With Hello Natural Co being a Cruelty-Free brand, it has won the hearts of many people who are looking to transition to products with all-natural ingredients.

At some point in the past couple of years, I’m sure you’ve heard a bit of buzz about one product in particular that you use (hopefully) on a daily basis – deodorant & antiperspirant. Hello Natural’s Deodorant, one of the top selling items in our company, is the go-to deodorant for many – expecting moms, breastfeeding moms, moms, children, and people with sensitive skin.

*But before we move on, let’s note the key difference between a deodorant and an antiperspirant. Deodorant is what masks odor, and an antiperspirant prevents sweating. Now, you know the drill… a lot of things that you read on the internet might not necessarily be true, or, you are just overwhelmed with so many different articles, blog posts, and videos, of conflicting information.

So, what’s the deal?

Well folks, after a day of reading numerous articles about natural deodorants versus regular deodorants, here is a run-down of key things to know and consider when you are debating on whether or not to make the switch:

 

Regular deodorants:

  1. Regular deodorants and antiperspirant have aluminum compounds in them in order to prevent you from sweating and masking odor. The aluminum reacts with the salt in your sweat to plug your sweat ducts/pores.
  2. Ever notice your wonderful white top has a weird yellowish stain in the underarm section? Well, that is actually caused by the aluminum from your sweat ducts being released!
  3. A lot of studies show that aluminum is potentially linked to breast cancer in women.

 

Natural deodorants:

  1. Going natural for your deodorant allows your body to sweat, which is healthy! It allows your body to regulate its temperature, just like it is meant to do.
  2. Natural deodorant does not mask odor, but rather it prevents it naturally.
  3. Natural deodorant is safe for moms, expecting moms, breastfeeding moms, and children.
  4. Natural deodorants are most likely to be vegan and cruelty-free.

 

Ingredients List:

Hello Natural Deodorants Regular Deodorants
Coconut OilAluminum Compounds
CornstarchParabens
Baking SodaStearyl Alcohol
Shea ButterTriclosan
BeeswaxPropylene Glycol
Sweet Almond OilTriethanolamine & Diethanolamine
Diatomaceous Earth (Food Grade)Artificial Colors
Vitamin EArtificial Fragrances
Bentonite ClaySteareth-100
Kaolin ClayPolyethylene
Activated CharcoalCyclopentasiloxane
Lavender OilHydrogenated Castor Oil
Tea Tree OilC12-15 Alkyl Benzoate
Peppermint OilPpg-14 Butyl Ether
More words that no one can truly pronounce…

Great, so now what? Right!?

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Let’s talk about some of the key ingredients very quickly:

 

Hello Natural Deodorants

Ingredient

 

Functions

 

Coconut OilA natural antibacterial and antifungal. Also acts as a great moisturizer.
Baking SodaPrevents odor-causing bacteria from forming
Shea ButterKey ingredient in nourishing and hydrating your skin
Vitamin EAn amazing antioxidant used in skincare
Bentonite ClayLightens scars and acne marks. Clay itself is an ingredient which removes toxins from your pores
Kaolin ClayCleanses and exfoliates any debris and dead skin cells which live on the surface of your skin
Activated CharcoalThis ingredient actually accelerates the release of aluminum to detox your skin
Lavender OilA super essential oil – helps to cleanse any cuts, and soothe skin irritations
Tea Tree OilKey ingredient for infections – fungal, acne, etc.
Peppermint OilGives products antiseptic properties, and soothes the skin

 

Regular Deodorants

Ingredient

Purpose

 

Aluminum

This is the ingredient that is used to mask bad odor. Sounds great, right?

BUT what it really means is the aluminum plugs the pores in your underarms in order for the odor to not come through.

ParabensA common chemical used in products as a preservative – which disrupts a person’s hormonal balance
TriclosanThis is used to kill bacteria during the manufacturing process, and when on your skin.
Propylene Glycol

This chemical could cause damage to your heart, liver as well as your central nervous system.

Also known to be a skin irritant if you have sensitive skin.

Triethanolamine & Diethanolamine

Chemicals which can be absorbed into your skin and affect the kidney as well as liver.

*THIS PRODUCT IS BANNED IN EUROPE

 

With all this information in mind, it seems like natural deodorants should be the way to go, as most of the ingredients are found in the food we consume – a great sign! While regular deodorants are made mostly from ingredients we can’t pronounce. Why risk it?

If you are committed to replacing your regular deodorant for a natural one, here is a quick and easy step-by-step guide on how to go about this transition properly!

*Making the Switch:

 

  1. Before you go from your regular deodorant right to a natural deodorant, DO ALLOW your body to detox as well as cleanse the chemicals it may have absorbed. The aluminum in your old deodorant could react with the baking soda in the natural deodorant and may cause some skin irritation!
  2. In the meantime, you may apply some tea tree oil lavender oil and coconut oil as a temporary mixture to control any bad odors.
  3. Exfoliate your underarms weekly, and wash them daily to keep them clean and to prevent odor.
  4. Stick to natural fiber clothing (cotton, silk, hemp) for the first few days of your transition of you feel like you are sweating a lot (this would be normal as your underarms are purging and adjusting). Polyester and acrylic clothing traps moisture and may cause bacterial growth and a bad odor.
  5. Finally, give your body at least a month to adjust to your new natural deodorant! It will all be worth it in the end.

*Keep in mind that this does not apply to everyone since our bodies are all different! The reason there is a “transition” period, is because your body may go through a purging period to detoxify itself from the aluminum and other harsh chemicals!

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