I have never been one of those people that enjoy sweating. When it comes to the natural sequence of sweating and body odor, I am always trying to find a product that can keep those sweat glands at bay or the very least, hide the B.O. The next question on my mind is: What is the best type of product to use? There has been an upward trend, as of late, geared toward all natural deodorants and antiperspirants.
According to Antiperspirantinfo.com, there actually is a difference between using antiperspirant and deodorant. The term “Antiperspirant” refers specifically to products that are intended to control how much you sweat, and they usually contain some aluminum in them. Deodorants differ from antiperspirants in that they consist of antimicrobial agents that prevent body odor, the site states.
Both antiperspirants and deodorants often contain fragrances to help mask the smell of B.O. So is one better than the other? Well, it depends on what you are looking for in a product. If you are just looking for something to mask B.O., deodorant can very well do the trick.
Whenever I can, I like to use (and consume) things with more natural ingredients, so it’s always a good idea for me to take a look at the back of my deodorant label to see what is really in there. There are a variety of natural deodorants on the market, but here is a list of seven to get you started on that all natural journey:
1. NATIVE DEODORANT – $12
Described as safe, effective and nontoxic, this all natural deodorant has a variety of scents, with vanilla and coconut being the most popular. This product infused with Shea Butter, Jojoba Oil, Beeswax, Baking Soda and Vitamin E, and is paraben free and aluminum free.
2. LAVANILA-THE HEALTHY DEODORANT, VANILLA GRAPEFRUIT (2 OZ.) – $12
This vegan deodorant has soothing essential oils and lasting odor protection. Key ingredients include aloe vera and honey. The Beta glucan technology defends against odor and nourishes skin, the official site states. The product is also aluminum-free, great for sensitive skin and it won't stain clothes or cause rashes.
3. PRIMAL PIT PASTE COCONUT LIME NATURAL DEODORANT PASTE (2 OZ) – $8.99
For those that like a tropical scent, this one's for you. The main fragrances in this deodorant are lime and coconut. The product comes in a cream form and is Aluminum-free, dye-free, paraben-free, phthalate-free and phthalate-free.
4. REAL PURITY ROLL ON NATURAL DEODORANT – $11.99
This quick-drying formula will outlast the hardest workouts and hottest weather. Pure essential oils like lavender, apricot and rosemary oil can provide a long-lasting, clean scent while organic aloe and kosher vegetable glycerin keep your skin dry, the website states.
5. TOM'S OF MAINE® LONG LASTING LAVENDER NATURAL DEODORANT STICK (2.25OZ) – $4.29
With 24-hour protection and a light lavender scent, the recommended skin type for this product is normal. There is no additional fragrance added and it is aluminum-free, cruelty-free, dye-free and paraben-free.
6. KOPARI COCONUT DEO – $11.90
This coconut inspired deodorant glides on clear and has no sticky residue. In this deodorant, you will find a unique blend of coconut water, coconut oil and sage oil that conditions and soothes the skin. You will find no traces of aluminum, baking soda, parabens, silicone or phthalates, according to the official site.
7. JASON DEODORANT STICK APRICOT (2.5 OZ) – $4.29
This deodorant has a fresh apricot scent with no aluminum or parabens and is gentle on sensitive skin.
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