What is a natural deodorant?
At MetOlijf.nl you will find natural deodorant based on the mineral salt: alum stone. This is the crystal found in nature, which is created when different minerals come into contact with each other and with air: it creates a beautiful crystal that happens to be very good at combating unpleasant sweat odors. Where synthetic deodorant uses aluminum chlorine hydrate, you will find only natural deodorant free of this chemical and parabens. These controversial ingredients work by binding to electrolytes in sweat, turning your sweat into a thick gel that clogs the skin and pores. Because of this you can't sweat anymore, and sweat is very important: it keeps our body temperature stable and works as a built-in air-conditioning system. With a natural deodorant without aluminum chlorine hydrate and parabens you don't block the armpits, but you switch off the bacteria that causes an unpleasant body odor. This keeps the normal flora under the armpits in top condition and is absolutely not harmful to the skin, which can continue to breathe.
Where does the annoying sweat smell come from?
In itself, sweat does not smell. But the smell of sweat that comes from under your armpits has more to do with the bacteria that live on your skin. The sweat glands produce sweat (up to one liter per day) and the sweat under the armpits contain a lot of proteins. Bacteria on the skin break down those bacteria and that's how that typical sweat smell is produced. With a natural deodorant you don't block the sweat production, but you tackle the bacteria that cause an unpleasant sweat odor. A natural deodorant with alum fights the bacteria that cause unpleasant odors, so you don't have to block the skin. This is much healthier than using a synthetic deodorant, and you will enjoy intensely fresh and fragrant armpits. Would you rather not smell at all? That's no problem; we also sell deodorant free of perfume.
A natural deodorant made from alum stone
With a natural deodorant based on alum, you have the best of both worlds: you can nourish the skin and let it breathe, while dispelling unpleasant body odors. You don't do this by masking the air, but by defeating the bacteria that create the smell of sweat. In addition, all our natural deodorant contains soothing and skin rejuvenating ingredients that nourish, protect, moisturize and revitalize the skin. Using a natural deodorant is not only to say goodbye to unpleasant odors, but also to keep the skin of your armpits in top condition. The biggest advantage: the longer you use the natural deodorant, the less often you need to apply it! Start with every day, but then build up to once every two or three days. You'll see how long you can go and not need to apply the natural deodorant. Besides that, alum stone is very safe and is even used in the kitchen. The natural deodorants of Macrovita
are all based on alum stone.
Natural deodorant based on zinc
Besides the popular natural deodorant with alum and the well-known alum sticks, we also have other main ingredients that work as a natural deodorant. One of these is zinc ricinoleate, which comes from the fatty acids of castor oil. You might be familiar with it as the ''miracle oil''. Castor oil has many beneficial effects - especially the fatty acids in the castor oil. Zinc ricinoleate has been extracted from those fatty acids in castor oil, and that ingredient appears to have excellent properties that act as a natural deodorant. Zinc ricinoleate leaves the skin flora intact and makes unpleasant odors disappear. It leaves the skin soft, doesn't clog sweat glands (none of our natural deodorants do) and has a deodorizing effect for up to 24 hours.
Natural deodorant based on zeolite
Another way to enjoy clean, fresh armpits is with natural zeolite-based deodorant, such as Aphrodite's armpits deodorants. Aphrodite also has a refined deodorant, especially for the feet (yes, really; we even have a natural deodorant for the feet!). Aphrodite's natural zeolite based deodorant works by neutralizing the smell of sweat. The biggest advantage is that this form of natural deodorant is tolerated by even the most sensitive skin. So if you suffer from an extremely sensitive skin and only want the softest method to counteract the smell of sweat in a natural way, then use the deodorant of Aphrodite.
Use natural deodorant without aluminum chloride
The natural deodorant free of aluminum chloral hydrate makes unpleasant odors disappear instead of masking them. Of course we have natural deodorants with a (natural) aroma, but you can also choose to use only a salt crystal deodorant. Our natural deodorants are hypoallergenic, natural and very effective. Have you already tried it? Order now and enjoy fresh, odorless armpits from the first use!
Purchase natural deodorant
Understanding what you're buying is important. How many websites are there that say something isn't in there when it is actually there? That's why you'll find exactly what’s listed in every natural deodorant here on our website. From restorative antioxidants to pure alum stone: we don't disguise the names and we don't call things anything but what they are. Buying a natural deodorant without aluminum chloride is what we offer on MetOlijf.nl: nice and transparent, sustainable and inexpensive. Did you know that not only our natural cosmetics are sustainable, but also the shipping? We ship as CO2-neutral as possible. We do this by shipping your order with BIO cardboard boxes and even the filling of your order is 100% biodegradable with cornstarch-based filling kernels. It can be disposed of with the GFT waste.
Natural deodorant for men
We also have the best natural deodorant for men. Of course any natural deodorant can be used, but we have special deosticks and sprays with a masculine aroma. Tough, fresh and for long-lasting protection against sweat.
Make use of a natural deodorant
The deosticks, rollers and sprays on MetOlijf are all super handy to use and safe for the skin. In fact, besides the natural fragrance protection, hydrating plant extracts and antioxidants have been added, so you can also use our deodorant if you have extremely sensitive skin. That's why our natural deodorant is much more than an armpit refresher: it protects, soothes, moisturises and cares for your armpits. It doesn't occlude the skin, rather it temporarily eliminates the bacteria that causes unpleasant odours. Your skin flora is not affected, but you can still enjoy up to 48 hours of fresh, silky and delightfully odour-free armpits. No more uncomfortable situations or unpleasant odours thanks to MetOlijf's natural deodorant. Do you have questions about natural deodorant or do you want to know everything about how it works? Then read the complete guide 'All you need to know about natural deodorant' (in Dutch), written by Mark, MetOlijf's cosmetics expert. Here you can read all about sweat production, the different types of sweat glands, the difference between chemical and natural deodorants and learn all about the effects of natural deodorant with alum. Do you have any questions? Feel free to talk to Mark! You can contact him on the chat, which can be found at the bottom right of the page of the website. Is he not available? No problem: leave a message and he will contact you as soon as possible.