Natural Deodorants | Do They Work?

Wednesday, 22 June 2016

If you didn't already know, your standard drugstore deodorant contains ingredients that are linked to breast cancer and can also disrupt the hormonal balance. Not ideal right? Now I'm definitely not an expert on the whole dangerous ingredients fiasco, but I wanted to share my experience with natural deodorants and hopefully encourage awareness. Aluminum chlorohydrate and parabens in particular, both have links to breast cancer. Now check your deodorant, does it contain any of those ingredients? If they do, you should probably ditch it and try one of these out instead! 

Crystal Spring Salt of the Earth Spray Deodorant - £3.99

To begin with, I've tested all three of these deodorants out when I've been on walks and when I've been at work all day. It's also been quite humid here recently so I'm really glad these have all worked!!

So, this Salt of the Earth spray deodorant claims to give long lasting protection, leave no white marks and have no fragrance.  It also doesn't contain aluminum chlorohydrate, parabens, triclosan, alcohol or CFCs. Oh and it's cruelty free and vegan. Sounds perfect right?! Well, it pretty much is! 

This honestly really does work! Even after a long day out or at work it's still effective. It's also a spray rather than an aerosol, so it's a lot better for you AND the environment! You essentially still 'sweat' but it's odourless and a better alternative compared to an anti-perspirant, which stops you perspiring altogether. 

Faith in Nature Green Tea & Aloe Vera Deodorant - £3.99

Another cruelty free, vegan and natural deodorant, except this one is a roll on alternative. I personally prefer a spray but putting that aside, this works just as well as the other one. It contains no aluminum chlorohydrate, parabens, SLS or alcohol. It's also made from organic ingredients and has an eco conscious refill available. 

Unlike the others, this deodorant is not fragrance free. However it smells very fresh and subtle which I really like. If you're not comfortable with a fragrance free deodorant then I would definitely recommend this one! 

Faith in Nature Crystal Stick Deodorant - £3.85

Finally we have another Faith in Nature deodorant, but this one is a crystal stick, rather than a roll on or spray. It's very similar to a roll on, it just doesn't roll, lol. 

I know a lot of people don't like crystal deodorants but honestly this one is worth trying out. Again I didn't smell at all after being out all day, even though it's fragrance free! It doesn't block your pores and allows you to perspire naturally without the body odour. It of course doesn't contain any of the horrible ingredients, in fact the only ingredient is a mineral salt! 

To make this work, I would wet the stick first and then apply it straight after coming out the bath. It works so well that I didn't have to reapply in the morning! It's also incredible value for money as I can't see myself running out of it anytime soon! 

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