Reasons Why You Need a Safe Deodorant During Pregnancy

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Reasons Why You Need a Safe Deodorant During Pregnancy

So why you should stop wearing deodorant more specifically when you are pregnant? Pregnancy is the most beautiful and memorable thing in a woman’s life. Staying healthy and safe is the other most important matter during pregnancy. Not just the right eating, walking, sleeping but also considering the right beauty products such as creams, deodorants, oils, etc.

A lot of women has stopped wearing deodorant completely and start making their own or switching to more natural alternatives. Because all these deodorants that are advertised everywhere that smell really good and have a really good design because everyone is so distracted by how it looks and how it smells and how well it works people don’t realize what ingredients are actually in deodorants and how it could negatively affect your health. So I decided to spread the word and share with you what I learned from my research about deodorants and why you yourself should stop wearing store brand deodorants. Reasons why you need a safe deodorant during pregnancy.

Reasons Why You Should Avoid Deodorant?

The following are the reasons why you should avoid deodorant when you are pregnant. The deodorant contains these toxic chemicals:


Aluminium is a heavy metal that is absorbed by the body and can accumulate in the brain and bones. It can also cross the placenta. There have been concerns raised about a link between aluminium and breast cancer. However, this hasn’t been proven at this point. Aluminium exposure has been linked to Alzheimer’s and neurological disorders.

Propylene Glycol (PEG)

Other ingredients that are common to look out for are Propylene Glycol. It is a synthetic liquid substance that absorbs water. Propylene glycol is a synthetic, tasteless liquid, colourless, and odourless that belongs to the same chemical class as alcohol.


Silica is a known skin irritant. It may also be contaminated with crystalline quartz which is a carcinogen (capable of causing cancer).

Parabens and Pesticides

Parabens are widely used preservatives in pharmaceutical and cosmetic products. It is synthetic chemicals. It could increase the risk of breast cancer. These are most commonly found in a lot of cosmetics and skincare products they are only found in Deodorants. They’re also found in soap, shampoos, shower gels, lotions, and basically any product that is meant for personal hygiene. These pesticides are linked to certain allergies weight gain, inflammation, and thyroid issues. They could also affect a woman’s pregnancy and they can cause birth defects.


Triclosan is an antibacterial and antifungal agent present in deodorants, toothpaste, detergents, soaps, and surgical cleaning treatments. In September 2016, the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has banned the incorporation of triclosan.

Be sure to avoid deodorants with the above ingredients. Keep in mind that spray deodorants bring in another group of toxins that can be absorbed through the lungs and into your body. Do not be fooled by terms like natural, hypoallergenic, and organic. As these have no regulated meaning, stick to aluminium-free deodorants without all the chemicals. If you look at the ingredients on the back of deodorant packaging. You will notice that it contains a lot of these weird chemicals that you can’t even pronounce.

Natural Deodorant Alternatives

If you are a person who is very prone to having severe body odour and there may be a few underlying causes, such as:


The answers to everything so this is something you’re struggling with just drink more water stay hydrated. It’s important your body is seventy-five percent. Eat fruits that have a lot of natural water in it like watermelon, cucumber, strawberries, exciter others soul many water-based groups out there.

Lack of vitamins

Another because it could be a lack of vitamin B and vitamin C. Just eat your fruits and vegetables that contains these vitamins.

Avoid foods that cause bad body odour

People who are vegan or vegetarian, actually don’t produce as much body odour as people who eat meat. So if you’re up for it try to eliminate as much meat from your diet as possible and see if that works for you. In some people, cruciferous, asparagus, onion, seafood and alcoholic can also produce body odour.

Wear Breathable Fabrics

Cotton is one of the best fabrics for hot summer weather. It can observe body sweat and smell. So you can also wear cotton fabric clothes.

How To Choose A Safe Natural Deodorant?

It can be tough to find the right one that works for you. There are many safe natural deodorants out there. So I have put the list of safe picks deodorants that you may try after consulting with your doctor or beautician.

  • First of all, avoid the deodorants that contain these compounds – Parabens, Aluminum, Silica, Triclosan, Talc, Propylene Glycol, and Stearate. All these are chemical ingredients that are harmful to skin and health. Select a deodorant with 100% naturally-derived ingredients.
  • If you just want to use a store brand deodorant, you may try these: Kopari Natural deodorant, Schmidt’s Natural deodorant, Native Coconut & Vanilla Deodorant, Ursa Major Hoppin’ Fresh Deodorant, Soapwalla Deodorant Cream, Almay Sensitive Skin Clear Gel and few more.
  • You can also make your own natural deodorant at home that works with these 3 ingredients – melt coconut oil, baking soda, arrowroot powder. Mix them and apply them to your skin. If you also replace boking soda with peppermint essential oil which is also an antibacterial oil.
  • Before buying a deodorant, check if it is only made for women. There are variants of deodorants in the market.

Please share your good and bad experience while using deodorant, below in the comment.

Judith Arevalo

I am a good Mom, have two active children. I am working in a beauty and spa company but now I also decided to make its own profession. So I am here to learn and teach.

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