Now you probably put deodorants and antiperspirants on your armpits at least once a day. These B.O busters come in many scents and forms and your local supermarket and pharmacy probably stocks dozens of types. However, it is most likely that each will have something in common: aluminium, and that may be a problem.
Whether or not using aluminium based deodorants can cause illness has been debated for a while. But there is no doubt that conventional antiperspirant products contain aluminium chlorohydrate and aluminum zirconium compounds (which have small molecules easily absorbed through the skin and able to accumulate in the body), both linked to Alzheimer's disease and breast cancer. Applying something so laden with aluminum and/or synthetic chemicals in that area of the body certainly does give cause for concern and it is always safer to use a toxin-free, 100% natural formula.
A good natural deodorant will protect you from body odour and keep you fresh all day. Natural deodorants should allow your armpits to breathe while releasing your body’s natural toxins. They also reduce skin irritation, are healthier for your lymph nodes, won’t clog pores and won’t stain clothes; are great for pregnant women and those detoxing.
Although some organic and natural deodorants don’t perform as well as those with synthetic chemicals, it is simply not the case with all of them and it really does depend on the brand. At Beautiful Because we have hand-picked a great range of high-performing natural deodorants to meet different needs. Our deodorants are all natural, free from parabens, PEGs, synthetic ingredients, petrochemicals. Discover the benefits of each type below, and find the one that's best for you.
This one-of-a-kind remedial deodorant paste really does have to be tried to be believed! The unisex formula instantly neutralises underarm odour and keeps you fresh without inhibiting your sweat glands ability to dispel toxins. Lovingly handmade in Sydney using botanical extracts and essential oils; the proprietary blend includes Peppermint, Lime, Mandarin, Geranium, Cajaput, Clove, Lavender and Cedarwood - which have refreshing and cooling benefits as well as antibacterial, anti-fungal and antiseptic properties. Being a paste, it takes a little time to get used to, but is hugely popular because it really works and there'll be no white marks in sight!
Best for: Preventing body odour, everyday. Unisex.
Erica Brooke Deodorant Crèmes are truly exceptional, hard working natural deodorants, that are beautifully fragranced to boot! The soft and silky (grain free) whipped crème is easy and gentle to apply to skin thanks to nourishing Shea butter and vitamin E. The essential oil based fragrances are subtle, fresh and alluring. In "Neroli Vanilla" the floral citrus top notes of neroli combine with warm and centring vanilla at its heart. In "Wildflowers" white floral top notes of Fragonia combine with refreshing lavender and lemon. There is also an unscented and unisex version of these deodorants.
Best for: All day freshness with a beautiful scent.
Madara Herbal Deodorant is a refreshing and soothing roll-on deodorant, formulated with Northern Sage and natural minerals, including Potassium Alum*, to reduce odour and provide long-lasting freshness. It has a lovely fresh scent, absorbs quickly and doesn't leave stains. Potassium Alum* is a naturally occurring crystal mineral with astringent, antiseptic and potent anti-bacterial agent; it also means it works hard to combat sweat naturally so is a good option for the gym. Madara also have a potassium alum free version, Bio Active Deodorant and Soothing Deodorant.
Best for: Herbal Deodorant is best for combating sweat at the gym/workout. The others are ideal for sensitive skin.
Perhaps the thing I love most about this natural beauty is the refreshing herbal scent of sage. With natural antibacterial plant extracts and odour neutralisers. Green, calming and oh so yummy, it is perfect for summer. Gentle, kind to skin and unisex. MUKTI sure know how to love your skin!
Best for: Those who like a spritz and unisex summer freshness!
A truly delicious natural spray deodorant that works really well! INDAH have used colloidal silver and a mixture of powerful herbal actives rather than nasty aluminium or crystal salts. It's easy to apply as it comes in a spray and smells fresh and gorgeous. Makes an awesome all over body scent too! Life changing!
Best for: Those who want a fresh and delicious smelling spray deodorant!
Lavanila Deodorants incorporate the brands beautiful vanilla based scents into lovely roll-on deodorants. The all-natural, freshly scented deodorants are a girl's best friend! It goes on clean, with no sticky wetness, and delivers long-lasting, luxurious results. There is even a mini size - perfect for on-the-go! All you need to do is pick your favourite scent! They now have a sensitive skin, and a Sports Luxe version for gym bunnies.
Best for: Smelling divine and matching your fave perfume.
This unisex deodorant is good for sensitive skins as it will reduce skin irritation and conceal odour. The natural coconut and lavender creates a pleasant scent while still allowing skin to breathe. Aloe vera and chamomile extracts sooth and protect, while radish root extract assists in neutralising natural odour. A gorgeous spritz for summer!
Best for: Every day freshness and sensitive skin. Unisex.
You can face the day with confidence with Vanessa Megan's healthy deodorants. Infused with anti-fungal and anti-bacterial certified organic extracts of green tea, rosemary leaf and horsetail, plus a fresh blend of essential oils, this is a lovely deodorant for every day and will fit nicely in your handbag. Available in two scents: Vanilla Pod and Citrus Grove.
Best for: Green goddesses on the go!
*Natural crystal potassium alum contains aluminium in its chemical formula, however, the molecule of the crystal is much larger in size (than aluminium chlorohydrate and aluminum zirconium found in conventional deodorants as discussed above) and cannot be absorbed though skin into the body. Potassium alum is a strong antibacterial agent that reduces unpleasant odour, making it an effective and safe alternative to synthetic antiperspirants.
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