Updated: Jun 30
The word is out and getting around about how bad conventional deodorants really are. I have summed up a quick and easy read on why they are so bad and the positives to switching to a natural deodorant.
Natural Aroma: The majority of natural deodorants use essential oils for pleasant aromas, unlike conventional deodorants, which use fragrances. Fragrances are synthetic chemicals used to create scents. They are not natural and are known to cause allergies, organ system toxicity and irritation. Make sure to read all ingredients in natural deodorants to be sure the company does not use "fragrances." If you see the word fragrance in the ingredient list on the label, don't buy it. It is not a natural ingredient! Look out as well for Triclosan, Paraben, Phthalates, Aluminum and Propelyene-Glycol.
You Are Supposed to Sweat: Sweating may feel gross, but it is crucial in regulating our bodies temperature and releasing toxins. Antiperspirants and chemical-laden deodorants clog up pores and don’t allow the body to do this, making perspiration worse! Ceasing sweating is unnecessary for preventing body odor. The sweat our body creates is not what actually stinks. Sweat is just a combination of salt and water. What causes the dreaded smell is when the sweat comes in contact with the natural bacteria that live on our skin. Using a natural deodorant can prevent this odor causing reaction - not just mask it - and allow the body to rid itself of toxins.
Some Diseases & Skin Issues Have Been Linked to Conventional Deodorants: Potentially dangerous ingredients found in conventional deodorants such as aluminum, parabens and phthalates have been linked to skin issues and diseases like Breast Cancer and Alzheimer's. The above mentioned chemicals have also been known to cause problems with infertility and hormone imbalance. Furthermore, the aluminum compounds may create an acidic reaction to fabric, which is what makes those gross sweat stains on your white t-shirts.
This is for all of those that think natural deodorants don't work. I get it! I created Lavender & Honey deodorants for that very reason - nothing worked for me! I used to take multiple showers a day and was always sneaking off into the bathroom in between to cleanse my stinky pits. My boys would hug me and tell me I stank, despite all my efforts.
I became self-conscious and anxious about going out and being around people. I was determined to make a completely natural deodorant that worked for me and some of my friends that also admitted they were dealing with the same issue. I did it, and now have many customers who come to Lavender & Honey to buy our deodorant because they find it's the only one that works for them too! Just check out the video below of me at one of my grossest moments, to see that our deodorant keeps you stink free even in the nastiest conditions!
Purchase your all natural deodorant here to stay stink-free no matter what!