How many of you that use antiperspirants can explain what ingredients are in them and what they do? The truth is that many of the chemicals and ingredients such as aluminium are not that great for your health and actually exacerbate the problem you are trying to fix.
If you are considering making the switch to natural deodorant, here are some great environmentally friendly and natural ingredients to look out for!
Is there anything that organic coconut oil isn’t good for? This natural wonder oil is a staple in many divine natural skincare products but did you also know it makes a great natural deodorant? Coconut oil is an antibacterial which means it can help to kill off some of the bacteria that lurks in your pits, just waiting to start smelling. It also hydrates the skin and prevents irritation so is great for those who are a little more sensitive. Great in natural deodorant sticks and natural deodorant tins, we also have a collection of natural deodorant bars that contain coconut oil that will leave you smelling great!
Aloe vera is also a great vegan ingredient in natural deodorants, natural deodorant bars, natural deodorant tins and natural deodorant sticks because it tightens the pores without blocking them. This means sweat production is limited ever so slightly so that the bacteria that causes body odour can be fought off. It has also long been used for its healing and anti-inflammatory purposes and is great for shaving cuts and irritation caused by pesky ingrown hairs.
Shea butter is antibacterial and anti-fungal meaning it is a great organic ingredient for eco-friendly, natural deodorants. In addition to this it is non-comedogenic which means it will not clog your pores like many other moisturisers. We stock natural deodorant sticks and natural deodorant bars that contain shea butter perfect for preventing bad odours. Shea butter has also been shown to reduce dark armpit skin as well as helping out with ingrown hairs, bumpy skin, or other kinds of irritation. We also have a selection of natural deodorant tins by eco brands such as Fegoo and Earth Conscious that contain shea butter.
Charcoal is highly porous and can absorb between 100-200 times its weight in impurities, making it a great sustainable, environmentally friendly ingredient for natural deodorant. The way it absorbs bacteria and toxins- the culprits of armpit smells- means that you can stay fresh and smelling lovely, all day long. We stock a natural deodorant bar by No Tox Life that contains activated charcoal and is perfect for exfoliating the skin gently and helps with the transition process from commercial aluminium deodorants to natural deodorants.
Artificial fragrances can irritate skin as well as delicate noses. Instead it is better to opt for environmentally friendly, plastic free, natural deodorant, natural deodorant stick, natural deodorant bar or natural deodorant tin that utilises natural essential oils both for their skincare benefits as well as their pleasant aromas. Citrussy oils, lavender, and peppermint are all popular due to their fresh smell and their cleansing, soothing and organic properties. You can find these and more natural ingredients in many of our environmentally friendly, natural deodorants.
Another great natural deodorant is natural crystal deodorant! Unlike normal natural deodorant and a far cry from commercial deodorant this truly natural, environmentally friendly wonder is made from 100% natural salt minerals! Eco, vegan, cruelty free, chemical free and plastic-free, natural crystal deodorant is a great eco friendly alternative. Not only is it kind and gentle to the skin, it also effectively eliminates odours and stops bacteria, due to its antimicrobial properties. So, what are you waiting for with plenty of great natural ingredients to look out for, finding the perfect natural deodorant or natural crystal deodorant couldn’t be easier!