Posted by Norman Fong, November 11th, 2010
We were looking for some eco friendly – natural deodorant without questionable ingredients and did some research. The first place we looked was non profit Environmental Working Group’s Cosmetic Database. The ones rated with 0-2 were the best bet. You want to avoid artificial ingredients, harsh chemicals, aluminum based chemicals. Natural herbal extracts and mineral salts are healthier ingredients.
Crystal also taught us:
“Deodorants work by masking, suppressing or preventing body odor. Deodorants do not tend to reduce the amount of perspiration the body produces. Antiperspirants, on the other hand, use chemicals to inhibit the activity of sweat glands so less moisture is produced. While deodorants are considered to be a cosmetic product because they only control odor, antiperspirants are actually drugs because they affect the physiology of the body. In fact, The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) controls the active ingredients used in antiperspirants because of their drug classification.”