Here are some of our most popular questions
Ultrella Natural Deodorant is different to other natural deodorants because it ticks so many boxes. It's easy to use, it’s good for you and your body, it’s cute, it’s discreet and you can trust it because it most definitely works. One of the key ingredients in Ultrella Natural Deodorant has been found to reduce perspiration by 36%. It's a game changer! In the time we’ve been in business, you guys have given us so much feedback. We heard time and time again that you wanted to use natural products, but you were nervous of using a natural deo because you didn’t want to have stress sweats going into a big meeting or before a class presentation or be embarrassed about smelling icky and sweating buckets at your F45 class.
NO. NO. NO. We’ve resorted to SHOUTY CAPITALS because here at Ultrella, we’re definitely in the anti-antiperspirant camp. Antiperspirants use ingredients like aluminium and other nasties like propylene glycol (which is like the antifreeze that goes into your car) to stop your body from sweating. They work by temporarily plugging up the sweat glands in your armpits. Sweating is a vital bodily function, but we get that you want to feel on top of your day, that’s why we created Ultrella Natural Deodorant.
Apart from being a favourite name with the Moore and Lovato families, the word demi also means ‘half’ or ‘partial’. It’s a concept that’s just starting to gain traction and we are super proud to be at the forefront. Antiperspirants stop sweating, natural deodorants mop up sweat. Demi-perspirants reduce sweating. FYI: our packaging still says Natural Deodorant because it’s such a new concept we didn’t want to confuse people.
All you need is a finger tip. It’s as simple as that. You control how much you squeeze out of the pouch and gently massage it into your armpits. It feels silky smooth as it goes on and dries in a flash. We promise, hand on heart, that it’s really easy. It might feel a little weird to begin with but you’ll get the hang of it after a couple of days. It’s another way to be kind to yourself. Think of it as a daily massage.
Ultrella Natural Deodorant contains an ingredient called IBR-Snowflake®. It’s a plant extract that is considered to be a natural alternative to Botox. Did you know that people with heavy sweating issues sometimes inject Botox into their armpits to stop sweating? The clever people who produce the ingredient thought that sounded far too painful so they conducted clinical trials and found that after 7 days of twice daily application, perspiration levels were reduced by an average of 36% across the trial group. Remember, every body is different so results may differ between people.
Believe it or not, this is the question we get asked most often. The simple answer is yes, you could put it on your forehead. But it would only make your forehead smell lovely and less sweaty, it wouldn’t get rid of wrinkles. Sorry!!! (The percentage we use is not enough to tackle wrinkles, only sweat.)
You’re right, bees seek out the flowers of the Mānuka tree to make their honey, but you can also use the leaves and twigs of the tree to make an essential oil which is super anti-microbial, anti-fungal and anti-bacterial, but at the same time gentle on the skin. This makes it perfect for a deodorant ingredient. What's more it’s got a refreshing herbaceous aroma, and when we blend it with Palmarosa and Geranium essential oils it smells AMAZING.
Are you new to natural deodorant? Have you been using an antiperspirant for years? Do you have sensitive armpit skin? Have you been indulging in heavy foods/lots of cocktails? Are you wanting to detox? Do you feel the need to reduce your overall body burden? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then yes, CalmPits is the product for you. I mean, why settle for armpits, when you can have CalmPits? When you transition from using an antiperspirant to a natural deodorant, many people report that they experience irritation, B.O. and/or heavy sweating. When you think about it, it makes sense, if your body hasn’t been allowed to sweat naturally, it’s going to take a bit of time (up to two weeks in some cases) to get the hang of it again. Also, here at Ultrella, we wanted to create an Armpit Detox Mask that helped our friends with sensitive skin. We’ve used super soothing ingredients like rose oil, aloe vera, hemp and kawakawa to create a mask that will sooth, support and strengthen delicate skin.
When you’re making the transition to a natural deodorant, we recommend using CalmPits Detox Mask every day for 7 days. Spread a thin layer over the whole armpit area, leave for 10 minutes then wash off in the bath or shower. Otherwise use whenever your system needs a cleansing boost.
You asked! We listened. Armpit discoloration or darkening is a situation that lots of our customers find themselves dealing with. We’ve included Grape Seed Oil in CalmPits Detox Mask to help deal with this issue. The natural alpha-hydroxy compound present in grapes helps the skin rejuvenation process. It not only fades darkness in underarms it also makes armpits fair and fine. Remember, every body is different so results may differ between people.
Yes, it is for your whole body. You can stay traditional and spray it on your armpits as a deodorant, or you can go crazy and spray it from your neck to your toes for all body freshness.
Yes!!! Definitely. If heavy sweating is a thing for you, then we’ve got your back. Or should that be your pits?! If this sounds like you, we recommend Ultrella Natural Deodorant. It contains IBR-Snowflake ®, which has been proven to reduce sweating by 36%. Alternatively, you can layer Ultrella Natural Deodorant and Ultrella Body Spray for extra security.
At Ultrella, we know from personal experience that having sensitive skin can make deodorant wearing a tricky business. We’ve tested our products on people with super sensitive skin and had great results, but as you know, every body is different, so please patch test before commencing use.
Ultrella products are perfect, whether you’re 8 or 108.
No we don’t. Lots (and we mean most) natural deodorant companies use baking soda (or bicarbonate of soda) in their products. It’s a really effective deodoriser but it’s also very alkaline, and over time it damages the acid mantle (the protective layer) of your skin. It explains why so many people are fine when they start using a natural deo, but then start to react after a couple of weeks. It’s their body’s way of saying they don’t like the B.S. Instead of Baking Soda, we’ve searched the planet for the best, the cleanest and the most effective ingredients … that are skin friendly at the same time.
Yes, Ultrella products are great for travelling. You’ll notice that our products are 100ml or less, so you can take them in your hand luggage when you’re flying. FYI, Ultrella Body Spray is the perfect pick-me-up when you’re on the move.
Great question! We agonised over our packaging choices (as in lost sleep over them). We want to be completely honest with you: Ultrella pouches are made from virgin plastic. This is recyclable but not compostable. Our goal is to move to compostable pouches. Every pouch we sell brings us closer to this goal. We have to be a big player for the big packaging companies to sit up and take notice of us. Ultrella spray bottles are made from recycled PET (rPET). We are really proud to say they’re made in a carbon neutral factory. If you take a good look at them, you’ll notice they’re light grey rather than white. That’s because of the 100% recycled content. We love the fact they’re not perfect and we hope you do too. Check out our sustainability page for the full low down on our packaging choices.
We love animals too and we promise we will never, ever, ever test on animals. We only use human guinea pigs.
That’s totally correct. In the Summer of 2020 we did a total rebrand and launched as Ultrella.