Should we really care about our choices when it comes to using a deodorant or antiperspirant? We, at Matt King Undercover believe the answer to that question is “absolutely yes”. These days there is a healthy obsession to understand the A-Z behind a brand and its product. When we choose a deodorant or antiperspirant it’s important to know what ingredients are being used. Remember, we apply these products directly to our skin.

There was a time when consumers bought deodorants and antiperspirants, often from big name brands found in many major retailers. With the growth and convenience of online shopping we now have a much greater variety of deodorants and antiperspirants to choose from. Many of the smaller brand names are finding their way to the retail shelf, bringing with them a new range of all-natural deodorants.


Natural deodorants support us by masking odour and are free from petrochemicals, synthetic fragrances and Aluminium Chlorohydrate. An antiperspirant focuses on eliminating bacteria and actively blocks your sweat glands from producing underarm sweat, they do however, contain a number of chemical ingredients.

The stronger an antiperspirant the higher amount of aluminium chloride, an active ingredient. There have been clinical studies that caution against the use of antiperspirants on the body due to its chemical compounds and the direct application to the skin. We recommend you do your research before using an antiperspirant. Our recommendation is to consider using an all-natural deodorant.

Remember sweat is a good thing! Sweat removes toxins from the body and helps to promote good health. What’s important to understand is the armpit area is where we have lymphatic nodes, an important part of our entire lymphatic system. It’s important to consider the body’s natural functions before applying any chemical solutions directly to the skin.

When Matt King Undercover focused on solving the challenge faced with visible sweat marks, we created our premium sweat proof undershirts. We looked for a solution that did not require surgery, chemical skin applications or heavily treated chemical fabrics. We apply the same rule of thinking when it comes to the topic of choosing a natural deodorant over an antiperspirant.

Which natural deodorant to use is a personal choice and fortunately there are now plenty of choices available on the market. You may need to try a few different ones before you settle with the one that works best for you. A simple Google search under “natural deodorant “ will provide you with what is available in your location. Remember to do you research on what ingredients products use to ensure it aligns with your ethics and wellbeing.

Enjoy discovering environmentally friendly, all-natural deodorants, if you haven’t already made the transition.