I have been really intrigued by all natural products lately. I came across a few articles about deodorants and antiperspirants that really caught my attention. So, let me first explain that there is a difference between a deodorant and an antiperspirant, but most of us use one product that serves as both. In a nutshell, deodorants help mask body odor that you may have throughout the day while an antiperspirant is meant to block your sweat. No one wants to be the victim of visible sweaty armpit marks so for most of us a deodorant with an antiperspirant is a must.
But do we really know what is happening when we use antiperspirants and do we know what ingredients are in them? Sweating is a natural process that our body goes though. It is the way our body performs a detox. Essentially sweating is a good thing. Most people affirm a good work out if they had a good sweat. Antiperspirants “plug” your armpit’s sweat glands so that the sweat does not reach the skin’s surface, thus preventing those embarrassing signs of sweat. Yes, I know that sweat marks could be super embarrassing, especially for those who sweat a lot, but “plugging” sweat inside your armpit does not seem natural or healthy.
There are un-confirmed studies that antiperspirants and deodorants can lead to kidney disease, cancer and alzheimer. The scary part of deodorants is the ingredients found in them and how they can cause issues over time. Among a few alarming ingredients found in deodorants/antiperspirants are aluminum (this is the most active ingredient in antiperspirants), parabens, propylene glycol, phthalates and triclosan. Who even knows what these ingredients are? That is a clear indication why it probably isn’t good to apply these ingredients directly to your body daily. Most people apply deodorants up to 3 times a day.
After reading about the dangers of deodorants and antiperspirants I decided to come up with my list of the best all natural deodorants.
Soap Walla Deodorant Cream $14
Le Couvent des Minimes $13.50
For Pits Sake Natural Deodorant $8
Tom’s of Maine Long Lasting Natural Deodorant $4
L’Occitane Refreshing Aromatic Deodorant $18
Fat and the Moon Deodorant Cream $12
I hope you enjoyed my list!
Have any of you tried any of these deodorants!? I would love to hear your thoughts on them!
<3 Krista Theresa