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).
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.