Studies have highlighted health problems associated with using conventional antiperspirants and deodorants for many years now.
Conventional deodorants work by killing off the bacteria that live on the skin under your arms; conventional antiperspirants work by temporarily plugging the sweat glands under your arms. The problems start with the chemicals used, aluminium and certain parabens, and whereabouts in the body they are situated, right near the lymph nodes.
The lymph nodes are critical to the body’s immune system, and although a direct link with using conventional deodorants has not been established, women that receive a breast cancer diagnosis are told to immediately to stop using them.
Finding non-toxic deodorants however is not easy. Have you ever tried to read the ingredients on the back of some of these products? And would you know what ingredients you were actually looking for?
Luckily you don’t have to, we have found seven that do not contain any aluminium, harmful parabens, propylene glycol, triclosan or silica.
A stick deodorant here that is said to smell as ‘fresh as a summer’s day’. Contains an award-winning formula that will keep you dry all day without using any harmful chemicals.
This is a twist-up product made with all food-grade ingredients that is suitable for vegans as the wax used is candelilla instead of bees. It has a lovely scent of sweet oranges and lemons and contains vanilla essential oils.
This is a little different, it’s a cream made from vegetable oils and clay that work together to absorb odours and prevent bacteria growth. It is suitable for vegans and does not contain any harmful ingredients.
Not for the super-sweaty, but ideal if you want a little refresh, this is spray that instantly delivers a burst of freshness. Lovely citrus fragrance that comes from the lemon oils, you’ll keep wanting to squirt it!
This non-toxic deodorant has also won awards and is suitable for those with very sensitive skin. Contains only natural ingredients and no aluminium.
This product uses hops and eucalyptus to kill bacteria and kaolin clay to keep you dry. Has a lovely citrus scent and will not stain clothing.
One of the best-smelling deodorants ever, this has a lovely fragrance of rose and sandalwood and uses only natural ingredients to keep you fresh and dry.