Natural products are growing rapidly. There are more options available than ever for people who are ditching harsh chemicals in turn for more natural, plant-based and sustainably-sourced ingredients. And deodorant is no exception! If you haven't yet made the switch to natural deodorant, you might be surprised by some of the unexpected benefits.
Read below to find four reasons to make the switch today:
- To educate yourself on ingredients. Many people are concerned about the reported health effects of deodorant ingredients, such as aluminum, parabens, and fragrance. The best way to feel good about what you use is to educate yourself on the ingredients in your products. We recommend consulting the Environmental Working Group Skin Deep database, which rates products and ingredients for developmental, cancer, and allergy concern. You can view our products here and use their database to search for other products and ingredients.
- To embrace sweat! It may seem uncomfortable, but the truth is you are supposed to sweat! In fact, it’s healthy to sweat as it is our bodies’ way of regulating our temperature. Antiperspirants contain aluminum, which works to form a plug in your sweat ducts to prevent sweating. Natural deodorants, like Each & Every, do not contain pore-blocking ingredients, like aluminum, and instead allow you to sweat naturally so your body can work as intended. Our deodorant contains tapioca starch to help you stay feeling dry without stopping your natural sweating process.
- To care for sensitive skin. The underarm area has thin, delicate skin which can be more prone to irritation. Regular antiperspirants and deodorants may increase the risk for irritation, resulting in bumps, itchiness, redness, and discomfort. Ingredients that may cause irritation include aluminum (used to block sweat glands), alcohol (allows for fast drying and cool application), fragrance (to mask body odor) and parabens (used as preservatives in many products). Since these ingredients can be more harsh if you have sensitive skin, they may cause dryness, rashes or more. Natural deodorants can be a great solution for people with sensitive skin, however, they are not all made equal. You may want to avoid natural deodorants containing baking soda as it can be harsh on skin, often resulting in irritation. Each & Every contains no aluminum, parabens, or baking soda. Our deodorants also have no synthetic fragrance, only high-quality essential oils to give our deodorant an incredible scent that is 100% natural.
- To take advantage of the season. Winter and early spring is a great time to switch because with cooler temps, you are likely to sweat less. This means you may have an easier time getting through the adjustment period and can get your body used to sweating without the added heat of warmer months.
Are you ready to make the switch, but unsure which Natural Deodorant you should use?
Now that you’ve read up on the differences, it’s time to choose a natural deodorant that meets your needs. It’s important to note that all-natural deodorants are different, and one that works for a friend may not work for you as everyone’s body chemistry is different and reacts differently to ingredients.
There are a ton of natural deodorants on the market, so it can be daunting and confusing to determine which you should choose. We recommend regardless of what you choose that you do research, because there are no regulations around claiming a product is “clean”, and some of the aluminum-free deodorants on the market still contain ingredients that may be questionable. The Environmental Working Group (EWG) Skin Deep Database is a great resource while you’re researching brands and ingredients.
At Each & Every we are dedicated to providing you with an effective natural deodorant that actually works to keep you odor free! We believe it’s what’s ‘not’ inside that counts, that’s why we crafted a natural deodorant with no aluminum, parabens, synthetic fragrances or baking soda. You can read more about our ingredients here.
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