Sarah’s Day deodorant by La’Bang body is an Australian-made natural deodorant. Available in Coconut & Lime or Lychee & Vanilla. Sounds tasty.
Why You Should Switch To Natural Deodorant
Sarah’s Day deodorant is a step in the right direction.
One such ingredient, Aluminium.
"Aluminium is known to have a genotoxic profile, capable of causing both DNA alterations and epigenetic effects, and this would be consistent with a potential role in breast cancer"
Parabens and synthetic fragrances have also been linked to possible health issues. Again, long-term studies are required to fully understand the risks. Many mainstream deodorants contain parabens and synthetic fragrances.
Learn more about toxic chemicals in deodorant here.
Sarah’s Day Deodorant helps you avoid chemicals. Tick.
Switching to Sarah’s Day deodorant reduces your exposure to chemicals. Any quality natural deodorant will accomplish this.
Science can't say for certain that aluminium and other chemicals in regular deodorant are 100% safe. In my opinion it simply doesn’t make sense to continue using them on your body.
Things to love about Sarah’s Day Deodorant
- 100% Natural
- Cruelty Free
- Aluminium free
"Sodium Bicarbonate leads to red, sore, irritated armpits in many people"
Sarah’s Day Deodorant ingredients
Let’s take a look at the ingredients in Sarah’s Day pity party deodorant.
Sodium bicarbonate (bicarb) is an effective odour fighting ingredient. Bicarb works by altering the pH of the skin to inhibit the growth of odour causing bacteria.
Bicarb is highly effective and found in many natural deodorants. Sodium bicarbonate however isn’t all sunshine and rainbows. It can lead to red, sore, irritated armpits in many people. More on that later.
Organic Shea Butter
Sarah’s Day Pitty Party deodorant uses shea butter as a carrier for the active ingredient, bicarb. Shea butter is safe, nourishing, and helps reduce inflammation.
Organic Coconut Oil
Kaolin Clay is a common natural deodorant ingredient. It is used to absorb sweat to help keep armpits dry.
Organic Arrowroot Powder
Sarah’s Day deodorant makes use of Arrowroot powder. Another common natural deodorant ingredient, Arrowroot powder is used to absorb sweat. It is safe, natural, and helps keep you dry.
Lime Essential Oil (Coconut & Lime Scent)
Lime essential oil smells great. it’s a favourite at Arluka and found in Arluka natural deodorant. Lime essential oil smells fresh, zesty, and light. It has great antibacterial properties to help fight odour causing bacteria.
Sarah’s Day deodorant uses natural fragrance in both the Coconut & Lime and Lychee & Vanilla scents. Ingredients contained within fragrances do not need to be listed. This makes it difficult to know whether a natural fragrance is 100% free of nasties.
Here’s what we don’t like:
Sodium Bicarbonate (bicarb)
This brings us to the ugly side of Pitty Party deodorant.
"There's one major issue with Sarah's Day deodorant. And that's bicarb"
High levels of bicarb aren’t required in a well-formulated product
Sodium bicarb is the leading cause of rash, irritation, and sore armpits caused by using natural deodorant.
High levels of bicarb cause rash and irritation in a lot of people. It's common.
Sarah’s Day Deodorant user experiences
My horror story - Sarah's Day "pitty party" natural deodorant
She experienced a small amount of irritation when she started using Sarah's Day deodorant.
She shaved her armpits. Applied deodorant and experienced very red, irritated armpits.
After allowing 72 hours for the rash to settle the customer begins using the deodorant again.
She experiences a rash so bad that her armpit skin is peeling
She continues using it for a further 3 months, the rash and skin peeling persists.
- She shouldn’t have used it immediately after shaving. It's best to wait 48 hours to let the skin settle.
- She shouldn’t have persisted with using the deodorant for so long when it was causing a rash and peeling skin.
The thing is, many articles about natural deodorant will tell you there may be an adjustment period. That your armpits need to detox and the rash is a good thing.
It’s not just Sarah’s Day Deodorant. It’s bicarb
It's important to note that bicarb is not always the cause of rash. Some products such as Kopari coconut deodorant don't contain bicarb. Yet still cause a rash in sensitive people. Regardless, if a deodorant is causing a rash discontinue using it.
UPDATE: August 2021
We haven't personally tested Sarah's Day bicarb free so can't vouce for it's effectiveness. It's great to see that they have an option available now for sensitive individuals and those who simply can't tolerate the high level of bicarb in the original blend.
Experienced irritation from bicarb based natural deodorant in the past? You’re best to steer clear of Sarahs Day original deodorant.
New to natural deodorant?
If you are new to natural deodorant the safest choice is to try a deodorant with lower levels of bicarb. Once you know your body tolerates it you can try higher levels should you feel the need.
Natural deodorant really doesn’t need so much bicarb. Active ingredients such as Magnesium Hydroxide do a great job at controlling body odour. And high levels of bicarb aren’t necessary.
We don't love the use of fragrance either. Oh, and it's gritty. The experience of using it isn't as nice as it could be.
See our medical disclaimer.