Updated: Jun 16, 2020
If you are scrolling through our website and wondering to yourself “Why should I use natural deodorant instead of the conventional ones?”.
Then, this blog post is the right one for you.
We are all well aware of this fact – Natural products are better for your body and the Earth as compared to those products that are filled with chemicals. But, how often do we actually go about reading the label of our products and how many of us can confidently say that we know which products of ours are 100% natural?
I too must admit that I used to be someone who did not read into the labels and did not care much about what I put on my body. The only concerns I had was whether the product worked and how much it would cost me.
When I made the decision to start living a more conscious lifestyle in 2019, it lead me to research about ingredients used to make our daily products. That decision made me more aware of the amount and extent of harm chemicals have on our health and the environment.
As deodorants are an essential product used on a daily basis, I decided to make the switch to ensure that it is made of natural ingredients, without any chemicals. It resulted in a formulation and product of our very own, made within the comforts of our home!
So, what is the deal with natural deodorant, why is it so important and why should you care?
Diving Into The Issue With Conventional Deodorant
Unknown to some, ingredients used in conventional deodorant might be causing more harm than benefit. The ingredients commonly found in antiperspirant and deodorants and to look out for are:
Aluminium - Stops perspiration by blocking your sweat glands. It can also cause “gene instability” in breast tissue, Darbre’s research shows.
Propylene Glycol – Prevents the product from drying. Propylene glycol has been shown to be a skin irritant and to cause allergic reactions.
Phthalates – Gives fragrance and is known to disrupt hormones.
Parabens – Used to prevent fungi, bacteria, and yeast. It can severely throw off your body’s hormone balance.
In addition, most conventional deodorants come in plastic packaging that most of us by now would know that it is harmful to the environment.
Goodbye Conventional Deodorant, Hello Natural Deodorant
With all that in mind, it wasn't a very difficult decision for me to say goodbye to conventional deodorants.
Goodbye to harming my body. Goodbye to harming the Earth. And, hello to a cleaner, safer, and conscious lifestyle. These natural deodorants have been serving me as well as the conventional ones.
I have never regretted that decision.
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