Should you switch from an antiperspirant to a natural deodorant?Ultimately, whether you should switch from an antiperspirant to a natural deodorant is your decision. However, in recent years, an increasing number of people have switched to an all-natural solution to their body odour. There are two main reasons people are choosing natural deodorants: environment and health.
Better for your body
Antiperspirant and natural deodorants don't work in the same way. When you apply an antiperspirant, it works by blocking your body's sweat glands. The antiperspirant particles plug pores in your armpit, stopping the body from secreting sweat.
In comparison, natural deodorants tackle smell rather than sweat. This is because it isn't our sweat that causes an unpleasant scent but the natural bacteria present. When you perspire, your body produces bacteria to break down acids in your sweat. It is this process that causes the unpleasant smell we associate with sweating.
Natural deodorants don't stop your body's functions; they mask undesirable odours. In addition to this, good-quality natural deodorants will deter bacteria from the body by using specific ingredients and formulas. For example, Ermana natural deodorants contain geranium oil, peppermint, and lavender. These ingredients are naturally antibacterial.
Plus, 100% natural deodorants use non-toxic formulas. Their kind to skin ingredients means you'll find your underarms smooth and irritation-free. And, of course, smelling beautiful!
Through influencing scent, rather than controlling body function, your skin can breathe freely, expelling toxins and maintaining a healthy chemical balance.
Kinder to the environment
Brands creating natural deodorants, like Ermana, care about producing sustainable products that prioritise people and the planet. Natural deodorants work in harmony with nature, whereas commercial antiperspirants usually have a harmful environmental impact.
The ingredients in natural deodorants derive from Earth and give back rather than take away from the environment. The absence of aluminium, parabens, carcinogens and toxins means when you're using a natural deodorant, you're not releasing any harmful chemicals or materials. And eco-conscious brands are more likely to use eco-friendly, sustainable packaging. At Ermana, our natural deodorant comes in a 100% biodegradable cardboard tube. We ensure you can maintain a healthy hygiene routine without a large carbon footprint.
What to expect when transitioning from an antiperspirant to a natural deodorant
We've established how natural deodorants are more sustainable, eco-friendly and kinder to the skin than antiperspirant. But is transitioning from one method of odour protection to another as simple as it sounds? Swapping your hygiene staples to a more sustainable alternative is typically seamless. However, there are a few things to be aware of when transitioning to a natural eco-friendly deodorant:
- As natural deodorant doesn't stop sweat, you might notice your armpits are more moist than usual. However, this will slow down as your body readjusts to its perspiration cycle. Many natural deodorant users find they eventually sweat less due to no longer fighting against the body's natural functions.
- You might also notice a new odour during the transition period. As the detoxification stage begins, your body releases toxins previously locked up by your antiperspirant. When these toxins emit, you could experience a more intense and unfamiliar scent.
Finally, you smell fresh as an Ermana deodorant.
- Once the transition period is complete, you'll feel cleaner, smell better, and your body is able to resume its biological functions. The transition period varies from person to person, but trust you’ll come out the other side feeling fresher than ever before!
Is natural deodorant suitable for sensitive skin?
Natural deodorants are ideal for sensitive skin as they contain no synthetic materials or harmful chemicals. If you have a skin condition causing sensitive skin, speak with your dermatologist about transitioning to a soothing natural deodorant.
Switching from an antiperspirant to a natural deodorant is a blessing for your body and the planet. At Ermana, we ensure our natural deodorants provide optimal odour coverage and are 100% Earth-friendly. We want you to feel great while having a positive impact! If you’re ready to enhance your daily hygiene routine, try our new natural deodorants Comfort deodorant with lavender, geranium and ylang ylang and Fresh with peppermint and patchouli
Being eco-friendly has never smelt better!