Natural Deodorant: Mindful Ingredients + Why They Work – Toups and Co Organics
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Understanding the Ingredients in Natural Deodorant and How They Work

Understanding the Ingredients in Natural Deodorant and How They Work

There’s a lot that can go wrong when switching to natural deodorant.


But there’s also a lot that can go right.


Wholesome and nature-based ingredients are extremely supportive for your body.


They’re your way of working with the processes your body uses to stay healthy — instead of against them.


We know that natural deodorant has a certain reputation. But we also know that our recipe works.


And the benefits of removing endocrine disruptors and aluminum from your daily routine far outweigh the risks of trying something new.


To build your confidence with natural deodorant, let’s explore all the potent ingredients we use — and how they work to minimize odor. Yes, even when you’re at the gym.

Is Deodorant Bad for You?


Most of us grew up using drugstore deodorant. When puberty hit, we picked out a shiny blue or white tube with our favorite scent and never looked back. No one told us about the high levels of aluminum, parabens, and other hormone disruptors we were so eagerly applying to our biggest organ.


It’s important to ask if ingredients in deodorant are bad for us. Certainly, hormone disruptors and chemical fragrances aren’t good for us. But let’s look at this question from a different angle:


Is stopping our sweat good for us?


Though sometimes inconvenient, sweat is a sign that our bodies are functioning and detoxing well. By stopping the sweat, we’re interfering with a natural process our body uses to keep us healthy.

Why We Recommend Natural Deodorant


We can support our body’s natural processes by using gentle and nontoxic ingredients for odor control.


It’s true, natural deodorant does come with a learning curve and some challenges. But it also comes with high rewards. You’ll feel more confident, use significantly fewer toxins, and revive an essential detox pathway. You’ll get to be on your body’s side as it works to protect you.

Natural Deodorant for Men vs. Natural Deodorant for Women


Our natural deodorant recipe works for both men and women. Everyone sweats differently — and will even have changing needs throughout their lives. Hormones, toxins in the body, and exercise can all impact how you sweat.


We believe in nature-based odor control that’s safe and effective for everyone — men, women, and children included.

The Ingredients That Make Our Natural Deodorant So Effective


Yes, switching to natural deodorant is a brave move — and not every brand will have your back in a sweaty gym session. We spent years perfecting our natural deodorant recipe to support sensitive skin while providing total odor control and easy application. Let’s review the powerful nontoxic ingredients you can count on.

  • 100% Grass-Fed Tallow


Tallow is non-comedogenic, which means it doesn’t clog pores. Keeping pores clear is essential for odor management, so this is an important distinction to make. Additionally, tallow has natural anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties, which support odor control.

  • Organic Arrowroot Powder


This ingredient offers a natural and subtle detox for your armpits. It gently pulls out toxins and soaks them up, leading to less odor. Arrowroot powder is also commonly used in armpit detox recipes for a more direct approach.

  • Magnesium


Magnesium hydroxide helps control odor by limiting odor-causing bacteria. Magnesium hydroxide helps control odor by limiting odor-causing bacteria.  Magnesium hydroxide is an extremely effective, gentle and naturally occurring mineral your body needs.

  • Organic Virgin Coconut Oil


Similar to tallow, coconut oil has natural antibacterial properties and shouldn’t clog pores. It benefits the underarms with rich hydration and a fresh coconut scent.

  • Pure Essential Oils


It is possible to stop underarm odor without added scent, but most of us appreciate a touch of lavender or lemon. Many of our natural deodorant options include high-quality essential oils that are gentle on sensitive skin.

Natural Deodorant Without Baking Soda


Baking soda is one of the most common ingredients for odor control. While it is effective, heavy levels of harsh baking soda can irritate sensitive skin. This is why we chose to formulate our signature natural deodorant without baking soda. As a natural skincare brand, we desire to make products that work for even the most sensitive skin.


For those who can tolerate baking soda and want additional odor protection, we have an extra-strength natural deodorant that contains a small amount of baking soda.

Holistic Ways to Control Odor


In some ways, natural deodorant will be less “effective” than drugstore brands. For example, natural deodorant doesn’t block sweat. This is an extremely positive change for your body — since sweat is a detox pathway and a process your body relies on. But it may take some getting used to.


Here are the diet and lifestyle changes we recommend to make your switch to natural deodorant a positive experience.

  • Eat a Healthy Diet


A diet rich in nutrients and low in processed foods (especially sugar) will require less detoxing from your body. The goal is to lower toxic burden and give your armpits less to sweat out.

  • Use an Armpit Detox


An armpit detox can benefit odor control and help eliminate toxins and pore cloggers stuck in your armpit. We recommend this if you’re using natural deodorant for the first time or if you struggle to detox naturally. Here is our foolproof armpit detox recipe you can apply to your armpits every two weeks.

  • Take Care of Your Lymphatic System


The lymphatic system moves fluid through the body — capturing toxins and maintaining fluid balance. If your lymphatic system is overloaded with toxins, it may struggle to function normally. In this case, you’ll notice swollen lymph nodes (around the armpits or neck). Lymphatic massages, trampoline rebounding, dry brushing, and even daily walks can unblock this stagnant fluid and keep you odor-free.

Our Recipe Will Change Your Mind About Natural Deodorant


Odor control doesn’t have to include toxic chemicals.


With deodorant, we refuse to compromise. We combine the latest science with mindful ingredients to create a deodorant that’s easy to use, free of chemicals, and gentle on sensitive skin.


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