A product that many people apply in the morning before heading out the door is deodorant. Some of us sweat more than others and some give off more body odor so we depend on deodorant to help control these concerns. When shopping for a deodorant, we want to find one that smells good but also gets the job done. If you’re trying to clean your beauty and skincare routine, you may be on the lookout for an organic deodorant – but does organic deodorant work?

Toxic ingredients

Deodorant has been around for years but unfortunately, a lot of deodorants or more specifically, antiperspirants, contain harmful ingredients such as aluminum. Aluminum is used to block sweat glands to keep your pits dry.

There have been some questions about aluminum and its connection with cancer and other health detriments and though there is not a lot of scientific data to support this, we prefer staying on the safe side and taking the natural route.

Other potentially harmful ingredients to keep an eye for are parabens, phthalates, talc, propylene glycol, silica, and fragrance.

Organic and Natural Deodorants

Luckily for us, with the green beauty movement, there has been a wave of organic and natural deodorants released in the market that help keep the underarm fresh. There are a variety of organic deodorant bars, sticks, pastes, and even sprays that you can choose from. Skin care ox - one of the largest resources for the best natural and organic research and products - spent months trying over 80 different so-called organic/natural deodorants to narrow down their list of 18 best organic and all-natural deodorants of 2018 -- that actually work! In the end, erbaviva's organic jasmine & grapefruit and lemon & sage deodorants were amongst the best they tested.

If you’re making the transition to organic deodorant, remember that every person's body chemistry is different and we all react differently to ingredients so you have to experiment to find the right deodorant that works for you. Your body also goes through a process of adjusting when making the natural switch so you have to be patient. To help with the process and help clear buildup, exfoliate your underarms twice weekly.