Why should you consider natural deodorant? Well the fact is that natural deodorant is an entirely different product than conventional deodorant and anti-antiperspirant's. Learn how to make it work for you.
You may have had an unpleasant experience using natural deodorant, only to discover that it did not work as well as the anti-perspirant you were used to, and this can curb your enthusiasm for the natural option and lead you back the chemical filled deodorants.
You’ve got to learn how to use natural deodorant in order for it to be effective. It definitely is not the same as rolling on anti-perspirant and forgetting about it for the rest of the day. It does require a bit more attention, but knowing you’re safely chemical-free is worth the effort.
There are several reasons to make the switch from your conventional deodorant to a natural deodorant:
They interfere with toxin release.
Mainstream antiperspirant brands have aluminum as an active ingredient. This is what seals up the sweat ducts under your arms to keep you dry. You may not like sweating, but perspiration is a completely natural, healthy process that helps the body get rid of toxins. The aluminum in your antiperspirant prevents the toxins from being released, trapping them inside your body. Aside from interrupting a perfectly natural process, the aluminum in your antiperspirant or deodorant is also associated with increased risk of breast cancer and Alzheimer’s disease.
They cause hormonal imbalance.
The toxic chemicals found in your antiperspirant are endocrine disruptors. These substances affect how your body regulates hormones, which play a role in every bodily process from sleep to reproduction.
How to Make that Switch to Natural Deodorant
Stop using your old deodorant or antiperspirant.
To make a successful switch to natural deodorant, you’ll need to stop using the conventional formulas. It may be best to start your transition in a cooler season. like fall or winter. Also, make the switch easier by beginning over the weekend so you’re not overly self-conscious about body odor at work.
Detox Your Armpits
Detoxing your armpits will help your body adjust to natural formulas. You can do this by wearing natural fabrics like organic cotton or bamboo, drinking plenty of water, and eating a whole food, plant-based diet. Our Apples & Mustard Blemish Banishing Face Mask can be applied to your underarms to neutralize odor and help with toxin release. You might also improve your natural body odor by supplementing with chlorophyll and/or probiotics. Also, keep your armpits dry to prevent bacterial growth.
You can apply your natural deodorant immediately after detoxing on clean and dry armpits, or you can forego deodorant for a few days before starting your new regimen. Do what makes you most comfortable.
Choose a formula that works best for you.
Natural formulas include ingredients like coconut oil and baking soda as well as essential oils to help mask odor. Non-toxic deodorants come in roll-on, spray, and rub-on cream applications, so be sure to choose the type you feel most comfortable applying every day. Try out a few different options over the course of several days or weeks to see which product works best for you.