Buying Guide: Non-Toxic Deodorant That Actually Works

by Renae Barrington 2 min read

Buying Guide: Non-Toxic Deodorant That Actually Works

Deodorant is something that we use every single day & because it’s applied to a very sensitive area of our skin, switching over to a natural deodorant alternative is a great way to reduce your toxic load.

Types of Deodorant

ūĚüŹ. Deodorants¬†are designed to reduce and conceal body odor. Deodorants are¬†generally made up of two types of ingredients - those which mask the smell & antibacterial agents that prevent bacterial overgrowth.¬†

ūĚüź.¬†Antiperspirants¬†are designed to prevent the body from being able to sweat by physically blocking your sweat glands. Antiperspirants are¬†actually¬†classified as a drug because they interfere with the body's normal function. All antiperspirants will contain¬†a form of aluminum, as it is the only active substance approved for use by the FDA in the prevention of sweat.¬†

Sweating is part of our body’s natural detoxification process. It assists with the removal of toxic elements from the body including arsenic, cadmium, lead & mercury. 1

What To Avoid (& Why)

‚úė¬†Triclosan¬†is a broad-spectrum antibacterial¬†which is an established endocrine disrupter. Studies have observed an association between a rise in¬†Triclosan exposure and reproductive and developmental defects in infants.¬†#¬†This chemical was banned by the FDA in America for use in soap but remained allowed in other personal care products like deodorant, toothpaste, mouthwash & beauty productsūü§∑‚Äć‚ôÄÔłŹ

‚úė¬†Aluminum¬†has the ability to interfere with the function of estrogen receptors which¬†plays a role in the development of some forms of¬†breast cancer.# What has not yet been established is¬†whether long term low-level absorption from antiperspirant could play a role in the increasing incidence of breast cancer.¬†As you know, we¬†like to err on the side of caution which is why we recommend avoiding Aluminium.¬†

‚úė¬†Diethanolamine (DEA) is an¬†emulsifier which is has been linked to cancer in animal studies. 2¬†The European Commission prohibits DEA in cosmetics due to concerns about formation of carcinogenic nitrosamines.¬†

‚úė¬†Talc¬†is¬†a mineral made up mainly of the elements magnesium, silicon, and oxygen. In its natural form, it contains asbestos.¬†The¬†International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) classifies talc that contains asbestos as ‚Äúcarcinogenic to humans.‚Ä̬†Johnson & Johnson, who produce talcum powder¬†currently has over 13,000 talc-related lawsuits against them due to the link between talcum powder & ovarian cancer.¬†3

What To Look For

‚ústNatural antibacterial agents¬†like¬†certain essential oils,¬†baking soda, activated charcoal, bentonite clay, or zeolite.

‚ústNatural essential oil fragrance¬†essential oils are an incredible, natural way to make beauty products smell amazing!¬†

Our Personal Favorites

I have tried many natural deodorants & put them all to the F45 road test... let's just say not many pass this test! Here are my favorites:

  • No Pong Sensitive.¬†This is my daily go-to. It's a paste made from coconut oil, magnesium, diatomaceous earth, beeswax & essential oils. Shop here.
Renae Barrington
Renae Barrington

Renae is the founder of Deeto and holds a Bachelor of Nutrition.



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