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  • Writer's pictureSuzanne

Why choose a Natural Deodorant ?

With so many deodorants on the market right now it can be hard to choose the right one, especially if you are wanting to go a bit more natural and eco friendly.

So what do you look for ?

Plastic Free, Vegan, Compostable or Recyclable Packaging, Organic, Palm Oil free are some of the things I tend to look for when choosing.

Natural Deodorants replace your usual everyday commercial deodorant as many of these contain man made chemicals and toxins such as aluminium and parabens. It is so important to switch to a deodorant that is made from only natural ingredients. All those unwanted man made chemicals get absorbed directly into your delicate underarm skin, and can be harmful to your health and the environment. 

On the website I decided to stock a few different types as we all know we all don't like the same thing.

Kutis Skincare - I stock 9 different scents some of which are vegan  Handmade in the heart of rural Mid- Wales they contain No parabens, preservatives or palm oil, are Cruelty free, Sustainably sourced through reputable & ethical suppliers, Fair traded, Recyclable &100% biodegradable packaging meaning its completely plastic free.

Here are a few of the Kutis Skincare I stock.

Biork UK crystal deodorant is a sustainable roll-on plastic free deodorant. Perfect for a zero waste lifestyle. Biork crystal deodorant slows the production of bacteria and prevents the build up of unpleasant odours. It lets the skin breath and perspire naturally. Natural,Vegan, Anti-bacterial perfect for all types of skin – even the most sensitive, 100% natural, vegetable, hypo-allergenic, fragrance-free,

Primal Suds This deodorant bar by Primal suds is made from all natural ingredients. Because its all natural and has been made into a bar, their product is easy to apply, safe to use and better for the environment (so no more plastic).

FRESHCOBAR NO BO BAR is packed with citrusy essential oils for fresh fruity freshness and not only lasts for hours when you use it but it will last you months. This bar comes in a reusable cotton pouch that you can keep it in. So if you've been looking for a deodorant bar instead of a tube or glass pot then try this. The packaging of the bar is completely compostable and biodegradable.

Fit Pit Natural deodorant is handmade in small batches in the UK is free from aluminium salts, parabens, BPAs and petrochemicals. 100% organic, vegan and plastic free and palm oil free. 

They are developing skincare alternatives that are 100% organic and their focus is on developing products that are better for you and really work. They don’t use bulking agents or any unnecessary ingredients and their products are pure and organic, so a little goes a long way. Meaning they use less packaging too and never use plastic and their packaging will always be reusable, then recyclable or compostable. 

Zero Waste Path

This cream deodorants keep you fresh while moisturising the skin. This is not an antiperspirant deodorant, but thanks to its antibacterial properties it will keep all bad odours away. Natural Ingredients, Palm Oil Free, Vegan, Plastic Free, Recyclable and Reusable Packaging, Zero Waste, Handmade, Made by a Sustainable Company who use Renewable Energy

Living Naturally

These glass jars of deodorants by Living Naturally are made from all natural ingredients and they really do work. Because its all natural their product is easy to apply, safe to use and better for the environment (so no more plastic). This Organic Deodorant Cream is an extremely effective blend of botanic & mineral ingredients which will neutralise odour and discourage excessive moisture while nourishing underarm skin. Made with their anti-fungal & anti-oxidant Organic Soapnut Extract, it is fast absorbing and non-greasy and won't block pores. Free from: Aluminium, parabens, phthalates, propylene-glycol, and GM ingredients.

Happy Holistics If you are after a vegan deodorant that makes you feel and smell amazing and fresh then look no further than the selection I have from Happy Holistics. These deodorants are made with natural ingredients that are nourishing and soothing as well as deodorising. Organic Arrowroot for dryness with fair trade shea and coconut butters. Calendula and aloe for sore and irritated skin. Carnauba wax replaces beeswax in these deodorants which provides a protection from wetness. In a handy plastic free push up pot, that is fully recyclable and compostable. Glides on easily with out dragging on the skin.


These deodorant sticks by Scence are made from all natural ingredients and they really do work. Because its all natural and in a paperboard tube (which is 100% biodegradable ), their product is easy to apply, safe to use and better for the environment (so no more plastic). Scence use organic coconut oil, mango butter and essential oils in our deodorant balms along with baking soda to deodorise and arrowroot to absorb moisture.These deodorants will give you the lasting freshness without all the nasty stuff that can be found in commercial deodorants. Soothing and softening deodorant balms for every day use.

It can take a while for you to find the right one, but I'm sure that there is one here for you.

Natural deodorants do not block your pores (anti perspirants do and thats why you don't tend to sweat with them) this means that the bacteria on your skin (the good bacteria) can actually work. This helps to reduce any odour. It is not sweat that causes you to smell (body odour) this happens when it is mixed with the bacteria on your skin.

I hope you found this little post informative and find a wonderful natural deodorant that you will love.

Suzanne x

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