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3 Big Reasons Why You Need To Make The Switch To Natural Deodorant

by Morrisa Jenkins October 03, 2016

3 Big Reasons Why You Need To Make The Switch To Natural Deodorant

What do your morning and night routines consist of? Washing your face, brushing your teeth, moisturizing, and of course applying deodorant. If you don’t want to be embarrassed by bad body odor, you cannot forget your deodorant.

Depending on when you started puberty, you could’ve been using deodorant since the age of 8 or even younger. But have you ever considered what makes your deodorant work, the side effects, and possible harms of your deodorant choice? For a natural and safer choice, we recommend making the switch to natural deodorant and here are 3 big reasons why:

1. The majority of deodorants and anti-perspirants available in your local stores are toxic. The active ingredient in deodorants is aluminum. To prevent sweat, aluminum works by clogging your pores and preventing perspiration. Just the phrase “clogging your pores” should give you reason to pause. The side effects of clogged pores leads to inflammation, bumps, and bad odor. Have you ever had a lymph node under your armpit or found your pits to be really irritated? The aluminum compounds in your deodorant could very well be the culprit.

Aluminum has also been linked to some cancers and bone disease, although no direct evidence has been found. 

Here's are some other toxic ingredients found in deodorants and anti-perspirants:

  • Parabens  (lmethyl, ethyl, propyl, benzyl and butyl) – premature aging, allergen
  • Phthalates – birth defects, infertility
  • Proplyene glycol– Skin, eyes, and lungs irritation, kidney and liver damage
  • Talc – Non-reproductive organ system toxin

2. Natural deodorant is made with natural ingredients to prevent body odor. You don't need harmful chemicals to fight against body odor. The ingredients in natural deodorant are safer for your skin, while preventing irritation and boy odor. Below is a list of some ingredients used in our natural deodorants and how they work to prevent sweating and odor:

  • Essential Oils (such as rosemary, lichen, sage, lemongrass, and tea tree oil) –Prevents odor and growth of bacteria
  • Beeswax - Holds in moisture and reduces dryness but doesn't clog pores; has antibacterial properties, natural honey fragrance
  • Baking Soda - Neutralizes odor and absorbs sweat

3. Get rid of those stains on your clothes. Remember the aluminum we warned against in #1? Well not only is it linked to illness and irritation, but it's also the reason for those yellow stains on your t-shirts. When aluminum connects with your perspiration, it turns yellow and forms those embarrassing yellow stains on the pits of your shirts. Use of a natural deodorant reduces sweat and prevents staining your clothing.

Before making the switch to natural deodorant, we suggest doing some some preparation. After a lifetime of using toxic deodorant, your armpits will need to get accustomed to natural deodorants. Switching to natural deodorant, will allow your pores to breathe. This will also release toxins and may result in some odor. To reduce the odor, exfoliate your pits 2-3 times weekly before applying your natural deodorant. You may also have to get in an extra shower throughout the day. Also, try adjusting your diet to eat cleaner and drink more water. The foods you intake have a strong impact on your body odor. 

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Morrisa Jenkins
Morrisa Jenkins