There was a time when we would hear the pressure run out and the spray ceased, telling us that our bottle of deodorant was at its end. All we had to do was pick up our brand of choice and we were on our way! Times have changed though, and we are becoming increasingly aware of potentially harmful chemicals in the products we use daily.
Some common ingredients in deodorants and antiperspirants are aluminium and parabens which have been linked with various health conditions, including Alzheimer’s disease and breast cancer. Though studies for this association are inconclusive thus far, people are becoming more conscious regarding the chemicals they might be putting into their bodies through the products they use on their skin.
Why is Aluminium in Deodorant?
Aluminium is the primary active ingredient in many antiperspirants because it works to prevent the user from sweating. Studies don’t currently prove that popular, big-brand deodorants and antiperspirants are bad for our health. Nonetheless, many people choose to switch to aluminium-free deodorant to avoid or lower exposure to those questionable ingredients, alleviate skin irritation, and gain peace of mind that they aren’t using anything on their skin that might be a health risk.
The Benefits of Aluminium-Free Deodorant
Aluminium-free deodorant offers odour protection that is just as good—or better—than formulas that contain aluminium. Deodorant without aluminium doesn’t prevent sweating, which does mean you are still going to have sweaty underarms, but without the odour. Your favourite brand will be up to personal preference. Some additional benefits of aluminium-free deodorant include:
Sweating is a natural process. In fact, underarm pores are designed to sweat. Sweating helps our bodies remove excess heat while also providing an exit point for toxins we may take in through consumption or environmental circumstances.
Aluminium-based deodorants block pores from sweating, which can lead to acne and several other dermatological problems. This is exactly what antiperspirant products are designed to do: clog pores.
Avoid Underarm Irritation
Metals like aluminium in deodorant can trigger allergic reactions. With several popular deodorants using aluminium as a primary ingredient to stop sweat, this irritation is unavoidable in aluminium-based antiperspirants. Fragrance-free deodorant is not an indication that a product is aluminium-free, and irritation from some deodorants, unfortunately, doesn’t stop here.
Manufacturers often dissolve aluminium compounds and other active antiperspirant ingredients in alcohol because it helps to dry quickly while feeling cool when applied to the skin. This production method can dry out the skin causing antiperspirant irritation and potentially leading to dermatitis and other skin conditions.
Naturally Conquer Odour
Today, we can find effective, aluminium-free deodorant products that depend on natural essential oil solutions and other natural ingredients that help to minimize odour and fight bacteria. Deodorants without aluminium can combat odour to help users smell great without harmful chemical compositions.
Many chemically-conscious companies, like Arianrhod Aromatics, use naturally-sourced ingredients directly from the earth to create products that remain entirely free of any synthetic ingredients. One of our favourite ingredients is hemp seed oil that can help to soothe skin irritation (like what traditional deodorants cause in some individuals) while helping them to eliminate underarm odour.
Ethical Deodorant Products from Natural Resources
Arianrhod Aromatics takes pride in resourcing and scrutinizing ingredients for the highest possible quality, synthetic-free, natural solutions for our catalogue of natural skincare products. Our aluminium-free deodorant is no exception.
Many people experience significant difficulty finding the right solution to help them prevent underarm odour. However, selecting a deodorant without aluminium is a must if you are conscious of avoiding the potential risks associated with preventing perspiration and absorbing aluminium into the body.
We believe in honesty and transparency. Arianrhod Aromatics provides our customers (and potential new ones) with a list of all the ingredients we use in our products. With a wide range of hemp seed oil products, in addition to both fragranced and fragrance-free, aluminium-free underarm deodorant options, our customers have a plethora of options at their disposal.
Show your underarms some gratitude and choose Arianrhod Aromatics for your next deodorant purchase.