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The Scoop on Natural Deodorant

Updated: 5 days ago

A finger dipped into Routine natural deodorant
Refill Deodorant at Replenish Refillery, Summerland

Surprisingly, sweat is almost odourless, the smell actually comes from bacteria.

Instead of using harsh chemicals and synthetic ingredients to combat the bacteria, natural deodorants contain ingredients with disinfectant or antibacterial properties, like coconut oil and tea tree oil. The natural deodorant scents are derived from natural essential oils such as lemongrass or bergamot, and natural deodorants use ingredients like baking soda or arrowroot powder to absorb moisture before it interacts with odour-causing bacteria.

The deodorants at Replenish won't plug sweat glands like aluminum-based antiperspirants do, allowing your body to carry out its natural cooling process while neutralizing odour. All the deodorants we provide are ethically made in Canada, with natural and vegan ingredients. We have a selection of natural deodorants to choose from, including sticks, bars, creams and sprays. Today we are highlighting a customer favourite - Routine.


Routine Natural Deodorant

We stock the vegan line of Sexy Sadie, Cat Lady, Johnny’s Cash and Lucy in the Sky. (Refills available too - in store only.) Pure and natural ingredients - there's only clean in Routine!

Four jars of vegan Routine natural deodorant

How Much Cream Deodorant to Use

Less is more. We suggest trying a pea sized amount as this is adequate for the majority of people. Try this amount and increase or decrease based on how it works for you. You can apply the cream deodorant with your clean fingers or a small wooden paddle – we even have customers that use the back of a teaspoon!

Routine Deodorant Scent Profiles

Cat Lady: Coconut, Cocoa, Pineapple & Vanilla. It’s like birthday cake in a jar!

Johnny's Cash: Fresh and woodsy with Patchouli, Tea Tree, Bergamot, Pine, Cedarwood, Ylang Ylang, and Vanilla.

Sexy Sadie: Sweet & spicy with Ylang Ylang, Sweet Orange, Vanilla, & Cinnamon. Ooh la-la!

Lucy in the Sky: A mellow and grounding blend of Lavender, Patchouli & Vanilla.

Baking Soda Sensitivity

All of the Routine deodorants contain reduced baking soda, and Johnny's Cash and Sexy Sadie are totally baking soda free; dietary magnesium is used instead.

Meet the Makers
Neige and Pippa Blair the founders of Routine natural deodorant. They are laughing.

Routine Natural Beauty was created in 2012 by sisters-in-law Neige and Pippa Blair in Calgary at the foot of the Canadian Rockies. They couldn't find the clean wholesome ingredients in the products they used, so decided to go ahead and create them. Waste reduction was also of prime importance to the sisters, so the deodorant jars are refillable.

Small changes can make a big impact, whether it's taking note of the ingredients you are putting on your body, or choosing low waste packaging and refills. Thank you for being part of our eco-friendly community, whether it's in our Summerland store, or online.


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