Armpit Detox (for Free) with Via Nature Natural Deodorant Giveaway!

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I’ve struggled to find a natural deodorant that really works. Antiperspirants are a no-no for a host of reasons (more on that below) and many of the natural alternatives I’ve tried don’t seem to work in the way I need them to. I find myself doing a fake pull back of my hair one too many times to do the sniff test. (You know what I’m talking about.)

My dilemma has been that I don’t want to stink on a sweltering NYC subway platform, but I also don’t want to absorb toxic, possibly carcinogenic chemicals into my body. What’s a gal to do?

My summer changed completely when I discovered enzyme-infused, natural deodorants from Via Nature. The non-sticky, non-staining deodorants neutralize odors without toxic chemicals, and I love the way the products feel on my very sensitive armpits.

More importantly, Via Nature deodorants are completely free of artificial fragrance, gluten and icky stuff stuff like aluminum compounds, parabens, phthalates, sulfates, synthetic dyes, triclosan and other petrochemicals.

Also allergy-friendly, Via Nature natural deodorants are vegan, cruelty-free, and never tested on animals. They’re wallet friendly, too. The roll-on is $5.99, stick is $6.99 and the spray will run you just $7.49.

Via Nature natural deodorants combine three key elements of odor protection:
1. A proprietary blend of naturally derived enzymes neutralize and fight odor-causing bacteria.
2. Essential oils provide light yet effective natural fragrance.
3. Magnolia bark and licorice root extracts stabilize long-lasting protection.

Available in three unisex scents derived from essential oils—Rosemary Sandalwood, Sweet Orange Lemongrass and Lavender Eucalyptus—as well as Fragrance Free, Via Nature natural deodorants provide all-day protection and performance you can depend on.

Wondering why you should armpit detox and toss your unhealthy deodorant? Antiperspirants suck for the following reasons:

1. Technically classified as drugs by the FDA, chemical antiperspirants use aluminum compounds to create pore plugs that stop the flow of sweat.

2. Similarly, chemical deodorants typically depend on synthetic fragrances to mask odors: “Fragrance” on a product label can mean hundreds of different chemicals, many of them phthalate-based hormone disruptors.

3. Some deodorants and antiperspirants also contain triclosan, a pesticide that studies have shown compromises the immune system.

Readier than ever to switch over from a chemical-based deodorant to an all-natural one?

Via Nature agreed to share natural deodorant—for free!—with the first 30 Eco-Chick readers to enter the giveaway below.

Simply enter with your email address—then like and share to increase your entries—and if you’re one of the first 30 Eco-Chick readers to do so, Via Nature will send you a full-size deodorant in the style and scent of your choice. You’ll also be entered to win a $250 gift basket of Via Nature products!* (We PROMISE they won’t sell or spam your email address).

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This post was sponsored by Via Nature, a mission-driven company focused on designing highly effective, sustainably manufactured personal care products, which is part of the Universal Biosciences group. 

 

About Lindsay E. Brown
Lindsay E. Brown is the managing editor of Eco-Chick, the world's first sustainable living site for women. She created the long-running interview series “Heroines for the Planet” that features groundbreaking women who share courage and a deep passion for protecting people and the Earth. Lindsay previously served as Director of Communications at the social enterprise CBS EcoMedia where she was awarded CBS Corporation’s Share-the-Vision award. She has written for Whole Living Magazine, Edible, Cottages & Gardens, From The Grapevine, EarthHour.org, Eco-Age.com, and for environmentalist Laura Turner Seydel. Lindsay has been featured as an ethical fashion and beauty expert on Z Living and was named in Ecover’s “30 Under 30″ contest which recognized those who are making a sustainable difference in their community. Lindsay holds a BS in Global Business Studies and Marketing from Manhattan College, and received the 2012 Honors Award at Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.

10 Comments

  1. It’s nice to see you can stay fresh without any chemicals! Diet also is a major BO booster (or not depending on what you eat). This deodorant looks like it’s definitely worth a try! Thanks for that article!

  2. Allyce Smith says:

    I have sensitive under arms that even get irritated when I shave, so I tried using Tom’s of Maine, but it gives me rashes under my arms. I’ve been on the lookout for a natural deodorant that isn’t full of chemicals.

  3. Alison Tolar says:

    I do use natural deodorants. I don’t like using products with parabens or aluminum. I have heard a lot about negative effects from these products like cancer and alzheimers. I don’t feel comfortable taking the risk.

  4. I stopped using traditional deodorant eons ago since studies have proven that the ingredients are linked to cancer and host of other ailments. Also, many of the traditional deodorants caused allergic reactions for me in the past, whereas this hasn’t been the case with natural and organic deodorants. 🙂

  5. I don’t yet but I plan on changing that

  6. No, I do not. Have never thought of ti.

  7. Elizabeth B says:

    Yes, I do use a natural deodorant! I switched b/c I was tired of the regular deodorants damaging my clothing, and i was concerned about the chemicals in them. The funny thing is that now that I’m using a natural deodorant, I oftentimes can’t even tell if my clothes have been worn! You know, sometimes I try on something once and it gets tossed into my closet b/c it just isn’t “me” that day, whereas other times I wear something and it doesn’t quite make it to the laundry basket….with my natural deodorant, it works SO well that I can’t even tell what is dirty and what is clean! I’m NEVER going back to the chemical filled un-natural deodorants again!

  8. Tuesday C says:

    I do not yet use a natural deodorant as I have not yet found one that works well enough, but my search continues and I am hoping this one might be the answer!

  9. I really want to use natural deodorant, but find myself grabbing whatever is convenient at the grocery store.

  10. I’d love to know what Elizabeth B is using. I’ve worn “natural” deodorants exclusively for over 5 yrs… And continue to be disappointed. Some as they grow in popularity have shifted and began using cheaper to produce mass market ingredients. NONE of them have provided me all day freshness on most days. I carry a stick with me and reapply usually twice a day. In, what feels like, my never ending search, I will buy this too. One day…one day… A natural deodorant that does not cause irritation… Will do its job and keep my armpits smelling fresh

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