Is Natural Deodorant Necessary Or Better Than Traditional Antiperspirant?
Natural deodorants are all the rage these days, especially because of claims that aluminum, the active ingredient in most over-the-counter antiperspirants, can increase the risk of cancer or has links to Alzheimer’s disease.
However, I have tried tons of natural deodorants and I’ve never found one that’s a good enough replacement for my drugstore go-to, and I’m not alone.
Here’s why natural deodorants can help with odor: A lot of them contain essential oils, some of which have antibacterial properties, like tea tree oil, for example. The antibacterial properties in certain essential oils could help with odor, Dr. Charisse Dolitsky, a dermatologist at Schweiger Dermatology in New York, told HuffPost.
Simply put, antiperspirant blocks sweat while deodorant deals with the odor.
Source: HuffPost US – Is Natural Deodorant Necessary Or Better Than Traditional Antiperspirant? By, Julia Brucculieri