Different Types of Natural Deodorant - Green Tidings

Different Types of Natural Deodorant

If you’re planning to go natural in your deodorant choice, it can be stressful to choose the right one amid seemingly endless options. Powders, creams, sticks, crystals, tallows, and sprays are all available methods of containing body odor, but how do you know which one is the best for your personal needs? Before you get stressed out and overwhelmed by decision fatigue, check out this post that will explain each option so you can make an informed decision for your particular body odor prevention goals. If you’re searching for an all-natural, organic deodorant that is made of the highest-quality ingredients, look no further than Green Tidings. Created using solar power and packaged in a BPA-free tube, Green Tidings natural deodorant is safe for the whole family and will keep you smelling fresh all day long! Shop our website today!

Cream Deodorant

If you’re interested in moisture as well as odor control, a cream deodorant might be the best choice for you. Many cream deodorants use natural plant, fruit, or nut oils and butters to create a moisturizing base. Depending on the type of absorbent compound added to decrease sweat, you can expect to see natural clays, arrowroot powder, cornstarch, or baking soda. As for fragrance, the deodorant can be fragrance-free or have an essential oil blend added for a wonderful scent. Cream deodorants are applied by simply rubbing the cream into your underarms as needed. Some people don’t mind this, while others don’t prefer to rub the cream into their armpits. Obviously, this is up to you.

Spray Deodorant

Spray deodorant will definitely speed up your day

since it will only take a few quick seconds and a few quick spritzes to put your deodorant on. There are several different types of sprays that can include:

  • Essential oils 
  • Botanical ingredients 
  • Aloe vera juice
  • Alcohol 
  • Activated charcoal 
  • Natural juices or extracts 

Of course, a spray might not be enough protection for you as spray deodorants don’t typically contain absorbent materials. However, if you find that you don’t struggle with body odor and/or don’t sweat much, a spray deodorant might be exactly what you need to stay fresh throughout the day. It’s important to note that if you choose a spray that contains alcohol, you should wait to use it for at least 12 hours after shaving your armpits to avoid a stinging or pain.

Crystal Deodorant 

Probably one of the more unique body odor solutions, this deodorant is made from mineral salt and is quite effective at neutralizing odor. The crystal can also last for years, which makes it extremely cost-effective. If you are searching for an absorbent deodorant, this might not be the best choice. When it’s applied to skin, it’s completely invisible, fragrance-free, and can work to reduce body odor for 24 hours. However, it is salt, which can be irritating to sensitive skin. Also, there have been some recent issues with this form of deodorant because some companies have been adding aluminum alum to their crystals, which is what you’re probably trying to get away from since you’re switching to natural deodorant. It’s best to do your research before purchasing a deodorant crystal so you’re sure you’re only getting mineral salt and no surprise ingredients. 

Powder Deodorant

Usually the purist’s choice, powder deodorant can be purchased with added essential oils or as a mixture of several different powders or it can be made at home using natural clay, arrowroot powder, cornstarch, or baking soda. The issue with powder is that it will clump up under your armpits, could stain clothing or materials such as silk or velvet, and it usually will not stand up to serious sweat or body odor. This is a great choice if you don’t mind body odor or don’t experience much sweat during your day. It’s best to apply before getting dressed in the morning to avoid getting the powder on your clothing. 

Stick Deodorant

Stick deodorants are a great choice for those new to natural deodorants, a stick deodorant can be as simple as you like, or contain different ingredients. It is important to read labels to ensure that you’re not getting a product with something that you don’t want in it. Many natural stick deodorants are usually made up of some form of natural oil or butter, such as shea or coconut, baking soda, cornstarch, or arrowroot powder, and essential oils for fragrance. There are several different types of essential oils that are actually antibacterial by nature, such as tea tree oil, neem oil, and oregano oil. Of course, these are strong scents, so if you’re unsure about what scent you would prefer, it’s best to familiarize yourself with the smells before you purchase. Of course, you can purchase a stick deodorant that is fragrance-free if you would prefer. Also, baking soda can irritate sensitive skin, so if you experience itchiness or a rash after using a deodorant that contains baking soda, you may be experiencing an adverse reaction to that ingredient. There are also stick deodorants that don’t have any absorbent ingredients at all if you would like to avoid that. 

Tallow Deodorant

This deodorant isn’t for the vegan or sensitive vegetarian. Tallow is made from gently-rendered animal fat and is full of vitamins, minerals, and fatty acids that skin loves. Usually, tallow has a balm-like consistency and a natural oil such as olive, coconut, or almond is added to soften the balm and add even more moisture. You can purchase your tallow fragrance-free, but many people enjoy tallow deodorant that contains essential oils. While this form of deodorant doesn’t contain an absorbent ingredient, it is antimicrobial and is a great way to keep your underarms moisturized. It can be expensive, so it’s important to take that into consideration before you purchase.

As you can see, there are several choices of natural deodorant available if you’re ready to switch to a healthier option. Shop Green Tidings today for an all natural, organic, and affordable deodorant that is full of healthy ingredients!

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