Primary x MBS: Mineral Deodorant
An exclusive scent developed by PRIMARY in collaboration with Miranda Bennett Studio, this clean, lightweight scent captures the MBS spirit of versatility and ease. Inspired by the MBS plant-dyed apparel collections, this luminous, green-floral blend incorporates the native plants of the Texas Southwest - tree ripened oranges, Mexican juniper, citrus leaves, and fresh flowers. Lightly rosy with energizing freshness and grounding warmth. Modern, elegant, and totally wearable.
Scent Profile: Opulent, slightly green, with fresh notes of citrus zest, fragrant orange blossom and a sweet-woody undertone. A perfect balance of nuanced soft spice and smooth green rosiness.
Top Note: Valley Citrus, Prairie Rose
Mid Note: Palo Santo, Petitgrain sur Fleurs
Base Note: Texas Cedarwood
PRIMARY Mineral Deodorant Spray is lightweight and aluminium-free, formulated with pure magnesium chloride + zinc rincolate, and enriched with a blend of seven active essential oils. Designed to effectively inhibit and neutralize the growth of odor-causing bacteria, support your body’s natural efforts to eliminate toxins, and have you feeling clean and smelling fresh.
To Use: Start with clean, dry skin. Shake your PRIMARY bottle before using and spray 3-5 times under each arm. Wait until the formula has absorbed into the skin before dressing. You want your skin, not your clothes, to absorb the formula. Then go about your day smelling fresh!
Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C) ensures proper pH to preserve skin’s acid mantle and extend the shelf-life of the formula.
Bursera graveolens (Palo Santo) means ‘holy wood’ and is in the same botanical family as Frankincense and Myrrh. It is often used to encourage relaxation and quiet mental chatter. Our Palo Santo is distilled in small batches from sustainably harvested wood.
Citric Acid is naturally found in citrus fruit and gives them their sour sharp taste. We use it in low concentrations to preserve and stabilize the pH-value of our formula.
Citrus grandis (Grapefruit) Seed Extract is derived from the seeds, pulp and white membranes of a grapefruit. It is used in our products to extend shelf life and protect formulations against bacteria and fungus.
Citrus paradisi (Pink Grapefruit) has a fresh, light, citrusy, sweet, yet slightly bitter aroma with a predominance of limonene, a natural antimicrobial.
Hamamelis virginiana (Witch Hazel) Extract is distilled from the twigs and bark of the Witch Hazel tree (Hamamelis virginiana), and naturally soothes and cleans the skin without upsetting your natural moisture balance.
Juniperus mexicana (Texas Cedawood) is actually from a Juniper however the aroma is closer to cedar - mellow, complex, woody and smooth.
Magnesium Chloride (Zechstein Sea) is a compound of the mineral magnesium, and the essential electrolyte, chloride. In the body, magnesium activates hundreds of cellular, biochemical reactions. The magnesium chloride we use is harvested directly from the Ancient Zechstein Seabed in Northern Europe, which is considered to be the purest and most pristine source of natural magnesium chloride in the world.
Petitgrain sur fleurs means ‘Petitgrain over flowers’ and is produced from the leaves and twigs separated from orange blossoms providing a soft floral character to this Petitgrain which is often used for nervous tension and stress.
Polysorbate 80 is used as an emulsifier and a surfactant in pharmaceuticals, vitamins, cosmetics and food (often added to ice cream to make the consistency smoother). We use a small amount of food grade Polysorbate 80 to help the essential oils blend into the formula. The main concern with Polysorbate is the potential contaminant with ethylene oxide and 1,4 dioxane. The potential for contamination unlikely with the use of food grade Polysorbate 80 due to stricter safety requirements and testing. (This product is certified Kosher (Pareve) by the Orthodox Union)
Propanediol is a skin friendly preservative derived from the fermentation of corn sugar. It's considered a safe ingredient for both cosmetic and food products.
Rosa centifolia (Rose De Mai) Extract is beautiful and refined, softly sweet, with very fresh green undertones. Rose oil contains a complex array of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants and is used to encourage feelings of happiness, contentment, and opening of the heart.
Schinus molle (Pink Peppercorn) comes from fruit of the California pepper tree brought to the southwestern U.S. by Franciscans who needed a drought resistant shade tree.
Tetrahydroxypropyl Ethylenediamine (THPE) works as a preservative and stabilizer, and can enhance the cleansing capabilities of personal care products. Pure zinc ricinoleate (see below) is a wax-like substance, and THPE activates and stabilizes the zinc ricinoleate. Environmental Working Group (EWG) ranks its health concerns as low.
Zinc Ricinoleate is the zinc salt obtained from castor seed oil. Works by absorbing odor molecules without interfering with the natural flora of the skin. (If you're wondering if zinc ricinoleate contains the toxic compound ricin, the answer is no—Ricin is water soluble and does not dissolve in castor seed oil)
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