NATURAL DEODORANT FAQ
WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A DEODORANT AND AND ANTIPERSPIRANT?
A deodorant works by reducing the bacteria that cause odour in the underarms. An antiperspirant works by blocking the sweat glands so that the body doesn’t sweat and produce odours. Either may have a scented added to them.
WHY ARE DEODORANTS BETTER FOR YOU?
We believe that we should allow our bodies to sweat naturally, rather than blocking sweat glands. Antiperspirants use aluminum to block sweat glands. Many people are trying to avoid aluminum in their personal care products, so a natural deodorant is a great choice.
WHAT’S THE DEAL WITH ALUMINUM?
If you do a quick search for aluminum in antiperspirant, you will find many articles linking aluminum to breast cancer or Alzheimer’s disease as well as many that dispute the claim. You can do your own research to decide whether it’s something that is a concern for you. Our opinion is that if there is a possible risk to using something, we can find a safer alternative. For that reason, we created a deodorant that everyone can feel comfortable using.
WHAT’S A CREAM DEODORANT?
A cream deodorant, like ours, has a softer, creamier consistency. It is sold in jar form because it’s easier to scoop out and apply. They often work better than sticks because they melt on contact with the skin and don’t need additional ingredients to harden or stabilize the product to keep it in stick form.
WILL IT IRRITATE MY SKIN LIKE OTHER NATURAL DEODORANTS?
We formulated our deodorant with sensitive skin in mind. After experiencing major irritations from other deodorants containing high amounts of baking soda, we searched for a solution. It turns out that we weren’t the only ones looking for a natural deodorant that wouldn’t irritate the skin. We only use a tiny amount of baking soda as well as magnesium to control odours.
WHAT SCENT DO YOU RECOMMEND FOR MEN OR WOMEN?
We prefer not to apply a gender to our products. Every individual has different scent preferences, so it is up to you to decide which one strikes your fancy. We only use natural essential oils, so the deodorants all have a lighter, natural, gender neutral fragrance to them. If you’re not sure which to choose, try our sample set.
WHY DOES THE TEXTURE CHANGE WHEN IT IS HOT OR COLD?
We love coconut oil and use a lot of it in our deodorants. As you might know, coconut oil changes consistency from a solid to a liquid oil, depending on the temperature. Hola Deodorants are designed to be kept around room temperature. If they are left in a very hot place, they may melt slightly; in a very cold place, they may be hard to scoop up. Just place the deodorant in a cooler, or warmer place to bring it back to normal consistency.
DO I HAVE TO APPLY IT WITH MY FINGERS?
The easiest way to use a cream deodorant is to scoop a small amount with your hand and rub it into your underarm, as you might with a cream. If you don’t like to scoop with your finger, you can use a small spatula to scoop the product from the jar.
WHY DON’T YOU MAKE A STICK DEODORANT?
We launched Hola Deodorant with our tried and tested formula, sold under our previous company, Fable Naturals. We hope to bring out a stick deodorant in the future once we have put it through sufficient testing.
DO YOU TEST ON ANIMALS?
We are proud to say that we are vegan and cruelty free. We don’t test our products on animals or use any animal based ingredients.
HOW LONG WILL A JAR LAST ME?
Everybody is different, but someone using the deodorant everyday should find it last for about three months.
WHAT IS THE SHELF LIFE?
We recommend using the deodorant within a year from purchase. Keeping the jar in a cooler, darker place with ensure it has a long shelf life.
ABOUT SHIPPING AND CUSTOMER SERVICE
DO YOU GIVE FREE SAMPLES?
We are a small startup and make all of our products by hand. Samples cost us time and money to produce so we can’t give them away and provide free shipping. We have a very economical option to purchase one of our sample sets here. If you want to try out a different scent with your full size order, let us know so we can include a sample with your purchase.
WHAT IF I’M NOT HAPPY WITH MY PURCHASE?
We are always happy to talk to you and find a solution. Please contact us with any questions/concerns you may have.
DO YOU SHIP INTERNATIONALLY?
We do! We ship worldwide. You can get an estimate of your shipping cost when you enter your address details at the checkout.
HOW DO YOU SHIP? HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE FOR MY ORDER TO ARRIVE?
We ship through Canada Post within two days of receiving your order.
Canadian destinations Except for the sample packs, you will receive a tracking number once your order is shipped. Depending on where you are located (we ship from Vancouver) your order will take about 2 to 7 business days.
US destinations Your order will ship through Canada’s Post Small Packet service, without a tracking number. If you require a tracking number, please contact us so we can arrange a different service. Depending on where you are located (we ship from Vancouver) your order will about 1 to 2 weeks.
International destinations Your order will ship through the most economical service with Canada Post, without a tracking number. If you require a tracking number, please contact us so we can arrange a different service. Depending on where you are located (we ship from Canada) your order may take 2 – 4 weeks or more. Please contact us if you need a faster service.