Sun Down Handmade Natural Deodorant Stick - Extra Sport Strength Formula
Finally, a natural deodorant that Kicks Ass!
Scent Profile: Talc, Oakmoss, Lemon, Petitgrain, Bergamot, Lavender, Rose, Animalic Musk, Clary Sage, Vetiver & Sandalwood.
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 Crown King 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!
The Origin Of Our Extra Sports Formula
I love our natural deodorants but on gym days I always hit up my under arms with an alum block first, just to be safe. After awhile It occurred to me I could kill too birds with one stone or stick, deodorant stick in this case. Once we nailed the ratio the protection proved steadfast & resilient. Even the scent lasted longer. It's safe to say, if you don't stick with our Sun Down soap and splash in your daily routine, I firmly believe you will stick to using this deodorant on a daily basis...it's that good!
Excerpt From Sun Up Ad (1963)
"Sun Upmanship That’s the name of the game.
George goes around smelling like flowers in bloom. You go around with the manly scent of Sun Up after-shave. YOU get the girl. Gillette didn’t pick flowers to find this new scent. We’re not perfume people. We captured only the manlier, muskier, spicier scents of nature. And we came up with the scent that you wear like a man...like a man who’s one up on the other guy."
["Sorry George, My Grandmother Just Flew In"]
Sun Down is my take on a very classic, special aftershave scent from the 60's (63-69), Gillette's Sun Up ! I have been working on this little number for almost a year now with much trial and error...mostly error...but finally success, which was well worth the effort!
I really can't say it better than their classic ad, but I'll try.
Some have compared this scent to James Bond and what he'd wear, others relate it to that classic, working man scent! I subscribe to the latter scent description myself, in fact I find it very close to Aqua Velva...at least in the same club. Let me clarify, close to AV at first sniff, but during the course of the day and initial dry down it's own unique character shines through. In short, "Sun Up" was truly a perfect name for the stuff! If the 60’s had a “smelltrack”, there’s no doubt this would be it for the everyday man on the street...and such an interesting time in our history (usa).
I am actually at a loss as to why this was ever discontinued after only a 6 year run. I mean, even the bottle was super cool; shapely with a cool bakelite cap...classy!
Our deodorants are handcrafted one batch at a time. We use the best ingredients we can find to bring you a superior product.
NOTE: This is DEODORANT not Antiperspirant!
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
Handmade in Arizona, USA
Net Wt. 2.5oz.