Have you everwalked into class ready to crush it and then you realize, you forgot to applydeodorant? That can be a sticky and stinky situation, but life happens andlet’s hope that you make it through without letting a little body odorsidetrack your fitness goals. However, if you want to keep your swolemate andfellow fitness friends close, then consider these non-toxic deodorants thatwill keep you smelling fresh. And remember to apply it!
There hasbeen an influx of non-toxic deodorants on the market that are free of questionableingredients including aluminum. While no study has yet to prove a direct linkbetween aluminum and breast cancer, there so many new aluminum formulas that getthe job done, allowing you to ease chemical load to your body while keeping youdry and stink-free.
From CBD-infusedto those with probiotics, we explored the latest in underarm care.
Color Up FRESHEnzymatic Deodorant –Did you know that CBD has anti-bacterial properties and the ability to fightthe bad (odor causing) bacteria, while maintaining the healthy strains tosupport your skin’s microbiome? Well it does, and Color Up has infused it’s CBDderived from organic hemp into this gentle, non-irritating formula keeps youdry and stink free thanks to CBD along with enzymes and Kaolin Clay and ZincRicinoleate. We love that this is also free of baking soda, an all naturalingredient yet irritating to some sensitive skin types. The bonus, yourunderarms will be super soft. Color Up FRESH Enzymatic Deodorant, $24,colorupco.com
TypeA – We had totry this brand whose name matches our workout personality. This hybrid formula,has a patent-pending, sweat-activated formula with atime-release effect that kicks into action when you do. A bit skeptical atfirst, we fell in love with the cream formula that comes in a squeeze tube.It’s easy to use, not messy and it can withstand an intense gym session. Ourfavorite scent is the Visionary, a clean, crisp, sweet citrus scent (all thefragrance is natural), but there are total of six to choose from.Type ADeodorant, $10, typeadeodorant.com
Freedom – With justsix simple ingredients, this formula is aluminum free (all of those that wereviewed are), paraben free and phthalate free, is the brainchild of a singlemom of three who had three friends diagnosed with breast cancer. Realizing theimportance of non-toxic beauty, she set out to create Freedom and delivered aclean, odor fighting option that you can feel good about putting on your skin. FreedomNatural Deodorant, $17.50, freedomdeodorant.com
Lavanila – Probiotics go beyond the gut and this new formula from Lavanila, The Healthy Probiotic Deodorant, contains Lactococcus Ferment Lysate, a “breakthrough probiotic prized for its unique ability to neutralize the surface bacteria responsible for odor.” Infused with aloe along with traces of fresh eucalyptus and soft Madagascar vanilla the refreshing formula will keep you smelling clean. Lavanila The Healthy Probiotic Deodorant $11.99, exclusively at Target stores.