat by itself does not have an odor but when it hits the skin, it reacts with bacteria under your arms and produces a scent, what we consider ‘body odor’. To combat this odor and fight bacteria in a more natural and healthy way, we chose each of our ingredients with a purpose, working in harmony to keep odor away by neutralizing it, not covering it up. As soon as you begin using Cleo & Coco, underarms will start to detox and you will notice the elimination of odor and wetness.

Here’s how each of Cleo&Coco’s ingredients benefits you…

Thanks to our key ingredients, Bentonite Clay and Activated Charcoal, the odor is eliminated at the root cause while pH levels are kept in balance. Even after a workout, clothes remain odor free! Because all of our ingredients are natural and healthy, our deodorants are non-irritating and won't plug your sweat glands sweat glands with toxins the way antiperspirants do.  The scent is included not only for the therapeutic properties of the essential oils (explained below) but to also invigorate you as you apply the product. Because the essential oils we use are of high quality, their scent does not stay on your body… but rest assured, you will not have any body odor throughout the day either.   

Detox Deodorant Stick

Our ingredients are gently enough to avoid common under arm concerns like irritation, sensitivity, and rashes.  Many of the ingredients we use offer anti-bacterial, and anti-inflammatory properties, take a look below:

Coconut oil:  Among countless other benefits, coconut oil contains mild antibacterial properties and is anti-inflammatory. It also protects and hydrates skin.

Shea Butter contains important vitamins and fatty acids; it reduces inflammation, and thanks to oleic, stearic, palmitic, and linoleic acids, helps with dryness, giving nourishment to parched skin.

Beeswax helps form a natural barrier that acts as a gentle buffer between irritants and skin. This ingredient is anti-bacterial and anti-viral. It draws moisture to the skin and seals it in, healing dry skin.

Bentonite Clay has been used for hundreds of years as a natural detoxifier. Mined from the earth, contains minerals including calcium, potassium, silica, magnesium, sodium, copper, and iron.  Besides naturally removing toxins, it also gets rid of chemicals, and impurities.The clay has been approved by FDA as safe for human use. That makes it a safe medicinal or ‘herbal’ clay that can be mixed with other ingredients to help nourish the skin and become even more effective as a detox agent.

Activated Charcoal is like a magnet for toxins and impurities. It draws out bacteria, chemicals, dirt and poisons, attracting substances to its surface and keeping them there. Since it can absorb thousands of times its own weight in toxic substances, it's ideal for deodorant, absorbing odor and impurities.

Sodium Bicarbonate absorbs odors and has a detoxifying effect. It neutralizes pH levels. Standing for power of hydrogen, pH levels should be kept in check, maintaining a healthy alkaline status rather than an unhealthy and acidic level. Sodium bicarbonate also treats skin irritations and infections.

Arrowroot is an underground mass of roots, ground into a powder and used as a nutrient rich thickening agent. It contains thiamin, niacin and pyridoxine, as well as copper, iron, manganese, magnesium, phosphorus and zinc. Arrowroot is lightweight, absorbs excess moisture, and helps skin keep a proper acid/alkaline balance.

Vanilla Planifolia Fruit (Vanilla Essential Oil) Aside from relaxing the mood and acting as a mild anti-depressant, vanilla protects against free radicals and soothes skin, it's also anti-inflammatory and contains antioxidant properties.

Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil is a real powerhouse! It is an anti-inflammatory, antifungal, antiseptic, antibacterial and antimicrobial plus it revives and heals tender skin. The scent of lavender is known to lift the mood and act as an antidepressant.

Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange Oil) is a natural astringent that comes from the peel of the orange. It's antiseptic and antibacterial, helps clear away oils and toxins. Orange oil contains anti-oxidants such as beta-carotene, lutein, and mycrene and it's an antifungal, helps regenerate tissues and improves the skin tone. The scent is cheerful and uplifting.

Our Detox Dust

Think of our Detox Dust as a deconstructed Deodorant for those who prefer a powder form. This formula contains many of the same odor neutralizing ingredients as our Detox Deodorant but offers the option to sprinkle it on or use a brush for application. It is free of sodium bicarbonate for those who may have a sensitivity to this product and consists only of arrowroot powder,

Activated Charcoal, Bentonite Clay, and our special blend of essential oils keep you feeling dry and smelling fresh from morning until night.

The Detox Dust can also be used as a Dry Shampoo, absorbing oil and adding instant volume to your hair. Just dab a little between hands, rub, then massage into scalp, immediately bringing life back into hair.

Apply Detox Dust anywhere you need a little detox!

References: http://durablehealth.net/bentonite-clay/bentonite-clay-bath-foot-detox-recipe-take/#Bentonite_Clay_Bath_Benefits

 Legal Disclaimer:

These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

If you experience a rash that is itchy or painful, discontinue use and see our refund policy.

For External Use Only. Do not apply to broken skin. Do not use if you have any known allergies to the listed ingredients.