DON'T PANIC! We have the answers...

Q: I have kicked / am currently kicking Breast Cancer's Ass; how do I get my free deo?

Simply send us a message on the contact form with your:

- Full Address (+ codes)

- Full Name

 - Cell Number

 

...and we will get some deo on it's way to you!

Q: I am having a SEVERE reaction under my arms. I have, what looks like, cystic acne.

We have found, through serving thousands of customers around South Africa, that people who have been using Aluminium Based Antiperspirants experience a severe detox when they switch to our Deodorant. The build-up of aluminium inside the pores and lymph, under the arms, bottlenecks with the opportunity for normal sweating. We HIGHLY recommend detoxing the underarms, intensely, with our underarm detox mask BEFORE using our Deo. As well as a 24 hour period of NO deodorant whatsoever. A sauna wouldn't hurt either.

Q: I have a red burn / dark patches / flaking skin under my arms what must I do?

A common misconception is that the sodium bicarbonate in natural deodorants causes Bicarb BURN. But the resultant redness (and other potential, short-term side effects) is actually caused because the PH of the skin’s surface is now out of whack. 

 

Bicarb is an alkaliser. Our Body’s PH is constantly vacillating based on a multitude of factors; but if you want the intense odour killing power of bicarb, without the toxic chemicals of conventional deo, then you have to play your hand. 

 

We recommend sprinting your red pits with Apple Cider or regular vinegar to rebalance the skin’s surface PH, or try our symptom soother balm.

Q: I used your Deodorant but I Still Stink, help?

This is very, very, likely because of the items of clothing you are wearing! 

 

Bacteria lodges itself into the fibres of certain fabrics. Our deodorant won’t work if there is odour-causing bacteria living inside the armpit fabric of your clothing. This will need to be vigorously treated with a thick paste made of bicarb and water. ​Pretreat the patch of fabric by wetting it and then pouring on a generous layer of Bicarb. Let it sit for about an hour and then chuck in the wash as normal.

Q: The glands under my Arms feel Tender and Swollen, what is going on?

 

If your pits are red, itchy, or have swollen lymph nodes then odds are you are going through the typical “detox phase” or there's a pit PH imbalance. This can happen immediately upon making the switch from aluminum anti-persperants to natural deodorant or it can occur at any time.

We recommend sprinting your red pits with Apple Cider or regular vinegar to rebalance the skin’s surface PH, or try our symptom soother balm.

Q: Can I use this on a child?

We have had great success with stinky children as young as seven years old. However, it’s always best to consult your Dr. With any concerns or queries first.

Q: Can I buy this for my husband?

Our Deodorant is 100% Gender-Neutral and suitable for any/all genders and bodies. 

 

Q: Is it safe for pregnancy?

 

We have had multiple pregnant and breastfeeding woman use (and love) our products! However, it’s always best to consult your Dr. With any concerns or queries first.

Q: Will the Deo stain my clothes?

No more than any other store bought deodorant.

 

However, if you are getting oily, stained patched under your arms you are likely using too much.

 

We recommend pretreating with either a paste, made of bicarb and water, or with good, old, Sunlight Bar Soap.

Make a thick lather and leave in the sun for an hour. Do not rinse. Chuck in the wash as normal.

 

Q: How long will it last?

 

If used correctly (one swipe, up and down, per armpit, per day) the stick deodorant should last 4-6 weeks.

 

Q: What does it smell like?

 

The stick deo has a faint smell of our signature blend of 100% organic essential oils - think minty fresh Wicks Bubblegum!

but

there will be a totally neutral smell under the arms.

 

Q: Do you supply any stores?

 

We are a strictly e-commerce business HOWEVER we keep a limited supply of products at ‘Feel Healthy’ in Glenhazel, JHB. The store is located in the Hollywood Centre on Northfield Avenue.

 

Our products are also available on Takealot 

Q: What is the shelf life of the deo?

 

The Deo does not contain any water and, as such, can be considered non-perishable.

Please note, however, that we use only the purest essential oils and, as such, these may colour the deo over time.

 

Further more the texture and consistency of our deo may vary slightly over time as our ingredients are 100% natural. we also find that our deo is slightly softer in hotter weather and slightly harder in colder weather. 

 

Q: Can I use the deo after I shave?

 

Yes.

 

Q: Is there an alternative to the symptom soother?

 

Yes, any form of vinegar or lemon juice will also neutralise the skin’s surface level PH. OR you can even make your own... e-mail me on simipennpersonal@gmail.com

Q: What are the T&C's for the refund?

1. This must be your first time using the Deo.

2. You need to go through our screening questionnaire and make changes if necessary.

3. You will need to return the Deo to us (at our cost).

Q: Why is your product packaged in plastic?

I have done an insane amount of research into this because I am psychotic about saving the planet. My family of 5 even live in a tiny house i've dubbed the ecopod. Its 55 squares. But I digress…

 

So the whole plastic thing is actually very counterintuitive. The carbon footprint to produce plastic is 1/1000th of any natural, or organic matter, eg. paper or linen. Plus hard plastic (which our container is) is the most widely recycled substance in the country (and, indeed the planet).

 

PLUS natural containers such as glass, cotton, linen, or paper actually release methane gas into the atmospheres UNLESS they are disposed of by composting. MOST people know about recycling but hardly anyone actually knows about composting - or does it properly.

 

So taking peoples’ ignorance into account; I have to assume that when they dispose of their container, the very best I can hope for is, recycling. I can’t assume they will know to compost a natural container and I don’t want to be response for someone “throwing away” the container because its natural, and then that container ends up in landfill, and, because of the compression without oxygen it releases methane into the atmosphere. 

 

Ironically, plastic, when in landfill, does not release any methane.

 

The plastic in the oceans, on the other hand, is actually from littering. Which is a person to person issue. It’s not from responsible, municipal managed waste disposal.

Q: But, How do I Use The Products?

 

1. Deodorant 

 

The crowning glory of the Mothers’ Nature range. Our stick deodorant will eliminate odour no matter how foul and keep you 100% fresh for 24 hours or longer (from the time you apply until the time you wash it off!). 

Made with only 100% natural ingredients. There will be a faint smell of organic essential oils when you apply; but a perfectly neutral smell under the arms throughout the day. 

Disclaimer: this product contains sodium bicarbonate which will alkalise the surface of the skin. If bicarb burn or discolouration occurs; treat the area with Apple Cider Vinegar to balance the PH OR Mothers’ Nature Symptom Soother. 

It is very common to experience a transitional period of detox, when switching to Mothers’ Nature Deodorant. Symptoms include: bicarb burn, discolouration of the skin, shedding of underarm skin, and swollen lymph nodes in the armpits. If reaction does not pass after 2-4 weeks seek medical attention. 

This is not an antiperspirant. 

You WILL sweat. You WILL NOT smell. 

2. Soap Bar

 

Hand made, hot and cold process, cured soap bar. Suitable for full body use, face, hair, and most importantly those shtünky PITS!

 Made with only 100% natural ingredients: coconut oil, lye, water, homegrown herbs and leaves, essential oil.

 

 Simply lather directly onto wet skin. Rinse as normal.

3. Underarm Detox Mask

 

Sometimes the process of moving to natural deo can cause symptoms and detox. DO NOT FEAR. Using an underarm, clay mask will help drastically speed up this process and clear out toxins from under your arms so that they can get back to doing what they do best... SWEAT! 

Mix a tablespoon of water with the top layer of our clay mask mix. Create a mud-like consistency. Apply liberally to armpits. Allow to dry thoroughly. Rinse off with warm water. Feel like royalty. 

 

4. Symptom Soothing Solution

A common misconception is that the sodium bicarbonate in natural deodorants causes Bicarb BURN. 

But the resultant redness (and other potential, short-term side effects like darkening of the skin for eg) is actually caused because the PH of the skin’s surface is now out of whack. 

Bicarb is an alkaliser. Normal skin has a PH of 5.5. The armpits are 6.0; and Bicarb is a whopping 9.0. 

Plus our Body’s PH is constantly vacillating based on a multitude of factors; but if you want the intense odour killing power of bicarb, without the toxic chemicals of conventional deo, then you have to play your hand. 

 

This spray, however, uses nature’s magical MAGNESIUM, to offset the alkalising effects of the bicarb, restoring PH harmony. 

 

The magical soothing spritz can be used at night if you’re experiencing redness, bicarb burn, discolouration, and any other surface symptoms of change-over. 

We find that woman who have been using anti-perspirants suffer the most with the initial detox. 

 

But now there’s really no excuse to expose your body to those revolting chemicals. 

KEEP YOUR BOOBS SAFE!

 

5. Pit Pack

 

Each product is massively discounted to give you this starter pack with an added bonus of FREE DELIVERY! The ultimate starter bundle for your stinky pits: a bentonite-clay based, detoxifying underarm mask; a 100% natural bar soap (to clean those pits); a symptom soothing solution salve (for those initial, change-over, symptoms); and, the crowning glory of Mothers’ Nature: a stick deo - the last deodorant you will ever try. 

Pit Pack contents explained:

Deodorant:

The crowning glory of the Mothers’ Nature range. Our stick deodorant will eliminate odour no matter how foul and keep you 100% fresh for 24 hours or longer (from the time you apply until the time you wash it off!). 

Made with only 100% natural ingredients. There will be a faint smell of organic essential oils when you apply; but a perfectly neutral smell under the arms throughout the day. 

Disclaimer: this product contains sodium bicarbonate which will alkalise the surface of the skin. If bicarb burn or discolouration occurs; treat the area with Apple Cider Vinegar to balance the PH OR Mothers’ Nature Symptom Soother. 

It is very common to experience a transitional period of detox, when switching to Mothers’ Nature Deodorant. Symptoms include: bicarb burn, discolouration of the skin, shedding of underarm skin, and swollen lymph nodes in the armpits. If reaction does not pass after 2-4 weeks seek medical attention. 

Underarm Detox Mask:

 

Sometimes the process of moving to natural deo can cause symptoms and detox. DO NOT FEAR. Using an underarm, clay mask will help drastically speed up this process and clear out toxins from under your arms so that they can get back to doing what they do best... SWEAT! 

Mix a tablespoon of water with the top layer of our clay mask mix. Create a mud-like consistency. Apply liberally to armpits. Allow to dry thoroughly. Rinse off with warm water. Feel like royalty.

Symptom Soothing Solution:

A common misconception is that the sodium bicarbonate in natural deodorants causes Bicarb BURN. 

But the resultant redness (and other potential, short-term side effects like darkening of the skin for eg) is actually caused because the PH of the skin’s surface is now out of whack. 

Bicarb is an alkaliser. Normal skin has a PH of 5.5. The armpits are 6.0; and Bicarb is a whopping 9.0. 

Plus our Body’s PH is constantly vacillating based on a multitude of factors; but if you want the intense odour killing power of bicarb, without the toxic chemicals of conventional deo, then you have to play your hand. 

 

This spray, however, uses nature’s magical MAGNESIUM, to offset the alkalising effects of the bicarb, restoring PH harmony. 

 

The magical soothing spritz can be used at night if you’re experiencing redness, bicarb burn, discolouration, and any other surface symptoms of change-over. 

We find that woman who have been using anti-perspirants suffer the most with the initial detox.

Soap Bar:

 

Hand made, hot and cold process, cured soap bar. Suitable for full body use, hair, face, and most importantly PITS!

 

 Made with only 100% natural ingredients: coconut oil, lye, water, homegrown herbs and leaves, essential oil.

 

Simply lather directly onto wet skin. Rinse as normal.

 

You will Never. Stink. Again!