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Organic Deodorant - Does Organic Deod0rant work?

Updated on October 11, 2012
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As time passes I am more aware of the abuse I have subjected my body to. I marvel at its capacity to regenerate and continue to function so well. I am thankful. I have no regrets for the past but for some reason I am feeling more responsible about my health and that of my family. I guess it may have something to do with taking responsibility and realising that I am not immortal (well my body at least), whereas in my early days I believed and sometimes acted as though I was.

If you’ve read any of my other hubs you may have realised there’s a growing theme around the use of natural products. I surprise myself sometimes as I realize my mother’s influencing words and thoughts must be instilled deep in my subconscious as I am aware of following her down a similar path and veering towards more organic and simple products that are not harmful to the body. Although, I have to say she was years ahead of her time and I used to think her a bit eccentric.

Thankfully, things have changed dramatically over the years and Organic products are no longer viewed as sub-standard or difficult to find. In fact I am always pleasantly surprised how easy it is to find good quality products, with great packaging (I’m a sucker for packaging) which is also bio-degradable.

One of my favourite products is Organic deodorant. I love the fact that you can still smell great without having to clog your pores up with a load of chemicals.



Regular vs. Organic Deodorant


Chemical Deodorant

Well let’s face if the chemical or ‘regular deodorants do work and they are usually quite cheap to buy. They stop you from sweating and mask the smell of sweat. The down side of their efficacy is that they are full of chemicals that can be toxic for the body. Many have Parabens which have been associated with hormone disruption (severe in some cases) as well as present in breast tumours. There is some suggestion that certain chemicals (namely aluminium) present in deodorants, used over a long period have been linked to Alzheimer’s, although there’s more evidence to be undertaken to proof a definitive link.

If you really think about it, even if they chemicals are present in the tiniest amounts your body is still absorbing them day in and day out.



Weleda Wild Rose Deodorant, 3.4-Ounce
Weleda Wild Rose Deodorant, 3.4-Ounce

This is one of the most popular organic deodrants, which also has great results

 
Erbaviva Lemon Sage Deodorant Organic Deodorant
Erbaviva Lemon Sage Deodorant Organic Deodorant

Another great smelling organic deodorant.

 

Organic Deodorant

You can continue to smell really nice and many are much nicer than what you can buy in the supermarket.

Some of the deodorants don’t actually prevent sweating but do eliminate the smell of sweat. So if you are someone who sweats a lot or are in a position where you can’t go around with sweaty armpits (let’s face it , most of us don’t want to), then you may have to do a bit more research to find one that suits you. They are out there; it may be a case of ‘trial and error’.

Often you will have to pay a bit more for these products, but if you look at the big picture you can ask the question ‘how much value do you place on your health?”

Packaging is usually bio-degradable, so there’s no guilt there.


Too expensive?

If your budget doesn’t stretch to paying the extra for organic deodorant then you can always make your own cheaper version.

Recipes from greengenration.elementsintime.com suggest a very simple recipe:

Mix 1 part Baking Soda (deodorizes) with 6 parts Corn Starch (anti-perspirant) and dab underarms with a cotton wool ball or make up brush. I haven’t tried it myself but it’s reported to be very effective.


What do you really think of using deodorant?

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Thai Deodorant Stone Crystal-Deodorant, 4.25 Ounce
Thai Deodorant Stone Crystal-Deodorant, 4.25 Ounce

A popular choice for the rock deodorants

 

Or you can try the Rock Sticks: (also known as crystal deodorant, rock deodorant or stone deodorant)

Also made from natural products and usually priced quite reasonably. These deodorants can be made from synthetic chemicals although not aluminium. I believe in order to determine if made from potassium alum (a natural mineral salt) you need to observe to see if the rock stick is transparent. If transparent then it is likely to be made from natural sources, if opaque then it’s more likely to be made from synthetic sources.

The stick can also be used on razor rash and skin irritations, just moisten and rub gently over the affected area.

These deodorants are very effective and produce long-lasting results. he work by moistening the end of the stick before applying under arm. A thin film is applied which stops the bacteria on found on the skin producing the 'sweaty smell'.




Whatever your budget there is something to suit everyone, you can give your skin the break it deserves.

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      Sam Graham 5 years ago from Australia

      I will do. Thanks Kris.

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      Kris 5 years ago

      My hubby and I have been making and using Colorado PitStik. It works great and smells wonderful. Made with 5 natural ingredients and no aluminum or parabens, you can even customize the scent with your favorite perfume. Look for it on Etsy and love it as much as we do!!!

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      Sam Graham 5 years ago from Australia

      Yes, at least you know your body is not absorbing lots of chemicals. Thanks for the comment.

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      Martie Coetser 5 years ago from South Africa

      samnashy, I am going to try the organic deodorant. Thank you for this most informative hub :)

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      Sam Graham 5 years ago from Australia

      Thanks for your comment Chitrangadasharan, yes it's funny how our mother;s impact on our lives more than we know.

      Faceless39, I have used the deodorant stick for quite a while now and I live in a hot humid climate, It did take a bit of shopping around though.

      I've also heard that the Bumble Bee organic deodorant is supposed to be very good, unfortunately though I couldn't find it on ebay or Amazon but I know you can buy it online. Good luck, let me know how it goes. Thanks for commenting. Sam

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      Faceless39 5 years ago from The North Woods, USA

      Over the past 10 years I've tried about 7-8 different "natural deodorants," including the crystal kind, scent kind, anti-bacterial kind, and baking soda kind.

      None of them worked at all, I'm sorry to say. Though I shop organic and have tried and tried to find a natural deodorant that doesn't leave me stinking 4 hours into the day, I've pretty much given up. If you know of one that actually works, please send me a private message!

      Voted up and interesting.

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      Chitrangada Sharan 5 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Organic products are definitely very good and are not harmful to the body. You have highlighted their importance, so systematically. Mother's always guide you correctly, is'nt it? Thanks for sharing.

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      Sam Graham 5 years ago from Australia

      Thanks Billybuc. As you probably already know it only takes everyone a few small changes to make a big difference.

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      Bill Holland 5 years ago from Olympia, WA

      You opened my eyes a bit with this hub. I don't do the shopping and I honestly wasn't even aware that there were organic deodorants. Now I know and I'll have to do something research and thinking on this. In other words, good job!