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Switching to natural deodorant? Most frequently asked questions

by L'atelier candide 3 min read

Switching to natural deodorant – Everything you need to know

Learn more about the benefits of using natural deodorants and find the best natural deodorant for you.

Are you thinking of gradually or permanently turning your back on antiperspirants? Replacing an antiperspirant with a natural aluminum-free deodorant is a great decision! This article answers the most frequently asked questions about natural deodorants.

 

Why choose a natural deodorant?

Most of antiperspirants sold on the market contain aluminum salts which clog pores and block perspiration. The aluminum salts present in antiperspirants have been called into question for several years. Scientific studies prove that they penetrate the skin and although no formal proof has been provided yet, daily exposure to an antiperspirant is singled out in the development of breast cancer.  

Natural deodorants are safe and healthy. They absorb moisture and mask bad odors. The key ingredients in most of them are: baking soda, activated charcoal, clays, antibacterial essential oils, and minerals.

 

Most frequently asked questions about natural deodorants

Do natural deodorant work?

Natural deodorants are very effective at masking odors. They contain antibacterial agents capable of neutralizing the bacteria that cause odors.

Are natural deodorant effective all day?

For a normal workday (9 to 5), all of the natural deodorants will do the trick. During stressful days or prolonged physical activity, deodorants made with baking soda were more effective during our tests.

Do natural deodorants block perspiration?

Natural deodorants are not antiperspirants. They do not contain aluminum salts and do not prevent sweating. This in itself is not a bad thing because sweating is an important physiological function that helps regulate body temperature and flush out toxins.

Is there a transition period when switching to natural deodorant?

It depends on each person. Several brands agree that a transition period of 2 to 4 weeks is necessary when switching from an antiperspirant to an aluminum-free deodorant to give the body time to adjust. So, don't be discouraged after three days of use, it takes at least two weeks for your natural deodorant to prove its effectiveness.

 

The best natural deodorants

Here are our top picks according to the most requested criteria. Explore our full collection of natural deodorants for even more choices!

Natural deodorants with baking soda:

We won't hide it from you. Baking soda based deodorants were the most powerful and effective during our tests. They are effective all day and even after your daily exercise.

Our top picks:

  1. Cream deodorant SoapWalla
  2. Like A Boss
  3. Superstar

Natural deodorants for sensitive skin (without baking soda):

Most brands will also offer a baking soda free alternative that is better suited for reactive skin. If your skin is sensitive, a natural activated charcoal or magnesium-based deodorant will do just fine.

Our top picks:

  1. Takesumi detox Juicy Bamboo
  2. The Curator – Magnesium-based deodorant
  3. SoapWalla Sensitive (Lavander and Minth)

Natural deodorants for women:

We know that many people cannot do without a scented deodorant. If you are looking for a natural deodorant with a floral scent here is our selection:

  1. Sexy Sadie – Ylang Ylang and Vanilla
  2. Takesumi detox Sakura Blossom
  3. Takesumi detox Cold Pressed Rose

Natural deodorants for men:

Do you prefer neutral or woody scents? The Original Soapwalla Cream Deodorant is unisex and has a neutral scent. It is powerful and will last all day. Nordic Frost and Black Oak & Bourbon deodorants have a woody scent.

  1. Cream deodorant Original SoapWalla
  2. Takesumi Detox Black Oak Bourbon
  3. Takesumi detox Nordic Frost

So what kind of natural deodorant is right for you? Try them out and let us know in the comments!

 


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