Wanna make the switch to natural deodorant in Singapore but not sure which brands actually work?
Sure, we’d all like to spend our days smelling so fresh and so clean. But in Singapore? Good luck with that! The good news is that we now have healthy, non-toxic deodorant options to combat odour and perspiration.
We know the importance of eating a healthy, nutritious diet. Getting enough sleep. Minimising stress and living well. But sometimes our fave personal care products stick around because natural alternatives just don’t seem to cut it. When it comes to antiperspirants and deodorants, though, making the switch to non-toxic, all-natural options is a must for optimal health. Read on for the top natural deodorant brands in Singapore to seek out, mamas…
Deodorant: The Dark Side
Conventional antiperspirants work by attempting to plug your sweat glands; a bad idea, since sweating is a healthy, natural way for your body to detox. Conventional deodorants (which typically contain harmful ingredients like aluminium, parabens, chemical-laden fragrances, and triclosan) work by masking body odour and killing the bacteria present on your skin.
If you’re not sure, a good rule of thumb is to always run your personal care products and their ingredients through EWG’s Skin Deep Cosmetic’s Database to determine their safety.
The Natural Deodorant Bright Side
The clean beauty movement has fortunately provided us a variety of natural and organic options. But first, a hint: Even before you make the switch to a natural deodorant, cleaning up your diet and lifestyle can also contribute to healthier (and better smelling) perspiration. Some even suggest that the need for deodorant wanes the more you up your water, vegetable and fruit intake, while minimising processed foods at the same time.
Click through the slideshow to see our top picks for natural deodorants in Singapore that will actually stand up to our hot and humid climate to keep you feeling fresh all year round, mama!
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This package-free, natural and handmade deodorant bar helps to neutralise odour and absorb wetness. Handmade in Singapore using ingredients like cassava starch, coconut oil and shea butter, it’s made without aluminium, parabens, propylene glycol and other harsh chemicals. The bar softens upon contact with body heat, so all you have to do is apply a small amount gently to each armpit to be set for the day! You can also check out their blog, which shares resources on natural deodorant in Singapore, clean beauty and wellbeing.
This natural deodorant brand from Singapore is all about using natural and plant-based ingredients in their products, with biodegradable packaging to boot! Started by Singapore Management University (SMU) graduate Jun Tan, Jomingo’s aluminium-free natural deodorant has garnered both local and international fans with its fun packaging and effective skin-loving products. Ingredients include organic cold-pressed virgin coconut oil, ethically-sourced cocoa butter, non-GMO and gluten-free tapioca starch and baking soda, all sourced from regional farmers to keep a low carbon footprint. Products are also made without alcohol, sulfates or parabens.
PiperWai is made with activated charcoal crème and 100% natural ingredients to form invisible, absorbent and pH-balanced protection. Its essential oil blend has mint, citrus and clove highlights, which create a gender neutral scent; probably why my husband loves to use it as well. It can be purchased online in paste form, or as a stick, and ships internationally.
How much: US$11.99/jar, US$16.99/stick
Available at: PiperWai
Primal Pit Paste is full of goodies like Shea butter and organic coconut oil, and free of all the nasties like aluminium and parabens. A favourite scent is Royal and Rogue, which is blended with rosewood, frankincense, petitgrain, organic orange, black pepper, grapefruit and sandalwood.
How much: $16.45/jar
Available at: Amazon.sg
All Good is organic, aluminium-free, and contains no parabens or phthalates. It’s also vegan and cruelty-free but the best part about this natural deodorant in Singapore? It works super well! We’ve found it to be incredibly effective standing up to our hot climate, and it’s a bonus that it’s available in lovely scents like Rose Geranium and the more gender neutral Tea Tree & Basil.
How much: $20
Available at: Amazon.sg
Kopari has earned some die-hard fans for its great-smelling plant-based deodorants (just check out the glowing reviews!). Made with coconut, aluminium- and baking soda-free, it soothes even the most sensitive underarms while working with the body’s natural functions to aid in odor reduction.
How much: $25
Available at: Sephora
Based on its ingredients alone, Schmidt’s Natural Deodorant ticks all of the important health boxes. The Ylang-Ylang + Calendula scent is gorgeous, providing long-lasting odour protection. Plus, soothing coconut oil, Shea butter and calendula all help to moisturise and tone your delicate underarm skin. The brand also carries options for those with sensitive skin. Our only complaint: it can get a little sticky.
How much: $10-$12
Available at: Amazon.sg
When making the switch to healthy, natural deodorants, you may experience a mild detox reaction if you’ve been using conventional products. Increased odour initially, while your body is readjusting, might just mean you could benefit from an armpit detox. BioKind’s Fem-Tox is designed to be used overnight under your arms and near sensitive breast tissue to improve circulation and lymphatic drainage. Not meant to be used indefinitely, this is a great option as you make the transition to natural products.
How much: US$32
Available at: BioPure