Why You Need to Use a Natural Deodorant
If you’re on a mission to green your routine, one of the first places to start is with your deodorant. Conventional deodorants contain toxic chemicals like parabens, aluminum, and harsh chemicals and fragrances that can cause the sensitive skin under arms to break out, not to mention disrupt endocrine function and do a whole lot more damage.
So why bother with mass-produced chemical-laden products to “control” your sweat or reduce smell, when often they don’t even really work very well? We’re all pretty familiar with that sweat mixed with a faux-floral deodorant smell, or white marks left all over our black shirts. And don’t even get us started on avoiding anything grey for fear of sweat stains.
Enter natural deodorant. These green formulas are loaded with healthy ingredients, free of unnecessary toxins, and wait for it – they actually work better than the other stuff.
We’ve been using natural deodorants for over 5 years and are complete converts. Not only have we found that we sweat less (yes, it’s true!), but we’ve also found that if we do sweat, we don’t really smell so bad. And, we can wear grey shirts again. Hurray!
Try our faves below, and check out our full natural deodorant selection to find one perfect for your body chemistry.
1. PiperWai Natural Deodorant
This brand new to the shop gem contains activated charcoal and is a PH balance shield to let your body do it’s thing while minimizing stinky pits and at the same time moisturizing them.
2. Leaves of Trees Deodorant
With clay and baking soda as the first ingredients, this one whisks away sweat and neutralizes odours, and keeps sensitive underarms smooth and blemish free. Available in two all natural scents.
3.Ursa Major Hoppin' Fresh Deodorant
For the boys, or whoever, Ursa Major is a fresh and cooling thanks to the eucalyptus and lemon. Get one of these sticks for the guys in your life and another to toss in your gym bag. It gets rave reviews and it deserves them hands down. Or should we say, arms up!
4. Crawford Street Lemon Deodorant Cream
One of the first natural lines that satiated our need for chemical free deodorant, it’s a tried and true winner. Boasting no yellow shirt stains, it’s packed with essential oils to neutralize odor and keep those underarms feeling fresh all day long. It also doesn’t hurt that it looks and smells like icing.
Whatever you choose, know that a natural deodorant is the right choice for your health and body. There may be some adjustment time, as your sweat glands, skin, and body get used to a new product. If you have any questions about switching to a natural deodorant, please reach out to us, we’re happy to help!