Deodorants hide body odour by blocking the growth of odour-causing bacteria.
|Coastal Classic Creations
|Wave Crest Deodorant Powder
|Each and Every
|Unscented Natural Deodorant
|Phree Unscented Prebiotic Deodorant
|Microbiomix Balancing Deodorant
|Kiss My Face
|Active Life Stick Deodorant
|Aroma Free Deodorant
|Certified Organic Stick Deodorant, fragrance-free
|Rocky Mountain Soap Company
|Liquid Crystal Deodorant
|Super Protection Deodorant
|Tom’s of Maine
|Unscented Long Lasting Deodorant
For a natural and effective deodorant, opt for a simple recipe with only 3 ingredients:
5 tablespoons of coconut oil
1/2 cup of baking soda
1/2 cup of arrowroot powder (or cornstarch)
Pour the liquid coconut oil into a container, and add the baking soda and starch while whisking the mixture (this will prevent lumps from forming). Store in a cool place until the deodorant firms up. There you go!
For more details on this recipe, go to Simple Green Smoothies.
Avoid the following chemicals in regular products
Aluminium: neurotoxic, skin sensitizer
Aluminium is also the subject of many debates in cosmetics. Although its effect is not fully confirmed, it is suspected of having a carcinogenic effect. A 2003 study showed that girls who started shaving their armpits and using aluminium-based deodorants developed breast cancer earlier than other girls. In addition, researchers at the University of Reading in England have found aluminium in breast cancer tumours. It is therefore an ingredient to be monitored and avoided.
Benzyl alcohol: irritant to eyes and upper respiratory tract
BHT: possible carcinogen, endocrine disrupter
Ceteareth: possible carcinogen
Parabens: endocrine disruptors
Synthetic fragrances: allergens
Talc: possible carcinogen, irritant to skin, eyes and respiratory tract
Triclosan: endocrine disruptor