With such an emphasis on clean, green skincare and beauty, you’d be forgiven for forgetting to consider the ingredients in your less glamorous everyday personal products.
One such product? Deodorant.
Much like your skincare, makeup and body care products, you apply deodorant directly to the skin day after day. So why not make the switch to a green alternative?
What’s really in your deodorant?
It makes sense that traditional deodorants are some of the most toxin-packed products available, given that these products are formulated specifically to clog your skin follicles so that you’re unable to sweat!
In many traditional deodorants, heavy metals such as aluminum are the primary ingredient used to physically stop you from sweating. Other less desirable ingredients found in most chemical-based deodorants include parabens, and triclosan, which is actually a pesticide!
Why should you make the switch?
Despite being applied topically, the toxins found in many skincare products are so easily absorbed through the skin and into our bodies. Given how dramatically our beauty choices can affect our overall health and wellbeing, the same principles apply to products we apply to our body and, in this case, specifically our underarms. The underarm is one of the body’s primary entry and exit points, and if we block this point with unnecessary chemicals, we’re unable to sweat out the fluids and toxins that our body needs to release. A natural deodorant will deodorise your sweat, preventing any unwanted odour without clogging the pores with parabens and heavy metals.
Do natural deodorants really work?
The best natural deodorants are just as effective at preventing odour and ensuring you feel fresh as their chemical-filled counterparts! A common misconception about natural health and beauty products is that they don’t work or you are compromising on results, however the right natural deodorant will deliver on efficacy without any potentially harmful ingredients.
Sukin’s Natural Deodorant is completely free from aluminium as well as complying with the rest of Sukin’s famed “No List,” meaning it’s also free from parabens, triclosan and mineral oils. Instead, this natural option to traditional, chemical-based deodorant contains a blend of Aloe Vera, Burdock and Nettle Extracts, whilst the combination of citrus, tangerine, mandarin, lavender and vanilla leave a fresh scent on the skin, ensuring unwanted odour is kept at bay.