AUSTRALIAN NON-TOXIC AWARD
GOLD & PEOPLE’S CHOICE ROSETTE WINNER – Deodorant Category
My Shay – Lemon Myrtle Deodorant
Excellent. Many organic ingredients.
Social Responsibility Summary:
- Use high quality non-toxic raw ingredients, organic and fair trade whenever possible
- Fair trade certified organic shea butter bought directly from women in Ghana, West Africa
- Certified organic coconut oil and cacao butter
- Plastic free
- Tins and glass jars can be refilled, reused and recycled
- Launching new cardboard pots made from recycled paper which are refillable and compostable
- Cruelty free, no animal testing, no animal products.
- Palm oil free
- Home compostable mailers
- Use paper tape instead of sticky tape wherever possible
- Refill locations from bulk supply at several locations in Hobart.
- Support local organisations that support women’s health, including the Ultimate Foundation of Hope, a Tasmanian organisation that supports women living with gynecological cancer.
- Supply natural deodorant to Hobart’s Convict City Roller Derby league.
“My Shay Lemon Myrtle Deodorant paste is an effective, non-toxic, great smelling natural deodorant which comes in a larger screw top aluminium tin. When I say great smelling, I mean AMAZING smelling… scented with essential oils of lemon myrtle, lemongrass and orange, it smells fresh, moreish and delicious, whilst still being a subtle unisex scent.
Like it’s original scented sibling, I found this deodorant very effective and reliable. I totally trust that this works for a full day of rushing around after children or at work or a social event and I would not have to think about reapplying. It doesn’t leave marks on clothes and it’s super easy to apply, unless it’s freezing in the morning and then it requires a little bit of rubbing. I really like the larger tin and knowing I’m not going to soon be running out again. I also found this tin much easier to open than some tins, which was a welcome relief.
This deodorant does contain bicarb, however it seems not as much as some others as I have heard reports of people who are bicarb sensitive still using this paste successfully.
My Shay Lemon Myrtle Deodorant paste is such a beautiful smelling, easy to use, non-toxic and reliable natural deodorant. I highly recommend it.”
“My Shay is a paste deodorant based on shea butter, coconut oil and cacao butter. It has a lovely citrus scent. You only need a small amount to make it work. I found it to be effective and was surprised how much I liked the scent when initially I didn’t think I would. I react to bicarb but I didn’t in this product as the ingredient level may have been lower than some other natural deodorants or mixed with different ingredients. A great product.
*Note: Deodorant choice is very personal and each user is likely to have a different response. This product contains sodium bicarbonate which some people react to.
Main Ingredients: Shea butter, coconut oil, olive oil, cacao butter, tapioca starch
Organic Ingredients: Shea butter, coconut oil, cacao butter
Australian Owned / Operated: Yes
Australian Made: Yes
“This is the first time I’ve ever applied deodorant using my fingers and admittedly I was not looking forward to it. I did use the little wooden stick provided to begin with but after a few days I thought, screw it – time to rub it in with my fingertips! And it wasn’t that bad! It’s funny how accustomed we become to using certain products, and stick or spray deodorant (remember Impulse?!) is all I’ve ever known in my thirty-something years. Surprisingly, I actually enjoy rubbing it in. If your armpit is clean, why is it any different to your face or anywhere else on your body?
As for the product, I have not encountered the smell of my perspiration or B.O since I started using it (I apply it once in the morning and once in the evening). The lemon myrtle smells lovely and the texture isn’t too thick, nor does it leave a residue on my clothing. I love this product – and I love that there’s no plastic involved.”
“Lemon, Lemongrass & Orange Essential Oils work to neutralise bacteria & helps combat odours. Bicarbonate of soda works to absorb excess moisture & to keep the underarms fresh & dry.”
“My favourite, smelt divine, felt soft on and not sticky. Great size for handbag/travel, long lasting effect”