Last updated. 6 June 2019
Natural Deodorant Guide. 2019
Natural deodorant ingredients
- Oil (coconut oil, witch hazel oil, extra virgin oil)
- Essential oils (the sky is the limit to which essential oil which can be used)
- Baking soda
- Bentonite Clay
- Lemon juice
- Activated Charcoal
Deodorant ingredients to consider avoiding
The following ingredients have been in research debates which links them to cancer and reproductive development issues just to name a couple.
- Propylene Glycol
Natural deodorants pricing
Natural deodorants tend to generally be a bit pricier than non natural deodorants. They contain ingredients that are more difficult to source because they take time to grow, collect, and make. For example eucalyptus oil takes 5 kilos of leaves to produce 50ml of eucalyptus oil.
Why the sudden popularity?
Deodorants are like toothpaste. We generally use them everyday so it’s no surprise that many of us are wondering what we are exposing ourselves to when we directly apply these products to our body.
Natural deodorant detox switch
Switching over to natural deodorant may result in a change in their level of perspiration, scent and reaction. It’s difficult to know how ones body will adjust to this natural change but remember this is only a short term adjustment phase. Think of the long term benefits which are priceless. This only really highlights the overall reaction our natural bodies had to ingredients that are not so natural. All the more reason to make the switch.
What did they use in the old days?
Depending on geographical location, people used many different resources to mask body odor in the past. In ancient Egypt we can see that animal fat lard, perfume, incense, scented wax, dried flowers, and spices were concocted to create a ‘deodorant’.
Many cultures had grand baths which were filled with perfume.
Will l have an allergic reaction?
Just like with all body care and beauty products it’s always good to apply a small amount on the back of your hand to see how your body reacts to it. We also recommend doing this with natural deodorants.
What can l do to reduce perspiration and it's smell?
– Exfoliate under your arms to ensure you wash them well
– Bathe regularly
– Wash clothes regularly
– You are what you eat. A healthy and balanced diet has been known to improve the scent of body odor.