Deodorants help to keep you odourless so you feel good about yourself and be confident to start your day. But have you tried some deodorants that caused you rashes and irritation instead of making you feel good about yourself?
That’s because these deodorants contain toxic chemicals in their ingredients which are often prohibited and restricted in cosmetics. Most conventional deodorants use these main chemical ingredients which are cheap and easy to produce in the laboratories for mass production: aluminum zirconium tetrachlorohydrex, cyclopentasiloxane, talc and mineral oils. According to the Environmental Working Group site (ewg.org) which is a non-profit organisation that aims to protect the health of individuals and the environment, these chemicals are harmful to our bodies by weakening the human immune and respiratory system or even toxic to the environment.
By switching to natural deodorants, we don’t need to put chemicals on our body especially the skin which is the largestorgan. Whatever we apply on our skin may seep into our blood stream so why take the risk on our health and our environment?
Natural deodorants do a great job at keeping odour at bay with all good benefits! Now, let’s take a look why switching to natural deodorant is a healthier choice.
1. Free of toxic chemicals
Natural deodorants are made up of mostly food-grade ingredients such as coconut oil, tapioca starch, baking soda etc. So what is edible for us are also safe for our skin. Most importantly, they are aluminium free! Also, free of sulfate, paraben, gluten, artificial preservatives and artificial fragrance. The fragrance of most natural deodorants are derived from essential oils of plants and herbs so you can reap the benefits of them. Let nature help us combat odour!
2. Reduce irritation
By avoiding the use of chemicals, our skin is less prone to breakouts and irritation due to allergies and toxins. On the other hand, natural ingredients such as coconut oil and cocoa butter keep your underarms smooth and healthy. Coconut oilcontain antimicrobial properties to protect the skin against bacteria that causes foul smell on the underarms. The cocoa butter helps keep the skin supple and moisturise with its high content of fatty acids.
3. No clogging of pores
Your body’s most fundamental function is to release toxins via sweat which makes it susceptible to foul odour. By using antiperspirants, it can clog skin pores and stop the natural process of perspiration. This is due to the harmful chemicals present in the antiperspirants. However, with the use of natural deodorants, your body can perform naturally to rid toxins and allow perspiration while it neutralises the odour.
4. Say bye to yellow stains on clothes
Have you noticed yellow stains especially on your white clothes when you wear antiperspirant or conventional deodorants? These are caused by the reaction of the mineral oils and the aluminium. With the use of natural deodorants, you won’t risk having these yellow stains. Just apply a small amount on your underarms, wait for a few mins for the skin to absorb the healthy bits and you are ready to go!
5. Ethical manufacturing
Ingredients of natural deodorants can be sourced ethically by choosing to work with suppliers of the same values so the returns are contributed to the local community. By using ingredients from around the region, we help to make a positive impact to the local farmers in the neighbouring countries and reduce carbon footprint due to the shorter distance travelled to the manufacturing facility. Given these ingredients can be consumed by human, it is not necessary to test on animals.
Hope these five reasons will help you make an informed choice in switching to natural deodorants! There are more good reasons but we pick these top ones to help you decide.Your underarms will thank you for making the switch.