Many people take the ingredients label on their deodorant for granted. If the product works, does it matter what’s in it? The answer is yes. While many different deodorants can keep you smelling fresh, only natural deodorant has organic ingredients that take care of your skin while fighting off unwanted odors. Island Deodorant creates products with natural, organic, and cruelty-free ingredients that promote the health of both you and the planet. You can learn more about the ingredients in natural deodorant and how they work with this guide.
Natural Butters and Oils
Ingredients like coconut oil and shea butter often make up the solid base of natural deodorants. Unlike the ingredients in traditional deodorants, natural deodorants specifically use ingredients that moisturize and rejuvenate your skin. Coconut oil and shea butter help you avoid bumps or other forms of irritation in your armpits. This means you can apply the deodorant without worrying about harmful reactions to toxins or other artificial ingredients.
Among the ingredients in natural deodorant are powders like baking soda or cornstarch. These dry ingredients help absorb moisture and—more importantly—destroy harmful bacteria. Body odor occurs when your sweat mixes with the bacteria on your skin. The antibacterial properties of these powders help fight harmful bacteria, preventing unwanted odors from occurring when you sweat.
Of course, not all bacteria are bad. Probiotics are live bacteria that work for you by eliminating harmful bacteria. Many products use probiotics to promote a healthy balance of good and bad bacteria in or on your body. The same concept applies to natural deodorants; these use probiotics to further protect your skin from harmful bacteria.
There is no one way to make natural deodorants. There are several ingredients that can promote healthier skin, add a pleasant yet natural smell, or create a consistent texture. Candelilla wax helps the deodorant hold its shape and creates the glossy texture that you would normally find in traditional deodorants. Jojoba oil is a plant-based oil that acts as a natural, lightweight moisturizer for your skin. You can also add essential oils to your natural deodorant to create a pleasing scent without having to rely on synthetic fragrances.
Here at Island Deodorant, we strive to create an all-natural, organic deodorant that works for you and your body. If you prefer a wax-less cream rather than stick deodorant or have a sensitivity to baking soda, you can find the alternative products you need at our store. Experience the joys of feeling naturally clean and fresh every day with our deodorants, body creams, and more!