Scary Mommy's Guide To Natural Deodorant
PSA: I Found A Natural Deodorant That Actually Holds Up To Chasing After My Kid
Any mom can attest that chasing after a toddler is serious, sweaty business. So a deodorant that won’t leave you super smelly at the end of the day isn’t just a preference — it’s a necessity. But when it comes to deodorant, there’s no real luxury of a trial and error period unless you’re really brave. Luckily for you, I am! Enter: the 5 time award-winning clean deodorant, Cleo + Coco.
The Benefits Of Natural Deodorant
When I first even began thinking about becoming a mom, I became much more ingredient conscious. There was lots of reading, online sleuthing, and product-tossing, with synthetic fragrances and aluminum both frequent fliers on many not-so-great ingredient lists.
Research suggests frequent use of deodorants or antiperspirants with aluminum can cause aluminum to accumulate within breast tissues and, for people with kidney issues, it can build up to unhealthy levels within the body. This can reportedly lead to bone diseases and even dementia, which is why the FDA now requires aluminum-containing deodorants to have a warning for those with kidney disease.
I’ve come to learn that synthetic fragrances aren’t that great, either: Nearly 92.1 percent of Americans are exposed to synthetic fragrances at least once a week, with 34.7 percent of those people reporting adverse health effects from such exposures.
Needless to say, I’m all for making healthier swaps wherever and however I can. (I like to know exactly what I’m putting on or in my body, thanks very much.) So it was definitely time I found a deodorant brand I can trust and feel good about.