We use clean ingredients that are 99% natural and 100% free of harmful chemicals.
Every single ingredient in Wildhood deodorant has been included because it’s safe, and it works. No aluminium, no phthalates, no preservatives, no cheap fillers. Our products are not tested on animals, our ingredients are cruelty-free, and – small bonus – it’s vegan.
Our Full Ingredients List
Coconut Oil (Cocous Nucifera)
Yep, the same superfood ingredient you love in your favourite ice-cream and smoothies does some pretty heavy lifting in our deodorants too. Coconut oil comes from coconuts (Cocos nucifera). Its delicious white pulp is extracted and refined into oil that is easily absorbed into the skin and is super hydrating and nourishing. It’s antibacterial too, so it's amazing at fighting the bacteria that causes underarms to smell when you sweat.
Wildhood deodorant uses Tapioca Starch instead of baking soda that you find in most deodorants. Extracted from the fleshy root of the cassava plant grown in South America and Indonesia, it is our hero ingredient for absorbing and minimising wetness without stopping your natural sweating process. Oh, and it makes Wildhood feel silky and smooth on your skin too (your pits will love it!)
Magnesium hydroxide comes from the sea. This salty, alkaline formula combines magnesium hydroxide and magnesium carbonate hydroxide to create a pH environment on the skin that odour-causing bacteria hates! Unlike naughty aluminium-filled deodorants, it naturally prevents odour without blocking sweat glands and disrupting the body's natural cooling mechanism.
Candelila wax is derived from the leaves of a shrub native to Mexico and gives our deodorant its soft, yet firm consistency, and ensures it glides on smoothly.
Castor Seed Oil (Ricinus Communis)
Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil is a vegetable oil obtained from the seeds of the Ricinus communis plant. This naturally sourced antibacterial oil is rich in fatty acids and helps give our deodorant its smooth, creamy texture.
Sweet Almond Oil
Almond oil is extracted from crushed almonds and is known for its gentle, soothing, and moisturising properties. The oils in Wildhood deodorant add to its creamy texture, and help carry other ingredients to your skin.
Shea Butter is natural vegetable fat extracted from the seeds of the African shea tree. Naturally abundant in vitamins A and E and fatty acids, it’s super hydrating, anti inflammatory, and a rich source of antioxidants.
Carnauba Wax comes from the leaves of the palm Copernicia Prunifera, a plant found in northeastern Brazil. It is hypoallergenic, very emollient and has a high melting point, making it perfect for thickening skin care products. It is also why our deodorants provide a smooth application and lovely glossy finish.
Vitamin E is nature’s own preservative. Ours comes from tocopherol which is made by drying out oil seeds, which are then ground, milled, boiled, and separated. It acts as an antioxidant in our deodorants and contains magical skin conditioning properties.
Kaolin clay is a gentle clay found all over the world. It’s also super milky, so it’s beneficial if you have dry or sensitive skin. We add a touch to our deodorant formulations to help absorb sweat, and soothe the skin.
Our scents are nature-inspired, fun and fabulous and one of the reasons you can't wait to put them on every morning. Fragrance sometimes gets a bad rap, which is why ours come from Australian suppliers who follow the IFRA code of practice, which is the global standard for safe use of fragrance ingredients and mixtures. Some people can be a little sensitive to fragrances (think: itch, sting, scratch). We recommend doing a patch test first to make sure your skin loves Wildhood just as much as you do.
The nasty stuff we never use
Aluminium is the ingredient in antiperspirants that actually clogs your pores and prevents sweating. The internet has various stories linking aluminium to Alzheimer’s, breast cancer, and kidney function. Although the correlation (if any) is not yet known, is it worth taking the risk when there are aluminium-free options available?
Alcohol kills some of the bacteria that forms odour, but it can also dry out skin and contribute to irritation. We prefer to use gentler ingredients such as organic coconut oil and magnesium hydroxide for their antibacterial effects.
Lots of natural deodorants use Sodium Bi-Carbonate as a pH neutraliser. However bi-carb can be harsh, irritating and aggravating sensitive skin. We prefer to save the bi carb for our chocolate cakes, and use magnesium hydroxide for its detoxifying qualities in our deos instead.
Parabens are synthetic compounds that are used as a preservative to control bacteria, however these could disrupt the balance of our hormones. We use coconut oil and castor oil instead for their natural antibacterial and antiseptic properties.
Propylene glycol is a synthetic compound used to soften deodorant and make it easy to apply. It’s also the same ingredient that is used to de-ice aircraft in cold conditions…. No thank you. We use tapioca starch and candelilla wax instead.
Triclosan is an antibacterial and antifungal agent considered a pesticide by the American Food & Drug Administration. Wildhood deodorant contains only natural preservatives, including vitamin E.
Phthalates are used to make other ingredients more flexible, however they are also linked to disruptions of the endocrine system. We’ll take our lovely shea butter and carnuba wax instead thanks.
Palm oil-derived products appear in lots of food and cosmetic products and pose devastating environmental problems. It's the largest driver of Indonesian deforestation, which destroys habitat and contributes to climate change. It’s the reason our formulations are derived from coconut oil, never palm oil.