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Your Guide to the Best Natural Deodorant for You!

Unsure why you should try a natural deodorant? They'll keep you dry, fresh and won't irritate your skin in the process! There are natural deodorants for everyone whether you're male or female, have sensitive skin or are always active. The best part? They actually work!

As the weather starts to get hotter we all need to find an effective natural deodorant that works best with our bodies. With so many availably on the market, I wanted to put together a blog post on why I've decided to switch to natural deodorant options and how to find the perfect one for you!

Why Should I Be Using a Natural Deodorant?

My biggest concern with mainstream deodorants are the chemicals they contain. Most of them are formulated with aluminium which is used to close or clog your pores to prevent the release of perspiration. While this might stop sweating, this can lead to a whole host of health problems, particularly as it causes sweat to build up under the skin, which is a common cause of skin irritation, especially when the weather heats up! A lot of them also contain parabens which have been linked to a variety of health issues so are also something to avoid if you can!

There are significant benefits to using natural over mainstream which your body will thank you for. If you have sensitive skin like me, then you'll love these options as the natural ingredients will not only keep you feeling dry and fresh, but they won't irritate or inflame your skin in the process! Mainstream options often contain harmful chemicals which not only clog your pores, but don't let toxins naturally leave your body. It also can expose you to nasty side effects when the chemicals they contain absorb into your skin. By opting for a natural option, you will feel fresher and more confident as not only do they work in a safe way, but your body isn't being exposed to unnecessary chemicals!

I know the common fear when making the change from mainstream deodorants to natural products is that will they actually work? Yes there are many on the market which aren't all that effective, but when choosing the deodorants for Nourished Life, they need to go through a pretty strict selection process which includes needing to be all-natural, free from aluminium and needing to actually work! I have put together a guide to help you easily find the natural deodorant that is most suitable for you and your family!

The best natural deodorant for sensitive skin

Schmidt's Sensitive Skin Formula - Fragrance Free Deodorant Stick – This deodorant is fragrance and bicarb free making it a great option for anyone sensitive to bi-carb, especially if the Black Chicken Remedies Axilla Deodorant Paste is too strong for you. It also doesn't contain toxins such as aluminium, propylene glycol and parabens so it works in a safe, healthy way to help you eliminate body odour!
Biologika Fragrance Free Deodorant – This amazing formula is made with natural and organic antibacterial ingredients so it not only neutralises the bacteria which causes unpleasant body odour, but it also contains aloe vera, avocado and calendula (and no nasties like aluminium and artificial fragrances!) so it also nourishes your skin.
Lavera Sensitive 24 Hour Roll On Deodorant – This amazing deodorant will suit even the most sensitive of skin! Free from parabens, aluminium salts, synthetic preservatives, silicones and waxes, this mild formula gives 24 hour protection from sweat and odour with natural and organic ingredients such as Rice Milk, Aloe Vera, Sage and Witch Hazel.
Ethique Solid Deodorant - Sans (Unscented) – This solid deodorant bar contains Sweet Almond and Jojoba Oils to care for and nourish underarm skin. It is free of baking soda and any type of fragrance, making it the perfect option for anyone with super-sensitive skin. It has been crafted to provide day long freshness and odour protection.

The best hard working natural deodorant for sporty type

Black Chicken's Axilia Deodorant Paste – This is a great option to keep you fresh without stopping your body's natural way of ridding itself of toxins. The unique blend of Kaolin Clay, Arrowroot, Sodium Bicarbonate and organic Shea Butter work together to absorb moisture and neutralise odour keeping you feeling great all day long!
Fresca – Fresca have a great range of natural deodorants in a great range of scents. I'm currently loving the fresh Ocean scent, perfect before a workout to keep you feeling fresh and dry!
Mukti's Botanique Deodorant – This deodorant offers 24 hour protection which effectively neutralises body odour and eliminates bacteria so that your skin is able to release toxins without absorbing any harmful chemicals. Perfect to keep in your handbag for those days when you are rushing around on the go!
Eco Tan – Smelling like fresh coconuts and red mandarin, this uplifting deodorant works hard to keep you dry all day long without any harmful chemicals blocking any sweat glands!

Best Everyday Deodorant

Harmoni's Kiss Organic Deodorant – This aluminium free formula, uses the powerful antiseptic qualities of Witch Hazel and Citrus with the soothing benefits of lavender Hydrosol and Essential Oils blended with Aloe Vera and Sodium Bicarbonate to keep you feeling fresh all day long!
Lavera Fresh 24 Hour Roll On Deodorant – Let your skin breathe with this natural, organic formula, free of aluminium salts of parabens. The sweet scent of lemongrass, peppermint and sage leaf effectively neutralises body odour while leaving you smelling delicious!
LaVanila Deodorant Vanilla Coconut - This non-irritating and allergy tested formula is a great every day option. It uses clever beta-glucan technology to effectively fight odour while keeping your skin feeling fresh!

Best Deodorant For Men

Fresca Natural Deodorant Wooden Spice – The wooden, earthy scent is toxin-free which can be used without fear of harmful chemicals. Made from 100% natural grade food ingredients is perfect for the man in your life.
808 Dude Deodorant – It can be hard to get teenagers to use deodorant which is why 808 Dude's Deodorant is perfect for any teenage boy. Not only is it aluminium free, but it contains antiseptic and anti-fungal properties to ensure your dude smells great all day long!
The Bearded Chap - Deodorant - Spice - This clever deodorant which is free from aluminium and zinc, has a masculine, woody aroma which will keep your man smelling fresh and feeling dry all day long.

Best Fragrance

Fresca Natural Deodorant - Valley Rose – The winner of the 2012 Health Natural Beauty Awards, this beautifully scented deodorant is not only luxurious and uplifting, but the Rose Oil it contains is one of the most expensive in the world as is thought to be able to balance the female reproductive system.
Fresca Natural Deodorant – Jaisara – This exotic scent is popular with teens as it not only smells amazing thanks to the unique blend of Ylang Ylang and Jasmine, but it also works hard to keep you feeling fresh all day long!
Weleda Wild Rose Deodorant – This beautiful luxe scent is made with organic rose leaf extract. Mildly astringent, the rose extract will cleanse away impurities in your skin while supporting you body's natural detoxification process.
LaVanila Pure Vanilla Deodorant – This deliciously fresh, sweet scent, created from a blend of Madagascar Vanilla and Freesia works tirelessly throughout the day to effectively fight odour, giving you long lasting freshness when you are on the go!

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