As it’s heating up, we all want to keep our pits smelling fresh! I thought I’d share with you some of my personal favourite eco friendly deodorants that actually work. All of these suggestions are much safer for your delicate pits, unlike other brands on the market that contain parabens and aluminium. Plus they all smell delicious! Tried and tested even after a workout, these actually do work!
Here are some reasons as to why you might want to switch to a natural deodorant.
As women we are told to check our breast weekly, that includes not only your breast tissue but also the lymph nodes all around our armpit area too where we all apply deodorant daily.
Most breast cancers develop in the upper outer quadrant of the breast because that area is closest to the lymph nodes exposed to antiperspirants.
Parabens are chemicals used as preservatives and as food additives. They can be found in many types of make-up (like lipstick, mascara, concealer, and foundation) and skin care products (like lotion, shaving products, and sunscreen). Parabens can be absorbed through the skin.
Intake of parabens is a possible concern because studies have shown that parabens have weak estrogen-like properties. Estrogen is a female hormone known to cause breast cells (both normal and cancerous) to grow and divide. And some conditions that increase the body’s exposure to estrogen (like not having children, late menopause, obesity, etc.) have been linked to an increased risk of breast cancer. (ref; www.cancer.org)
So choosing to switch to a natural deodorant may not only be a safer choice, but also the packaging on these 3 suggestions is mainly recyclable, (the jars contain plastic lids) which means you are also reducing the amount of plastic waste going into landfill.
Currently I am using the Lemongrass & Tea Tree by Your Nature (fully recyclable packaging) which is smells so good and is fully effective, even during this heatwave we are having in the UK.
So here are my top 3 safe tried and tested eco friendly deodorants.
1. Lemongrass & Tea Tree by Your Nature
- No aluminium, parabens or carcinogens
- Allows your skin to breath naturally
- Will not block your sweat glands allowing your body to release toxins as nature intended
- Vegan Friendly & Cruelty free
- Recyclable packaging, no plastic
- Perfect for both women and men
- EU registered and certified
- Handcrafted in the UK
2. NATURAL DEODORANT CO CLEAN DEODORANT BALM LEMON GERANIUM 100% natural. Vegan. Free from gluten, parabens, petrochemicals, artificial fragrance, fillers and aluminium.
Packed with natural, organic and Fair Trade ingredients, this skin loving formula will keep you shower fresh all day long- without the use of chemicals. It contains ingredients that will inhibit bacteria, prevent odour and nourish the delicate underarm skin, and comes in a glass jar which gives you control over how much you use each day. It has a light creamy consistency that melts into the skin instantly, giving you total peace of mind.
- Wildcrafted shea butter
- Nourishing coconut oil
- Blend of organic essential oils
- Made in the UK
- Recyclable glass jar
- Not tested on animals
And last but not least…
3. Joji Natural Creamy Deodorant – Patchouli, Lavender & Bergamot
So simple. So right. Tried and tested on the smelliest of pits (human, never animals), this aluminium-free power pot is the answer you’ve been searching for. Patchouli, lavender and bergamot create a warm and delicious blend…someone may just catch you having a sneaky sniff.
- Cocos Nucifera Oil* (coconut)
- Maranta Arundinacea Root* (arrowroot)
- Sodium Bicarbonate
- Pogostemon Cablin Leaf Oil* (patchouli)
- Lavandula angustifolia Oil* (lavender)
- Citrus Aurantium Bergamia Fruit Oil* (bergamot)
- Recyclable glass jar
All of the above recommendations are suitable for Men & Women to use. You can either buy directly from their website or you can purchase via Amazon.
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Hope you all enjoy! Let me know what you think and how you get on?