Sweating is a very normal bodily function and your body’s way of keeping you cool. There is nothing wrong with sweat and sweat itself doesn’t smell. If you’ve read Deodorant v Antiperspirant on our blog you’ll know that it is the bacteria on our bodies that causes the unpleasant odour. Regular antiperspirants block your pores to stop you sweating and non-natural deodorants use harsh chemicals to kill the bacteria. Using natural deodorants won’t stop you sweating entirely but they will stop the sweat from smelling.
Natural deodorants are designed to keep you fresh whilst being kinder to you and the environment. The organic ingredients, essential oils and other all natural ingredients represent a gentle alternative to a traditional chemical laden deodorant. Find your perfect match within our range of natural deodorant balms, deodorant sticks and deodorant sprays.
Most of our Vendors natural deodorant ranges are New Zealand made and in many cases lovingly handmade too. They also go the extra mile to make sure the packaging is eco friendly by using cardboard tubes, recyclable glass pots or aluminium tins.
Still not convinced to go natural? Many standard deodorants contain ingredients such as triclosan, aluminium and parabens. Whilst researchers can’t agree on the actual effects of these ingredients until they are proved to be safe we believe they are best avoided. Triclosan is used for its anti-bacterial properties and has been classified as a probable carcinogen. Parabens are used as a preservative and are known to disrupt hormones. Aluminium is potentially the worst with suggestions of links to breast cancer and dementia! It is used to block your pores to stop you sweating. Doesn’t sound very natural does it?