Coconut Yogurt Extract
What is it?
Coconut Yogurt Extract is an extract from coconut yogurt. Since the yogurt is made from coconut it is an alternative to dairy yogurt for both vegans and those with allergies to milk.
What does it do?
Yogurts are generally known to have probiotic benefits and contain live cultures to help your gut health. The Coconut Yogurt Extract does not have live cultures, but contains the metabolic byproducts of these probiotic bacteria from the yogurt, known as postbiotics.
This extract is used in our deodorant in combination with xylitol and the full prebiotic formula helps support the good bacteria to help keep the skin in healthy balance (promotes the growth of good bacteria to help reduce odor).
How is it made?
The Coconut Yogurt Extract starts with the grinding of Cocos Nucifera (coconut) fruit and fermentation with Lactobacillus to make the yogurt. After the right time and temperature the resultant is filtered to provide the extract which is then ready for use in our deodorant.
What are the alternatives?
Yogurt extracts from dairy or other alternatives (almond milk) are available. We chose the coconut yogurt extract as to use in our deodorant as it met our stewardship and performance requirements in our product.
Tom’s of Maine recognizes that no two people are alike, and even with naturally derived ingredients, some individuals may develop an allergic reaction that is unique to them. As with any product, be sure to discontinue use if you experience discomfort or other indications that the product may not be appropriate for your individual body chemistry.