Natural deodorants are regarded as a healthier and more sustainable alternative to traditional deodorants, some of which may contain potentially harsh chemicals and synthetic ingredients.
As you can tell from the name, natural deodorants are made from natural ingredients such as essential oils, plant-based oils, and other organic ingredients.
One of the main benefits of natural deodorants is that they are free of chemicals such as aluminum and parabens, as there are debates about the harm caused by long term usage of such ingredients.
These chemicals are commonly found in traditional deodorants and have been linked to various health concerns. Natural deodorants, on the other hand, are gentle on the skin and have less risks and reasons for causing irritation or skin reactions.
Patrichory's All-Natural Deodorant range are also free from bicarbonate (or baking soda) that is a common ingredient found in natural deodorants. While baking soda may be effective in combating bacteria, its high pH (Level 9) may cause redness or irritation for people with sensitive skin, the effects of which may be felt immediately or after prolonged usage.
As such, instead of bicarbonate, we used plant extracts to target the bacteria which keeps the skin's pH at its optimal level（Level 5.5）therefore maintaining the under-arm microbiome healthy.
In addition to being safer for your health, natural deodorants are also better for the environment. They are often packaged in biodegradable or compostable containers, which means they do not contribute to pollution or waste. This makes natural deodorants a more sustainable choice for those looking to reduce their environmental impact.
The only slight inconvenience is that you'll have to push the deodorant stick up from below, and tap the base for it to retract. There is no plastic screw mechanism to extend or retract the stick - but hey, it's free from plastic!
Natural deodorants are equally effective at combating odor compared to traditional deodorants and can provide long-lasting protection throughout the day. They work by neutralizing odor-causing bacteria and absorbing moisture, which helps to prevent body odor.
Natural deodorants may also contain ingredients that have natural antifungal and antimicrobial properties, which can further enhance their effectiveness.
To use a natural deodorant, simply apply a small amount to your underarms after showering or bathing. You may need to experiment with different natural deodorants to find the one that works best for your body and skin type. Some natural deodorants may need to be applied more frequently than others, so be sure to follow the instructions on the product label.
Overall, natural deodorants are a great option for those looking to switch to a healthier and more sustainable personal care routine. They are gentle on the skin, safe for the environment, and effective at combating body odor.