You may be wondering why you should make the switch over to a charcoal deodorant when you can use a regular deodorant or antiperspirant. Sure, regular deodorant kills bacteria in your armpits that cause them to smell, but it doesn’t actually stop them from sweating, which can be uncomfortable and cause stains. Antiperspirant does the same thing as deodorant, but it's also jam packed with aluminum (a controversial ingredient), which stops you from sweating by blocking off your sweat glands.
Enter: an activated charcoal deodorant. Unlike other natural deodorants, activated charcoal is carbon-rich which means that in can extract oil, dirt, and other stuff from clogged pores. It can even absorb 1,000 times its own weight in moisture which helps to absorb underarm wetness. Plus, it boasts detoxifying properties and can draw out bacteria just like a regular deodorant or antiperspirant. So the next time you run out of deodorant, pick up a charcoal version that can fight odor and keep you dry naturally.