What natural deodorant works best?
If you’ve been reading for a while, hopefully we’ve put your fears about ineffective natural deodorant to rest. But now that you’re convinced of the amazingness of natural deodorant you might be wondering how to find the best one.
Sure, we’re obviously going to say that ours is the best (and we totally stand by that, btw!). But we know you’re a little more discerning. You want the details. So let’s delve a little deeper into why some deodorants are better than others.
How natural deodorants deal with odour.
It all comes down to ingredients.
Not to be outdone by the scientists, Mother Nature has provided some pretty amazing ways for us to deal with armpit odour.
Different brands have different formulas, but here are the (not so) secret weapons we count on.
The Fab 5 ingredients!
These 5 ingredients are the key to our naturally powerful formulas:
Sodium bicarbonate: this awesome compound isn’t just for baking cookies. We use it to neutralise the acid in your sweat and get rid of the bacteria living under your arms. This makes it the perfect deodoriser. Some people are a little sensitive to sodium bicarbonate because it’s an alkaline (this could be why you’ve ended up feeling a bit sore after using a natural deodorant).
Magnesium: is a mineral with antibacterial qualities. Kills off odour-causing bacteria without irritating. Magnesium is a good alternative if you are sensitive to sodium bicarbonate, and it’s what we use in our Gentle formulas.
White clay: this clever absorbent powder absorbs moisture from the skin. It also helps to clear the pores under your arms. Ever the multitasker, it’s super calming for your delicate skin.
Shea butter: naturally antibacterial, this is a creamy butter that’s extracted from shea nuts. An easily absorbed emollient, it moisturises and protects your underarms without clogging your pores.
Coconut oil: The fatty acids in coconut oil have antibacterial and antimicrobial properties, killing off odour-causing bacteria whilst also moisturising and softening skin.
So which natural deodorant should you choose?
Every natural deodorant (and the ones that claim to be but maybe aren’t so natural *rolls eyes*) will use some or all of these ingredients.
In that respect, what works best for you is partly a personal choice. For example, if you know sodium bicarbonate is a no-go, you can easily avoid some deos and opt for those that use magnesium instead.
It also pays to read ingredient lists carefully (see our post here where we talk about the artificial fragrances in some deodorants). Not all deodorants marketed as “natural” are really that. As a general rule, if you need a PhD in Chemistry to understand what’s going on on the back of your package then it’s best avoided.
If choosing vegan products is important to you, then look for products certified by The Vegan Society.
Why our natural deodorant works best!
If being 100% natural, vegan-friendly, cruelty free, plastic free, and truly effective isn’t enough, we lead the pack for other reasons too. Our signature cream formulas dry instantly, don’t leave white marks, protect from the first application and last for ages.
Using pure essential oils to fragrance our deos gives you the choice to be as floral or citrusy as you please. And if you’d rather not smell of anything other than yourself, then we even have fragrance free options.
Finally, our 3 unique ranges ensure we have something for every skin type and lifestyle. Because if we were all the same then the world would be boring!
There’s something for everyone, so why not check us out?