Corpus Naturals is made for people who don’t want to sacrifice quality for the sake of going natural.
Natural body care formulations have been around for a while, but most haven’t kept up with the recent advances in natural chemistry. This meant people who valued “natural” had to settle for products that did not work, and scents they did not love.
CORPUS has refined and redesigned what a natural formula can be. The result is body care that goes above and beyond what you may have come to expect from “natural.” Our proprietary vegan, plant-based formulations are designed to be both purposeful, and elicit happiness.
The Corpus Naturals Story
Every aspect of the product – from its formula to its packaging to manufacturing – is highly considered; using renewable hydroelectric and solar energy. We did this out of a sense of responsibility and dedication to being able to trace every step in the production process. Being “made in California” means we are closer to the process and can be involved in away that wouldn’t be possible without local vendors. CORPUS is committed to transparency at every level and only partners with manufacturers who share the same values. Working with manufacturers in their local community has the added environmental benefit of a reduced carbon footprint because the product travels less.
CORPUS Naturals was founded in 2018 by J.P. Mastey, a skincare expert with over 15 years experience. Long interested in natural products, Mastey nevertheless struggled to find products that performed to high standards. After many years of experimentation, he was able to create an effective, natural formula with no compromises. “Natural deodorant was one of those products I felt passionate about, and I got close several times, but close was not good enough” says Mastey. Newfound techniques, persistence, and inspiration all came together and CORPUS was created.
PUSHING THE LIMITS OF NATURAL FRAGRANCE
We live in an industry of “off the shelf,” white-label repurposed products that marketers whip into something special. Nothing was off the shelf when it came to one of Corpus’s most distinctive attributes. It was no easy feat to create a natural fragrance that meets the expectations of fine fragrance
THE MODERN VEGAN CHEF
Natural perfumery could be compared to the modern vegan chef who transforms the constraints on ingredients into convincing and satisfying substitutes. Only with a great amount of research, development, creativity, and experience can you compete with the expectations set by conventional chemistry.
Our natural fragrance is built with the traditional fragrance architecture of a base, middle and top note. The fragrances we have come to love over the years are chalked full of synthetic compounds that give them a burst of top notes and a musky base. The typical Musk and Aldehyde notes that are used in perfumery are only available in synthetic forms.
This presented a major challenge, but we pushed our chemist to go above and beyond and stretch the possibilities of the palette of natural notes at our disposal.
CONSTITUENTS OF NATURAL FRAGRANCE
Natural fragrances start with essential oils. In addition to essential oils, natural fragrances use oleoresins, distillates, fractions, concretes, absolutes, and extracts. All of these materials are extracted directly from the plant source, but each plant releases its fragrance materials differently. For instance, Rosemary essential oil can be easily extracted from a plant through steam distillation, but true Vanilla comes only in an absolute, i.e., extracted with a solvent.
Corpus has refined and redesigned what a natural formula can be. The result are products that go above and beyond what you may have come to expect from “natural.”
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Q. What makes a natural fragrance “natural”?
Natural fragrances are essential oils and isolates derived from flowers, fruits, sap, seeds or skin of the plant, as well as the bark, leaves, roots, resins or wood of certain trees and never as a result of synthetic chemistry.
Q. Is Corpus aluminium-free?
Yes. Corpus is a natural deodorant, and all deodorants are aluminum-free. Antiperspirants, on the other hand, use pore-clogging aluminum to artificially reduce sweating. But sweating is natural and is one of the ways your body cools and detoxifies itself. Corpus works with your body’s natural chemistry rather than against it.
Q. What can I expect when switching to a natural deodorant?
When you stop using personal care products containing synthetic, artificial ingredients, it’s sometimes common for your body to go through a brief period of readjustment. This is completely normal and necessary for your body to expel foreign toxins. Some people notice increased wetness and odor during the transition period, but most experience little to no odor, wetness, or irritation. In the unlikely event you experience prolonged sensitivity or irritation, reach out to the Corpus team.
Q. Do you use baking soda?
No. We formulated an effective natural deodorant without Baking Soda. We use tapioca starch and diatomaceous earth as effective alternatives for this commonly used ingredient. Although Baking Soda is considered a natural ingredient, it is known to cause irritation and has the drawback of a gritty and rough texture.
Q. Is Corpus environmentally conscious?
Absolutely, and we’re committed to using energy from renewable sources. Corpus uses mainly Solar Power to create our formula, and our stick and box are manufactured using Hydro-Electric energy. Because we don’t want to sacrifice quality and performance, Corpus uses a plastic applicator. Our philosophy is to evolve towards green solutions whenever possible, and as sustainable alternatives become available we plan to adopt them.
THE CORPUS STANDARD
We love beautiful, effective, and clean product.
We love our planet, our communities, and strive to leave things a little better than we found them.
We know we don’t have to live in a world where the products we love are detrimental to the environment.
Learn how Corpus creates a balance between Product and Planet:
We’re committed to using energy from renewable sources. Solar power is used to create our formula and fill. Our container and box are manufactured using Hydro-Electric energy. We take several steps that add up to positive environmental impact.
We’ll never sacrifice quality and performance. We want you to have the cleanest, most enjoyable experience using our products while being 100% transparent on what they contain and where they’re sourced.
We chose aluminum for our Natural Body Wash bottles as a shower-safe, recyclable alternative to plastic. At the outset of this initiative we have immediately saved 1.8 tons of plastic from the ocean, landfill or incinerator; that’s roughly the weight of 20 baby elephants and we are just getting started with this new packaging program.
Currently, we are using a plastic applicator for our Natural Deodorant. It is made from a combination of new and recycled plastic (both post-industrial and post-consumer). The outer packaging is made using sustainable forestry and recycled pulp.
Our philosophy is to evolve towards green solutions whenever possible, and as sustainable alternatives become available we plan to adopt them.
SUPPLY CHAIN STANDARDS
We are a small, privately-owned, California-based business with ties across the United States.
Every aspect of the product; from formula, to packaging, to manufacturing happens in the States. We did this on purpose. We want full visibility and the capability to trace every step when creating Corpus products.
We partner with other small, family-run businesses, also based in the States. These relationships afford us full transparency in the manufacturing process and a likeminded approach to lessen environmental impact. We know there are still great manufacturers in this country, and our choice to work with them is measured beyond concern over the bottom line.
IN THE PRESS
“I’m never using drugstore antiperspirants again.” – VOGUE
“Deodorant has officially hit peak chic with this effective vegan formula which omits aluminium, talc, parabens, baking soda, phthalates, and synthetic fragrances.” – REFINERY29
“I’ve been waiting for this body wash to launch for 2 years – and it’s all I’ll be using now.” – WELL + GOOD
“Corpus Naturals’ The Botanist is not only chic-as-all-get-out, but happens to work like a charm on sweat and body odour.” – ALLURE
“The smell is divine. The ingredients are all-natural, and yes, it actually works.” – INTO THE GLOSS