Are you concerned about the potential health risks associated with conventional deodorants? If so, then you may be interested in the benefits offered by natural deodorants – both for you and our planet.
Conventional deodorants contain a variety of potentially harmful ingredients, including aluminium, parabens, triclosan and synthetic fragrances, just to name a few. While they may be effective at doing their job, you might ask yourself whether the risks associated with them are worth it, especially when there are natural alternatives that are also effective. Read More
Studies have linked some of the ‘not so nice’ ingredients in conventional deodorants to health issues such as breast cancer, hormone disruption and skin irritation. By switching to a natural deodorant, you can avoid these potential risks and enjoy a safer alternative that’s also more eco-friendly.
Natural deodorants are made with ingredients like baking soda, kaolin, tapioca starch, coconut oil and essential oils. These tried and tested natural ingredients have long been used as natural remedies and can be very effective in deodorants. For example, baking soda neutralises the bacteria that causes body odour without blocking sweat glands (the way aluminium does) or introducing harmful chemicals into your body (like triclosan, which is banned in some countries). Kaolin (clay) and tapioca starch absorb moisture to keep you feeling drier throughout the day, while essential oils often have antibacterial properties which also helps to keep you feeling fresh and clean – or your armpits, at least.
Finally, in addition to being free from harmful chemicals and toxins, natural deodorants are typically made by brands that are cruelty-free and committed to using eco-friendly packaging materials. This makes natural deodorants a more sustainable choice for the planet. Read Less