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Frequently Asked Questions

Q. How do I order Jungleman Naturals products from your site?
Q. What Payment methods do you accept?
Q. Do you charge sales tax?
Q. How long does it take to process and ship an order?
Q. How much is shipping and handling?
Q. What is your store return policy?
Q. Which stores sell Jungleman Naturals products?
Q. I'm a retail store.  How do I sell Jungleman Naturals products?
Q. I've requested my favorite retail chain to carry your products.  Why is it taking so long?
Q. Where are Jungleman Naturals products made?
Q. Are Jungleman Naturals deodorants aluminum free?
Q. What is Jungleman All-Natural Deodorant made of?
Q. What is Junglemint All-Natural Deodorant made of?
Q. What is Junglejuice All-Natural Deodorant made of?
Q. What is Junglewoman All-Natural Deodorant made of?
Q. I have a question, comment, or idea pertaining to Jungleman Naturals products.  Where do I go?
Q. What is greenwashing?
Q. Will Jungleman Naturals deodorants stop me from sweating?
Q. How do Jungleman Naturals deodorants work so well without having such a strong fragrance?
Q. Are Jungleman Naturals products tested on animals?
Q. Are Jungleman Naturals products gluten free?
Q. Are Jungleman Naturals prducts GMO free?
Q. Does baking soda contain aluminum?
Q. Is Jungleman All-Natural Deodorant for men or women?  What about Junglewoman All-Natural Deodorant?
Q. Are Jungleman Naturals deodorant containers recyclable?
Q. "Finally, an all-natural deodorant that works!" Is it true that you coined that term?
Q. Are deodorant crystals aluminum free?
Q. What does ALRS stand for? How do I prevent it?
Q.
Is there such a thing as a "deodorant detox?" Can it cause rashes, irritation, or swollen lymph nodes?
Q. How do I apply Jungleman Naturals deodorants?
Q. Can I apply Jungleman Naturals deodorants directly after shaving?
Q. What measures do you take to protect shipments against heat?
Q. My deodorant won't twist up.  Is it defective?
Q. My deodorant has a small hole or bubble.  Is it defective?
Q. Why the name Jungleman?


Q. How do I order Jungleman Naturals products from your site?


A.
To order Jungleman Naturals products directly from our website, simply click on any of the "ADD TO CART" buttons listed below a specific product.

You can return to shopping by clicking "CONTINUE SHOPPING," view and edit the contents of your shopping cart by clicking "VIEW OR EDIT YOUR CART," or checkout by clicking on "PROCEED TO CHECKOUT."

Customers may also order over the phone with a credit card by calling us Monday through Friday (Except holidays) between 10
:00 AM and 5:00 PM (Pacific standard time) at (858) 800-7459.

If you have further questions about ordering products, please contact our sales and distribution department at:

sales@junglemannaturals.com



Q. What payment methods do you accept?

A.
We accept the following four major credit cards:

  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • Discover
  • American Express

We also accept PayPal payments.  A PayPal account is NOT required to purchase directly from our website via PayPal.


Q. Do you charge sales tax?

A.
Sales tax is applied only to purchases made in the state of
California. Purchases from all other states or territories within the United States are NOT subject to sales tax. International sales are NOT subject to sales tax.

Q. How long does it take to process and ship an order?

A.
Processing an order generally takes 1-2 days from the date of purchase. All orders are sent via United States Postal Service. Ship times vary by country. Please refer to the table below:

United States Canada Mexico All Other Countries
3 to 8 Days 5 to 10 Days 10 to 20 Days 10 to 20 Days


Delivery confirmation is provided for all domestic shipments. While all foreign shipments are also provided a delivery confirmation number, those orders can only be tracked via United States Postal Service while in the
United States, PRIOR to departure to another country.

Please note that total delivery time is processing time plus ship time. Processing and ship times are estimates, and delays (although infrequent) may occur during high volume seasons or due to external conditions beyond our control (such as natural disasters or labor strikes).

Please make sure that your order of deodorant is delivered to a location where it will be received promptly. Avoid having your order left outdoors or in a mail box subject to extreme heat and/or direct sunlight for prolonged periods of time, as such conditions may cause your deodorant (or any deodorant for that matter) to melt.

Jungleman Naturals is not responsible for deodorants that melt due to the aforementioned conditions.


Q. How much is shipping and handling?

A.
Shipping and handling fees vary by country. Please refer to the table below:

Deodorants United States APO/FPO Canada Mexico All Other Countries
1 $4.01 $4.01 $9.99 $11.99 $13.79
2 $5.64 $5.64 $15.59 $20.69 $22.49
3 to 5
$7.34 $7.34 $16.99 $21.99 $23.99
6
$8.78 $8.78 $16.99 $21.99 $23.99
7 to 9
$9.78 $9.78 $44.99 $64.99 $73.49
  10 to 12 $11.38 $11.38 $44.99 $64.99 $73.49
13 to 21 $12.38 $12.38 $44.99 $64.99 $73.49
22 to 36 $14.14 $14.14 $44.99 $64.99 $73.49
37 or more $20.09 $20.09 $58.79 $84.49 $92.99


For bulk orders, please contact our sales and distribution department at:

sales@junglemannaturals.com



Q. What is your store return policy?

A.
Each customer has 30 days from the date of receipt of merchandise to make a return for refund or exchange (for a product of equal or lesser value). All returned items must be new and unopened.  We do not accept opened or used items for return, as our products are affordable personal care items that cannot be resold once used.

Refunds and exchanges DO NOT include return shipping cos
ts, which are non-refundable.  This means that the customer will bear the cost of shipping the returned item, and we will refund the cost of the item + original shipping cost.  If the customer attempts to circumvent this process by using bill on delivery services, we reserve the right to refuse the return shipment or to accept it and only refund the customer partially for the cost of the original item (and not original shipping cost).

Jungleman Naturals WILL NOT refund or replace any order that is handled through an outside, 3rd party,
U.S. based forwarding or logistics company, whether domestic or international. Once a domestic shipment from Jungleman Naturals leaves the hands of USPS and arrives at its destination (the shipping address listed on a customer's order) intact, it is delivered. If this destination is a U.S. based forwarding or logistics warehouse, the responsibility of the shipment (for ALL damages, delays, and mistakes that may occur to it) is transferred to the forwarding or logistics company from the point that it is received from USPS.

All customer service inquiries about such shipments will be taken up by the forwarding or logistics company in question.
Jungleman Naturals only bears responsibility for DIRECT shipments that are sent directly from Jungleman Naturals to their prospective destinations (listed as the shipping address on a customer's order) both in the U.S. and around the world. We DO NOT bear responsibility for the mistakes or delays incurred by U.S. based forwarding or logistics companies. As such, we DO NOT refund or replace deodorants when such instances occur, unless the forwarding or logistics company in question reimburses us for the ENTIRE cost of the damaged shipment (including original shipping cost) through their insurance.

To make a return, please email us at: sales@junglemannaturals.com. We will reply to your email with an RMA (Return Merchandise Authorization) form.  Please fill out this form, then place it in the return package along with the returned merchandise, and send it to the return adddress listed on the RMA form.

Please allow 2 to 4 weeks for your return to be processed.  We reserve the right to approve or not approve any return (refund or exchange), based upon: return time, product condition,
and any other factors related to the purchase and/or return of the item.


Q.
Which stores sell Jungleman Naturals products?


A.
Please check out our "Where to Buy" page to see which stores sell Jungleman Naturals products.

If your store is not listed, don't fret. We are constantly reaching out to new stores so that we can provide our customers with a local alternative to having items shipped in.

If you'd like Jungleman Naturals products to be sold at your favorite local store, please ask your store to carry the product that you're looking for, as consumer demand is the most important factor in getting a product sold locally.

You can also email the name, address, and phone number of the store to our sales and distribution department at:

sales@junglemannaturals.com



Q. I'm a retail store.  How do I sell Jungleman Naturals products?

A. 
If you'd like to sell Jungleman Naturals products, please contact our sales and distribution department at:

sales@junglemannaturals.com

Please note that to sell Jungleman Naturals products, you must operate a physical ("brick and mortar") retail store (or a physical retail store within a gym, training center, practice, studio, or related facility) with a valid address for walk-in customers.  Jungleman Naturals DOES NOT SELL to online retailers, independent sales consultants, or independent distributors.


Q. I've requested my favorite retail chain to carry your products, why is it taking so long?

A.
The reason why it takes so much longer to sell at larger retail chains (as opposed to smaller, independent stores and chains), is that the entire U.S. retail industry operates using an antiquated distribution model. This model is used by nearly all retail stores, ranging from some of the largest big box chains in the world, all the way down to smaller health food chains, and even some independents. Jungleman Naturals DOES NOT use the conventional distribution model. As such, it can take longer for us to sell at larger retail chains.

Under a conventional distribution model, we, as the manufacturer of our product, would not sell directly to the retail store, the end seller of our products. Rather, the manufacturer would sell to a distributor at distributor (below wholesale) price. The distributor would then turn around and sell at wholesale (below retail) price to the retail store. The retail store would then sell our products to its customers as the end seller.


The system was originally created this way for a few reasons. Back then, decades ago, most manufacturers, specifically smaller ones, were not capable of having the logistical capacity of reaching so many retail stores. It was unheard of for a manufacturer to sell directly to a retail store. As this predated the internet, it was nearly impossible for the manufacturer to make retail market customers aware of their products without either taking costly newspaper, television, or radio advertisements, or more commonly, distributor advertisements via a distributor catalog.

Additionally, these methods were developed as a way of ensuring that the larger, more established manufacturers would have a much easier time dominating the market, as such complicated systems would create numerous barriers to entry for smaller businesses, even ones that manufactured breakthrough products that customers desired.

We no longer live in a world bound by such antiquated business rules. The power of the internet allows even the smallest of companies the power to not only advertise at a much lower cost to potential customers around the globe, it also allows for direct retail sales through the mail. Improved third party shipping and logistics have made it possible for businesses to be able to ship wholesale orders from one end of the country to the other in less than three days, often times faster than a large distributor would take to do so, at a fraction of the price.

Such advancements have in many ways rendered large grocery distributors obsolete, as demonstrated by numerous retail chains (some of the largest in the world, in fact) that now purchase directly from manufacturers, and either provide their own chain-wide distribution or rely on manufacturers for distribution. This has eliminated an unnecessary middleman (in the form of a distributor) that provides no added value to the end retail customer.

So then, if times have changed, and there are a good number of successful instances of both manufacturers and stores skipping the use of a distributor altogether, why does the retail grocery industry as a whole (including most health food stores and body care manufacturers) overwhelmingly continue to rely on the same large distributors? There are several key factors that contribute to the virtual monopoly that these large distributors have over our industry.

Manufacturers selling at grocery stores through distributors are akin to musicians attempting to get air time on radio stations through the recording industry. Even with the power of the internet, these companies cling to a tight stranglehold on the path to the end customer. Just as the recording industry offers under the table “payola” (in the form of illicit cash fees) to radio stations in exchange for air time, grocery distributors offer cash to large retail chains in the form of “slotting fees.”

Slotting fees are payments that distributors, brokers (additional middlemen that deal with large retail chains), and/or manufacturers pay directly to a store or store chain, in exchange for the right to be carried on a shelf space. Not everyone does this, but the industry is rife with this practice. As a general rule, the larger the chain, the higher the likelihood of “slotting fees” existing.

By receiving slotting fees from the largest distributors, brokers, and manufacturers, stores are a lot less likely to shelve new products, specifically those manufactured by small businesses, as there is less of a cash incentive to do so. Slotting fees are not the only enticement offered up to retail chains.

An even more common practice is the requirement of large opening order discounts (OODs) or “free fills.” These are exorbitant discounts or even large amounts of free product given away to retail chains, so that these chains can achieve 100% profit on a temporary basis, until the product “proves itself.” While slotting fees are often talked about covertly, as they are looked upon as unethical, OODs and free fills are viewed as a widely accepted industry standard.

Grocery distributors wield a tremendous amount of power with retail chains through slotting fees, OODs, and free fills. Knowing that for many small manufacturers, they are the only viable means of entering a store's retail shelf, large distributors ask for quarterly advertisements to be placed within their catalogs. These advertisements generally start at around several hundred to several thousand dollars, and can even end up in the millions (for larger, more established manufacturers wanting to maintain a dominant position).

Distributor advertisements in distributor catalogs are often mandatory, meaning that on top of slotting fees, OODs, and free fills, the manufacturer will likely also have to pay thousands of dollars or more every three months to its distributor. Distributors also often ask for an “ongoing discount” on top of all the aforementioned fees and discounts, as well as “product demos,” whereby manufacturers pay to have employees display their products at an in-store table.

Distributors claim that such measures are necessary to “pass the savings on” to retail customers (as they claim that retail stores love “sales” and “mark-downs”). Distributors justify their mandatory advertisements and product demos as the only ways that they can get their retail stores and their retail customers to notice a particular product.

Of course, none of this is true, as we live in the era of the internet, whereby most successful online businesses (including ours), can simply send their loyal following of customers into their favorite store via a Where to Buy List or Store Finder. In the era of the internet savvy customer, the retail store customer has done due diligence in comparing products online.

Customers don't need a retail store buyer to push a distributor's agenda down their throat anymore. Unfortunately, many retail chains are not in tune with these changes brought about by the internet. Some retail chain buyers still feel that they are the self-appointed gatekeepers of what the customer truly needs, even if the customer's requests are otherwise. This is part of the reason why inferior brands like Tom's of Maine (read Colgate Palmolive) flood the shelves of your local health food store, regardless of how poorly they sell.

Additionally, many retail store buyers (even at small independent stores), while fully aware that distributors are not needed to satisfy their retail customers needs, maintain a strict policy of only stocking products sold through distributors. They claim that it is much easier to use one large distributor from which to buy all of the products that will be sold on their shelves, and conversely, much more difficult to buy directly from manufacturers independently.

This is simply untrue in today's modern era, where purchasing directly from a manufacturer is simply a point and a click away. The only benefit that arises from such a faulty rationale, is the increased monopoly that large distributors such as UNFI have over the retail stores. In fact, when a retail store or chain chooses to buy exclusively through distributors, it is directly supporting anti-competitive monopolies and stifling consumer choice.

UNFI (United Natural Foods, Incorporated) is the largest national distributor of natural, health, and organic food and personal care products in the world. It is estimated to control 80 to 90% of the retail shelf space natural, health, and organic food stores in the United States. UNFI is essentially the Walmart of natural foods distribution.

As we pride ourselves on being as ethical a company as possible, we have meticulously researched UNFI's business practices and policies and found it to be at odds with our values. It has been involved in several high profile corporate takeovers of smaller organic farms and distributors, and controls the majority of the natural foods market and conducts monopolistic practices, excluding small and family run organic farms, and marginalizing local and regional producers and brands. UNFI has a litany of labor rights and domestic fair trade violations, which brought about these protests at the 2015 Expo West:

https://teamster.org/news/2015/03/teamsters-organic-consumers-protest-unfi-and-whole-foods-natural-products-expo-west

Jungleman Naturals is a 100% self-distributed manufacturer in the United States, meaning that we only sell directly to stores. We refuse to do business with domestic distributors such as UNFI, and will always deal directly with retail stores and chains, regardless of how small or large. The hesitation of retail stores to buy directly from us, due to dependency on distributors, is responsible for the inordinate length of time required for us to sell at many stores, particularly large chains.

This does not mean that it will always be this way in the future. We are converting what were once distributor only stores to direct buy stores on a daily basis. Though the process is time consuming, and often times filled with bureaucracy and red tape, the wheels are turning, and slowly but surely, wholesale purchasing patterns are changing.

At the same time, shoppers these days are becoming more and more ethically conscious about who they buy their products from. Many shoppers refuse to shop at store chains such as Walmart, that may have what are viewed as anti-competitive or just downright unethical motives. The same needs to done for distributors such as UNFI, and some of their larger retail counterparts who buy exclusively through them.

Ask your local store, no matter how big or small, if they buy directly from manufacturers, as opposed to solely buying from large distributors such as UNFI and KeHe. If they refuse to buy directly from manufacturers, kindly refuse to do business with them and ask for our products at a store that does.

You, as a retail customer, have the power to change the way retail stores do business, and more importantly, the power to break an age old monopoly built on greed and suppressing a customer's choices. By buying brands like Jungleman Naturals, that only sell directly to stores (and not distributors), and shopping at stores that buy directly from manufacturers, you are helping put an end to an antiquated old guard, and are ushering in a new age of customer focused product selection at retail stores.


Q. Where are Jungleman Naturals products made?

A.
Jungleman Naturals products are made in the
USA.


Q. Are Jungleman Naturals deodorants aluminum free?

A.
Jungleman Naturals deodorants are free of: aluminum, parabens, peroxides, alcohols, GMO ingredients, artificial colors, artificial fragrances, propylene glycol, glycerin, ascorbic acid, silica, castor oil, sodium stearate, or any other junk that shouldn't be under your pits.  In addition to being hypoallergenic, Jungleman Naturals Deodorants are also non-comedogenic, and therefore will not block your pores.


Q. What is Jungleman All-Natural Deodorant made of?

A.
Jungleman All-Natural Deodorant is made of organic corn starch, sustainable palm oil from non-peatlands, baking soda, and tea tree oil.



Q. What is Junglemint All-Natural Deodorant made of?

A.
Junglemint All-Natural Deodorant is made of organic corn starch, sustainable palm oil from non-peatlands, baking soda, and peppermint oil.


Q. What is Junglejuice All-Natural Deodorant made of?

A.
Junglejuice All-Natural Deodorant is made of organic corn starch, sustainable palm oil from non-peatlands, baking soda, and orange oil.


Q. What is Junglewoman All-Natural Deodorant made of?

A.
Junglewoman All-Natural Deodorant is made of organic corn starch, sustainable palm oil from non-peatlands, baking soda, and lime oil.


Q.
I have a question, comment, or idea pertaining to Jungleman Naturals products. Where do I go?

A.
Please send all comments, questions, or ideas pertaining to Jungleman Naturals products to:

info@junglemannaturals.com



Q. What is greenwashing?

A.
Greenwashing is the use of misleading or deceptive advertising used to form the perception that a company's products are environmentally friendly or all-natural, when in fact, they are not. Many deodorant manufacturers like to throw around the words "green," "Earth-friendly," and "organic," without any actual substance or positive environmental impact to back the hyperbole up. This is the epitome of greenwashing.

Both Tom's of Maine and Burt's Bees Wax are owned by Colgate-Palmolive and Clorox, two of the largest manufacturers of industrial and household chemicals in the world. In addition to Tom's of Maine, Colgate-Palmolive manufactures Speed Stick, one of the most chemical-laden standard deodorants in the world.

Colgate-Palmolive, held potentially responsible for hazardous waste at a federal toxic Superfund site in New Jersey, markets Tom's of Maine to unwitting customers as a safer alternative to the very deodorant it manufactures (in the form of Speed Stick). It begs the question as to what these corporations' true intentions are.

Do you really trust these large-scale chemical manufacturers when it comes to the well being of your under arms? Do you truly believe that they have your best interests in mind? Don't fall for the greenwashing strategies and gimmicks of these chemical manufacturers.

Jungleman Naturals is 100% privately owned, and will never sell out its customers for a chemical manufacturer of any kind. Nor will it ever dismiss its core value of being as safe, natural, and environmentally friendly as possible. Join the revolution against greenwashing, with Jungleman Naturals!


Q. Will Jungleman Naturals deodorants stop me from sweating?

A.
No, they will not. Nor should they.  It's unnecessary and unnatural to stop the human body from secreting sweat. Sweat is necessary to cool down the human body when it's overheated.  Jungleman Naturals deodorants attack the real problem, odor. They are 100% aluminum free and super-absorbent, so that you can secrete sweat naturally, but not have a swamp brewing in your armpits.  Jungleman gets the job done right. 


Q. How do Jungleman Naturals deodorants work so well without having such a strong fragrance?


A.
Jungleman Naturals deodorants were formulated to do what a deodorant should do: eliminate odor. Our deodorants' plant-based ingredients both prevent and completely eliminate foul body odor, so you can go about your day 100% odor free and 100% all-natural.

Other brands that aren't as effective at eliminating underarm odor use heavy fragrances to mask body odor. Whether these fragrances are artificial or natural is unimportant, as both types can be obnoxious and overpowering to the deodorant user, as well as those in the immediate vicinity. We here at Jungleman Naturals believe that no one should have to resort to smelling like men's aftershave or cheap perfume in order to tackle body odor.

We formulated Jungleman All-Natural Deodorant to be unscented, and Junglemint All-Natural Deodorant, Junglejuice All-Natural Deodorant, and Junglewoman All-Natural Deodorant to be lightly scented, because a deodorant's job is to eliminate odor, and nothing else. We leave it up to the individual customer to decide whether he or she would like to wear a certain fragrance or not. We believe in freedom of choice, as do you.

We know the horror of standing next to someone who smells like they've taken a cologne shower, or bathed in repulsive, "earthy" scents like patchouli, sandalwood, or calendula. Because of that, we pledge to you, our trusted customer, to NEVER use patchouli, sandalwood, and calendula scents in any of our products. You deserve better than that, which is why you came to our page in the first place. Help rid the world of offensive odor and fragrance at the same time, with Jungleman Naturals deodorants!


Q.
Are Jungleman Naturals products tested on animals?


A.
If, by "animals," you mean non-humans, then no. We do not test our products on anything other than willing human beings, which are indeed animals.


Jungleman Naturals products are cruelty free and vegan. Our products DO NOT CONTAIN any animal products whatsoever, nor will they ever.


Q. Are Jungleman Naturals products gluten free?


A. Jungleman Naturals products are 100% gluten free.  Though scientific studies have proven that gluten cannot be absorbed through skin, we thought we'd let you know in the event that you accidentally ingest our product, which we don't recommend.


Q. Are Jungleman Naturals products GMO free?

A. Jungleman Naturals products are 100% GMO free, meaning that they contain no genetically modified ingredients whatsoever.


Q. Does baking soda contain aluminum?

A.
Baking soda does not contain aluminum. It never has, does, or will, ever. Baking soda is simply sodium bicarbonate (NaHCO3). It has been made for centuries by mixing sodium carbonate (Na2CO3), carbon dioxide (CO2), and water (H20). Aluminum, or any of its sulfates, are not used whatsoever to make sodium bicarbonate.

Baking powder, used as a leavening substitute for yeast in cooking, on the other hand, may contain sodium aluminum sulfate and/or sodium aluminum phosphate. Jungleman Naturals deodorants contain no baking powder, rather they contain sodium bicarbonate, also known as baking soda.

All food grade and commercial sodium bicarbonate is produced without aluminum. If someone claims to sell a "baking soda," and not a "baking powder" that contains aluminum, they are not truly selling baking soda, as baking soda is simply NaHCO3 and nothing else. They are required to label it as "baking powder" or some other variant.

This is why our ingredient list states "baking soda," and not "non-aluminum baking soda," "aluminum free baking soda," or some other deceptive variant.  Several baking soda manufacturers, in addition to a litany of deodorant and cosmetic manufacturers, are guilty of this deceptive practice that blatantly takes advantage of the confusion these days caused by the liberal, interchangeable usage of the words "baking soda" and "baking powder."

So now that you know the truth about baking soda and aluminum, don't let these manufacturers off the hook for their deceptive marketing practices aimed at extracting your hard earned money through trickery.  Let them know that you demand transparency and honesty in advertising.  Jungleman Naturals has always and will always maintain 100% honesty with its customers.  


Q. Is Jungleman All-Natural Deodorant for men or women? What about Junglewoman All-Natural Deodorant?

A.
Jungleman All-Natural Deodorant and Junglewoman All-Natural Deodorant, much like all of Jungleman Naturals' products, are unisex, meaning that they can be used by both men and women. We here at Jungleman Naturals don't believe in gender stereotypes, and neither should you. Jungleman All-Natural Deodorant is completely odorless, and Junglewoman All-Natural Deodorant has an extremely light lime scent.  Both work equally well for both men and women.

Contrary to what major antiperspirant companies have been telling you, body odor does not discriminate. Men and women alike are equally capable of stinking up a storm. All that "pH balanced for a woman" hocus pocus is just a marketing ploy to charge women more for an inferior product.

The beauty of Jungleman All-Natural Deodorant and Junglewoman All-Natural Deodorant is that their 100% all-natural scents (or lack thereof, in the case of Jungleman All-Natural Deodorant) work great for both sexes, so you won’t have to choose between smelling like men's aftershave or cheap perfume. Regardless of whether you're a man or a woman, Jungleman All-Natural Deodorant and Junglewoman All-Natural Deodorant are 100% "jungle"icious!


Q. Are Jungleman Naturals deodorant containers recyclable?

A.
Jungleman Naturals deodorant containers are 100% recyclable. This is just another way that Jungleman Naturals tries to minimize its impact on the environment, in addition to offering a 100% ALL-NATURAL product that contains no aerosols, hydrocarbons, or PFCs.

Jungleman Naturals deodorant containers are made of recyclable polypropylene, which corresponds to recycling code 5. Please recycle your Jungleman Naturals deodorant containers when you are finished using them. The Earth will thank you and so will we.



Q. "Finally, an all-natural deodorant that works!" Is it true that you coined that term?


A.
Yes, it is true. We began using the exact expression "finally, an all-natural deodorant that works," on our website in 2009. We pride ourselves on being the first natural deodorant of our type. That type being simple and effective, with only 4 ingredients, that are easy to pronounce.

At the time we first released our flagship product, Jungleman all-Natural Deodorant, there were no such products like ours on the market, and very few brands of deodorant, let alone natural deodorant, were sold on the internet successfully. We not only revolutionized the standard homemade folk remedy for an all-natural deodorant, we revolutionized the process in which it would be sold.

Until our brand came along most of the supposed "all-natural" deodorants that were available fell into two categories: mediocre concoctions of highly reactive root extracts that didn't really work, caused rashes, or smelled like concentrated incense, and green-washed, mainstream "natural" deodorants containing chemicals such as propylene glycol, sodium stearate, alcohol, and castor oil.

Fast forward to the present, and on every internet search for "natural deodorant" you'll find a myriad of competitors using that very same tag line: "finally, an all-natural deodorant that works," or some similar equivalent, in an attempt to piggyback on both our popularity and the popularity of such a search term in popular search engines. This was bound to happen, as all great products are often imitated, but when truly successful, never duplicated.

Competition is a great thing for consumers, even if it means that there are some brands out there that are essentially just knockoffs of our product (ranging from cheap to fancy, depending on who they are marketed to). Some have even gone so far as to make a similar logo (just imagine an unattractive, mutant version of our logo) to ours, or even have a similar mantra to our mantra of "100% all-natural, yet 100% odor free."  Fortunately, none of that has actually worked.

While it is troubling that the sole aim of many of these brands is simply to make as much money as possible off their customers, by imitating one or more aspects of our products, the failure of these competitors to sell a product of the same quality and reputation of ours actually helps us. We've had countless customers turn to us when they need an all-natural deodorant they can trust, and now, as the highest selling natural deodorant on the internet, that number is at an all-time high, which we owe both to the shortcomings of these competitors and the fierce loyalty of our own customers.


Q.
Are deodorant crystals aluminum free
?


A.
So called "all-natural" deodorant crystals make their claim to being aluminum free, yet possess ammonium alum as a principal ingredient. Ammonium alum, or ammonium aluminum sulfate dodecahydrate, is a sulfate of aluminum, and therefore is an aluminum salt, just like aluminum chlorohydrate, the principal ingredient in antiperspirants.

The deodorant crystal is actually one giant greenwashing scam designed to take advantage of "green" minds with clever marketing tactics.  In terms of potential toxicity, aluminum chlorohydrate and ammonium alum are one in the same; as is potassium alum, or any other aluminum salt. Through clever greenwashing propaganda, these crystal manufacturers have marketed their product as being "all-natural" or comprised of 100% natural mineral salts and nothing more.

Arsenic, lead, and mercury are also "all-natural," but that doesn’t exactly mean that they should be applied liberally to your underarms. All aluminum salts are "natural mineral salts," as they exist naturally in chemistry. Again, that does not necessarily mean that they are healthy.

Yet another piece of propaganda used by these crystal manufacturers is their insistence on claiming that their product is a natural "African" or natural "Thai" crystal. This can also be filed nicely into the realm of fantasy, as these crystals were all manufactured, and even if they weren't machined the way they were, they'd still contain the very aluminum salts that the consumer is actively trying to avoid, none the less.

When forced to concede that ammonium alum is indeed an aluminum salt that these crystals possess, deodorant crystal manufacturers will rush to claim that although their product does in fact contain aluminum salts, these salts have a chemistry such that the ions in the "natural mineral salts" are too large to pass through the skin.

Or they will claim that the ions are negatively charged, and therefore cannot enter the body. Both of these claims are patently false and have about as much empirical evidence to substantiate them as the tooth fairy. Skin pores, especially in the underarm regions, are millions of times larger than the ions in question, meaning aluminum will get in your body like sand falling through a cargo net.

So now that you know the truth about deodorant crystals, don't let these manufacturers off the hook for their outright, greenwashed lies. Let them know that we won't stand for dishonesty when it comes to what goes under our arms. Jungleman Naturals deodorants DO NOT CONTAIN any aluminum of any kind, and Jungleman Naturals will always maintain 100% honesty with its customers.


Q. What does ALRS stand for? How do I prevent it?

A.
ALRS stands for: Awkward Locker Room Situation. As makers of the safest, most effective,100% all-natural deodorants in the world, we get a lot of product converts. Many have fled from inferior deodorant creams and pastes with serious applicability issues. After hearing countless tales of former deodorant cream/paste users having to actually apply deodorant in a public location such as a locker room, we here at Jungleman Naturals coined the term ALRS.

Just going through the everyday routine of a gym locker room can be a burdensome trial on its own for many. Having to apply deodorant from a little jar with a tiny plastic spoon that looks like it could have been taken from a children's cheese and cracker snack packet, or worse yet, your fingers, is the epitome of an awkward locker room situation (ALRS).

Jungleman Naturals deodorants have a superior formulation that allows them applied through a recyclable twist-up deodorant container much like a standard deodorant or antiperspirant would, but without all of the unwanted harsh
chemicals that come with such deodorants. Our deodorants are 100% all-natural, but unlike inferior deodorant creams and pastes, won't attract any unwanted stares or awkward glances while being applied in front of a locker room mirror.

Jungleman Naturals deodorants are 100% ALRS free, so you'll never be mistaken for applying spackling paste to your underarms, or stealing a child's cheese and cracker snack packet, or worse yet, having a mysterious white, powdery substance all over your fingertips (as was once so popular in the 1980s). Join the fight against awkward locker room situations, with Jungleman Naturals deodorants!


Q. Is there such a thing as a "deodorant detox?" Can it cause rashes, irritation, or swollen lymph nodes?

A. Contrary to the popular propaganda that many supposed "natural" deodorant brands have been spewing out over the past few years, there is absolutely no empirical evidence whatsoever to support such a theory. In spite of this, a litany of "natural" deodorant brands, specifically those that manufacture inferior pastes and creams containing a high percentage of baking soda, have used this myth as a way of rationalizing their products giving their respective customers a rash or irritation.

The theory of deodorant "detoxing" presumes that all those harsh chemicals that standard deodorant and antiperspirant users may have absorbed into their body via their underarms will suddenly leave the body the moment one ceases to use such deodorants, most of the time by opting for a natural deodorant (namely one that causes the user to either stink, or experience rashes, irritation, or swollen lymph nodes, or combination of one or more).

While no one will argue with the idea of using a natural deodorant to avoid harsh chemicals potentially being absorbed into the body, there is not one shred of scientific evidence that has shown that such chemicals would be immediately purged from the human body at the exact moment one began using a natural deodorant. There is also no evidence to substantiate the claim that increased body odor, rashes, irritation, and swollen lymph nodes are caused by said chemicals leaving the body.

If you use any deodorant (whether natural or standard, or even an antiperspirant) and you begin to experience increased body odor, that just simply means that your deodorant is not working for you. If you begin to develop rashes, irritation, or swollen lymph nodes, it is highly likely that you are experiencing contact dermatitis, which is simply irritation of the skin.

Contact dermatitis is caused by your skin having a bad reaction to one or more of the ingredients in your deodorant. It is generally grouped into two distinct types of contact dermatitis: irritant contact dermatitis and allergic contact dermatitis. Most of the time, the contact dermatitis experienced by deodorant users is irritant contact dermatitis, as allergic contact dermatitis is much more rare.

Virtually any deodorant ingredient can cause irritant contact dermatitis, but some have been shown to do so more often than others. Alcohols, peroxides, artificial colors, artificial fragrances, antiperspirant chemicals such as aluminum salts, harsh chemical emulsifiers, antifreezes such as propylene glycol, and preservatives are the most common causes of such irritation in standard deodorants and antiperspirants. In the case of natural deodorants, essential oils and baking soda (sodium bicarbonate) are the most common causes of irritant contact dermatitis.

In the case of essential oil, this usually means that you may be sensitive to the essential oil in your deodorant. Whether this is due to your own sensitivity, or the deodorant simply having too high of a percentage of essential oil, you should discontinue use and opt for another deodorant containing either a lower percentage of the offending essential oil, or one that does not contain it at all.

In the case of baking soda, this usually means that you are sensitive to the alkalinity of the baking soda in your deodorant. As baking soda is a base, it is lightly caustic (part of the reason why it is so effective against body odor). This is not normally enough to irritate one's skin, however, in large enough percentages, or in deodorant users with sensitive skin, the baking soda can damage the acid mantle, a very fine, slightly acidic film on the surface of the skin acting as a barrier to bacteria, viruses, and other potential contaminants that might penetrate the skin.

Whether this is due to your own sensitivity, or the deodorant simply having too high of a percentage of baking soda, you should discontinue use and opt for another deodorant containing a lower percentage of baking soda. Jungleman Naturals Deodorants are formulated to have a much lower percentage of essential oils and baking soda than many, if not most natural deodorants containing baking soda on the market.

Allergic contact dermatitis, unlike irritant contact dermititis, can be caused by any percentage of ingredient. Although far less likely to occur than irritant contact dermatitis, you should always check the ingredient list of any personal care product before you apply it to see if you have any pre-existing allergies to any of the ingredients listed.

We pride ourselves on making the most tolerable, hypoallergenic product on the market, but there will inevitably be a very small percentage of people who will have a reaction to certain ingredients in our formula, as it is virtually impossible to make any product 100% hypoallergenic or non-reactive.

If you have any allergies or intolerances to any of the ingredients in any of Jungleman Naturals deodorants please do not use these products.

If at any time you experience any irritation, redness, or rashes in or around your underarm areas, please discontinue using this product, as you may have sensitivity to one or more of these ingredients.



Q. How do I apply Jungleman Naturals deodorants?

A.
To apply Jungleman Naturals deodorants, simply uncap the deodorant stick and gently twist up as needed. Gently apply the deodorant to your underarms as needed to control body odor. For optimal application and performance, store at room temperature (between 55 to 80 degrees Fahrenheit).

We pride ourselves on making the most tolerable, hypoallergenic product on the market, but there will inevitably be a very small percentage of people who will have a reaction to certain ingredients in our formula, as it is virtually impossible to make any product 100% hypoallergenic or non-reactive.

If you have any allergies or intolerances to any of the ingredients in any of Jungleman Naturals deodorants please do not use these products.

If at any time you experience any irritation, redness, or rashes in or around your underarm areas, please discontinue using this product, as you may have sensitivity to one or more of these ingredients.

Store Jungleman Naturals deodorants at room temperature (between 55 and 80 degrees Fahrenheit) in a cool, dry area, away from extreme heat and cold, and avoid leaving your deodorant outdoors.

If you have any questions or comments, please email us at:

info@junglemannaturals.com



Q.
Can I apply Jungleman Naturals deodorants directly after shaving?


A.
While many people apply our deodorants directly after shaving, we wouldn't recommend putting anything under your arms directly after shaving, including deodorant of any kind.

As your underarm skin is very delicate, even more so after a shave, it's always best to wait for any shaving related irritation to subside prior to applying Jungleman Naturals deodorants. This applies to any deodorant that you put under your arms, and not just Jungleman Naturals deodorants.


Q. What measures do you take to protect shipments against heat?

A.
To ensure that our customers experience Jungleman Naturals deodorants exactly as they would buying them from a retail store, all domestic (United States) orders are shipped frozen, with thermal insulation.

We've taken great measures to make sure that our product does not melt in delivery or at one's doorstep, including: formulating our deodorant to have a higher melting point than most standard and natural deodorants (our deodorants are solid up until about 85 degrees Fahrenheit, and semi-solid from there to about 90 degrees Fahrenheit), freezing deodorants prior to shipment, and keeping all 1st class shipments under 16 ounces and sending all shipments 16 ounces and over via priority mail (to ensure delivery to just about anywhere in the U.S. in 3 days or less).

Even with freezing and thermal insulation, most shipments can only remained chilled for 3 days at the most. Therefore, it is of utmost importance to please make sure that your order of deodorant is delivered to a location where it will be received promptly. Please check the status of your shipment as often as possible with the USPS tracking number we issue you to time your shipment’s arrival.

Avoid having your order left outdoors or in a mail box subject to extreme heat and/or direct sunlight for prolonged periods of time, as such conditions may cause your deodorant (or any deodorant for that matter) to melt. Jungleman Naturals is NOT RESPONSIBLE for deodorants that melt due to the aforementioned conditions.

All deodorants are shipped with a leak proof inner dome cap. If your deodorant container or the package that it came in arrives hot, DO NOT REMOVE THE INNER DOME CAP OR OPEN AND/OR TIP THE DEODORANT CONTAINER, as this may cause the product to spill out. Simply set the deodorant stick aside, upright, in a room temperature (between 55 and 80 degrees Fahrenheit) location, indoors, away from sunlight. Once the deodorant has fallen back into place below the cap, it will be ready for the next steps below.

If your deodorant arrives semi-solid, (only partly melted or butter-like), simply place it in the freezer. After about 30 minutes in the freezer, and a few hours of thaw time (it won't twist or rub on well until thawed properly) at room temperature (between 55 and 80 degrees Fahrenheit), it will function exactly as it would have prior to heat exposure.

If your deodorant is completely melted (runny liquid throughout), you can also simply place it in the freezer, however, you should stir it with some kind of stirring implement so that the ingredients inside don't separate prior to freezing. Again, after thawing at room temperature, it also will function exactly as it would have prior to heat exposure.


Q. My deodorant won't twist up. Is it defective?

A.
No, your deodorant is not defective. All deodorants are frozen prior to shipment and mailed with thermal insulation to ensure that all orders will survive transit (specifically during hot summer months or when sent to or through hot locations).

If your deodorant arrives frozen or doesn't easily twist up immediately after opening your package, please allow it to thaw at room temperature (between 55 and 80 degrees Fahrenheit) for a few hours before twisting the bottom dial to advance the product upward.  Your deodorant should be able to twist up shortly thereafter.

DO NOT TWIST THE BOTTOM DIAL WITH FORCE, as this may cause it to break off.  Jungleman Naturals is not responsible for bottom dials that break off due to customers not following these instructions.

Store and apply at room temperature (between 55 to 80 degrees Fahrenheit). Avoid storing in frigid temperatures as this may cause deodorant to harden, making application uncomfortable.

Q. My deodorant has a small hole or bubble. Is it defective?

A.
No, your deodorant is not defective. Although infrequent, small bubbles or holes can occur during the process of manufacturing Jungleman Naturals deodorants. This simply means that excess air was trapped into a molding as it cured. Your deodorant will be just the same as any Jungleman Naturals deodorant in terms of performance, ingredient composition, and volume.


Q. Why the name Jungleman?

A.
Owners Jeremiah Blattler and Yulaika Figueroa came up with the name "Jungleman" as a brand name due to several reasons. The first reason being that their parents were from Vietnam and Honduras respectively, two countries with vast areas of jungle. The second reason was that the product was all-natural and they thought the best way to represent that was with a shadowy, uncompromising figure from the heart of the jungle.

Lastly, they chose the name and logo as a contrast to the myriad of other natural deodorants that tended to be marketed with illusory images of flowers, trees, and blue skies in an effect to cater solely to a certain demographic. Jeremiah and Yulaika felt that this alienated all other demographics that didn't fit that certain stereotype of wanting a cuddly, hippie paradise, filled with sunshine, puppies, and rainbows.


In fact, in the early days, what they saw as a revolutionary way of marketing a natural product to a larger audience, far beyond the usual stereotypes, was viewed with skepticism and often times outright disdain by many a store buyer. They were told that their products would never sell with such a name, logo, and marketing strategy.

Thankfully, those store buyers were terribly wrong. Our track record as the highest selling natural deodorant on the internet, our reputation among our internet customers as the most effective natural deodorant on the planet, and our ever increasing sales in retail stores, helped us to win over the hearts and minds of even the most skeptical store buyer.

Jeremiah and Yulaika completely changed the way natural deodorant would be viewed by the general public by creating a logo that showed their product to be to be fierce and effective in the fight against body odor, as opposed to the usual "earthy" names that conjured up images of bathing in herbs and flowers to cover up stench. Jungleman Naturals deodorants were branded to emphasize their most important attributes: safety and effectiveness.

 

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