To begin with, it’s important to understand the difference between deodorants and antiperspirants. Deodorants work by neutralising the odour-causing bacteria that live on your skin, while antiperspirants work by reducing the amount of sweat that your body produces. Most traditional deodorants and antiperspirants contain chemicals such as aluminum, parabens, phthalates, and triclosan.
Aluminum, in particular, is a controversial ingredient in antiperspirants, as it has been linked to several health concerns. Some studies have suggested that aluminum can be absorbed by the body and accumulate in the brain, potentially contributing to the development of Alzheimer’s disease.
Parabens and phthalates, two other common ingredients in traditional deodorants and antiperspirants, have also been the subject of controversy. Parabens have been linked to hormonal disruptions, while phthalates have been linked to developmental and reproductive issues. Triclosan, another ingredient found in some traditional deodorants and antiperspirants, has been linked to the development of antibiotic-resistant bacteria.
For those who are concerned about the potential health risks associated with traditional deodorants and antiperspirants, The Natural Deodorant Co. may be a safer choice while still providing long-lasting odour protection. Our deodorants use all natural ingredients like sodium bicarbonate, magnesium oxide, essential oils, and plant-based ingredients to neutralise odour and absorb moisture. We offer a range of scents to choose from, including Lemon and Geranium, Orange and Bergamot, and Grapefruit and Mint.
The question of whether non-natural deodorants and antiperspirants are bad for you is a controversial one. For those who are concerned about the potential health risks associated with traditional deodorants and antiperspirants, thankfully you no longer need to make the compromise between having a natural product or one that works as The Natural Deodorant Co. products are not only 100% natural, but they are also guaranteed to work all day giving you that clean, confident feeling you expect from your deodorant.