These will prevent you from stinking up the place!
There are guys who sweat profusely. Then, there are guys who don’t sweat as much, but yet stink up the whole room! While antiperspirants actually block your pores in your armpits and stop you from sweating—it, unfortunately, does so with aluminium—an ingredient that’s said to cause breast cancer in women and hormonal woes in men! So, switching to natural deodorants is a safe bet not only for you but also for our planet! First, read all about natural deodorants here, then, browse through Man’s Life’s list of natural deos and pick one or two for yourself or someone you know who needs them….
1. NIVEA NATURALLY GOOD BIO ALOE VERA ROLL ON
The brand that’s consistently offered reliable skin-care products for both men and women, now also stocks up deodorants that are said to contain up to 95 per cent of ingredients that are of natural origin! Its 100 per cent vegan formula also happens to be aluminium-free. With the refreshing and soothing qualities of aloe vera, this roll-on deo is said to offer odour protection for 24 hours and is suited for all skin types. There’s also a Green Tea variant.
2. JUICY CHEMISTRY GRAPEFRUIT AND PEPPERMINT DEODORANT
Juicy Chemistry was founded by Pritesh and Megha Asher in 2014 when they couldn’t find products that weren’t ‘greenwashing’! This handmade-organic deodorant is a roll-on stick that helps keep underarms fresh by neutralising body odour. Natural clays are said to help deep-cleanse the pores and nourishing butters combined with hydrating oils—moisturises the skin and helps unclog pores. Grapefruit masks the odour with a fresh fruity-citrusy scent and Patchouli helps promote smooth texture. They also have a blood orange and geranium version.
3. L’OCCITANE EAU DE CEDRAT STICK DEODORANT
Alcohol-and-aluminium-free, this deodorant for men glides on easily and dries quickly. Your underarms will smell amazing with cedrat— an energising delicate, fresh citrus fragrance that is light and is both refined and masculine at once. It perfumes the skin with this scent while efficiently preventing body odour. Your skin will feel soft, and your body will have a sense of well-being throughout the day.
4. KOPARI BEAUTY ALUMINIUM-FREE DEODORANT
American-based Kopari Beauty believes that everything you put on your body matters. Each of their products starts with 100% pure, organic coconut oil sustainably sourced from small family farms in the Philippines. This cult-favourite product is aluminium-and-baking-soda free: While some people swear by baking soda in their natural deodorants, others are left irritated by its ability to throw the skin’s pH levels out of balance. A unique blend of coconut water, coconut oil, and sage oil soothe even the most sensitive underarms. It’s like skincare for your pits! It’s also free from parabens and silicone.
5. URSA MAJOR HOPPIN’ FRESH DEODORANT
‘Odour-eliminator, moisture absorber, and guaranteed on-the-go skin soother’ is how the brand describes this deo on their IG page! American-made has scores of fans, and this favourite deodorant stick promises to keep your underarm odour in check with its—crisp and cool blend of peppermint, eucalyptus, rosemary, grapefruit, chamomile, and lemon. Powered with baking soda, kaolin clay, and odour-fighting enzymes—this natural unisex formula is said to soak up sweat and odour-causing bacteria. Free of toxins and aluminium, this easy glide-on stick isn’t sticky or leaves those nasty stains on your white tees!
Most of these natural deodorants are available online. The transition from antiperspirants to natural deos will take some getting used to! So will finding one to suit your needs! Remember that these won’t stop you from sweating, but give a break to the noses of those around you.
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