Stay away from antiperspirants! One of the functions of the sweat glands is to release toxins our body creates in stressful situations, according to Mayo Clinic. The fluid is released during emotional stress time in our armpits' hair follicles, and is actually odorless. The odor under the armpits comes from bacteria breaking down the fluid that was released. Antiperspirants stop this process. According to WebMD, aluminium-based compound antiperspirants clog the sweat conduits. But, there are many natural deodorants that do not clog the sweat conduits; they work great, smell great, and we have several options. Here are my favorites:
Ingredients: Organic Virgin Coconut Oil, Organic Shea Butter (Unrefined, Fair Trade), Magnesium Oil, Manuhot Esculenta (Tapioca) Starch, Aluminum-Free Baking Soda (sodium bicarbonate), Wildcrafted Candelilla Wax (Euphorbia Cerifera). 100% pure lavender essential oil added in lavender scent version ONLY.
Great option for sensitive skin!
Ingredients: *arrowroot powder, *shea butter, magnesium hydroxide, *virgin coconut oil, *jojoba oil, *grapefruit, *bergamot, *lemon and *sweet orange essential oils. *organic ingredient
This is another great option for sensitive skin. it is baking soda free, cruelty-free, and vegan option. This is a very clean deodorant; some ingredients are sourced from organic and/or local suppliers and other are made from scratch. The Bare Bones deodorant is also unscented; that is so great is you are sensitive to scent. If you have rashes when you using natural deodorants, this one will work great. I also love the price; the 2oz retails for $8. This deodorant can stain your clothes; It mainly use it when I wear sleeveless clothes. It creaminess and moisturizing effect actually makes this natural deodorant perfect for sensitive deodorant, but it leaves a light oily residue in your armpit. Another option could be the Kaia Natural deodorant; it is a very clean deodorant.
The peppermint and eucalyptus scent of the Ursa Major Hoppin' Fresh Deodorant is just so uplifting and makes me feel so great when I use it. kaolin clay absorbs the sweat and moisture very well during the day. It is all natural and it has that cooling effect that is so refreshing. Swipe and Swipe under your armpits to feel fresh with no irritation. It also last a long time. I would not advice using it if you are in the transition phase to natural deodorants; I noticed that it does not keep body odor away for a very long time. I suggest using the Green Tidings All Natural Deodorant to deal with body odor.
Ingredients: Aloe vera (aloe barbadensis) leaf juice*, propanediol, sodium Stearate, tapioca Starch, silica, microcrystalline cellulose, cellulose gum, shea (butyrosperum parkii) butter (community trade), sodium bicarbonate, kaolin (clay), tocopheryl acetate, glyceryl caprylate, glyceryl undecylenate, glycerin, royal jelly extract, hops (humulus lupulus) extract, lemon (citrus medica limonum) peel extract, ginseng (panax quinquefolium) root extract, calendula officinalis flower extract, matricaria (chamomilla recutita) flower extract, saccharomyces ferment, rosemary (rosmarinus officinalis) leaf oil, peppermint (mentha piperita) oil, grapefruit (citrus grandis) peel oil, eucalyptus (eucalyptus globulus) leaf oil. Ingredients with * denotes that they are organic.