Don't sweat it! All you need to know about using a natural deodorant

Since launching our all natural skincare range for teens, we have had countless requests from mum’s for an all natural deodorant that is free from harsh chemicals and aluminum.

With growing awareness of the potentially dangerous ingredients in most store-bought deodorants, many people are now opting for an all natural deodorant to help keep body odor at bay – and help keep the planet safe! One of our biggest worries however in creating our own natural deodorant was making sure it worked! Nobody likes the smell of body odour right? In creating a deodorant, we needed to make sure we could deliver a solution that would mask odour, particularly on active teenage boys!

Why Use Natural Deodorant?

Using natural deodorants is an important step towards a healthier and more eco-friendly lifestyle. Traditional deodorants are full of harsh chemicals and ingredients that can harm your body, including aluminum, parabens, and phthalates. By making the switch to natural deodorants, you can avoid these harmful ingredients while still keeping body odour under control. Natural deodorants are made from natural ingredients including essential oils, making them a safer and gentler option for your skin. Plus, they are often cruelty-free and environmentally friendly, making them a great choice for conscious consumers.

So why do our armpits smell?

We actually have millions of sweat glands all over our body, not just in our armpits and the sweat created is used to cool our body’s down. So sweating is a good thing! Perspiration or sweat, is actually odourless – it’s when it comes in contact with bacteria on the skin that the smell we associate with body odour is created.

Deodorant or Antiperspirant?

Deodorants are personal care products that help control body odour caused by bacteria. They come in different forms such as roll-ons, sprays, and sticks. While deodorants mask body odour, antiperspirants block sweat by clogging sweat glands with aluminum-based compounds. It is important to note that not all deodorants are created equal. Conventional deodorants often contain harmful ingredients that can harm your health and the environment. On the other hand, natural deodorants use plant-based ingredients and are free from harmful chemicals.

We made the decision to create a deodorant rather than an antiperspirant, as we wanted to allow bodies to work as they were supposed - sweat when hot! So the next step was to decide on format and formula. Preferring a roll on, we worked around that.

How does our natural deodorant work?

The Sam&Jo Deodorant relies on natural plant-based ingredients like nettle extract and witch hazel for their antibacterial and disinfectant properties. Natural essential oils provide a pleasant scent to block any body odour and leave the skin fresh. We decided on a light citrus scent for one, and the pomegranate & coconut used in our girls skincare for the other. 

The benefits of using the Sam&Jo all-natural deodorant

There are several benefits to using the Sam&Jo all-natural deodorant. First and foremost, they don't contain harmful chemicals like aluminum, parabens, and synthetic fragrances that can harm your body. Secondly, they are gentle on the skin and won't cause irritation or dryness. Thirdly, they provide long-lasting protection against odour without clogging pores or preventing natural sweating. Finally, they are environmentally friendly and cruelty-free, making them a responsible choice for conscious consumers. Overall, switching to our all-natural deodorant can be a healthier, safer, and more ethical choice for your daily personal care routine. Try them now!