Who doesn't want to get upclose and personal these days, especially with the ones we love. But let's make sure that when we do our deodorant is not only effective, but safe and healthy.
Did you know that many traditional deodorants and antiperspirants include Aluminum Compounds (aluminum is the ingredient that clogs your pores and prevents sweating), Parabens, Triclosen, Phthalates and Fragrances.
Research has linked these ingredients to medical conditions including types of cancer and reproductive issues.
It's important to me to share healthy alternatives when i discover them that you can feel good about using. A few of my personal favorites include:
Sentz, by Bergen County, NJ maker Deep Breath In creates a stick deodorant that is free of:
I've used it for over a year and really find it effective. It comes in many natural scents with ingredients like Organic Coconut Oil, Organic Unrefined Shea Butter, Beeswax, Grapefruit Seed Extract, Vitamin E and Essential Oils. They also incorporate ecofriendly carboard cylinder packaging which I totally appreciate.
Timeless Organic, deodorant includes ingredients like cypress, tea tree oil & rosemary leaf, and neem oil (among other natural ingredients) while still allowing the natural perspiration process to occur. I haven't tried it yet but it's on my list.
Montclair, NJ based brand Hello Products offers a clean + fresh deodorant with Charcoal that I tried on a whim and fell in love with how well it worked to keep me odor free. They also use recycled packaging and are committed to sustainability.