Chryso’s Beauty Buys: Deodorant by Chryso D'Angelo, May 04 2016, 0 Comments

The weather is heating up (collective hooray!). That means more time enjoying the outdoors and…sweating.

While smelling fresh is my priority, so is using products that are safe for my body. That means staying away from potentially harmful chemicals that are sometimes found in deodorants and antiperspirants—such as aluminum, parabens, silica, triclosan, talc, propylene glycol and steareth-n. Some of these ingredients have been linked to breast cancer. And while there is no “conclusive evidence” according to the National Cancer Institute, this girl's not taking any chances!

Below are some of my fave natural deodorants. They all go on well and keep me fresh from morning to night. Give them a try—and let me know what you think!

Simply Samantha Natural Deodorant

  • Has signed the Compact for Safe Cosmetics
  • This product has not been reviewed on the Environmental Working Group’s Skin Deep Cosmetics Database

Environmental responsiveness: Hand-made, chemical-free, aluminum-free, preservative-free and “fragrance-free”.

Ingredients from packaging: Organic coconut oil, arrowroot, baking soda, peppermint oil.

Results: This deodorant is a bit different since it comes in a jar, but don’t be discouraged. Just put a dime-sized spot on your finger and rub into your armpit—application is really no biggie. It only contains three main ingredients, plus the essential oil that offers its scent—I love peppermint, which is wonderfully refreshing in the morning. Other scents include lemon, lavender and eucalyptus. This gem is a touch of aromatherapy in a jar! This has been my most favorite (read: effective), deodorant to date. It keeps me feeling fresh, dry and smelling good throughout the day.

Practicality: $10

 

Good For You Girls Aluminum Free with Soothing Botanicals Deodorant

  • Has signed the Compact for Safe Cosmetics and enjoys full Champion status
  • This product has not been reviewed on the Environmental Working Group’s Skin Deep Cosmetics Database

Environmental responsiveness: Never tested on animals; gluten-free and vegan. Products do not contain any parabens, sulfates, phthalates, propylene glycol, mineral oils, silicone, synthetic fragrance or dyes.

Ingredients from packaging: Purified water, propanediol, aloe barbadensis leaf juice, witch hazel distillate, polysorbate 20, organic arnica montana (organic arnica extract), organic lavandula angustifolia (organic lavender extract), organic chamomilla recutita (organic chamomile extract), organic calendula officinalis (organic calendula extract, organic white tea extract, green tea extract, black tea extract , alpine lichen, grapefruit seed extract, sodium benzoate, potassium sorbate, ethylhexylglyecerin, 100% natural blend of essential oils and aromatics for scent.

Results: If you’re looking for a wonderful roll-on deodorant, this is a great one! Skin will feel a touch moist at first (not sticky), so let your underarms air-dry for a few seconds before putting your shirt on. Once dry, it’s business as usual and the product truly delivers! The scent is so light and pretty, thanks to ingredients like lavender, chamomile and calendula. Plus, this deodorant does a great job keeping me fresh all day long and feels soothing and gentle on my skin.

Practicality: $6.99

 

Rustic MAKA Pachy Deodorant, Sweet Lemonade

  • Has not signed the Compact for Safe Cosmetics
  • Ranked 2 out of 10 in safety on the Environmental Working Group’s Skin Deep Cosmetics Database (low hazard)

Environmental responsiveness: Certified cruelty-free and vegan; certified Truth in Labeling by the Natural Ingredient Resource Center; packaged in BPA-free, recyclable plastic containers to guarantee the highest quality possible.

Ingredients from packaging: Manihot esculenta (arrowroot) tapioca powder*, butyrospermum parkii (shea butter) fruit*, cocos nucifera (coconut) oil*, aluminum-free sodium bicarbonate (baking soda), euphorbia cerifera (candelilla) wax, citrus aurantium dulcis (orange) peel oil, vanilla planifolia andrews (vanilla beans, ethyl alcohol)*, citrus limon (lemon) peel oil.

*Certified organic ingredient

Results: Rustic MAKA’s new line of all natural deodorants is 100 percent aluminum free and made with organic and vegan ingredients, including coconut oil and shea butter. I tried Sweet Lemonade, which has a pretty, faint aroma. The blend goes on dry and requires a few passes, but it stays put and does its job. Additional scents include Wild Meadows, Calming Fields (pictured), and Citrus Garden. Why “Pachy”? It means “underarms” in Polish.

Practicality: $11.95

 

Kiss My Face Liquid Rock Deodorant Roll-On, Fragrance Free

  • Has not signed the Compact for Safe Cosmetics
  • Ranked 2 out of 10 in safety on the Environmental Working Group’s Skin Deep Cosmetics Database (low hazard)

Environmental responsiveness: Kiss My Face was born on a 200-acre organic farm in New York’s beautiful Hudson River Valley. Although Kiss My Face products are now sold in over 19 countries worldwide, the company is still located where it began, operating independently out of a former feed store and converted barn.

Ingredients from packaging: Water, potassium alum, hydroxyethylcellulose, salix alba (willow bark) extract (willow), usnea barbata lichen) extract (lichen), trisodium EDTA, phenoxyethanol, potassium sorbate, sodium benzoate.

Results: This product is so effective, lots of men are fans, too. There’s no gooey, gummy feeling that some stick deodorants leave behind. It smells nice and rolls on great. Plus, it doesn’t leave any white marks on clothes.

Practicality: $5.99