Despite the abundance of information surrounding the health risks associated with commercial deodorants, effective natural alternatives have been few and far between.
A range of new natural products have emerged and we've tried and tested each one.
This article provides our tips on switching to natural deodorant. Continue reading to navigate through the article.
Common Chemicals Found in Deodorants
Aluminum chloride, aluminum zirconium, aluminum chlorohydrate and aluminum hydroxybromide.
These commonly used chemicals in antiperspirants not only stain your skin and clothes they are proven to be harmful neurotoxins which studies have linked to conditions like Alzheimer's disease and breast cancer.
While aluminum is not normally found in our body, using antiperspirants daily can deliver a direct dose of chemicals into your system.
So why to rub these harmful compounds directly into our pores and glands for our body to absorb. Use a aluminum free natural deodorant.
Deodorants Vs Antiperspirants
Despite what people may think, deodorants and antiperspirants quite simply are not the same thing.
Antiperspirants use chemical compounds like aluminum salts to block or clog your pores to prevent you from sweating, ultimately altering your body's normal function.
On the other hand, natural deodorants are designed to create an environment that prevents the bacteria on your skin from having a wild party and stinking up the joint.
Your sweat doesn't actually smell. What causes BO (body odor) is the bacteria that start munching on proteins in the sweat. They break down the proteins into acids and that's what smell.
Women have more sweat glands than men. But the men are more active and that is why they sweat more.
Stress sweat smells worse than exercise sweat. This is because it comes from different glands where the sweat has a higher percentage of proteins and fats compared to exercise sweat.
Try a natural deodorant:
Switching to natural deodorant may take a little bit of adjustment. After years of using toxic brands, you may find that it will take a little while to adjust.
But It will get easier and most people report less sweating while using a natural deodorant long term.
Applying deodorant on the open skin, this includes skin that has just been shaved. Shave at night and then only apply your natural deodorant the next morning.
Staying healthy on the outside starts with the what you put inside. Try to keep your diet as free from foods with preservatives and make sure you top up on green veggies - you might even find you don't need much deodorant at all.
If at first, you don't succeed, try and try again. You might find that you have to try a range of natural deodorants before you find the one that works for you. But don't give up, we assure you it's worth the effort.
Natural deodorant that works:
The natural whitening deodorant is a roll on with deodorant made of black seed, controls underarm sweating and whiten your armpits and reduces irritation caused by an ingrown hair in the underarms, gives a pleasant odor.
Try to choose a mild exfoliator, and also one that is organic and harmful additives free, so that you are not absorbing any nasty chemicals through your delicate skin.
You can also now get roll-on deodorants that are designed to reduce skin darkening under your arms that when used every day can help to keep those armpits pale as a lily.