Mellow is a very different Woohoo - a bicarb soda free, fragrance free, essential oil free, skin LOVING Woohoo All Natural Deodorant Paste.
Why? Because bicarb soda is a fantabulous natural deodoriser BUT it can upset some people. Even though we've carefully adjusted the pH of our other Woohoo deodorants to minimise the chance of irritation, there are some incredibly sensitive souls who can’t even tolerate the tiniest amount.
So we set ourselves a challenge - to create a deodorant that could bust odour even BETTER than Woohoo Urban and Woohoo Wild, but without bicarb. The mission was accepted with gusto by our very talented formulator (none other than Aaron!) and it turns out that this was probably his toughest challenge yet. But guess what? He triumphed.
Woohoo Mellow has the smoothest of textures, applies like an absolute dream, and busts body odour like you wouldn't believe. Even without essential oils.
Mellow's superstar ingredients are absolute crackers!
Magnesium Hydroxide (also goes by “milk of magnesia”) - You guessed it - the same stuff used to stop indigestion and heartburn. Who would have thought it also works an absolute treat at neutralising BO.
Activated Charcoal - What can’t it do these days? Well you can add another string to its bow because it not only works at keeping you dry it also adsorbs odour. Double thumbs up.
Olive Leaf Extract - One of nature’s most powerful antibacterial, antifungal and antioxidant plants. Smelly, sweat-munching bacteria are no match for this gift from mother nature. It boosts Mellow’s BO preventing power so a masking fragrance is not required.
These superstars are join the much loved old gang of Kaolin clay, zinc and Tapioca starch to make Woohoo Mellow a worthy addition the the Woohoo family.
Where oh where are the essential oils?
NOWHERE :) When we said we set ourselves a challenge we weren't kidding. In most natural deodorants essential oils play a pretty big role in helping stop body odour but we managed to create this incredibly effective deodorant without them.
If you know us at all, you'll know we have a love affair with essential oils but we had a few good reasons not to use them in Woohoo Mellow.
Essential oils, even though they're natural, can irritate sensitive skinned folk. And we wanted Mellow to be the deodorant that EVERYONE can use.
Ladies lucky enough to be pregnant often like to stay away from essential oils to avoid any possible side effects on their pregnancy (even though the likelihood is very small - better safe than sorry!).
Breastfeeding mamas usually like to avoid essential oils to make sure bub doesn't get upset by weird smells.
Some people just don't like smelly things. And that's A-O-K with us :)
Mellow has a very gentle coconut oil aroma that disappears as soon as it's rubbed into your skin. No lingering scent. You just smell like you. In a good way!
Just quietly, we've been hearing that Mellow is a new favourite of many a devout Urban and Wild user.
Have you gotten up close and personal with Mellow yet?
With clean, dry hands use the tip of your index finger collect to a pea sized amount of deodorant and warm it in your fingertips. Rub it under your arm until it disappears (just like you would a moisturiser).
P.S. If you’re used to using an antiperspirant, please remember that this isn’t one! This deodorant works by neutralising odour and keeps you dryer by absorbing moisture, but it DOESN’T block your pores with aluminium to stop you from sweating. It can take a couple of weeks for your body to adjust to this type of deodorant but it’s worth the wait!
The texture of the paste was grainy and was hard to apply to the skin, it kept flaking off instead of being absorbed. Also, it didn't help with odor protection, even with minimal activity. Wouldn't use again, unfortunately.
Thank you so much for taking the time to let us know about your experience with Woohoo. I'm sorry it was less than amazing!
Do you mind if I ask how long it has been since you've used an antiperspirant, and how long you've been trying Woohoo for?
It can take a little bit of time for your body to detox from the aluminium in most antiperspirants. If you need a bit more help or information with this please don't hesitate to ask. We should be able to get Woohoo working like a dream for you! :)
The other thing we could look into is whether or not you've been using the right Woohoo for you. It's a bit tricky to get right if you're not sure what you're looking for, as we're all so unique in our own body aromas and different essentials oils will work differently for some. Mellow is our unscented bicarb free product, some people can find this is not as effective for them as one of the bicarb versions. Your Woohoo paste should also be smooth! please pop an email through to us [email protected] so that we can offer further assistance.
Skin sensitivity:Slightly sensitive
Great deodorant without the nasties. Had been looking to get away from aluminium deodorants for a while and so happy to make the switch. Just ordered again from Japan and while it took more than 6 weeks to arrive due to slow postal service was well worth the wait - bring on summer.
Skin sensitivity:Super sensitive
I am allergic to almost every deodorant there is and l can use this no problem
Skin sensitivity:Super sensitive
love it !!!!!!!!
I have really sensitive skin and i also do a lot of exercise, this is the only all natural deodorant i have found that dose not irritated my skin and also last all day even when i exercise... sometimes if i have a big day and do a lot of exercise i will need to re apply... but usually only have to do it in the morning.