Have you ever considered switching to natural deodorant? There are many reasons for choosing natural deodorant over conventional deodorant. In this article we will let you know why. We will also give you some tips on getting used to natural deodorant and we will share our favorite clean deodorants with you.
Chemicals in regular deodorant
Parabens, aluminum, propylene glycol and synthetic fragrances are a couple of commonly used ingredients in regular deodorant and antiperspirant. Parabens are strong synthetic preservatives that have been a concern for years now. Aluminum temporarily blocks your sweat glands so they can’t release any sweat. Because your body needs to release sweat somehow, this is not ideal for your body. While the jury is still out on how much damage these potentially toxic ingredients can do to our body, ditching these ingredients would be a smart decision.
Our body needs to sweat - it’s actually a good thing. Sweating helps maintain body temperature and allows our bodies to release small amounts of toxins. It’s a perfectly natural way for our bodies to maintain itself. When using chemicals that block your sweat glands, you hinder your body from properly functioning.
Benefits of natural deodorant
Deodorants work differently than antiperspirants. Antiperspirants block the sweat glands with aluminum so your underarms can’t sweat, while deodorants let you sweat by masking any unwanted odors. When you switch to a natural deodorant, you let your body maintain itself without any possible health risks. Natural deodorants have the additional benefit of not containing other worrisome ingredients, such as parabens or high concentrations of synthetic fragrances.
Natural deodorants don’t interfere with our body’s natural process, while still keeping us feeling and smelling fresh. This is because fresh sweat doesn’t actually smell, it only smells when it comes into contact with bacteria. A good natural deodorant therefore fights bacteria so there is no smell to begin with. Many natural deodorants are fragranced with natural perfume or essential oils to give you some additional comfort.
There are many different natural deodorants on the market that work just as well as regular deodorants. They’re also safer, often cruelty-free and vegan and come in many different shapes, scents and are easy to use. Another benefit of using natural deodorant is that you no longer have to worry about any stains on your clothing, as these are often caused by the use of aluminum in deodorant and antiperspirant.
Switching to natural deodorant
Are you ready to make the switch? We recommend you always read the full ingredients list on the label, as many “natural” deodorants may not be completely natural (read our article on natural vs. organic cosmetics)
As natural deodorants do not contain any harsh ingredients or strong perfumes, you might have to get used to it a little. Your body may also need to go through a little detoxification period of one to two weeks where your underarms have to get rid of some lingering chemicals. But trust us, once this period is over you will never want to switch back to chemical deodorant again.
Every body is different and some deodorants work well on some and not so well on others. We recommend not giving up to soon and trying out a couple of different ones that appeal to you by packaging or scent to find the perfect natural deodorant for you. As there are many options on the market today, we’re positive you will find one that works for you.
Our favorite natural deodorant
As we believe in only carrying the best and most effective cosmetics, we made a small selection of great natural deodorant to sell in our store. All these products are 100% natural, cruelty-free and don’t hinder your body from properly functioning. These are our favorite natural deodorants:
- FINE has created a completely pure and organic deodorant. It’s scented with vetiver and geranium, making it suitable for both men and women. Also available in a sample size for you to try out.
- Schmidt’s offers great all natural deodorants, with or without fragrances. It neutralizes any odor and absorbs wetness.
- Eco by Sonya offers a great natural and unisex spray deodorant. It’s scented with coconut and mandarin, offering a great fresh fragrance.
We believe in the effectiveness and safety of natural deodorant and have been using natural deodorant for years. Don’t worry about those chemical and possible toxic ingredients anymore and make the switch yourself!