Right in the thick of it… The Benefits of Arrowroot Powder in Natural Deodorant

Bowl of arrowroot powder with fresh arrowroot cut in half in the background.


Or, maybe it’s just used as a thickener.

Do you really know all the benefits of arrowroot powder?

I’ll be honest, I didn’t until this whole process began;

Wanting to make a natural deodorant with more to offer, I knew there needed to be high rewards. 

After researching the best ingredients for skin care treatment, I was amazed at how many benefits arrowroot brings to the table, other than a substitute for cornstarch...

This high nutrient, silky-white powder has been very valuable to indigenous cultures dating back more than 7,000 years ago.

Generally, it’s made by grinding up the roots of the Maranta Arundinacea plant (aka. Arrowroot plant) and taking them through a process till it is a light-weight powder, comparable to starch!

The first quality that I was attracted to in arrowroot was that it takes a liking to sensitive skin, and sensitive skin takes a liking right back to it. If you’re fair and easily rashed, then you can relate!

Arrowroot contains a plethora of vitamins and minerals, such as zinc, iron, potassium and Vitamin B6. The combination of these things help to soften your skin by enabling it to absorb moisture. 

So much so, that in South America they use arrowroot starch as baby powder because it leaves the skin feeling soft and smooth. 

Have I sold you yet?

But wait, there’s more!

Not only does it leave you smoother than a baby's bottom; arrowroot powder is also a natural sweat-absorbant and helps to eliminate toxins.

It has been used to provide relief to skin irritations including rashes, acne and skin sores. 

In addition, topical application of arrowroot powder has shown to improve one’s skin texture, reduce oiliness and bring a natural glow to one’s complexion due to its anti-irritant and anti-inflammatory qualities. 

In Africa, it is known to use arrowroot to help soothe and treat sunburns because of these qualities! 

So what is stopping you from using it every day too?

After realizing all the benefits that come from having arrowroot on your skin, it only seemed natural to put it where you want to be fresh and clean. Right in the thick of it!

Where the worst parts of your hard work, worry, stress and even bad eating habits come to the surface - your armpits. 

Green Theory all natural, aluminum free, probiotic deodorant was built on peace of mind, and arrowroot is just another ingredient that gives confidence in that. Mixed with a few other skin enhancing ingredients and odor killing probiotics, you can see a change in the way your underarm responds. 

From personal experience and shared experiences with others, arrowroot has shown to aid in reduced staining of the skin and in some cases completely resolve the issue all together. The elimination of toxins also eliminates odors, therefore some have seen a natural change in the way their body gives off smell.

For my armpit shavers! 

Arrowroot aids skin irritation, so if you suffer from razor burn then this ingredient is a helpful tool. 

You can keep your pits bald but avoid all the bumps! Just one less thing to take your energy.

There are seemingly no drawbacks to adding arrowroot into your deodorant. In fact, it seems healthier than just about anything you can buy over the counter these days.

Not sure about you, but I know I’ll keep putting it where I need it the most…

Right in the thick of it!

Get your fresh pits and the peace of mind arrowroot powder offers today with 15% off your first order of Green Theory aluminum free, probiotic deodorant with code GTARROWROOT at checkout!

1 comment

  • Staci

    Great article!

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