As we all know, October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and I felt it important to write this post to bring awareness especially to some of the harmful ingredients that our body ingest from some the products that we use on a day to day basis. Most of the deodorants on the market contain Aluminum which is an active and toxic ingredient that causes allergic reactions and has been associated with a variety of health issues such as Breast Cancer and many others.
I have been on the hunt for a long lasting aluminum free deodorant for quite a while. Recently I found 3 of them that I really love.
The first one is Tom’s of Maine 24hr Long Lasting Women’s Deodorant
It is natural, certified organic, vegetable derived, cruelty free, aluminum free. It smells great, claims to offer 24hr odour protection and contains no artificial fragrance or preservatives. It is made in the USA. Main ingredients: Propanediol (vegetable derived), Water, Glycerin, Sodium stearate, Aloe barbadensis leaf juice (Organic), Zinc ricinoleate, Glyceryl laurate, Natural Fragrance, Humulus lupulus (hops) [CO2] extract, Tocopheryl acetate (Vitamin E acetate), Helianthus annuus (sunflower) seed oil, Ascorbic acid.
This is a stick deodorant that applies really smoothly and doesn’t leave any white residue. Personally, I don’t find it as long lasting as the company claims it to be especially when compared to the deodorants that contain aluminum and other harmful chemicals. I find that reapplying every 4 to 5 hours works perfectly for me. I purchased it at Walmart for almost $8 CAD.
The second one is the Ombra Spa Deo Roll-On
This one is a roll-on deodorant and it smells good as well. It doesn’t contain aluminum chlorohydrate, color or preservatives. The ingredients are: water, alcohol denat, PPG-1-PEG-9, lauryl glycol ether, fragrance, triethyl citrate, farnesol, hydroxyethylcellulose, limonene, geraniol, hexyl cinnamal, linalool, benzyl alcohol, ormenis multicaulis oil. It is made in Germany.
This deodorant is not claimed to be 24 hr long lasting but it lasts a little bit longer than the Tom’s of Maine deodorant, but the company claims that skin tolerance dermatologically confirmed, which in my opinion means that it doesn’t cause allergic reactions or rashes. My husband can attest to that because he is allergic to some of the ingredients found in the regular deodorants, but since using this one, he hasn’t had any rashes or allergic reactions. It also applies smoothly and doesn’t leave any white residue. It can be purchased at the Superstore for for about $7 or $8 CAD.
The third one is the Honest Deodorant
Out of all three, this is my favorite because it is a Spray-on and it smells like lavender oil and is very soothing. The ingredients are: Alcohol Denat, Water / Aqua, Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel) Leaf Water, Polyglyceryl-4 Oleate, Sodium Glutamate, Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe Vera) Leaf Juice, Eucalyptus Globulus Leaf Oil, Vanilla Planifolia Fruit Oil, Anthemis Nobilis (Roman Chamomile) Flower Oil, Melaleuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree) Leaf Oil, Citrus Limon (Lemon) Fruit Oil, Salvia Officinalis (Sage) Oil, Calendula Officinalis (Pot Marigold) Flower Extract, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract, Glycerin, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil.
This is deodorant is naturally derived, ultra pure, long lasting (does not specify how long), hypoallergenic, non-sticky, effective at fighting odour and refreshing. It is also made in the USA. I purchased it at Winners for $6.99 CAD.
I know that these deodorants are not as long lasting as the regular ones and they are more expensive, but I prefer to use them because they are aluminum free and mainly because they work perfectly for my hubby and I. We haven’t experience any allergic reactions and we have decided to be more concious and aware of the ingredients found in the products that we decide to spend our money on.
That’s about it guys. I hope you enjoy reading this post and feel free to let me know about other aluminum free deodorants that are worth trying. Until next time…