Deodorant is one of the first things I switched when moving to a more low tox lifestyle because it can be full of questionable ingredients like aluminium and parabens that I’d personally rather avoid.
Also, beyond that a lot of deodorant is packaged in single-use plastic containers, stuff that’s hard to recycle. Don’t forget, the smaller the container, the more likely it is to get lost in recycling facilities!
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I always like to check the ingredient labels, and look for things like certified organic, ethical and/or local sourcing, and naturally derived ingredients sourced from plants like trees, clays, etc.
I avoid parabens - you can spot them pretty easily because that’s what words end in. For example a few common ones in beauty products are methylparaben, propylparaben, butylparaben, and ethylparaben.
I also avoid aluminum, sulfates, and phthalates.
Also, thoughtful packaging… Packaging is important, but it’s not the only thing that’s important!
There’s a lot of factors to consider when making a purchase. Sourcing, ethically made, workers being paid a fair wage, ingredients.
Packaging, of course, is one of them.
➖Quick note on skin sensitivity…
Lots of natural deos have baking soda, which can irritate sensitive skin so keep that in mind, if that’s your case!
➖Quick not on scent…
Coconut formulas don’t work super well with my body mysteries. I try to avoid that scent, and that’s worked really well for me! So, if you’ve only tried a natural deodorant that didn’t work well for you in that scent, I’d recommend you to try another one...
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