The eleven pure and organic essential oils used in our special synergistic blend work together and with the other ingredients in PiperWai to keep you smelling fresh.
Take a whiff of a jar and the universally pleasing, gender-neutral scent is kinda minty and kinda citrusy (think the fresh and calm ambience of a relaxing spa), but the smell is extremely subtle once it's on your body.
PiperWai works with your body chemistry, not against it (like the synthetic fragrances in conventional deodorant do), so the goal is to neutralize odor - not just cover it up.
Essential oils are very powerful and have a variety of therapeutic uses. That's why we dilute the entire essential blend less than 1% of the overall formula (with each individual oil diluted less than 0.1%), making PiperWai safe for every body including children and pregnant women.
Scroll down for more information about the essential oils used in PiperWai Natural Deodorant!
Citrus BergamiaWhat Bergamot Is:
Bergamot is a tropical citrus fruit whose peel is used for extracting the Bergamot essential oil through the process of cold compression. Its powerful aroma makes it a popular component in many perfumes. Outside of beauty, one of the most common applications is its addition to black tea to create the popular British variety, Earl Grey.What Bergamot Does:
- Bergamot oil is double-trouble against body odor: A) it has disinfectant properties that stop the growth of odor-causing bacteria; B) it has a delicate yet powerful fragrance that eliminates odors.
- It is regularly added to skincare products due to not only its scent, but also its ability to reduce the visual effects of marks and even out the skin tone.
Salvia SclareaWhat Clary Sage Is:
Clary sage is native to Mediterranean countries. The name is derived from the Latin word clarus, meaning clear. It has been called ‘clear eye’ as the seed was used to clear the eyes from foreign objects. Clary sage has been used since the Hellenic and Roman times in both traditional and alternative medicine, as well as in cooking.What Clary Sage Does:
- Clary sage contains an ester, linalyl acetate, which has anti-inflammatory and oil-regulating properties. Clary sage also has strong antiseptic and anti-bacterial properties, which combined with its fresh aroma, render clary sage oil a very efficient natural deodorant.
- Clary sage is also know for producing an elating and euphoric effect, leaving you feeling confident - both in yourself and your deodorant!
Eugenia CaryophyllusWhat Clove Is:
Any Chai tea lover is probably familiar with clove, the small spice with the pungent aroma that looks like a wall nail. Its name is actually derived by the Latin word for nail, Clavus. It is commonly used in cooking, not only because of its sensual scent and flavor, but also because it aids digestion and eliminates bloating.What Clove Does:
- Clove leaf oil contains the compound eugenol, which has anti-inflammatory and germicidal properties. It has been used for many years in dentistry and as and active ingredient in soap making.
- Eugenol reverses cellular oxidation, meaning that it helps slow down the aging process. As such, it is also used in skincare to help address and prevent sagging skin and wrinkles.
Eucalyptus RadiataWhat Eucalyptus Is:
Eucalyptus, part of the Myrtaceae family, is native to Australia and has a history of use by the Australian aborigines. The name comes from the Greek word eucalyptos, (meaning ‘well-covered’) and refers to its flowers that are covered by a membrane when in bud. From as early as the 1800’s eucalyptus has been integrated into medicine systems across the world.What Eucalyptus Does:
- Eucalyptus is the plant with the highest content of a chemical compound called 1.8 cineole that has been shown to have exceptional therapeutic qualities.
- When topically applied to the skin, eucalyptus has anti-inflammatory and analgesic properties.
- It prevents odors, heals wounds, and prevents infections, leaving your skin odor-less and protected!
Lavandula AngustifoliaWhat Lavender Is:
Lavender is one of the most popular and widely used essential oils. This is not surprising given its sweet scent that calms, relaxes, and balances both mind and body. Lavender flourishes in the Mediterranean regions and has been used since the ancient times for medicinal and religious purposes. The name is derived from the Latin word Lavare, meaning ‘to clean’.What Lavender Does:
- Lavender oil has antiseptic, antifungal and regenerative properties. It speeds up the healing of wounds and burns, so it is regularly used to treat a variety of skin conditions.
- It is jam-packed with antioxidants that help reduce free radicals and detoxify the body.
- Further, its fragrance is a potent nerve tonic used to remove anxiety and relieve stress.
Cymbopogon CitratusWhat Lemongrass Is:
Lemongrass is part of the Poaceae botanical family. It is regularly used as a flavoring of food and beverages, particularly in Asian cuisines, but also in skincare, household cleaning products and homemade deodorizers. It has a wonderful fresh, grassy, earthy and lemony fragrance. It is also full of antioxidant, vitamins and minerals.What Lemongrass Does:
- Lemongrass oil has major skin healing properties. It acts as an effective astringent and skin toner. It cleanses the pores and tightens the tissues of the skin.
- Lemongrass oil contains citral and limonele, which kill bacteria and prevent the growth of certain fungi.
- Lemongrass’s fresh and clean scent stimulates the mind and body, and boosts energy.
Citrus RiticulataWhat Mandarin Is:
Mandarin, similar to Tangerine, belongs to the Rutaceae botanical family and is native to the Far East. Mandarin denotes wealth and good fortune in Chinese culture. Mandarin is a great source of Vitamin C and contains natural antioxidants. Its invigorating oil is extracted from the peel of the fruit through cold compression. It has a sweet, zesty and luxurious aroma.What Mandarin Does:
- Mandarin oil is super-food for the skin. It has cell-regenerating properties and helps heal scars, marks and wounds faster. It also maintains the skin’s moisture, refines the skin’s texture, promotes skin decongestion, and regulates oil production.
- The refreshing and rejuvenating fragrance of the Mandarin oil, produces a calming, soothing and comforting effect. It uplifts the mood and reduces stress.
Mentha PiperitaWhat Peppermint Is:
Peppermint, one of the variations of the mint species, is an invigorating, refreshing, and stimulating essential oil that is widely used in both traditional and alternative medicine systems. For example, peppermint is regularly offered in chemotherapy units to prevent and relieve nausea. Unlike those of other herbs, the medicinal benefits of peppermint have been studied and proven.What Peppermint Does:
- Peppermint contains menthol, which creates a fresh, cooling, tingly sensation, and has antimicrobial and antiseptic properties.
- It is very effective in cleaning, soothing, and calming itchy or inflamed skin.
- Further, its invigorating scent clarifies the mind, and promotes alertness and mental agility.
Rosmarinus OfficinalisWhat Rosemary Is:
Rosemary is an aromatic herb with a distinctive fresh and herbaceous aroma. It grows along the Mediterranean seashore, hence its name Rosmarinus, which means ‘Dew of the sea’ in Latin. It is widely used as a spice, and is an integral part of the Mediterranean diet.What Rosemary Does:
- Rosemary is regularly used in hair and skin care due to its regenerative abilities. It has antimicrobial and oil-regulating properties that make it very effective in toning and balancing the skin.
- Studies have demonstrated that rosemary oil promotes better cognitive performance, which has spurred scientist to examine its potential effectiveness as an alternative therapy in the treatment of Alzheimer’s disease.
Melaleuca AlternifoliaWhat Tea Tree Is:
The tea tree – part of the Myrtaceae botanical family – is native to Australia. The Australian aborigines traditionally used the crushed leaves of the tea tree to treat skin infections. Tea tree oil use has spread across the world, as it is notorious for its healing and disinfectant properties.What Tea Tree Does:
- As a number of studies demonstrate, tea tree oil has robust antimicrobial, antiseptic, antibacterial, antifungal and antiviral properties.
- These properties also kill the bacteria on your skin that cause odor, making tea tree oil one of nature’s most efficient deodorants.
- It works alongside your body to eliminate rather than mask odor, leaving you feeling fresh and clean!
Thymus vulgarisWhat Thyme Is:
Thyme is a member of the mint family and is native to the Mediterranean regions and certain parts of Africa. It has been a part of the Mediterranean diet for thousand of years. Thyme has been recognized as one of the strongest antioxidants. It contains Thymol, which has strong antiseptic properties making it a natural antibiotic.What Thyme Does:
- Due to its antioxidant properties, thyme oil slows aging and makes the skin glow.
- Use of thyme oil helps rid the body of toxins, drain congestion and eliminate body odor.
- Thyme oil naturally balances out hormone levels in the body.