Do Natural Deodorants Actually Work?
Choosing effective and natural skin care products is a tricky process and no product is more scrutinised than natural deodorant. Deodorant only gets one chance.
Google searches about natural deodorants continue to grow and yet you’re also very concerned that once you purchase one…it won’t work!
You want a natural deodorant. But you also want to know whether it will do the job.
We feel you. And, like an internet angel, we’re here with the answers you seek.
Let’s get stuck in:
Why should I use deodorant?
Firstly, that aerosol you pop in your cart (virtual or real world) is probably an antiperspirant as well as a deodorant.
What’s the difference? Basically:
- An antiperspirant blocks your sweat glands to reduce the amount of sweat your body expels.
- A deodorant eliminates the bacteria, and therefore odour, caused by sweat.
Different ingredients, such as aluminium, alcohol, and artificial fragrance are used to combat sweat and body odour. You can find out more (if science was your favourite subject) here.
The thing is, sweating is a natural, healthy function of the human body. While it may be slightly annoying, getting rid of it doesn’t do the delicate ecosystem of our skin any favours. There are also some concerns about antiperspirant ingredients on our skin and health.
Our natural deodorants give you the peace of mind, while also letting your skin’s natural ecosystem work the way it should.
What is a natural deodorant?
Not all deodorants are natural. A good quality natural deodorant will use naturally derived ingredients like sodium bicarbonate to reduce body odour. Ingredients such as coconut oil are used to make sure your armpits stay happy and moisturised.
A natural deodorant will be free of all artificial fragrances (you can find out more about this part of your skincare here) and use things like essential oils to make them smell nice.
And, as annoying as it is, not all natural deodorants are really natural. You should look at the label to find out what percentage of natural ingredients the product is made up of. And aim for as close to 100% as possible. (Hint: everything we make at The Natural Deodorant Co. is 100% natural – result!)
Why doesn’t natural deodorant work for me?
The most common query we receive, is whether our natural deodorants work. If you’ve been exploring the world of natural deodorants for very long then you probably have a bathroom cabinet full of half-empty tubes and sticks. You’ve tried so many, but you still feel your yoga classmates inching slowly away as you raise your arms in a sun salutation.
The good news is, our deodorants are 100% natural and 100% effective. Most people find our deos keep them fresh for 12 hours minimum and some have reported fresh smelling underarms up to 24hrs after the first application! The other great thing about our natural deodorants, is that they don’t need to be reapplied.
After seven years in the natural deodorant world, we like to think of ourselves as experts in the field. In our experience we’ve found only a very small amount of people experience a settling in period. This sometimes happens as the bacteria in your underarms readjusts itself to a new product. This can mean you might sweat slightly more for a week or so. Sticking with it through this process is completely worth it, and it’s worth noting again that not everyone experiences this.
What natural deodorant should I start with?
You might have tried different natural deodorants before and been left underwhelmed and disappointed. But don’t give up! You just haven’t found the right one yet!
Not all natural deodorants are created equal. Here at The Natural Deodorant Co., we pride ourselves on our gentle yet effective ingredients. We use shea butter and coconut oil to make sure your armpits stay comfortable. Magnesium, white clay, and sodium bicarbonate are on hand to protect against body odour. And we fragrance our products with 100% natural essential oils.
All of our products are vegan and cruelty free and we’re kind to the planet with our 100% plastic free packaging.
We’re passionate about helping you find your perfect deodorant. We have 3 different formulas to make sure you can find something that works for you, whether your skin is super sensitive, you’re an active over-achiever, or you’re not a fan of scented skincare.
Also, our products are also available in a 10g mini size, so you can try out as many as you need to find your favourite!