Kopari Coconut Deodorant Australia

kopari coconut deodorant

Looking to buy Kopari coconut deodorant in Australia? Let’s dive into all things natural deodorant. We’ll cover where Australians can buy Kopari, along with all the common questions you may have. I'll also point out a few things you MUST know about Kopari deodorant before buying it. Let's go!

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Where to buy Kopari Deodorant in Australia?


If you’re looking to purchase Kopari coconut deodorant in Australia, it’s time to head to Sephora. Sephora stock a range of Kopari products. Including the coconut deodorant. At the time of writing Sephora is the only Australian stockist of Kopari deodorant. They do not stock all the scents, yet, do offer a good range.


There are
a number of sellers on eBay who list Kopari deodorant. Unfortunately, they ship from the USA which means you will pay around $45 for one stick of Kopari deodorant with shipping.

With so many great Australian made natural deodorants on the market, please don’t go and pay $45 for Kopari! Head to Sephora or check out an Australian natural deodorant brand.

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What is Kopari Coconut Deodorant?

Kopari coconut deodorant is a popular natural deodorant that
is made in the USA. Kopari is free from aluminium, parabens, Phthalates, Silicone, and baking soda. It’s also Non-Allergenic and Dermatologist-Tested.

Sounds great so far! But it could be better.

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Switch to natural deodorant. avoid toxins

Many regular deodorants and antiperspirants contain Aluminium, parabens, and synthetic fragrances. The long-term safety of Aluminium has
been called to question. Links to Alzheimer’s, dementia, and breast cancer are being studied. According to one PubMed article:


"Aluminium is known to have a genotoxic profile, capable of causing both DNA alterations and epigenetic effects, and this would be consistent with a potential role in breast cancer"

Parabens and synthetic fragrances aren’t ideal either. According to one review:

"Parabens can enable hallmarks and characteristics of cancer in human breast epithelial cells"

Until safety has been established, your best option is to avoid the use of Aluminium and other chemicals. Kopari offers customers a deodorant free from such nasties. That’s great news.

Switching to a natural deodorant such as Kopari is a great decision! Learn more about toxic chemicals in deodorant and why you should make the switch.

Kopari deodorant ingredients

kopari coconut deodorant ingredients

Kopari coconut deodorant contains a unique set of ingredients.

Many natural deodorants in Australia contain a small number of simple ingredients. Kopari utilises a larger number of natural cosmetic ingredients, potentially making it more processed than popular brands such as Wild & Native.

Here is a look at all the ingredients contained in Kopari coconut deodorant. I’ve included an
EWG hazard score for each ingredient. The EWG score reflects known and suspected hazards linked to the ingredient. It’s a scale of 1-10 with 1 being the lowest hazard, 10 being the highest.

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Propylene Glycol

Propylene Glycol
is used in deodorants to give them a slick, smooth consistency. Being a humectant it increases moisture in the skin, leaving it smooth. Most Propylene Glycol is petroleum-based. It’s good to know that Kopari uses biobased (plant derived) Propylene Glycol.

Propylene Glycol is generally recognised as safe by the FDA. There is conflicting information around the safety of propylene glycol. If ingested in large amounts it may cause toxicity. The small amounts used in Kopari deodorant are not likely to pose health concerns.

EWG score = 3. The main concerns are:
  • Moderate chance of allergies/immunotoxicity
  • Moderate non-reproductive organ system toxicity
  • High possibility of Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)

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This ingredient needs no explanation. It’s water.

sodium stearate

Sodium Stearate
Sodium stearate is a vegetable-based ingredient sourced from coconut or palm oil. Sodium stearate forms a structure with propylene glycol and Propanediol to give Kopari deodorant a solid stick shape.

Sodium Stearate is generally non-toxic. It is not an endocrine disruptor or a known carcinogen.

EWG score = 1

Propanediol may be derived from corn or produced synthetically. There have not been enough studies to definitively conclude it is safe. However, Propanediol is most likely safe when used topically.

EWG score = 2 

  • Cancer (low)
  • Endocrine disruption (low)
  • Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (high)
Saccharomyces Ferment Filtrate

Saccharomyces Ferment Filtrate
Saccharomyces Ferment Filtrate is obtained from the fermentation of Saccharomyces, a form of yeast. It is used in anti-ageing cosmetics for its nutrient rich profile and high amino acid content. SFF is rich in probiotic enzymes and helps neutralise odor causing bacteria.

EWG score = 1
Kopari deodorant fragrance


Kopari coconut deodorant contains fragrance. Fragrances may be
 made of a cocktail of compounds. It is common for fragrances to contain toxic ingredients. Such toxins include Styrene, Phthalates, Benzaldehyde, Benzyl acetate, Methylene chloride.
Intellectual property laws don’t require companies to list components of their fragrance. Making it impossible to know what chemicals Kopari coconut deodorant has hidden in its fragrance.

EWG score = 8. They list the following concerns over the use of fragrance:
  • Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
  • Endocrine disruption (moderate)
  • Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
  • Ecotoxicology (low)
  • Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (moderate)
Caprylyl/Capryl Glucoside

Caprylyl/Capryl Glucoside
Caprylyl/Capryl Glucoside is a surfactant made from vegetable derived fatty acids and glucose. It is widely accepted to be a safe ingredient.

EWG score = 1

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Sodium Caproyl/Lauroyl Lactyl Lactate, Triethyl Citrate; Salvia Officinalis (Sage) Oil
These three ingredients form an antimicrobial designed for use in deodorant. It seems likely that Kopari deodorant Australia uses this antimicrobial. The palm oil-derived blend controls body odour by inhibiting bacterial growth. All three ingredients that form this compound are generally recognised as safe.
EWG score = 1

silica in deodorant

Silica is one of the most common minerals on earth. It can also be made synthetically. Silica helps to keep skin dry. It can also be used as a thickening agent. There is controversy around Silica and its safety, however, this relates to inhaling it. For use on the skin, Silica is considered safe.

EWG score = 1
Ethylhexylglycerin in deodorant

Ethylhexylglycerin is used as a skin conditioning agent and weak preservative. It may also enhance the antimicrobial properties of other ingredients. Ethylhexylglycerin is derived from synthetic ingredients so is not natural. It is recognised as safe.

EWG score = 2
  • Allergies/immunotoxicity (low) 
  • Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
  • Ecotoxicology (low) 
  • Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (high)
Polyglyceryl-5 Oleate in kopari coconut

Polyglyceryl-5 Oleate

Used as an emulsifier so that water and oil-based ingredients can mix. It is not known to be toxic.

EWG score = 1
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Sodium Cocoyl Glutamate
An amino acid-derived surfactant that leaves a soft and moisturised feeling on the skin. There are no known risks associated with the use of sodium cocoyl glutamate.
EWG score = 1
Glyceryl Caprylate

Glyceryl Caprylate
A Naturally Derived preservative with good efficacy against bacteria and yeast. Glyceryl Caprylate is regarded as a safe, natural preservative. Used to extend the shelf life Kopari coconut deodorant.
EWG score = 1
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Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Liquid Endosperm

Coconut water harvested from green coconuts.
EWG score = 1

Vegetable derived, safe and used to create a smooth consistency.

EWG score = 2
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Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Fruit Juice The juice from coconuts. Not sure if/how this differs from the coconut water already listed.
EWG score = 1
Glyceryl Laurate safety

Glyceryl Laurate

Glyceryl laurate is a plant-based viscosity stabiliser. It’s also known for its antimicrobial properties.
EWG score = 3
  • Use restrictions (moderate)
  •  Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (moderate)
  • Contamination concerns (GLYCERYL DIESTERS)

coconut oil natural deodorant ingredient

Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil

Good old coconut oil.
EWG score = 1
aniseed preservative in kopari

Sodium Anisate
Sodium Anisate is a 100% natural preservative obtained from anise and fennel. It Helps keep Kopari deodorant fresh and microbe-free.

EWG score = 1
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Citric Acid
A weak organic acid that occurs in citrus fruits. It’s used in cosmetics to adjust the pH of the product.

EWG score = 2

Kopari coconut deodorant ingredients verdicts

Kopari Deodorant Ingredients: The Verdict

For the most part, the ingredients in Kopari coconut deodorant are
naturally derived and safe. Granted, they are more processed than many natural deodorants in Australia. 

The EWG safety score for Kopari coconut deodorant is 4. EWG’s main concern is possible allergies and immunotoxicity. View EWG’s score for Kopari coconut deodorant here.

is Kopari coconut deodorant effective?

Is kopari coconut deodorant effective?

Kopari coconut deodorant is a popular, well-marketed product. But
does it work? Let’s look at the reviews on Sephora, where you can buy Kopari coconut deodorant in Australia. At the time of writing, Sephora has 1425 reviews. 166 of those are people using Kopari coconut deodorant in Australia. The average rating is 4 stars.


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The good

A large number of customers are very happy with Kopari coconut deodorant. Both in Australia and abroad.

Some common remarks are:
  • Kopari deodorant leaves armpits smelling fresh for 24 hours.
  • Kopari deodorant smells nice.
  • The scent is not too strong.
  • Kopari deodorant doesn’t stain clothes.

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The Bad

There are over 160 one-star reviews for Kopari coconut deodorant on Sephora. That means more than 10% of reviews are one star. Whilst Kopari works well for many, it is not an ideal product for all body types.

The most common complaints about Kopari deodorant in Australia are:

  • Kopari deodorant does not work at all.
  • Kopari deodorant does not work as well as other Australian natural deodorants.
  • Kopari deodorant causes a red rash
  • Kopari causes darkening of the armpits
  • Kopari caused a breakout

Four stars is a solid average. Whilst it could be better, no one product will be right for everyone. A lot of Australians are very happy with Kopari coconut deodorant.

The only way to know if Kopari deodorant is right for you is to try it. This is true of any natural deodorant in Australia. It may take some trial and error, but if you are willing to try a number of natural deodorants you will find one you love.

Check out our ultimate guide to natural deodorant for help choosing the best natural deodorant for you.


How to use Kopari coconut deodorant

Using Kopari coconut deodorant is simple. Apply a small amount to clean dry, armpits. Easy.

When switching to natural deodorant it’s good practise not to use it for 48 hours after shaving. This will reduce the chance of rash and irritation. You can experiment with applying it closer to when you shaved once you're sure your body tolerates it.


is kopari deodorant safe?

Kopari coconut deodorant is
largely made using naturally derived ingredients. The ingredients are considerably more processed than many natural deodorants in Australia.

According to EWG some of the ingredients do pose safety concerns. EWG's main concern about Kopari coconut deodorant? A high risk for causing allergies and immunotoxicity. The biggest offender in Kopari deodorant? Fragrance.
Fragrance often includes chemicals known to be endocrine disruptors and immune system toxicants. Manufacturers do not need to disclose the chemicals contained within their fragrance. This is due to intellectual property laws. What does this mean for Kopari coconut deodorant? It may contain known endocrine disruptors and toxins. It may not.

 Rash from kopari deodorant

kopari deodorant rash

Natural deodorant has the potential to cause a rash. Kopari deodorant is no exception. Most natural deodorants in Australia
are made using simple ingredients. When a rash occurs it’s often because of excessive baking soda (such is the case in Sarah's Day deodorant). Kopari coconut deodorant is different. It does not contain baking soda, yet it still causes a rash in some people. Why?
There are ingredients in Kopari coconut deodorant that may cause a rash. These are:
  • Fragrance: According to EWG has a high chance of causing allergies.
  • Propylene Glycol: According to EWG has a high chance of causing skin irritation. 
  • Glyceryl Laurate: According to EWG has a moderate chance of causing skin irritation.
  • Propanediol: According to EWG has a high chance of causing skin irritation.
Kopari deodorant rash is real. Looking through customer reviews one of the common complaints is a red rash. When natural deodorant is causing rash I would tell you to avoid high amounts of baking soda. In the case of Kopari deodorant, it’s difficult to know why you’re experiencing a rash.

If you do get a rash from Kopari deodorant you’re best to stop using it. It’s likely that one of the ingredients is not suitable for your skin. So give Kopari to a friend and try a different brand of natural deodorant. One based around simple ingredients would be a good place to start.

Some great ingredients unlikely to cause a rash are:

  • Magnesium Hydroxide
  • Coconut Oil
  • Shea Butter
  • Tapioca starch
  • Essential oils (unless used in high concentration)
  • Beeswax
  • Candelilla wax

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kopari deodorant scents

Kopari coconut deodorant is available in six different scents, along with a fragrance-free option
. Judging by the number of reviews Kopari original coconut deodorant is the most popular.

Available scents are as follows:

  • Original: coconut milk scent
  • Driftwood: Sandalwood, cedarwood, and clove
  • Beach: Fresh sea breeze
  • Gardenia: floral gardenia & coconut
  • Tropical: Pineapple & coconut milk
  • Coastal :Orange peel and honeydew
  • Fragrance Free: For sensitive skin.


kopari fragrance free deodorant Australia

At the time of writing, I found no way of purchasing Kopari fragrance free deodorant in Australia. Not for a reasonable price anyway. Sephora does not list Kopari fragrance free deodorant.

Buying direct from Kopari is not an option as they will not ship to Australia.

There are a number sellers listing on ebay who list Kopari fragrance free deodorant. They ship from the USA and the total cost for one stick of deodorant is around $45. I wouldn’t consider this a viable or cost effective option.

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Kopari deodorant packaging

Kopari deodorant packaging is plastic. Disappointing.

On the positive side Kopari have partnered with TerraCycle in the USA. You can jump onto the TerraCycle website and request a free, postage paid envelope. This allows you to send your empty Kopari deodorant containers in for recycling.

In reality, how many Kopari customers actually make use of this service? My bet would be a small percentage.
The TerraCycle recycling service isn’t available to Australians. We do have good recycling programs in Australia, so be sure to recycle everything you can.

Most people still don't recycle properly. According to the Australian bureau of statistics, in 2019:

Only 9% of plastic was sent for recycling (227,000 tonnes), while 84% was sent to landfill (2.1 tonnes)"

That's not cool. Plastic packing is a big negative for Kopari deodorant.


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Final thoughts

Kopari coconut deodorant is popular, effective and typically well tolerated. But is it the right natural deodorant for you? There are a lot of great natural deodorants in Australia. By choosing an Australian natural deodorant over Kopari you can:

  • Support Australian business
  • Choose plastic-free packaging

Let us know what your experience with Kopari coconut deodorant has been in the comments below!

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