Hello all you beautiful Vossity babes, Sanja here again!
I have been thinking about what I wanted to talk to you guys about next and I kept coming back to deodorant. Maybe it’s because we recently brought in two new brands with deodorants in their product line up and maybe it’s because like most humans, I use deodorant every day…maybe it’s both. But also, I recently did some “research” on why using a natural deodorant is so important. I’ve decided to share my new found wisdom with you and here it is!
What's the deal with deodorant?
Traditional deodorants and antiperspirants are usually full of an incredible amount of toxic chemicals including aluminum, parabens, and synthetic fragrance. And I know that words like “toxic” and “parabens” have probably been flooding your news feeds and you’re honestly probably thinking “so what??”. Well, I won’t lie to you, I used to think the same way. That is, until I found out what these ingredients could potentially do to my body, and probably already were. For example, Aluminum which is found in most store bought deodorants, is a sweat blocking ingredient which is like “yay” but also a hard NO. Research shows that Aluminum has been a suspected contributor to Alzheimer’s disease and breast cancer. Parabens are sneaky little buggers too. Scientists believe that Parabens used in deodorants could be responsible for the accelerated growth of tumours in the breast.
And listen, I’m not here to tell you that if you use a store bought deodorant, you’re going to get sick. In fact, a lot of very credible sources say that it’s actually not that bad for you at all. However, I am here to provide you with a little bit of information so that you can make the best choice for YOU. Personally, even if the risk of using ANY product with aluminum, parabens, or sulfates is low, I’m just not willing to take that risk. I mean at the end of the day, when you know better, you do better, right?
This is the whole reason Avalon and I started this passion project turned business called Vossity. It’s never been about telling our consumers that they’re wrong for using certain products, it’s always been about educating people on ingredients and then giving them better options. So with that said, below I have provided a full list of the current natural deodorants we carry and why we love them so much. And yes, natural deodorants DO work!
One of the first companies to join our Vossity family is also one of our most popular when it comes to underarms. It comes in the perfect sized jar and smells amazing. You can choose from Tea Tree & Cedar or Lemon & Eucalyptus and really, you can’t go wrong either way. The number one thing we hear about this brand is “OMG IT ACTUALLY WORKS!” And we’re like, “ya, it’s amazing!”. And then we laugh and laugh and go to Hot Yoga and not smell bad because this natural deodorant really does work.
With two natural deodorants to choose from (Breeze and Cedarwood) we love this brand because they’re local! Similar to Fable, the deodorants come in a jar and can be applied using your fingertips. The nice thing with this brand is that it will last you a long time. A little goes a long way people!!
Kaia is a little different than our other two brands. They have the Takesumi Detox with activated charcoal and their deodorant comes in packaging that is similar to the deodorants you see in stores, but cooler. Don’t get freaked out when you get your order and read about the “purging phase” while using this deodorant. Just keep using it and thank us later. The Takesumi detox pulls out toxins from your sweat glands so ya, you might sweat a little more than you usually do for the first little while. But don’t worry, that goes away pretty fast and what you’re left with is sweat free and glorious smelling underarms. And trust me, the scents are AMAZING.
I really encourage everyone to try a natural deodorant at least once. And if you’ve tried one and had a bad experience, then try one of ours. We use all the products we carry and we wouldn’t carry them unless we liked them and they worked. So seriously, give it a go. If you switch to ONE natural beauty product, make it your deodorant!
**I’ve attached some links for more information on this topic and if you click on the first link it will take you to the fragrance ingredient list of a popular deodorant brand. Prepare yourself for pages and pages of harsh chemicals. Yuck.**