A deodorant is a substance applied to the body to prevent odor caused by the bacterial breakdown of armpits, feet, and other body areas.
No one likes body odor, which is why more than 85% of guys choose to apply some form of deodorant daily. The problem is that most deodorants for men contain a variety of chemical ingredients that can seriously harm your body. While deodorants contain antimicrobial ingredients that work to reduce one’s body odor, most antiperspirants contain aluminum compounds that dissolve in one’s sweat to form a gel that temporarily “plugs” one’s sweat gland, decreasing sweat and odor. Today, many are questioning the safety of the aluminum compounds that are active ingredients in antiperspirants and deodorants. Several studies have proven that a positive correlation exists between aluminum compounds and breast cancer (Croager, 2004).
The popularity of all-natural deodorants has exploded in recent years as people become more aware of the risks associated with deodorants and antiperspirants containing certain harmful substances. More specifically, antiperspirant use and the possible link to breast cancer has deterred many customers from seeking out common brand-name deodorant solutions as they normally would
Native Deodorant is an emerging all-natural deodorant brand based in San Francisco that takes pride in providing its customers a cruelty-free, all-natural, 100% made in America deodorant solution. With their clever #GoNative hashtag and “Invest in Yourself” slogans printed on their packaging and displayed on their website, their brand team is clearly dedicated to reinforcing a company’s purpose of being “natural.” They offer several different scents to both men and women, all of which contain high-quality substances intended to soothe rather than irritate the skin.
Although there are different versions and scents of their product, most of them contain these common ingredients:
Shea Butter – A rich, creamy substance extracted from the African Shea Tree nut is often used in all-natural moisturizers. It is known to help heal dried-out skin and reduce wrinkles, soothe small skin wounds, reduce insect bite itchiness, and help other skin conditions.
Jojoba Oil is also an all-natural moisturizer and is commonly found in high-end soothing face and body creams. Many dermatologists recommend applying a few jojoba oil drops after emerging from a shower to keep the skin naturally hydrated.
Coconut Oil – An all-natural antibacterial and antifungal, and is known to be excellent for moisturizing and hydrating the skin and hair. Coconut oil is even used by many to help reduce acne while keeping the skin moisturized naturally.
Beeswax – Not only is this a natural antibacterial and antiviral, but it is also an all-natural anti-inflammatory, helping to soothe irritated skin. It is used in many lip balms, face makeup, hair products, and more for its healing properties.