Is Natural Deodorant Better For Your Health?

Definitely! You have probably heard that antiperspirants and store-bought deodorants can have some serious health repercussions and you want to do right by your body. However, you may be afraid that making the switch will cause you to be the smelliest person in your office or yoga class! Unfortunately, it is true that when you first start using an all-natural deodorant you may go through a "detox" phase during which you seem to smell worse and sweat more......this could last just a few days or one to two weeks for some people. For this reason, you may give up using the all-natural deodorant thinking that it doesn't work for you. What you may not know is that this is happening because your body is trying to purge itself of a build-up of toxins and pore-clogging chemicals. Once the switch to an all-natural deodorant is successfully made, your underarms will naturally sweat less over time and that nasty BO will become a thing of the past! At Artliss Natural Soap & Body Care, we believe that our natural deodorant is absolutely the best choice for you. If you are still unsure about making the switch, read on to learn more........

The many ‘pit-falls’ of chemical-laden antiperspirants & deodorants

First of all, it is important to note that the purpose of an antiperspirant is to stop you from sweating by using aluminum compounds that work to clog your sweat pores; therefore, an antiperspirant cannot be made naturally. While not sweating sounds like a good thing, there are side effects to trapping your sweat beneath the skin - such as a buildup of sweat-digesting bacteria that can cause you smell worse, and clogged underarm pores that can become enlarged, irritated and/or infected. Also, sweating is our body's way of getting rid of toxins that come from what we eat, breath, put on our skin, etc... Chemical-laden deodorants do not usually contain aluminum, but generally do contain other potentially harmful ingredients.

Some Ingredients You Should Be Wary of:

  • Aluminum Compounds: Linked to Alzheimer's, cancer and general skin irritation
  • Parabens: Known to disrupt the endocrine system and possibly cause cancer,     reproductive disorders, and premature aging
  • Phthalates: Linked to cancer, infertility and birth defects
  • Proplyene Glycol: May cause skin, eyes and lung irritation
  • Silica: Known to irritate skin, eyes and lungs and may be a possible carcinogen
  • Talc: Believed to be toxic to the reproductive system as well as a possible carcinogen
  • Triclosan: May cause muscle weakness as well as skin, eyes and lung irritation

    Not all natural deodorants are created equal

    Let's say you're now convinced that you need to switch to a natural deodorant, but which one should you pick? Or maybe you've tried a natural deodorant but didn't like it for one reason or another. It seems that everyone is making a homemade deodorant these days based on a basic recipe of baking soda, coconut oil, corn starch and essential oils. Maybe you've tried one that burned your underarms (too much baking soda!), another one that created an oil slick (too much coconut oil!), or another that irritated your skin (you're sensitive to corn starch!). At Artliss, it took us two years of tweaking and testing to get our recipe just right. 100% natural with just enough baking soda to help deodorize but not burn; the perfect blend of coconut oil and shea butter to nourish delicate underarm skin and give enough glide without the oil slick; the correct ratio of beeswax and palm stearic acid to allow the deodorant to stay on your skin and to stay a solid in a tube; gentle kaolin clay and non-irritating tapioca starch to draw and trap moisture away from your skin; and finally, a fresh blend of essential oils to fight bacteria and leave you smelling great! Do your pits a kindness and order your All Natural Deodorant from Artliss.