FAQ: Natural Deodorant by Misc. Goods Co., Earthy and Complex
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What does the deodorant smell like?

Underhill is a scent inspired by the smells of traveling in nature. A mix of 14 ingredients, the fragrance is deep and complex with aromas of wild herbs such as Rosemary and Athelas, along with leather, pipe tobacco, several wood species, open air and a sweet scent of freshly poured (or spilled) ale.

Valley of Gold is the smell of wild gardens in blossom amidst woods; a place where rose, lavender, geranium, myrtle and broom flower grow freely alongside rosemary, honey bush and surrounding trees. This arrangement creates a balanced, floral, earthy smell, which combines 11 ingredients.

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Are there any testimonials?

Yes! We sent samples out to people all across the US and Canada. Below are some of their responses.

“Honestly, I feel like this is the best deodorant I’ve used.” -Erik Marinovich Typographer and co-founder of Friends of Type San Francisco, CA

“I liked the smooth, buttery texture when applying to skin— The scents are definitely more custom (dare I say fancy?) than the basic scents of other natural deodorants. This is a more luxury version of natural deodorant.” - Dana Tanamachi Owner of Tanamachi Studio Seattle, WA

“I’ve been aggressively trying to find natural deodorants for years. And most smell meh. This is huge.” -Dan Christofferson Co-Owner of Young Jerks Creative Studio New York, NY

“Good as hell. Not overbearing.” -Bobby McKenna Designer New York, NY

“MGCO. continues to reimagine the ordinary into something new and wonderful.” - David Smith Art Director, Designer Los Angeles, CA

“I’ve used every natural deodorant, stone, spray I could find always hoping for that one that REALLY worked. The first thing I noticed was the consistency of this stick, I love how it feels like it stays with you. We’ve had some of the hottest days this year since I got these and it’s all I’ve used with zero complaints! The scent lasts all day without mixing badly with my body odor…I feel like this is REALLY working. Like I can trust and don’t have to tote around my nasty antiperspirant anymore?? What more can you ask for.” - Bekah Stewart Yoga Instructor and owner of A Well Traveled Woman New Albany, Indiana

“The Underhill fragrance is a triumph. Sweet, with undertones of cedar and spice. A strong bold scent that doesn’t actually overpower. It’s great.” - Peter McKinnon Youtuber, Photographer Toronto, Ontario

“MGCO has taken care to create a natural deodorant that truly keeps me comfortable and smelling pleasant through the day. The product comes in two, nicely subtle fragrances—one that I enjoy on me and the other that I enjoy on my significant other!” - Victoria Vu Owner of Paper & Type Design Co. Los Angeles, LA

“Underhill Natural Deodorant is a good way to wear a scent without having to commit to a ‘cologne’” - Dan Cassaro Co-Owner of Young Jerks Creative Studio New York, NY

“This is the best of natural deodorants I have ever tried. It also smells wonderful.” - Michael Cina Owner of Cina Associates Minneapolis, MN

“It’s as if someone got inside my head and found the perfect smell for me on a deep level.” - Simon Walker Owner of Simon Walker Type Austin, TX

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Why did you develop these new fragrances?

Our whole motivation for making this product was to introduce new, better smelling fragrant mixtures to a natural deodorant. The smells that normally accompany deodorants aren’t complex or interesting. These companies aren’t interested in making things interesting … they’re interested in hitting the largest market they can and generic ingredients and compositions accomplishes that. We wanted to bring the same attention to how our deodorant will smell that we would to a boutique cologne.

Conceptualizing smells is difficult. So with the help of our perfumist, we approached the development of Underhill and Valley of Gold through story-telling. Putting our heads in places that we want to be and creating a narrative that takes to different places and smells. It took a lot of work, 20 different prototypes between the two fragrances. But once we arrived … we were overwhelmed with the place we were able to arrive to.

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Why make natural deodorant?

We believe that a natural deodorant is the most responsible way to care for our customers. Our conscious can be clear as we provide them with a great product.

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What’s in the deodorant?

Paraben Free and Aluminum Free

Maranta Arundinacea Root (Arrowroot Powder), Caprylic/ Capric Triglyceride, Stearyl Alcohol, Sodium Bicarbonate, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Maltodextrin, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Polyglycerol-3 Beewax, Mica, Jojoba Esters, Glyceryl Caprylate Glyceryl Undecylenate, Lactobacillus Acidophilus, Tocopherol (Vitamin E).

Our scented deodorants include a proprietary blend of oils. Due to FDA recommendations, we use the term “fragrance” to refer to these oils.

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Is it a antiperspirant?

Arrowroot Powder is natural antiperspirant and absorbs moisture.

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How long does it last?

We sent the deodorant to 30 testers across the USA and Canada and the overwhelming response was that the deodorant lasted all day. Even during the hottest day of the year.

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How big is the deodorant?

Our deodorants are 2.6oz

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Where is it manufactured?

In the USA!

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Is your wife actually pregnant?!

No. But thanks for asking ;-)

We did genuinely have a scare around the time we shot this video - but we are committed to only having 4 kids for the foreseeable future.

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