There’s a lot of hype about natural beauty products. However, why is it important to buy a natural deodorant? The main reason has to do with the absence of aluminum. According to naturalnews.com, aluminum is easily “absorbed by the body.” Also, while antiperspirants prevent sweating, it also prevents purging toxins from below the armpits. The armpits, along with behind the knees, ears and groin area are some of the only places where our bodies remove toxins. Why is this a problem? This buildup of toxins can lead “to cell mutation” or cancer, specifically breast cancer.
If you are interested in switching out your regular deodorant for a natural one, try one of these five.
Tom’s of Maine
Tom’s Long-Lasting Care Deodorant Stick is aluminum free. It comes in unscented, lemongrass, lavender and apricot. Currently, I am using the apricot. One of the benefits of the deodorant is that it does not have a white residue. I’ve used this before a workout. Although I am not a huge sweater, I don’t notice any odor after working out. The special ingredient is hops. It helps stops “the growth of odor-causing bacteria.” You can find this deodorant at Walmart, Target and drugstore.com. Prices average around $4.50 to $5.00.
Kiss My Face
Kiss my Face’s active enzyme with peaceful patchouli is a baking soda and clay formula with a dry stick application. According to the website, this “product contains no animal ingredients, artificial colors, or unnecessary chemicals and was not tested on animals.” Of course it is both aluminum and paraban free. It has a lovely natural smell of the herb-y floral patchouli. Finally, it costs $5.99 at the kissmyfacewebstore.com.
Arm & Hammer
Arm & Hammer Essentials Natural Deodorant is unscented. In addition, it is both aluminum and paraban free. It contains odor fighting ARM & HAMMER® Baking Soda along with natural plant extracts to absorb unpleasant smells. This deodorant is less expensive than other natural. It costs $3.75 at amazon.com. While I haven’t used this deodorant, it has a five star rating on amazon.
Crystal deodorant look magical and they are surprisingly effective. The Crystal Body Deodorant Stick is made from natural mineral salts and is completely free of perfumes and chemicals. Thus, it is good for sensitive skin. Additionally, while the $5.99 price may seem high, the product lasts for over a year. This is unscented, does not stain and it works. Find this at drugstore.com.
Weleda has become one of those trusted brands for me. The ingredients are high quality. The Weleda Deodorant Spray in Citrus is nice because it sprays on and dries quickly. The scent is nice and natural. Purchase this at amazon.com for $9.99.
Nurses Recommend Aluminum-Free Deodorants (press release) Natural News