Where are your products made?
Our products are made in New Zealand.
How long does it take to adjust to natural deodorants?
It can take up to 2 weeks for some folks to adjust to natural deodorants, especially after using antiperspirants for a long time as it can take some time for your pores to unplug.
Do your products contain petrochemicals, artificial fragrances, parabens, sulphates, colours or preservatives?
No. Our products are free from any toxic chemicals.
Is GIVASH Natural Deodorant an Antiperspirant?
GIVASH Natural Deodorant is not an antiperspirant ie. it will not clog your pores and interfere with your body's natural processes.
So why natural deo?
Yes, I'm sure you have many other more important things in life to consider so why question your deodorant?....let's just put it on and get on to the next thing....right? Of course you can but before you do visualise this... a shopping isle full of plastic containers loaded with parabens, Aluminium and "fragrances". Maybe some of that stuff doesn't sound too bad...until you look into it a bit further.
Do I need to shave my armpits to use this deo?
No but a wee trim every now and then to keep the arm hairs a bit shorter can help. Less hair = less of a habitat for bacteria to call home and that in return can help reduce body odour too. We also find that you get more value for money out of every jar of our deodorant if you have shaved (or trimmed) armpits. What you say...does your product discriminate against Hairy McClary's? No, but you will use less as there is less surface area for the product to attach to without that forest there so each scoop application goes further (so you may be able to use a wee bit less each time).
So why a cream?
We apply creams and lotions to different parts of our bodies all the time. For some the thought of applying a cream to the armpits may not be something they are used to...so why would we go there when there are so many different ways to apply products nowadays? Hmmm, great question. Natural products that also perform well, ship well, store well and apply easily are tricky and so is trying to get away from easy solutions like using plastic containers. Rather than compromise our brand beliefs we had to go old school. We are constantly developing and keeping an eye open for new environmentally friendly technologies that tick our boxes.
Do you test on animals?
We never test on animals...just friends and family.
Will it protect me for the whole day?
For most people one application in the morning after showering will keep them odour free for the whole day.
How long will a jar of your deo last me?
As a guide you can typically expect a jar to last 3 to 6 months before it's all used up.
What are the ingredients used in GIVASH Natural Deodorants?
maranta arundinacea (arrowroot) root extract, magnesium hydroxide, cocos nucifera (coconut) oil, caprylic/capric triglyceride (fractionated coconut oil), jojoba esters, sodium bicarbonate (baking soda), kaolin clay, butyrospermum parkii (shea) butter, simmondsia chinensis (jojoba) oil, theobroma cacao (cocoa) seed butter, zinc oxide, avena sativa (oat) kernel flour, tocopherols (vitamin e), rosmarinus officinalis (rosemary) leaf extract, calendula officinalis (marigold) flower extract, (sunflower) lecithin, leptospermum scoparium (manuka) oil, lavendula angustifolia (lavender) oil, myroxylon pereirae (peru balsam) oil, copaifera reticulata (copaiba balsam) oil, citrus aurantium bergamia (bergamot) peel oil, anthemis nobles (roman chamomile) oil
Where do you ship to?
We are now shipping worldwide!
How much is shipping?
Shipping within New Zealand is FREE for orders over $60 otherwise it is $4.50 for shipping and handling. Shipping to Australia is FREE for orders over $60 otherwise it is $12.50 for shipping and handling. Shipping worldwide (excluding New Zealand/Australia) is FREE on orders over $150 else it is $22.50.
Do you accept returns or exchanges?
We have a 100% satisfaction guarantee. If you you are not happy for your product for whatever reason then please let us know so that we can help you return or exchange your product within 30 days of receipt for a full refund.