How Our Postbiotic Deodorant & AO+ Restorative Mist Work Together

Jenna Jolls

The Power Couple: Our Postbiotic Deodorant and AO+ Restorative Mist

Our postbiotic natural deodorant with lemongrass effectively fights and neutralizes body odor. It contains natural starches to absorb sweat and moisture, while sunflower and coconut oils give a smooth glide to nourish the skin. Plus, our powerful blend of postbiotic helps preserve a healthy microbiome.

How Do Natural Deodorants Work?

Conventional deodorants work by killing off bacteria in your armpit and adding some perfume or fragrance to mask body odor. Antiperspirants also help control odor, but they do so by temporarily blocking the sweat glands and your pores to reduce the amount of moisture in your armpit, consequently preventing it from mixing with bacteria on the surface.

Most of the time, the active ingredient in these deodorants is aluminum. However, there have been some concerns about the long-term use of aluminum deodorants and breast cancer. Although, studies haven't found a direct link between these.

While that can work for some people, it disrupts the skin's ecosystem and kills off harmful and good bacteria. Instead, natural deodorants work by avoiding some questionable ingredients and focusing on fostering a healthy balance of bacteria instead. 

A postbiotic deodorant uses a blend of pre- and probiotics to effectively neutralize body odor by managing the levels of odor-causing bacteria on the skin. Replenishing the body with good bacteria (probiotics) can help preserve a healthy microbiome in which harmful bacteria cannot increase.

Then, a blend of botanical oils and essential oils helps neutralize odor and offer a long-lasting pleasant scent throughout the day. 

Mother Dirt Postbiotic Deodorant Benefits

When we set to create a natural deodorant, we reached natural ingredients. Aluminum-free deodorants are usually made with ingredients that help absorb moisture, such as tapioca starch, arrowroot powder, baking soda, corn starch, and others to help stop sweat in its tracks.

The idea is that by trapping sweat on the surface, it won't soak into the skin to be fed by smell-causing bacteria.

  • Acts as a primer for our AO+ Restorative Mist
  • Effectively fights and neutralizes body odor
  • It helps preserve a healthy microbiome
  • Formulated without synthetic fragrance, phthalates, alcohol, and aluminum
  • Designed for all skin types
  • 30-day money-back guarantee
  • Vegan and cruelty-free

Ingredients in Mother Dirt's Postbiotic Deodorant

We believe in full transparency, so if you are interested in learning more about the ingredients that we use in our products, don't forget to check out our ingredients glossary.

Unlike most natural deodorants in the market, ours is baking soda free and instead, it's made with all-natural ingredients, including:

  • Postbiotics - help preserve a healthy microbiome
  • Lemongrass oil - neutralizes odor and leaves you smelling fresh
  • Natural starches - absorb sweat and moisture
  • Sunflower/coconut oils - give a smooth glide and nourish the skin
  • Oat kernel oil - helps soothe and moisturize sensitive skin
  • Yeast extract - acts as food for good bacteria

How the AO+ Restorative Mist Works

Now let's talk about the "power couple." Mother Dirt's Postbiotic Deodorant and patented AO+ Restorative Mist work better together.

Our Postbiotic Deodorant balances your microbiome for safe, effective odor control - but when you follow it with a spray of our AO+ Restorative Mist, it takes it to the next level. Our Postbiotic Deodorant is exactly what the live AOB needs to thrive. A symbiotic relationship at its most beautiful. ⁠

"Fun fact: sweat doesn't smell. The AO+ Restorative Mist uses the ammonia in your sweat to reduce the levels of odor-causing bacteria. But, ingredients in traditional deodorants and antiperspirants can kill the AOB. Our Postbiotic Deodorant is formulated to support AOB in the Mist while absorbing sweat and neutralizing odor," explains Lauren Trahan, Director of Product & Innovation for Mother Dirt.

By pairing this probiotic mist with your natural deodorant, you're indeed helping to restore the skin microbiome balance. Our proprietary ingredient, live AOB, interacts with elements naturally found in your sweat to produce two powerful byproducts - Nitrite and Nitric Oxide - that are essential to a balanced skin microbiome.

Of course, our probiotic mist helps with other things, including improving skin clarity, fighting blemish-causing bacteria, and improving oily skin appearance.

But, speaking about body oil, we know that it can help control it and keep sweat in check over time. Not to mention, using AO+ Restorative Mist with a natural deodorant will make the journey of switching to aluminum-free deodorants much less painful and uncomfortable. If you've ever tried to make the switch before, you know exactly what we're talking about.

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