Applying deodorant is something that you probably do on autopilot every morning, rarely giving the action a second thought. Chances are, the deodorant you use hasn’t changed in years. But here are a few reasons why switching from your conventional brand to a natural deodorant might be worth it.
Natural deodorants usually contain ingredients derived from plants and minerals. Companies selling natural deodorants often avoid synthetic chemicals, such as parabens, phthalates, and artificial fragrances. This can be beneficial if you have sensitive skin and are looking for a more gentle option.
No Aluminum Compounds
Many conventional deodorants contain aluminum compounds, which block sweat glands to reduce perspiration. So essentially, they are antiperspirants and not deodorants. Though the research is not definitive, there are some concerns about health risks associated with the regular use of aluminum. Natural deodorants are aluminum-free and work as deodorants (masking odor) rather than antiperspirants (blocking sweat).
Natural deodorant brands often adhere to cruelty-free practices, meaning they do not test their products on animals.
Support for Smaller Brands
And finally, many natural deodorants are produced by smaller, independent companies that prioritize quality ingredients and sustainability. Choosing natural deodorants can support these smaller brands and businesses.