Clean beauty is on trend for a reason and it’s important to look at our regular products and what ingredients are in them. One product that’s sometimes overlooked that we quickly toss in our shopping cart is deodorant.
A favourite product line of mine is not only cruelty free but also a local Canadian company KAIA NATURALS.
I love the Kaia Naturals Takes Detox Charcoal Deodorant, its a 2-in-1 natural deodorant + detox that delivers odor protection without irritating baking soda for sensitive underarms. It’s formulated with activated charcoal as it acts like a magnet to draw out toxins from your pores, while also fighting odor-causing bacteria. The Underarm Bar is recommended to pair with your charcoal deodorant. The underarm bar is an antibacterial soap that uses the power of Apple Cider Vinegar and Activated Charcoal to leave a protective barrier in the underarm area, ensuring any natural deodorant works. It allows for more hours of odor free assurance on the hottest of days.
Another long-lasting*, hardworking deodorant that neutralizes odour and absorbs sweat to keep you feeling fresh all day, every day is Beauty Counter’s The Clean Deo. Made without aluminum, it glides on smoothly without leaving white residue and has a tropical coconut scent. It’s also sustainable with a refillable case that you will want to show your friends…it’s so stylish!
The ever popular Native brand provides a high standard on clean, effective and cruelty free products. They offer a wide range of scents from sweet peach + nectar to citrus herbal musk and it’s available for men, women + sensitive skin.
If you are worried about “stinky” just remember it’s not the sweat but the bacteria that causes armpits to smell. Try out the Lush t’eo deodorant and remember, it may take up to 30 days for your body to adapt to a natural deodorant if you currently using antiperspirant.
If you are looking for a deodorant that also moisturizes, soothes and hydrates your skin, the KosasChemistry AHA Serum is the perfect choice! Formulated with Aloe Vera Juice and Hyaluronic Acid.
Baking Soda Free deodorant is also a popular choice. Check out the BAKING SODA FREE – THE CURATOR 58G DEO JAR.
Why no baking soda? Baking soda is alkaline and for certain people, at certain times, it can throw off their pH balance, in turn causing skin sensitivity. They have replaced baking soda with dietary magnesium, a mineral that if you are not getting enough of, can make your sweat smell worse!
AND who doesn’t love the Drunk Elephant product line, it’s a fave of mine. The Drunk ElephantSweet Pitti Deodorant Cream is a cream deodorant that soothes underarm skin, keeps odor at bay, and is free of baking soda, essential oils, and aluminum-derived ingredients.
So if you are looking to switch things up and want to try out a new cruelty free deodorant, here’s a few great choices to check out!