Deodorant is a highly overlooked beauty item that flies under the radar, exposing our lymphatic system with potentially highly toxic chemicals. Sweating is a natural process that has a number of benefits for our body - namely detoxing!! However, ingredients like aluminium, parabens, talc, propylene glycol and triclosan are not natural and are found in most mainstream options. Overtime this exposure can cause havoc to our hormones and organs by interrupting our body's detoxification systems.
The question is.. does natural actually work? Will it keep me in check all day long?
THE ANSWER IS… YES!
Here at Depths we have tested FOUR high performing NATURAL & TOXIN-FREE deodorant pastes...
Made with ONLY natural and organic ingredients, it’s free from aluminium, alcohol and parabens. This creamy formula uses arrowroot, kaolin clay and cold pressed tea seed oil to instantly neutralise underarm odour and eliminate bacteria, without inhibiting your sweat glands. If you don’t sweat too much this formula is perfect for you, applies easy and has a subtle scent that dries comfortably. Also lasts throughout the day, although I did have to reapply later at night.
Black Chicken Axilla Deodorant Paste, Barrier Booster
If you don’t want to muck around trialing and testing, this is the one to go for. Promoted for sensitive skin, they have removed the bi-carb soda and replaced with remedies like Camellia Tea oil and Borage seed oil that neutralise odour, absorb moisture and replenish skin tissue. Every ingredient has a purpose, packed with only the good stuff keeping you B.O free all day. This is my go-to and I highly recommend.
Woohoo All Natural Deodorant Pastes
They have three ranges depending on your preferences - urban (normal), mellow (sensitive skin) and wild (extra strength). All three are high performing, with 100% natural ingredients. Each box comes with a little spatula, which made it super easy to apply. The mellow is my favourite, fragrance free, bicarb free packed with magnesium hydroxide to minimise odour and olive leaf extract for its powerful antibacterial properties. Might I add, I went for a run, a swim and a yoga session and it still got the job done.
Erica Brooke Deodorant Crème Neroli & Vanilla
The most luxurious deodorant paste out of the 4, this formula is a whipped crème deodorant with moisturising and certified organic shea butter, vitamin E and coconut oil, it’s absolutely incredible!! Performs like a dream and applies and dries comfortably. The natural scent of essential oils like neroli and vanilla leaves you smelling like a delicious dessert. If you are looking for an eco luxe options this is your new friend.
FOR MORE ON NATURAL DEODORANTS AND WHY SWITCHING IS SO IMPORTANT CHECK OUT OUR ARTICLE HERE
Written by Sam Lando of Organically You Instagram: @organically.you