What’s more ubiquitous than deodorant? Almost everyone uses it, every day. So shouldn’t we care what ingredients our deodorant is made out of? The answer is a resounding yes, especially when you consider that some ingredients in traditional antiperspirant have links to long-term illnesses, and have been shown to mimic estrogen, which can cause hormone disruption in the body. Plus, sweating is a natural way for your body to detox and release built-up toxins. When we use antiperspirants that essentially plug pores to prevent sweating, we’re teaching our bodies to hold onto the toxins it wants to get out.
That’s why we recommend switching to chemical-free deodorants and creams. First, because these formulas skip synthetic ingredients that could be harmful to our long-term health, and second, because they capitalize on the power of natural ingredient deodorants to fight body odor and combat sweat. Clays, powders and baking soda neutralize odors and help reduce sweat, all without clogging pores. Scents from pure essential oils also combine to balance and eliminate body odor, leaving you fresh, whether you’ve just presented at a big meeting, chased the kids around the house or finished a hot yoga class. Brands like Routine, Meow Meow Tweet, Lone, Soapwalla, Agent Nateur and milk + honey all have incredible formula and scent options, so you can find the best chemical-free deodorant for you.
A word of encouragement from us too—because everyone’s body chemistry is different, some natural deodorant scents might work better for you than others. If you don’t find your perfect fit immediately, don’t give up! The right scent and formula is out there for you, and we’re here to help you find it, so you can live stink-free!