Nowadays, there are so many natural alternatives to beauty products on the market, and many of us opt for organic skincare to ensure our skin is protected. But while we often treat our face, hair and body to natural goodness, one area always gets overlooked – our armpits.
Every morning and night, we slather deodorant on them – whether sprays or roll-ons – but do we really know what we are putting there?
Many deodorants contain aliminium, which artificially clogs the pores, preventing foul odours pouring out. Aliminium is a neurotoxin, and has been associated with various health issues, such as breast cancer and Alzheimer’s. Although these studies are not definitive, it may be worth opting for more natural alternatives, especially if you have sensitive skin or experience irritation.
There are many organic deodorants on the market, which can still block bad odours despite the lack of aluminium. Many of them are also vegan and cruelty-free, meaning they are great for the environment too. Keep reading to find out our best buys…
Aurelia Botanical Cream Deodorant, £18.
This innovative new deodorant is yet to be released, and we can’t wait. Aurelia, known for their beautiful organic probiotic skincare, are releasing a cream-to-powder finish deodorant that you apply with your fingertips. It’s all natural and aliminium free, and promises to keep you fresh all day long.
Salt of the Earth Classic Crystal Deodorant, £4.85.
This multi-award winning deodorant is made from pure potassium alum, a mineral salt that has been used as a natural deodorant in the Far East for hundreds of years. It works by leaving a micoscopic layer of mineral salts on your skin which inhibit the growth of odour-causing bacteria. It’s also suitable for vegans and cruelty free, so it’s environmentally friendly, too. Wet first and dry after use for the best results.
Neal’s Yard Lavender and Aloe Vera Deodorant, £8.50.
This little spray bottle contains the cleansing essential oils of lavender, tea tree and ylang ylang, combined with extracts of alpine moss to prevent the growth of odour-causing bacteria. It’s perfect for sensitive skin as it contains aloe vera, which has soothing and cooling properties, ensuring that fresh feeling all day long.
Dr. Organic Virgin Coconut Oil Deodorant, £5.79.
This organic roll-on deodorant provides gentle but effective all-day protection. It contains virgin coconut oil, soothing aloe vera, Icelandic moss and vitamin C to neutralise body odours. Who needs aliminium when you’ve got that natural dream team?
Weleda Wild Rose Deodorant, £8.95.
This spray deodorant smells delicious with its light floral fragrance. It contains herbal extracts including wild rose leaf which neutralise bacteria and prevent unpleasant body odour. It dries within seconds leaving no stickiness, and can be used all over the body – so it’s perfect for top-ups throughout the day if you’re feeling smelly!