What is natural, vegan cruelty-free deodorant?
(This article was lovingly contributed by Black Chicken Remedies)
Vegan and cruelty-free deodorants are an excellent choice for our underarms, our planet, our health, our animals, and our noses.
Natural deodorants have become increasingly popular in recent years, with more people opting for chemical and paraben-free pits. Many commercial deodorants contain a plethora of toxins and synthetic chemicals which have been linked to various health and environmental problems.
Vegan Deodorant Ingredients
Keep in mind vegan, and cruelty-free deodorants might not be aluminum-free or still contain harmful chemicals.
So how can you know if deodorant is vegan? With all the beautiful scents, minerals, and plant extracts Mother Nature offers, natural deodorants can vary in their ingredients list. However, all vegan deodorants must be formulated without any animal products.
Many deodorants (more than you would expect) are not vegan as they contain animal products like lanolin, animal glycerine, squalene, beeswax, honey, and static acid. However, it’s not just the animal by-products you need to worry about. Many deodorants are also formulated with a slew of chemicals like parabens, triclosan, and artificial fragrances.
The best vegan deodorants are made using natural ingredients that fight off armpit stench without posing a health risk.
Be on the lookout for plant-based deodorant made with skin-loving ingredients like coconut oil and shea butter to moisturise your pits while working to rid odor-causing bacteria from your underarms.”
A Quick Label Guide
So, what exactly is vegan cruelty-free deodorant? Something labeled as vegan does not necessarily mean that the product or its ingredients are cruelty-free. Instead, look for personal care products certified by a third-party organisation that bans animal testing.
The label “Cruelty-Free” = The product and ingredients were not tested on animals.
The label “Vegan” = The product does not contain any animal products or ingredients.
How Do I Know If Deodorant Is Cruelty-Free?
Things can get a little tricky here because “cruelty-free” isn’t a term that’s regulated by any governing entity. Cruelty-free can mean the final product was never tested on animals, or it can mean that none of the ingredients that make up the final product were never tested on animals.
So, how can you tell if your deodorant wasn’t tested on animals? Here are some things to look out for:
Certification Labels: Leaping Bunny and PETA’s Beauty Without Bunnies are easily recognisable labels that can help give you more insight into the product you’re buying. These labels are a lot more trustworthy than a simple text saying “cruelty-free” or “no animal testing.”
Databases: There are excellent online databases and shopping guides that allow users to search for 100% cruelty-free deodorant and other beauty products.
How To Find Vegan Deodorant That Works
There’s no doubt that natural vegan deodorant is better for your skin and better for the planet. They contain ingredients that won’t harm your pits, wildlife, or the environment. Plus, many of them come in recyclable or reusable packaging.
The best vegan deodorant should be gentle on the skin while providing premium odour protection. That doesn’t sound like too much to ask, right? We surely don’t think so. Whether you’re looking for cruelty-free men’s or women’s deodorant or a vegan deodorant you can count on, we’ve found you a great option. Axilla™ Natural Deodorant Paste – Original (For all skin types) or Axilla™ Natural Deodorant Paste- Barrier Booster (Sensitive Skin) are free from aluminum, parabens, and synthetic fragrances. Plus they can be used by the whole family.
They don’t use any animal products or ingredients that harm our environment in their vegan deodorant. It is also Peta Cruelty-Free approved!
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