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Do Natural Deodorants Really Work?

Do Natural Deodorants Really Work?

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Natural deodorants are a relatively new concept for many people.

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Natural deodorants are a relatively new concept for many people.

The thought of switching to something ‘natural’ can be challenging. But, the conventional deodorants we have been using all these years are actually causing more harm than good.

We believe what we see and hear on TV commercials and what we read on labels must be true, right?

Unfortunately the information we are given is not always accurate and more people are choosing natural alternatives.

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What is Natural Deodorant?

A natural deodorant is a body care product that is made from natural ingredients rather than synthetic chemicals.

Many deodorants are now labelled as ‘aluminium free ‘or ‘alcohol free’ but that doesn’t necessarily mean they are made with natural ingredients.

Natural deodorants are made from ingredients such as; shea butter, coconut oil, rice bran oil and essential oils. These ingredients work together to keep you smelling fresh and clean without clogging pores or disrupting the body’s natural sweat process.

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How do Natural Deodorant’s combat Odour?

Natural deodorants combat odour in a variety of ways, depending on the ingredients used. Our Viva La Body Deodorants are magnesium enriched to neutralise bacteria. This bacteria is the primary case of body odour.

Furthermore, many essential oils also have natural antimicrobial properties that can kill odour-causing bacteria.

Some natural deodorants often use ingredients such as; arrowroot powder or baking soda. These ingredients absorb moisture and keep you feeling dry. This helps to prevent the growth of bacteria that causes odour.

However some people can have skin reactions to baking soda, so we recommend avoiding this ingredient if you have sensitive skin or allergies.

What’s the Difference between Deodorant & Antiperspirant?

Deodorants and antiperspirants are body care products that are used to combat body odour, but work in different ways.

Natural deodorant works by neutralising bacteria without blocking sweat glands or reducing sweating, but it can help to keep you smelling fresh and clean.

Antiperspirant, on the other hand, reduces the amount of sweat that the body produces. It contains aluminium-based compounds that temporarily block sweat glands, reducing the amount of sweat that is released onto the skin.

Is Natural Deodorant better for you?

Natural deodorant is generally considered to be a safer, healthier alternative for your body and skin. Allowing your pores to breathe, kinder to skin and less likely to cause irritation.

Moreover, natural alternatives are better for the environment and another reason people are making the switch.

Often packaged in recyclable, compostable or biodegradable materials and do not contain harmful chemicals that can leach into the environment. They are an all round greener option!

What’s the Best Natural Deodorant?

The best natural deodorant in Australia is by Viva La Body, who have been creating natural skin care products for over 20 years.

Handmade in Darwin, these wonderful deodorants are also Certified Palm Oil Free, Vegan, Cruelty free, chemical free and bi-carb free.

Furthermore, each deodorant is packaged in a compostable tube making it 100% zero waste.

Our best seller is Viva La Body Patchouli Rose.

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