Sensitive Skin & Deodorant: 4 Common Ingredients That Cause Irritation
Both traditional and natural deodorants can cause irritation for people with sensitive skin. Many ingredients can cause contact dermatitis, which can cause symptoms like itchiness, redness, bumps, flakes, and scaly patches.
Read about four common deodorant ingredients that can irritate your skin.
- Baking soda
Baking soda is in some of the most popular ingredients natural deodorant brands. It can also cause uncomfortable armpit rashes due to the acidity of your skin combined with the alkaline nature of baking soda.
Aluminum is commonly found in traditional antiperspirants. The aluminum plugs the sweat glands in your armpit to help keep you from sweating. But some people are sensitive or have an allergy to the aluminum, which can cause irritation and itchiness.
Alcohol is another common ingredient in traditional and natural deodorants. It can also be incredibly drying for some skin types, causing stinging, irritation, flakiness, bumps and chafing.
Fragrance is a popular deodorant ingredient because it helps you smell great and can mask your natural body odor when you sweat. Synthetic, and even natural fragrance can irritate many people who are sensitive to certain fragrances.
Finding the right deodorant if you have sensitive skin can feel like a challenge. When we were formulating Each & Every, we worked to ensure we avoided common irritants. Our formula is aluminum-free, alcohol-free, paraben-free and baking soda-free.
Our fragrances are made from pure, high quality essential oils to avoid irritation. We’ll also be coming out with an unscented option in July.
We would love for you to give us a try risk-free. We have free shipping and free returns if Each & Every doesn’t work your skin. Shop our entire line below.
See what customers with sensitive skin are saying about Each & Every:
"Smells amazing. Goes on smoothly and does not irritate my skin. A must have." - Jenny
"I've tried lots of different natural deodorants, and in my experience you either have deodorants that work well because they have baking soda, but that also means they irritate your skin, or you have deodorants without baking soda that don't work very well, but don't irritate your skin. Nothing without baking soda has ever worked for me--until now. This stuff works like magic." - Jacob
"For the past year, I've developed a rash in both armpits. My doctor couldn't figure out why it wouldn't go away with treatment. I stopped using major name brand deodorants and started the all natural path. I tried a few brands from other suppliers and they either broke me out (baking soda) or didn't last all day. I ran across Each & Every Cedarwood and thought I'd give it a shot. It not only smelled great, but it lasts all day long. I haven't broken out in a rash and the rash I had has cleared up. I'm really happy I found Each & Every!" - Brad
"I bought both the cedarwood and the citrus vetivert. Both scents are amazing and work like no other natural deodorant I've tried. I have sensitive pits and react to most natural deodorants with itchy or red skin, but not this one! And it actually works. I'm super impressed and can't wait to try the lavender lemon scent next!" - Liz