Thanks for stopping by! We both know why I called your attention to this post. Natural deodorants can be…’Iffy’. If you’ve tried them, you know what I mean. Not enough protection, odor or otherwise. Weird smelling. Or just somehow…not right. If you go Goldilocks on your deo search like I do, READ THIS ARTICLE.
I’ll start by explaining why regular deodorants aren’t great. The top reason being that they contain aluminum. Aluminum clogs up everything, including sweat glands. Which is why its anti-perspirant – meaning, you don’t sweat. Ever wonder what happens to your body when you can’t detoxify? It builds up in your body – toxins, ick and all…and kind of festers there. Aluminum can also be absorbed into the body. Guess where it goes when that happens! You got it, straight to the kidneys, liver and even your lungs!
Parabens, a preservative found in waaayyyyy too many daily-use items, has been found to be an endocrine disrupter. Not a big surprise then that ‘they’ say using deodorants with paraben messes with your estrogen and can be a cause of breast cancer. I don’t know about you, but when the C-word is connected to something I use on a daily basis, it makes me re-think my choices!
On my hunt for the products necessary to lead a healthier lifestyle, I found this article by reviews.com reviewing this years natural deodorants. It’s a good article, testing tons of different natural deodorants. Like many of you, I assumed that it was a sponsored post and moved on. However, my interest was piqued. I was able to communicate with the very friendly folks at reviews.com and found out, much to my delight, that none of the deodorants were sponsored in this test and their findings are their own! I think this is a great article because of this and wanted to share it with you. Any review that is a genuine review should make its rounds around the internet. There is so much marketing to navigate! So when its genuine, it should be read!
It turns out that the team at reviews.com spent weeks testing the 155 brands chosen. They spoke to a chemist, a dermatologist and the creators of 2 natural deodorants in order to be well informed on what they were looking for, and more importantly – what to be wary of. According to their experts, there are 3 ingredients which can fight bacteria and mask odor: Coconut oil, baking soda & zinc.
Through my correspondence with reviews.com I learned a great deal. Here are some of the things I never knew:
- Deodorant & antiperspirant aren’t the same thing
- Natural isn’t necessarily organic. So if you’re going big or going home: Make sure to check for a certified organic label
- Just because its in the store, doesn’t mean it works according to the label. Do your homework!
And a few things about the 3 ingredients:
- Coconut oil contains something known as Lauric acid. This is a bacteria killer…especially the smelly kind. Yay!
- Baking soda is an odor neutralizer. Hence the reason its in the fridge 😉
- Zinc, which has been claimed to actually be more effective than aluminum, is a natural odor eliminator as well 🙂
Their top 3 are:
Sam’s Natural Deodorant
Schmidt’s Natural Deodorant
For Pit’s Sake!
I have to say that I will be referring to reviews.com on the regular when I do my product internet search prior to purchasing. It gives me a solid sense of security to refer to this site now that I am aware that their reviews are fully non-biased. Score! Thanks a ton to reviews for allowing me to feature their review post!
What are your thoughts?