Selecting the right deodorants that are natural, eco friendly and actually work; just got easier! Most people choose a deodorant just for the scent or even based on price. Very few actually consider the nasty chemicals lurking in their newly bought arm pit sweetener. Whilst others are on a quest to find the best antiperspirant to stop themselves sweating. If that’s you stop!!! Sweating is a completely natural process and an essential function of your body. We all need to sweat just without the pit stink.
Why Use a Natural Deodorant?
Natural deodorants are better for your health. Many deodorants are made using chemicals like parabens or aluminium to supposedly get the job done. Parabens are thought to be harmful to the body’s hormone levels and aluminium can irritate the skin. Outside of these issues, many deodorants are also not vegan friendly or cruelty-free. Having said that not all natural deodorants are vegan and cruelty-free so you need to check beforehand.
Avoid Pit Stained Clothes
We’ve all seen those yucky yellow underarm stains and hope ours are not the same. Truth be told sweat is not yellow it’s actually a clear liquid. The reason your clothes turn yellow is down to the proteins in your sweat reacting with the aluminium and other chemicals in your antiperspirant. So, if you want to avoid pit stains choosing natural deodorants that don’t contain aluminium are the way to go!
Save Money using Natural Deodorants
Yes, indeed you can save money using natural deodorants. For example, our Himalayan Salt Deodorants could last months…just as long as you don’t drop them! Himalayan salt deodorants work by neutralising armpit odours. Extremely simple to use, just wet the stone and rub it under the armpit. The layer of salt left behind neutralises bacteria that cause armpit odour whilst allowing the body to naturally sweat……without the stink from smelly armpits!! It’s genius!!!
Himalayan Salt Deodorant Features
- Natural Mineral Salt deodorant protection.
- It feels clean and fresh.
- Hypoallergenic and Fragrance-Free.
- Eliminates body odour.
- Himalayan salt has no preservatives or additives.
- Sourced ethically and mined by hand in Pakistan.
- Unisex – great for men and women.
How to Use Himalayan Salt Deodorant
- Simply wet the stone and rub it back and forth under the armpit.
- If you suffer from smelly feet, rub the wet bar on your feet to neutralise odour.
- Can be used as soap to wash the whole body.
- Use as a hot stone for body massage (knowledge required for this)
- Drop the full stone in a bath for a relaxing Himalayan salt soak ( the full stone will dissolve in a minute or less)
Reasons Why You Should Use a Himalayan Salt Deodorant
- Completely pure and natural, with no harsh chemicals or aluminium.
- Won’t clog pores or leave a sticky residue, neither will it mark your clothing.
- Himalayan salt deodorant bars last months, saving you money!
- Better still it’s a Plastic-free deodorant.
Other Types of Natural Deodorants
Deodorant sticks come in 100% recyclable and biodegradable paperboard push-up tubes. They are handmade with 100% natural ingredients, and are long-lasting; a little goes a long way. Sintra Naturals odour Neutra deodorant lavender and geranium are handmade in the UK from natural ingredients. This fabulously scented plastic-free deodorant is suitable for vegans and will give 100% odour control. Made with zinc ricinoleate derived from castor seed this amazing ingredient traps and absorbs the odour molecules, which in turn deodorizes /neutralizes.
Eco Features of Odour Neutra Deodorant
Zinc ricinoleate is more effective than related baking soda and magnesium salts. It does not block pores or inhibit normal perspiration it just simply deodorizes at the molecular level and mixes perfectly well with aromatherapy oils without hindering their natural therapeutic properties. Enhanced with non-nano zinc oxide which has natural antibacterial properties and has a soothing effect on the skin. A fabulous natural deodorant that is baking soda free, Vegan-Friendly, Palm free and plastic-free.
Natural cream deodorants supplied in metal tins are a fantastic eco-friendly option. Once the deodorant has been used the tin can be repurposed or recycled. Making this a truly zero-waste deodorant. Made from all-natural ingredients to gently moisturise the skin; including antibacterial properties to keep bad odours away!
Natural Deodorants in tubes
If you want a natural deodorant that’s completely out there, you need to try Fruu! Fruu deodorants are made from surplus wonky fruit that no one loved enough to eat! Designed and made in Britain they are completely natural, vegan, and, cruelty-free. Supplied in a recyclable alu tube that takes natural deodorants to a whole new level.
Fruu deodorants are uniquely formulated with no aluminium or sodium bicarbonate, 100% natural and sustainably made. This pH-balanced, silky smooth deodorant provides a full day’s fresh experience, whilst looking after your delicate skin.
- Natural and sustainably made from unloved wonky fruit.
- Silky, non-greasy skin feel
- Suitable for all skin types
- Vegan and cruelty-free
- Aluminium free
- Sodium bicarbonate free
- Ph balanced formula
Choosing deodorants that are natural and eco friendly is definitely easy to do. The hardest part is narrowing it down to the one that’s right for you. As we become more aware of the nasty chemicals companies put in our deodorants. We also now know there are many great natural options out there that won’t harm you or leave your pits stinking!
If you found this interesting and want to know more about chemicals to avoid we wrote an article on Reasons Why you Should Avoid Sodium Lauryl Sulphate. That you might find interesting 🙂