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Benefits of Switching to Natural Deodorant

Clara Nawfal

September 9 2021

What exactly makes a deodorant natural? Besides avoiding synthetic and artificial ingredients, these deodorants commonly have three components. Usually, they contain ingredients with disinfectant or antibacterial properties, like coconut oil and tea tree oil, and essential oils such as lemongrass, lavender, sandalwood, or bergamot provide a pleasant scent. In addition, they have naturally absorbent ingredients like baking soda, arrowroot or cornstarch to combat moisture. Natural deodorants also won’t plug sweat glands like aluminum-based antiperspirants.

Here are some benefits of switching to a natural:

  1. Allow you to sweat: Natural deodorants allow your body to carry out its natural cooling process in addition to neutralizing odor.

  2. Simpler ingredients: Natural deodorants typically contain recognizable ingredients like arrowroot powder to combat body odor.

  3. Save you clothes: Sweat isn’t behind those embarrassing yellow armpit stains. The real culprit? Aluminum. When proteins in your sweat react with the aluminum compounds in your antiperspirant, yellow stains occur.

  4. Better for the environment: Triclosan, a chemical that is sometimes used in conventional deodorant for its antibacterial properties, has been proven to be harmful to the environment.

  5. Safer for sensitive skin: Natural deodorants typically use skin-friendly ingredients like coconut oil and jojoba to soothe, nourish and moisturize sensitive underarm skin.