What is a Natural Deodorant?
Sweat in itself is actually nearly odourless. It's when it interacts with the bacteria under our arm that it reacts and produces body odour.
Conventional deodorant – so what’s the problem?
Most of us would have worn an antiperspirant, found in every supermarket for as little as just a £1. Alcohol, preservatives, fragrance and aluminium chlorohydrate, in stick or spray form, projecting this mix onto our skins, and into our homes.
Aluminium works in deodorants by literally plugging the sweat glands and preventing them from producing sweat. It’s super-cheap and it works pretty damn well at stopping sweat.
However, pier reviewed publications have suggested that exposure to aluminium could have potentially negative health consequences, including an increased risk of breast cancer.
Deodorant vs Anti-Perspirant
Sweating is a natural function of your body when you exercise or have a fever. Although we associate sweat with temperature control, sweat also has numerous other benefits such as helping clear your body of heavy metals, PCBs and BPAs.
'Antiperspirants' are aluminium based and use a gel-like substance to block your sweat ducts, preventing or at least reducing the amount of sweat your body produces. Over time our bodies can become accustomed to whichever antiperspirant we are using, so people are told to change them frequently to avoid becoming to immune to their sweat blocking properties.
'Deodorants' work by eradicating the odour causing bacteria. By killing the bacteria, your sweat has nothing to interact with and no odour is produced. Deodorant does not block pores to inhibit perspiration.
Sweat is your body’s in-built air conditioning unit, and is essential for good health. Your 4 million sweat glands enable you to maintain a safe body temperature and sends sodium (salt) back into the blood to maintain salinity in the body.
What can you find at The Store?
We sell a variety of natural deodorants that are all naturally anti-bacterial all working to combat body odour using natural ingredients that won't irritate the skin or be harsh on the planet. All considering both your health and the health of the planet in all they create.