Natural deodorants are better because most household deodorants contain a long list of chemicals that cause damage to your health and the environment...
Most shop-bought deodorant comes packaged in aluminium. Aluminium has been linked to the cause of miscarriages, autism, and Alzheimer's. It's also associated with breast cancer as it can interfere with a woman's oestrogen.
Although more research is needed to confirm exact causes and association, aluminium is a toxic element. That isn't worth the risk.
Another con to buying branded deodorant, is that even a lot of natural deodorants seem to come in plastic packaging!
As a product you’re using every day, this contributes unnecessarily to landfill.
So in this article, I'm going to share a super simple recipe that you can make at home. I'll also link you to our favorite natural deodorant if D.I.Y isn't your thing.
HOMEMADE DEODORANT RECIPE
- 1/2 cup organic coconut oil, melted
- 25-30 drops of essential oil (we love a mix of orange, lemon, lavender, tea, tree, eucalyptus, and peppermint)
- 1/4 cup baking soda
- Mix the essential oils with the melted coconut oil
- Add the baking soda and stir until smooth
- Pour into an airtight container or container
If you'd prefer to buy a natural, non-toxic, and aluminium-free deodorant... then you can always check out our natural deodorant by Humby Organics which comes in eco friendly, kraft packaging.
Check it out here!
Humby Organics natural deodorants are made with 100% natural USA ingredients. The packaging is cardboard and none of their products are tested on animals. We've tried a lot of natural deodorants. But so far we've only chosen to stock Humby Organics because they work better and have an elegant smell. Some natural deodorants can be musty or not work for very long. Humby Organics also ticks all of our ethical boxes.
Coconut oil, shea butter, beeswax, organic jojoba oil, vitamin E, lemongrass essential oil (and more)
Tea Tree & Lavender Deodorant
Coconut oil, shea butter, beeswax, organic jojoba oil, vitamin E, lavender and tea tree essential oil (and more)
Alice is the Content Manager at Zero Waste Cartel. She's an environmental biologist, plant enthusiast & avid tea drinker.