Buying natural deodorant can be hard, trust me, I've been there! There are a few things that are important to remember about natural deodorant. First of all, once you make the switch from chemical deodorant to natural, the idea is to go natural and never look back. Your armpits need time to detox after being soaked in the toxins we use in everyday over the counter deodorants. This means that your new natural deodorant may take time to start working. For some they see it working the moment they use it and for others it could take a couple of weeks or longer.
So what kind of natural deodorant is best? Each natural deodorant has a base ingredient. The base ingredient is the first ingredient listed in any product. That’s usually shea butter, coconut oil or on the rare occasion it may be aloe vera. Coconut based deodorants come in either solid pastes or in a more liquid state like in Eco Tan’s Roll On Coconut Deodorant. The most commonly used natural deodorant is by far paste deodorant. You simply scoop a pea sized amount out onto your fingertips, rub your fingers together to let it warm against the skin then apply to the underarms. For some, the feeling of applying this can feel strange to begin with, but after a few uses it becomes nothing more than a part of your daily routine. Plus you get the anxiety free feeling of knowing that there’s nothing harmful in your deodorant that could cause health issues in the future.
If you’ve been using natural deodorant for a while and everything seems to irritate you, try Schmidt’s Fragrance Free Deodorant Stick. This stick is free from bi-carb (which some find irritates the skin) and it’s free from essential oils. It essentially has no possible irritants in it and works wonders for those who develop underarm rashes or itchiness.
If you’re looking for our most popular deodorant, this is by far Black Chicken’s Axilla. This deodorant uses shea butter for its base, whereas Woohoo’s Urban (red label) deodorant uses coconut oil as its base and is our second most popular natural deodorant. Woohoo uses pH balanced bi-carb to help prevent irritation of the skin, but while still using the powers of bi-carb to help absorb odours.
All of our deodorants are free from aluminium, parabens and any other potentially harmful or toxic ingredients. The best part is that we test the products when they come in so that we can help you find the products that’s best for you. Remember, when it comes to natural deodorant, everyone is different. Every “body” is different, we all sweat and smell differently and what doesn’t work for one person, may be great for you! If you haven’t yet found a natural deodorant that works for you, try something with a different base ingredient to the ones you’ve been trying. This is usually the trick to finally finding the perfect natural deodorant that works for you.