Natural Deodorant

Why natural deodorant?

Natural deodorant is good for your health and good for the environment. Normal deodorant and its long list of ingredients with incomprehensible terms, makes it difficult to understand what you are putting on your body. We all understand how important it is to eat healthy, but what you put on our body is just as important!

Choose a deodorant with natural and plant-based ingredients, without parabens, alcohol, aluminium and animal-based substances that won't benefit your skin. Thankfully, they are cruelty-free as well! The packaging is often a lot more environmentally friendly as well, made from materials like cardboard, cork or tin, as opposed to regular deodorants in plastic containers or in the form of a polluting spray.

What’s so harmful about normal deodorant?

One of the main ingredients in conventional deodorants is often aluminium, an antiperspirant that clogs your pores and therefore stops you from sweating. The remaining uncertainties on the health risks of aluminium gives us reason enough to switch to an aluminium-free deodorant.

Natural deo has an antibacterial effect and combats nasty odours, but is not an antitranspirant and does not clog the pores. Sweating is a natural mechanism to regulate our body temperature. Many people want to use antitranspirants because they are under the impression that sweat makes you smell, but it’s the bacteria that break down sweat that cause nasty odours.

Baking soda is commonly used as an alternative to aluminium. It’s a mineral with antibacterial properties that help neutralise odour.

How does cream deodorant work?

The name may give it away, but you have to apply cream deodorant to your armpits with your fingers. Some people may need to get used to the idea because it works a little differently than we’re used to, but don’t forget, your armpits should be clean right before applying the deodorant and it’s a good way to stay connected to your body. And, you only have to apply it once to smell good the rest of the day!

How does the deo stick work?

The Biork crystal deo stick basically works like a regular deodorant stick that you apply directly to each armpit. You just have to wet the top of the Biork stick beforehand. After application, the mineral salts dry quickly and form a protective layer on your skin that inhibits the growth of odour-causing bacteria.

Use the package-free and natural deodorant by applying the cube under your armpit just like a regular deodorant stick. It’s that easy!

What different types of natural deodorant are there?

At Zo Zero, you can find natural deodorant from The Lekker Company, HelemaalShea, Zero Waste Path and Biork. All natural deodorants are:

  • Vegan and cruelty-free;
  • Palm oil free;;
  • Plastic-free;
  • Made from natural ingredients; and
  • Do not leave stains on your clothes.

Choose a natural deo with or without baking soda. If you’re experiencing itchiness or irritation, then a deodorant without baking soda is the best option for you! Baking soda has an antibacterial effect and neutralises odours, but there are also good alternatives like diatomaceous earth. This is a more basic ingredient that’s closer to your body’s natural pH level, so it won’t cause skin irritation.

What are the benefits of natural deo?

  • You create less waste!
  • You are aware of what your putting on your and don’t have to worry about your health
  • No more itchiness or irritation
  • No more bad odours
  • You do your bit for a better environment

What kind of natuurlijke deodorant will you not find at Zo Zero?

At Zo Zero, you can find natural deodorant that really works! That does not mean that every deodorant is suitable for every person. Perhaps you prefer deodorant with baking soda or you are looking for one without. Our advice is to try out several natural deodorants until you find one that you are completely happy with. There is plenty of choice for everyone!

We do not sell deodorants packaged in (bio)plastic, even if they are made from natural ingredients, such as those from Nuud and Loveli. Even though Nuud and Loveli are great brands, we want to help you avoid plastic and reduce waste by offering the best options available.

The full range at Zo Zero

Read our blog ‘Natural Deodorant that really works!’, where we explain why regular deodorant is bad and what the best alternative is.

Want to make the rest of your self-care routine more sustainable too? Then check out all of our natural self-care products! We have everything you need for your body: soap, scrubs, moisturizers, safety razors, and so on. We got you covered!