30 Apr Natural Deodorants That Are Actually Worth Trying
As a beauty writer, I get to test and write about a lot of really fun things. Makeup, skincare, fragrances… it’s all part of the job. But there are a few things in the beauty industry that are equally as important yet nowhere near as glamourous. One of those things? Deodorant.
Yes, perspiration and the resulting body odour is far from chic. What it is though, is something that we all have to deal with. Our skincare and makeup routines change almost daily but deodorant is a simple hygiene step that should never be skipped.
Deodorant trends and usage have changed a lot over the past couple of years as research is consistently showing that products containing aluminium salts, the ingredient that stops us from sweating, can lead to an increased risk of cancer.
You can also thank the beauty industry’s shift in focus to clean and natural ingredients in beauty products, for the emergence of some great natural deodorants. Goop’s Jean Godfrey June even recommends deodorant as one of the most important natural beauty swaps to make.
It’s a great idea to give your underarms a bit of a detox before testing out a new product. You wouldn’t let product build up on your face day after day without the odd exfoliation, would you? The same principle applies to your underarms, particularly when most of us are only using regular soaps and body washes to clean them each day.
A quick swipe of an AHA based toner helps to exfoliate the area and remove built up product such as soaps and deodorant leftovers. The acidity also helps to fight bacteria that causes body odour. It’s best done at night time so you can then leave your armpits to breath overnight and reset to their natural rhythm.
It’s worth noting that many natural deodorants are not anti-perspirants. Instead they just control the smell of your sweat, not the actual wetness.
If you’re ready to make the switch, here are some natural deodorants worth trying…
Coming in a roll-on bottle, this natural deodorant by Kind-ly is great for people who are a little hesitant of change. It feels pretty much like your normal roll-on, if not a little more wet to begin with, but dries quickly and is really effective at keeping odour at bay. It also comes in a range of beautiful scents so you’re not stuck with the overly herbal scents that other natural deodorants commonly have if that’s not your thing. The 100% natural formula is also enriched with magnesium and probiotics.
The unique paste texture of this deodorant takes a bit to get used to but once you’ve settled into a routine, it’s a great option. You don’t need to apply a lot to experience the benefits, just warm roughly the amount of the size of two peas by rubbing it in your fingertips before rubbing it underneath your arm. It’s 100% natural, organic, vegan and Australian made!
Botanical ingredients and pure essential oils combine in the spray on deodorant to help neutralise body odour while allowing your pits to properly detox. It has a distinct herbal smell that gives a very spa-like vibe and its ability to curb odour really does last all day. It’s certified organic, cruelty free, gluten free and its packaging is even recyclable.
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