Anyone else smell that?
So, what’s the stink when it comes to vegan pits?
Well, if you’re newly vegan and switching to a cruelty free deodorant, you may want to keep in mind that your body chemistry is likely to be going through changes in reaction to your new diet. This means that the naturally occurring chemicals in your sweat will probably smell a little different too. Think of it as a ‘cleansing phase’ and be patient while you excrete the unwanted toxins from previously absorbed animal proteins. Soon enough your body will regulate itself back to a normal rhythm; and in fact many vegans claim long-term body odour improvements following this transition phase.
It’s also worth noting that the majority high-street brand deodorants contain harmful metals such as aluminium, which has been found to have strong links with breast cancer causation in both men and women. However just because a product is vegan and doesn’t test on animals, it doesn’t mean it’s good for you! Always check the labels and choose products with the most natural and shortest list of ingredients you can find…. generally speaking, this rule of thumb can be applied when purchasing most products.
Luckily for you, we have been on a quest to source 4 of the most effective vegan & cruelty free deodorants on the market; and with festival-season just around the corner, it feels pretty timely.
So regardless of whether you plan on partying through the summer or bathing in the sun with a book, it’s worth checking out this mini list of tried-and-tested options for safer and kinder odour protection.
4 Festival Friendly Cruelty Free and Vegan Deodorants