The difference between antiperspirant deodorant and natural deodorant
Posted on July 29 2013
You may change your mind about antiperspirant deodorant or introducing one to your child at the age of 10 or 11 when you understand the difference between an antiperspirant deodorant and a natural and organic one.
The active ingredient in most antiperspirants includes aluminium-based compounds. According to Dermatologist Dr. Eric Hanson of the University of North Carolina, when the aluminium ions are drawn into the cells, water passes in with them, as more water flows in, the cells begin to swell, squeezing the ducts closed. It’s like a plug that then blocks sweat from reaching the skins surface. Extra ingredients like synthetic fragrance maybe added to mask odour as a failsafe.
Deodorants, natural and organic usually come in a roll-on or a pump. They allow the normal function of the sweat gland and they work by killing the odour causing bacteria.
Natural or organic deodorants may use various natural active ingredients in the formulation to combat the odour causing bacteria. Ingredients such as cornstarch or bi-carb soda (you may remember your grandmother having a box in her fridge to capture any bad odours like onion!) maybe used, together with essential oils and plant-based fragrances
Simply put, antiperspirants will keep your body from performing it’s natural cooling effect. Deodorants (without aluminiums) will kill odour causing bacteria, but will still allow your body to perform it’s cooling effect naturally.
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