After hearing that our body absorbs around 60% of the stuff that we put on it, I ditched my chemical laden lotions, creams and makeup and made the switch to natural cosmetics. That was eight years ago and it’s taken me this long to finally found some products that I’m happy to use, that nourish my body and that really work.
One of the big difficulties for me was finding a natural deodorant that worked during exercise. Most that I tried offered some coverage during the normal day, but when put to the test during an intense workout or hike, they simply failed to deliver any protection.
So why switch to using natural deodorants?
First off it’s important to realise the difference between deodorants and antiperspirants.
Deodorant is often made with antibacterial ingredients (like triclosan) and fragrances. The main purpose is to kill or mask the odour.
Antiperspirant is often made with water solvent ingredients (like aluminium). The main purpose is to build a barrier and prevent you from sweating.
Both big brand options are usually very effective in their jobs, but they use very questionable ingredients to get these results. Things like parabens, phthalates, triclosan and aluminium have all been linked to health problems like promoting the growth of cancer cells and altering your hormone regulation. See more information here.
Knowing then that our body absorbs 60% of the stuff we put on it is reason enough to switch to products that nourish our bodies and don’t damage our health.
As natural deodorants don’t contain nasty aluminium compound which blocks our pores, it’s important to note that they don’t stop you from sweating. Their active ingredients work to neutralize the acids in sweat and stop odour causing bacteria. So you may sweat, but hopefully, you won’t smell.
Finally, a natural deodorant that works!
So after eight years of testing, I’ve finally found a deodorant that works and I’m happy to use. Meet the Natural Deodorant Company. (Video above.)
See the full review
I’ve also written a more detailed review of the products and what they contain here. If you’ve tried another brand that works for you, I’d love to hear about it. So drop me a comment in the box below. If you are using Natural Deo Co’s products, let me know how you’ve got on. My current favourite is the Clean Lemon + Geranium.