Four (of the many) reasons why it is important to use a natural deodorant. 1) Studies have found that we absorb 100% of what we put under our arms. So, if we use a product containing toxic or potentially damaging chemicals they will all end up in our bodies. 2) The active ingredient found in most antiperspirants is aluminium chloride, which blocks the sweat duct and stops secretions (i.e. sweat) coming out of it. This can lead to an increased cancer risk. 3) Many antiperspirants and deodorants contain parabens. Parabens are preservatives that can be shown to mimic the activity of oestrogen in the body’s cells. This can also lead to an increased cancer risk. 4) Many deodorants – even so-called natural ones – may contain other toxic chemicals, often used to kill odour-causing bacteria.
What are the alternatives? Well, we make two natural deodorants, which we call (with stunning originality) Deodorant 01 (our stick deodorant) and Deodorant 02 (our roll on deodorant). Both contain completely natural ingredients, such as Aloe Vera, Rose Geranium and Neroli essential oils. But we can suggest some other options, too. For example, you could try using our Virgin Cold Pressed Coconut Oil (which, interestingly, doesn’t leave you smelling of coconut). And some customers also swear by our Rose Water 01.
Whatever solution you opt for, the important thing is to avoid any antiperspirant or deodorant containing harmful or toxic chemicals.