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Rustic MAKA's natural deodorants are all about embracing simplicity! We are fully dedicated to keep you informed about what goes into each of our products, so when you look at the ingredient list, you can be confident that there is nothing hidden. Every Rustic MAKA product is filled with good-for-the-body and nourishing ingredients that you can count on. When making the switch or simply choosing a product to trust, you can be assured that we have your back (and pits too!). As total transparency is the only way to share the knowledge, earn your trust and build a solid foundation for a life-long partnership, our products will always have everything you need and nothing you don't.

For a full list of specific ingredients in each product, visit individual product listing.

Tapioca Powder

Tapioca Powder is made from a fast-growing root of a woody, perennial Cassava shrub, cultivated in a tropical climate. Gentle to use on dry, irritated or sensitive skin, this lightweight powder thickens the product and provides smooth texture. Rich in iron and vitamin C, Tapioca Powder is known to soften skin and absorb moisture. 

Coconut Oil

Coconut Oil is known for its many nourishing properties, due to its high content of lauric acid, capric acid and caprylic acid. Perfect for those with inflamed and sensitive skin, Coconut Oil keeps the skin moisturized and nourished.

Shea Nut Butter

Shea Nut Butter is rich in vitamin A and E, which helps retain skin moisture and elasticity without clogging pores. Due to the unrefined process of this butter, the essential fatty acid content is not compromised, delivering the highest moisturizing and nourishing results. Thanks to the soothing nature of Shea Nut Butter, the underarm area is continuously fortified and rejuvenated.

Baking Soda

Baking Soda* is made with refined soda ash from naturally-occurring trona (sodium carbonate compound) deposits. This type of manufacturing relies on simple processing which yields minimal waste, thus reducing impact on the environment. Rather than masking the odors, Baking Soda is known to neutralize them through a chemical process, making it ideal for use in a deodorant. Due to its powder consistency it also absorbs perspiration on top of the skin.

*Not present in our Baking Soda-Free Deodorants

Candelilla Wax

Candelilla Wax is native to northern Mexico and is derived from the leaves of the Candelilla shrub. Grown entirely in the wild, this plant is closely monitored to ensure sustainable practices during cultivation. A vegan alternative to beeswax, this yellow-colored wax is a great natural emulsifier creating a smooth product texture and easier application in a glide-like consistency.

Zinc Ricinoleate

Zinc Ricinoleate is zinc salt of ricinoleic acid and is derived from the seeds of Ricinus communis plant or commonly knows as Castor beans. The zinc element comes from zinc oxide while ricinoleic acid is a purified fatty acid, both naturally occurring in the plant. Zinc ricinoleate works by trapping and absorbing odor molecules formed during bacterial decomposition of perspiration.

Vitamin E

Vitamin E is a fat-soluble antioxidant derived from non-GMO soy beans that possesses excellent moisturizing properties. It plays a vital role in protecting skin cells and membranes from environmental/oxidative damage. Vitamin E oil can make skin look more radiant and rejuvenated.

Bamboo Extract

Bamboo Extract is an extremely fine powder derived from a special bamboo growing in the forests of India. The deposits of silica contained within the powder provide excellent absorption powers, reducing sweat before any contact with odor-causing bacteria.

Essential Oils and Isolates

Essential Oils + Isolates are considered nature's fragrances since they are purely derived from a specific plant source, without any synthetic additives. Extracted from the flowers, leaves, peel, or bark of a plant using distillation extraction, or expression techniques, these pure, highly concentrated oils and isolates are full of aromatics for stimulating senses, promoting relaxation and benefiting the body. 


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