Do natural deodorants really work?
Learn more about this unconventional toiletry and why it’s worth making the switch.
With global issues around environmental protection and sustainability becoming a big part of global consciousness, the worldwide movement towards natural beauty products is gaining momentum. And we’re totally here for it. People everywhere are opting for natural alternatives to popular remedies and the beauty industry has joined in, in a big way. We’re seeing natural hair dye, bath bombs with delish natural ingredients and even natural deodorant.
Let’s talk natural deodorant. It does everything a normal deodorant does, without the parabens, aluminium and Palm Oil
Pit Stop Natural Deodorant Paste
Using only the best natural deodorant ingredients
Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter*
Shea butter is the fat extracted from the kernels of the fruit of the shea tree. The shea tree is native to Africa. Shea butter has a particularly high content of cosmetically valuable ingredients
- moisturizing and protective
- soothing and calming, ideal for Neurodermatitis
- very easily digestible, suitable for the care flaky and irritated skin
- intensely nourishing & antioxidative
Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil
Coconut Oil, also called Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, is a pale-yellow, semisolid, edible oil. Coconut Acid is a mixture of fatty acids derived from Coconut Oil. Coconut oil is a pretty incredible ingredient. It’s packed with rich fatty acids, vitamins, and antioxidants which help fight damage causing free-radicals (1). Also, coconut oil molecules are quite small which helps with absorption for amazing conditioning and moisturizing benefits
Tapioca is a natural source of resistant starch. As the name implies, resistant starch is resistant to digestion and functions like fibre in the digestive system. Resistant starch has been linked to a number of benefits for overall health
surprisingly, human sweat is odourless. Sweat only gains an odor after it’s broken down by bacteria in your armpits. These bacteria convert your sweat into acidic waste products that give sweat its odor. Baking soda may eliminate the smell of sweat by making the odors less acidic
Kaolin, Tocopherol (Vitamin E)
Tocopherol is the only form of vitamin E that is actively maintained in the human body and thus is the form of vitamin E found in the greatest quantities in the blood and tissues.
Kaolin is a type of clay found in nature. It can also be made in a laboratory. Kaolin is also great for those with acne-prone skin as it removes acne-causing impurities in a gentle manner, without causing any dryness or skin irritation
Calendula Officinalis Flower*
Calendula is known for its healing properties and its anti-inflammatory and antiseptic properties. In cosmetics, the calendula flower is used for its soothing properties as well as for its anti-irritation effects. This ingredient is present in 2.15% of cosmetics
A vegetable wax coming from the leaves of the Brazilian tropical palm tree, Copernicia cerifera. Similar to other waxes, it is used to stabilize and give body to products, or to keep stick type formulas solid. It is the hardest natural wax with a high melting point (around 85C) and high gloss making it a great wax choice for lip products.
Citrus Aurantifolia (Lime) Oil
Lime essential oil is refreshing and energizing in both aroma and taste. Limes are frequently used in entrées and beverages for their fresh, citrus flavor. Due to its high limonene content, Lime essential; oil provides internal cleansing benefits* and the citrusy aroma can be diffused to help freshen the air.
Pogostemon Cablin (Patchouli) Oil
Several studies have demonstrated that patchouli oil has an anti-inflammatory effect:
It was also found that helped with Anti-inflammatory, Pain relief, Skin application, weight loss, antibacterial activity, antifungal activity
Pelargonium Graveolens (Rose Geranium) Oil
Rose geranium oil is an active ingredient in some cosmetic products, like lotions and fragrances. A 2017 review of studies demonstrated that antioxidant properties in rose geranium oil may help reduce the signs of aging. Antioxidants are well-established as natural agents for improving your skin’s ability to heal itself from environmental toxins and exposure
Cedrus Atlantica Bark (Cedarwood) Oil
With its anti-inflammatory compounds, Cedarwood Oil can help to soothe and calm irritated skin. In fact, Cedarwood Essential Oil is particularly renowned for its ability to help reduce eczema flare-ups.
Frankincense has anti-inflammatory effects that may help reduce joint inflammation caused by osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. Used in Ayurvedic medicine for hundreds of years, frankincense appears to offer certain health benefits, from improved arthritis and digestion to reduced asthma and better oral health.
Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Neroli)
Inhalation aromatherapy using neroli oil may help reduce stress, anxiety, and anxiety-induced depression. When inhaled, neroli oil may help the brain release serotonin, and reduce levels of cortisol, a stress hormone
Cinnamomum Zeylanicum Leaf (Cinnamon) Oil
Used medicinally, Cinnamon Essential Oil is reputed to reduce inflammation, eliminate viruses, boost immunity, facilitate pain relief, and improve metabolic function