Are natural deodorants as effective as conventional deodorants?
Should you say goodbye to your conventional deodorant and switch to an organic or natural deodorant? Aluminium salts, paraben or triclosan... many ingredients have had their harmlessness questioned over the years.
Which natural deodorant should you choose?
At Oh My Cream, we are convinced that effectiveness and safety are not incompatible and that a good natural deodorant can be used in conjunction with a good sports session. The deodorants we have selected are not only non-toxic, non-carcinogenic and full of natural active ingredients, but they are also genuine skin care products. So you can trust our selection of deodorants to smell good!
Conventional deodorant vs. natural deodorant
Conventional deodorants contain aluminium salts which block the natural perspiration process: the body can no longer evacuate toxins properly and in the long term this can become very harmful. In contrast, natural deodorants regulate perspiration (even excessive perspiration!) and neutralise unpleasant odours naturally. However, they cannot combat perspiration 100% as it would be abnormal to block the evacuation of toxins.
If you want to know more about the ingredients to avoid, read our great article Which natural deodorant to choose, which ingredients to avoid?
With or without baking soda? Find the natural deodorant that suits you!
The ingredients that are very often found in natural deodorants are: baking soda, coconut oil, sweet almond oil, shea butter, jojoba oil, lavender essential oil and sage essential oil. They are mainly known for their absorbent, anti-odour and anti-bacterial properties. Nevertheless, for sensitive skin, it is recommended to avoid essential oils and baking soda, which could cause irritation. But don't panic! There are of course natural deodorants for sensitive skin that are hypoallergenic and super effective, such as Schmidt's Sensitive Natural Deodorant.
The underarm detox process
A word of warning if you're new to natural deodorants... because your armpits will need a little time to adapt! Indeed, if your sweat glands have been suffocated by aluminium salts for several years, it is possible that they will produce excess perspiration for the first few days. But don't be discouraged, your pores will thank you: your natural sweating process will regulate itself and you will be able to say goodbye to unpleasant sweaty odours! You'll be amazed!