Over the last one year, I’ve been making a conscious effort to switch to safer and natural skincare and beauty products. Not only are natural products better for the health of your skin but they are also eco-friendly.
While making this switch to a more natural lifestyle, there’s one product I’ve been struggling with and that is deodorant. Having read and heard so many negative things about antiperspirants, I’ve often found myself wanting to to try natural deodorants, but the couple of times I did try them out, I didn’t have the best experience. I’ve also read accounts of a lot of people struggling to find the right product that works well for them.
Which is why when someone from Aroha Nature Products offered to send me their natural deodorants to try out, I was both excited and a little nervous.
Aroha is a newly launched brand of natural and organic products with the philosophy of enabling people to transition to a chemical free lifestyle without burning a hole in their pockets. Their products are also amazing for the environment as they’re designed to have minimum carbon footprint.
Their launch category basically includes natural deodorants and they offer three lovely variants – Citrus Punch, Floral Spell and Woodsy Essence. The product comes in the form of a stick and is similar in application to a roll-on. The stick has the texture of a cream moisturizer and spreads easily on the skin.
Unlike my previous experience with natural deodorants, I really love these ones from Aroha and they’ve definitely found a spot in my daily routine. All three variants have a very soothing fragrance that, to my surprise, lasts all day long. The packaging is so cute and earthy, and the product is super compact, making it perfect to carry around anywhere you go. Also, ever since I started using this, I feel like I actually sweat less and there’s lesser body odor involved, so that’s something I’m very impressed with.
What I also love about these deodorants is their list of ingredients, which include shea butter, virgin coconut oil, almond oil, jojoba oil, beeswax and natural food colorant. These products are devoid of toxic materials like parabens, aluminum, alcohol and chemical preservatives. The deodorants are priced at Rs. 250 each, making them very affordable.
Having tried all three variants, I must admit they smell amazing but my personal favorite is the Floral Spell, which, as the name suggests, has a very feminine and floral smell.
If you’re still on the edge, here are a few reasons that will definitely convince you to switch to a natural deodorant, like the one from Aroha:
1. Say goodbye to chemicals
Most regular deodorants are full of chemicals like aluminum and parabens that are toxic to you and have been linked to serious issues like breast cancer. Parabens are also known to cause hormonal imbalances so I feel this is the biggest reason to make the switch to go natural.
2. Sweating is healthy
Sweating is one of the most important ways in which our body detoxes and using antiperspirants can really interfere with the body’s natural detox properties.
Also, once your body gets used to sweating naturally, you actually start to sweat less, which is incredible.
3. Avoid Irritation
Natural skincare products work with your skin instead of against it and avoid any kind of irritation or rash.
The packaging of these deodorants is made from 100% recycled paper. The products are also not tested on animals and cruelty free.
5. You can count the list of ingredients on one hand
The fewer the things that go into your product, the safer they are to use.
6. No stains on your clothes
You know how you wear a nice white top and use an antiperspirant without realizing until much later that your top has turned yellow around your armpits? That will never happen with a natural deodorant.
7. Think long-term
The negative effects of using products full of chemicals usually take years to manifest, and by then it may be too late to go back. So why not save your future self the trouble and be more mindful of the products you use now?