sankofa deodorant

Sankofa Forest Natural Deodorant Spray



We tend to make a lot of noise about Sankofa Forest because it's our 'first-born' - i.e. the first of our products - and we're completely besotted with it. That's why we've chosen to give it a special treatment by featuring it here - not that it's better or more effective than your Sankofa Premium Organic deodorant, Moskito repellents, or the other products. By way of description, we'd say your Sankofa Forest is a Fremantle-made Ghana-inspired natural body deodorant with outstanding effectiveness. It’s got a unique, foresty smell overlaying a calm odor. It’s suitable for deodorizing sweaty spots: the underarms, feet, groin, hands, and between skin-folds, and comes in four different sizes for your convenience.

Sankofa’s effectiveness surpasses many antiperspirants. Look no further if what you need is a natural but an extremely effective deodorant.

Sankofa, and even the bottle, is aluminum-free. Other dangerous chemicals absent include phthalates, parabens, steareths, polysorbates, ammonium, laureth sulfates, triclosan, denatured alcohol, EDTA, MIT, PEG and phenoxyethanol.

Sankofa’s been purposely handcrafted as a spray to address the concerns of people who find it unhygienic digging their hands in their underarms to apply natural deodorant pastes, which seem to dominate the market, and/or find it uncomfortable (re)applying in public. It’s been crafted as a gender-neutral product using a few ingredients half of which are carefully selected essential oils known to provide health benefits such as minimizing irritation, firming skin and muscles, enhancing mood, and slowing down the signs of aging.

Sankofa’s tested on humans - including, ourselves and our friends and families - in Australia, Africa, Asia, and Europe. It’s effective in a range of weathers, including in 90%+ humidity and 30 oC+ (86 oF+) temperatures.

Kwasi ‘The Stink-man,’ as he usually calls himself, wore his Sankofa on his trips in Australia, Singapore, Thailand, London and Ghana. Whilst traveling, and for a year after that, he shaved his right underarm but grew his left underarm hair. Like in the test surveys, he found that Sankofa is fantastic for both shaven and hairy underarms.

If you haven’t reacted, or don’t react, well to a deodorant with sodium bicarbonate content, it may be because of one, or a combination, of the following:

  • The sodium bicarbonate was manufactured, and not natural
  • The product contains a higher concentration of sodium bicarbonate than it’s actually necessary
  • Of (long-term) exposure to powdered sodium bicarbonate which is highly concentrated, as opposed to one that’s diluted in water
  • You have impaired skin function

Your next step then is to grab and start using Sankofa Forest deodorant, which contains diluted organic sodium bicarbonate, and well-formulated to provide you with natural but longer-lasting protection whilst leaving you with very minimal or virtually no adverse reactions.

  • Filtered water (aqua)
  • Organic sodium bicarbonate (bicarbonate of soda)
  • Celtic natural sea salt
  • Himalayan pink salt
  • Forest nymph oil (redwood trees, holly bushes, balsam twigs, mosses, eucalyptus leaves, red berries, and cedar fragrance oil notes)
  • Decyl glucoside
  • Essential oils of cedarwood, Melissa leaf, frankincense, mandarin, and lavender
Sankofa Natural

Ingredients - attributes & health benefits

Himalayan Pink Salt

Himalayan Pink Salt and Natural Celtic Sea Salt are unrefined sea salts that provide similar health benefits. Himalayan pink salt is considered the cleanest and the most beneficial of available salts, according to Dr. Group and colleague, Dr. Axe. It contains all the 84 trace minerals found in the body, which means it comes with additional health benefits such as:

  • Reducing the onset and signs of aging
  • Treating psoriasis
  • Supporting hormonal balance
  • Improving libido
  • Reducing sinus problems
Filtered water (aqua)

There’s something unique about water that many rival substances would die to have. Pure water, as we know, is colorless, tasteless and odorless. It’s got a high surface tension, absorbs a large amount of heat, and dissolves nearly everything. More importantly, almost everyone can tolerate water; it’s almost impossible to come across someone who’s allergic! Maintaining a consistent, daily hydration comes with a fantastic reward: a radiant skin and younger-looking complexion.

Water is an indispensable commodity. It’s the driver of nature, according to Leonardo da Vinci, and the foundation of life. Albert Szent-Gyorgyi jokes that life was able to leave the ocean when it learnt to grow a skin and took water with it. Jesus Christ also weighs in on water’s indispensability by maintaining that ‘whoever gives just a cup of cold water to one of these little ones [children]…will never lose his or her reward.’

So go on…Accept water as a friend!

Forest nymph oil

Forest nymph oil provides you freshness from a combination of redwood trees, holly bushes, balsam twigs, moss, eucalyptus leaves, red berries, and cedar fragrance notes.

Natural Celtic Sea Salt

Natural Celtic Sea Salt is organic and unrefined; there’re no added chemicals or anticaking agents. For this reason, it retains most of its inherent properties. It’s rich in 60 trace minerals, including potassium, calcium, iron, sodium, magnesium, zinc, selenium, phosphorus, manganese and iodine.

The minerals in Celtic Sea Salt, according to Dr. Axe and prominent wellness physicians, are associated with a range of health and healing benefits including:

  • Alkalizing the body
  • Preventing muscle cramps
  • Boosting the immune system
  • Improving energy levels
  • Providing stability in sleep patterns
  • Getting rid of excess mucus - improving the respiratory system
  • Reducing water retention
  • Hastening the healing of injuries
  • Reducing excess body acidity levels

Together, the trace mineral contents of Celtic Sea Salt play a vital role in determining the health status of the skin, allowing cells to interact with each other and perform the healing functions that are required. Inadequate amounts of the trace minerals may result in a skin that is dry and blotchy, easily irritated and lacks radiance.

Specific Celtic Sea Salt benefits for the skin include:

  • Improving skin barrier function
  • Balancing systemic pH, detoxifying the body
  • Reducing inflammation
  • Balancing oil production, soaking up excess oil
  • Enhancing hydration
  • Healing scrapes and scars
  • Diminishing scars
  • Exfoliating dead skin cells
  • Killing acne-causing bacteria

Usage guidelines

  • Shake bottle lightly
  • Wipe bottle after use
  • Wash spray pump under warm water if it’s sticking

Customizing for you

  • Don’t be shy! Just tell us how you want us to tweak your Sankofa Deodorant to your personal satisfaction. We’ll happily do so at no extra charge.
Dr.Kwasi' O.

What you should expect on application

  • Initial moistness that dries quickly
  • No lingering sensation
  • No residual stains and marks
  • Reapplication may not be necessary
  • Outstanding protection - both shaven and hairy underarms. Seems to work more fabulously for hairy underarms, not sure why though
  • Won’t block your sweat pores
  • For prolific sweaters, it’ll stop your smell but not your sweat
  • Gentle on most skin types - dry, oily, normal, sensitive, and mature skins
  • Less likely to experience irritation, burns, abrasions, and rashes. Consider stopping further applications if symptoms persist.
  • Suitable for all skin colors - brown to black, olive, white, light, and pale
Dr.Kwasi' O.

The bottles

  • Bottle body is PET; spray pump is PP
  • Aluminum-free
  • Recyclable
  • Blocks ultraviolet radiation
  • Won’t leach into the contents of your Sankofa as they’re resistant to oil, fat, dilute acid, dilute alkali, and most solvents
  • Have high impact resistance
  • Have excellent crack resistance and high bending fatigue
  • Resist heat and low temperatures
Dr.Kwasi' O.

Product Limitations

  • No artificial preservatives - Best kept in a cool place. Sankofa will last up to 1 year. For best results, use within 6 months
  • White stuff on the bottle is bicarbonate of soda - just wash it off, or wipe container after use
Dr.Kwasi' O.

The reasons Sankofa is your ultimate choice

  • Handcrafted locally in Fremantle, Australia
  • The most effective natural deodorant spray you may encounter
  • Contains natural and organic ingredients
  • Your safety is our priority - no aluminum, parabens, phthalates, PEG, etc.
  • Guaranteed natural protection
  • You may not need to reapply
  • A spray; not a natural deodorant paste - no need to worry about people seeing you digging your hands into your underarms
  • Comes in different bottle sizes for your convenience
  • Gender neutral - the difficulty of rubbing natural pastes into hairy underarms is over for boys and men
  • Family-friendly - kids can use
  • Suitable for a wide range of weathers
  • Ingredients sourced within Australia
  • Superior but affordable - value for money
  • Gentle on all skin types
  • Suitable for all skin colors
  • Leaves no residual marks or stains
  • Environmentally friendly - recyclable bottles used
  • Tested only on humans
  • Can be tailored to your needs
  • You’re an indispensable part of the business - we’ll strive to make you happy
  • You’re assisting in extending our services to fellow Australians who have concerns about, or experience health problems when, using antiperspirants but find it hard to change due to high pricing and the lack of effectiveness of natural deodorants
  • A percentage of the profit from each bottle is going to be dedicated to feeding primary school children in deprived communities of Ghana who go to school hungry every morning.
  • You’re supporting a family-owned, Australian small business - very much appreciated
We’re privileged to have you as a 'SANKOFA FAMILY' member
Let’s all hold hands & seek SAFETY IN NATURE