Planet 9 Natural Handmade Deodorant | Sport Strength | The Rebirth of Neroli
For Those in a rush Here is the scent profile: pungent, energizing and intoxicating, containing delicate floral notes with a whiff of citrus, honey and green/spicy facets. Comforting yet exotic with a slight element of mystery. Think Temple of Doom type "mystery" vibe.
This stuff had to be Extra Sport Strength...and it is. If you have tried our deodorants you know they are high quality but this version takes the cake! The secret (no pun intended) is Potassium Alum!
ABSOLUTELY ZERO PARABENS, PROPYLENE GLYCOL, ALCOHOL OR TRICLOSAN CAN BE FOUND IN OUR CREATIONS!
Not To Be Confused For Aluminum:
To be clear, my deodorant does not contain the bad stuff; aluminum chlorohydrate, aluminum chloride, aluminum hydroxybromide or aluminum zirconium—all forms of aluminum commonly used in antiperspirants and deodorants. To stop the flow of sweat to your skin’s surface, the aluminum plugs sweat ducts in the top layer of your skin stopping the the natural flow of sweat to your skin’s surface.
This "bad" aluminum can also be absorbed into your body where it can then build up as part of your body burden. Alzheimer’s disease and cancer are two illnesses known to be associated with aluminum exposure.
The stuff in my Extra Sport Formula is very different, called alum. The most common form is potassium alum, also known as potassium aluminum sulfate.
Potassium alum is a natural mineral salt made up of molecules that are too large to be absorbed by your skin. They form a protective layer on your skin that inhibits the growth of odor-causing bacteria. In short, Alum is Nature's Deodorant!
For those of you that missed it, Planet 9 is the rebirth of Neroli...hmmm, that sounds kind of vague, no? Let me explain.
Neroli is an essential oil & absolute produced from the blossom of the bitter orange tree (Citrus aurantium subsp. amara or Bigaradia).
It is a very unique scent with such a rich history when it comes to perfuming, you could say it's a perfuming rockstar. Not only is it one of the most used notes in the biz, it was also the shining star of the world's first Eau De Cologne over 300 years ago!
Historically Known For:
• An Exotic, Classic Masculine Scent
• Aphrodisiac Effect (you're welcome)
• A Calming, Relaxing Effect on Mind
• Antimicrobial & Anti-fungal Properties
• Regenerating benefits for every skin type
• A Soothing Natural Anti-inflammatory
• Aphrodisiac Effect (again, you're welcome)
[and this is just a few things this stuff is known for!]
"But what exactly is the scent profile Doug?"
Planet 9 is instantly pungent, energizing and intoxicating, containing delicate floral notes with a whiff of citrus, honey and green/spicy facets. Comforting yet exotic with a slight element of mystery. Think Temple of Doom type "mystery" vibe.
We originally put out Neroli 5 years back and immediately a cult following grew around it! Our Neroli Deodorant really put us on the natural deodorant map too with much fanfare!
But then as we grew and introduced more scents it seemed to have fallen off the radar. I admit it was odd...and though it broke our hearts, we pulled it due to dropping sales.
"I am fortunate enough to have had a sneak preview of Planet 9, and I must say....it is out of this world! A very pleasant and surrounding scent that titilates the senses, and soothes the savage #6 setting on your adjustable! Can't wait to get an entire bottle of this fantastic splash!"
But I digress...So up till recently, Fran and I had no idea our Neroli was still being talked about in a big way, sought after even!
This was partly because the buzz was in forums we are not a part of or don't have the time to participate in. If it had not been for our recent AMA on the Damn Fine Shave Forum we would of still been ignorant of the demand...THIS really put a smile on our faces, we could bring our baby back...and better than ever!
After perfuming for more than 5 years now, it would be interesting and fun to go back to one of our earlier scents and apply some of our experience and skill we've since attained.
So I immediately set to work on revisiting our Neroli and pulled out all the stops when it came to redefining the scent. If you are a fan of Fran's past Neroli, Planet 9 is that x 10!
The scent you fell in love with in 2012 is still intact, but I have given it much more depth, shape and dimension. I really tweaked it and brought more of the subtle, natural characteristics of Neroli to the mix...I found it's soul!
(man, that sounds so bloody pretentious...I need to find a better way to say that...but until then, it's clear I'm a dork and I apologize.)
Ingredients: Coconut Oil, Beeswax, Cocoa Butter, Arrowroot Powder, Shea Butter, Sodium Bicarbonate, Zinc Oxide, Organic Non GMO Corn Starch, Kaolin Clay, Organic Avocado Oil, Cape Aloe Powder, Potasium Alum, Essential Oils and/or Fragrance