Recently I’ve been really interested in using more natural products on my skin and I’m trying to move away from products with lots of chemicals in.
I think we all are a bit guilty of taking our skin for granted and not always treating it with the love and care it needs. We can often forget it’s an organ in its own right and breathes and absorbs what we put onto it. Those products can then end up within our system, so why wouldn’t we want to keep everything as natural as possible?
I’ve been dabbling in the world of natural deodorants. I watched a few blogs and read a few articles that focused on how porous our underarms are and many of the highstreet deodorants aren’t actually the best solution for keeping us fresh throughout the day.
Many of these products act as a blocker, so as your skin tries to sweat, it physically blocks it from happening to prevent wetness or odor. Now obviously no one wants to be the smelly kid, but at the same time, that really didn’t sound like something I wanted to continue for my body. There is also a bit of research out there that potentially links the aluminium you find in the majority of highstreet deodorants to breast cancer, and as a woman I just didn’t want to take that risk any longer, regardless of how small it might be.
Over the last 5 months I have tried a variety of natural deodorants which are SO much better for your skin. They’re all natural, cruelty-free, vegan and have honestly left my underarms softer than they have ever been before.
Do you sometimes suffer from red underarms, a bumpy surface to your armpit skin, or what looks like razor rash? Well it could actually be your skin reacting to the deodorant you’re putting on it and blocking it from breathing.
I wanted to share with you my top 3 Natural Deodorants I have tried so far to give you a feel for softer, more natural products you could be using. These products are the ones I have found most effective and I’m confident you will love!
The Natural Salt Lavender & Vanilla spray
This one is my favourite. It’s light and floral and feels really fresh on the skin. It is slightly wetter than a normal deodorant when first applied but it quickly dries, with no danger of white marks on your clothes.
Lush Aromaco Deodorant Bar
This is a solid deodorant bar that you rub on your underarms – it smells really nice and is easy to apply. It has the consistency of soap I think, rather than chalk or anything you might expect. You can either crumble a bit off and apply it or rub the actual bar directly onto your skin.
Schmidt’s Natural Deodorant
I truly love this stuff. The consistency is like a paste that you warm with your finger tips and apply onto your underarms. It comes with a cute spatula as well to help scoop it out the pot. I adore the smell and it has left my armpits so so soft it’s crazy.
I would say my body took some ‘adjusting’ i.e. I felt wetter than normal for around 2 weeks (not even sorry for the overshare), but this was just my body detoxifying and getting rid of any chemicals and products within my skin as it adjusted to using these new natural products. Now it is totally back to normal and I haven’t ever thought these deodorants weren’t doing as good a job as popular highstreet brands.
I’m honestly so pleased with the results and I know I’m doing the right thing by my body. It’s such a small change but one that will hopefully have a big difference for my skin.
Have you used a natural deodorant before and what was your experience? What brands should I try next?