We’re ever so conscious about what we consume – whether its avoiding gluten, buying organic produce, or moving to eco-friendly household cleaners. However, we tend to forget that the skin is the largest organ of the body, and it absorbs a lot of what is put on it. Being careful about what we eat is a good thing – being careful about what we eat and what products we put on our skin is even better.
Look at the back of any commercial deodorant bottle and you’ll see a long list of chemicals on there. While all these chemicals would have been approved by various authorities and deemed safe for use – research shows that ingredients like phthalates, aluminium, parabens, and triclosan can have negative effects on your hormone and endocrine systems.
Understanding the difference between deodorant and antiperspirant
Although the terms are often used interchangeably, there is a stark difference between deodorants and antiperspirants.
First, it’s important to know that sweat doesn’t smell. B.O. occurs when sweat is broken down by bacteria present on the skin
Deodorants work by reducing odor. They typically increase the acidity of your skin making it less attractive to the bacteria that breakdown sweat and cause B.O. In a nutshell, you still sweat as much but don’t smell.
Antiperspirants on the other hand reduce the amount you sweat. While this may sound great, they usually do this by using aluminium-based compounds that block your sweat pores.
Benefits of Natural Deodorant
Apart from being environmentally friendly, natural deodorants offer plenty of benefits to you and your skin.
- You can Still Sweat:
Sounds strange, we know. But sweating is an important part of your regulatory system. You usually sweat when your body overheats. Your body releases water through sweat glands which in turn cools the body down as it evaporates. Sweating is also your body’s way of getting rid of toxins. So natural deodorants allow your body to function the way it’s meant to without B.O.
- It’s Gentle on Your Skin:
Harsh chemicals can irritate sensitive skin and various fragrances have also been known to cause allergies. Natural deodorants typically use ingredients like coconut oil which are not only gentle on the skin but condition it and have antimicrobial properties too.
- They Hold Values:
Natural deodorants are eco-friendly and are not tested on animals. Animal testing is cruel, outdated, and completely unnecessary – PERIOD.
- Variety of Scents:
You can get natural deodorants in a variety of fragrances to suit your tastes. For those who are extra sensitive to perfumes of any kind, you’ll find fragrance-free deodorants too.
- Affordable and Luxurious:
Natural doesn’t mean non-luxurious. Celebrities like Liv Tyler, Jessica Alba, and Gwyneth Paltrow are all big supporters of using non-toxic, natural bath and body products. The all-natural nature of the ingredients makes them easy on the pocket too.
Sugar & Spice offers a range of natural deodorants to suit all tastes including fragrance-free deodorants for those with fragrance sensitivities. Apart from natural deodorants, it also offers affordable, healthy, non-toxic, natural personal care products like all-natural body lotions, natural deodorants, bubble baths, and more, to take care of you and your family. As a sustainability-oriented business, Sugar & Spice uses finest quality food grade ingredients available and purchased locally, mainly within a 65 km radius of Maple Ridge, Canada.Shop for natural body care products or get in touch to know more.