Embrace Natural Deodorant: Our Top 5 Picks

Embrace Natural Deodorant: Our Top 5 Picks

Sweating is a perfectly natural and vital bodily process, but let's face it – the accompanying odor can sometimes leave us feeling less than confident. And that's where deodorants come into play! From traditional antiperspirants to natural deodorants, we have a wide range of options to choose from, but not all of them are created equally.  Do you know their differences? Which one is the best fit for your lifestyle and needs? Do natural deodorants actually work?

In this blog, we'll debunk common myths about natural deodorants and share our top picks for the best brands on the market.

Do natural deodorants actually work?

One of the most common questions about natural deodorants is: do they actually work? The short answer is yes! 

First of all, it’s important to clarify that there’s two types of products, deodorants and antiperspirants. The deodorants usually include alcohol-based ingredients that help neutralize the odor that occurs as bacteria metabolize sweat, while antiperspirants mostly use aluminum-based ingredients to temporarily block the opening of the sweat glands from releasing sweat. The mix-up often occurs because most of the deodorant at the market are also antiperspirants.

Natural deodorants ditch the aluminum-based and alcohol-based ingredients and instead leverage natural ingredients, harness the power of ingredients like baking soda, cornstarch, and arrowroot powder to absorb moisture and combat odor-causing bacteria.

So, they might not stop you from sweating altogether, but they are effective at neutralizing odor and keeping you feeling fresh. 

Are natural deodorants better than regular deodorants?

Some years ago, regular deodorant and antiperspirants were thought to have negative health effects -linking the use of these products and the aluminum exposure to medical conditions like Alzheimer's disease or cancer-. Nevertheless, and according to the FDA, conventional deodorants and antiperspirants are perfectly safe for regular use in humans. 

While scientific research supports the safety of these products, it's essential to note that certain ingredients in their formulations may cause irritation, particularly for those with sensitive skin. And that's why for those one with such skin types, natural deodorants present an excellent alternative. 

Also, using natural deodorant allows your body to maintain its natural sweating process, which plays a crucial role in regulating body temperature and eliminating toxins from your system.

How do I switch to natural deodorant?

It's essential to give your body some time to adjust when transitioning to a natural deodorant. Some people experience a brief "detox" period where their bodies adapt to the change. But fear not! Once your body balances out, you'll be thrilled with the results.

Here we bring you our top 5 picks for the best brands:

#1 URSA MAJOR Hoppin' Fresh Deodorant

This award-winning, natural deodorant had to have the first place in our list. It eliminates underarm odor while absorbing excess moisture and soothing sensitive skin. Its reliable performance, healthy ingredients and invigorating aroma will keep you fresh all day long.

The best part? Its fresh and cooling aroma! With a crisp and naturally-cooling blend of peppermint, eucalyptus, rosemary, grapefruit, chamomile and lemon aroma, definitely a game changer. 

#2 Baxter of California Natural Deodorant

Aluminum-free and alcohol-free deodorant tackles odor as it detoxifies and conditions the skin. The clear solid gel formula includes tea tree and witch hazel extracts to tone and disinfect, taking care of odor-causing bacteria.

 #3 CORPUS NºGreen Natural Deodorant

This water-based, long-lasting formula contains naturally derived enzymes and plant extracts to eliminate body odor. Made without baking soda, this formula is gentle on underarms.

About the scent, the NºGreen is a complex collection of citrus plants and spice. Undeniably citrus but mysteriously complex. This deodorant comes in a variety of delightful scents to suit your preferences; Santalum, Neroli, Third Rose… you just need to find your favorite!

#4 BAXTER OF CALIFORNIA Natural Deodorant

Keep sensitive skin fresh and hydrated with the Baxter of California Deodorant Stick, designed with easy use and access.This  aluminum-free and alcohol-free deodorant tackles odor as it detoxifies and conditions the skin. Its clear solid gel formula includes tea tree and witch hazel extracts to tone and disinfect, taking care of odor-causing bacteria.

#5 AGENT NATEUR Nateur N°3 Deodorant Natural

Holi (stick) Nº3 deodorant will keep you smelling lovely well into the evening hours with a light trace of honey, lavender and eucalyptus. Just apply 2-3 swipes to your clean underarms and re-apply throughout the day, if needed. And of course, no need to worry about stain clothing as this product is highly concentrated (but remember to use the proper amount!)

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