Natural Deodorants (women’s)
My comparison of some natural deodorants that I have tried
If you are like me, you sweat, I mean REALLY sweat, while working out! I have tried to reduce/remove chemicals from our home and in products over the past year, and finding a deodorant that WORKED for me was tough. I didn’t want the aluminum entering my body.
Deodorants contain aluminum and synthetic fragrances, undesirable components many people are sensitive to. If you find that your underarms are irritated, it may be an allergic reaction to the aluminum which is toxic to the body.Aluminum has been associated with a variety of health issues, including: Breast Cancer.
Here are 2 that I have tried, and my opinions on each. Hopefully, this helps you out too!
MY FAVORITE: Tom’s of Maine Long Lasting Natural Deodorant Stick – Powder
This one works for my everyday, but most importantly, it passed my workout test. I have been using this for my workouts and my runs, which get VERY sweaty, and this still works.
Here are the ingredients:
Long Lasting Deodorant Natural Powder by Tom’s Of Maine 2.25 oz Stick Long Lasting Deodorant Natural Powder 2.25 oz Stick At Tom’s what makes our products good is how we make them with no artificial fragrance or preservatives and no animal ingredients or testing ever. This effective line of long-lasting aluminum-free deodorant sticks uses odor-fighting hops and the mineral zinc to provide 24-hour odor protection to help keep you feeling fresh throughout the day while the natural fragrance helps you smell and feel your best Made with same extra long-lasting fragrance as improved formula for Natural Powder AP Aliminum-free Clinically proven 24 hr odor protection No artificial fragrance or preservatives Warnings Keep out of reach of children. As with all dietary supplements consult your healthcare professional before use. See product label for more information.
You can purchase this below.
Here is another one I liked: doTerra Natural Deodorant
This one is GREAT, as a daily deodorant, but was not strong enough for my runs or workouts. I usually put it on after my workout, after my shower. Smells GREAT too since it’s made from Essential Oils.
Here are the ingredients:
dōTERRA Natural Deodorant is an all-natural formula infused with Cypress, Melaleuca, Cedarwood, and Bergamot essential oils to create an effective, odor-fighting product for both men and women. These powerful essential oils inhibit underarm odor while leaving a fresh, clean scent.
You can learn more or purchase here.
Or, Make your OWN deodorant:
As a healthy alternative to commercial deodorants—make your own! Making your own deodorant is inexpensive, effective, natural, and great for your body and the environment.
¼ cup aluminum free baking soda
¼ cup arrowroot (may substitute with cornstarch)
3-5 tablespoons coconut oil
15 drops desired essential oil (see recommendations below)
1 empty deodorant container
Recommended essential oils: Lemon, Melaleuca, Lavender, doTERRA On Guard®, Lime, Geranium, Lemongrass, Purify, and Thyme.
You can shop/find the above oils here.
Note: If you live in a warm climate, add one ounce of melted shea or cocoa butter to recipe.
1. Combine baking soda, arrowroot, and essential oil in bowl.
2. Combine coconut oil with other ingredients one tablespoon at a time until mixture is at desired consistency.
3. Press firmly into empty deodorant container and let sit until coconut oil solidifies.
– See more DIY at: DIY Blog
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