Natural Deodorant Prep Work

July 25, 2018

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So you've decided to go au naturel in the deodorant department!  While there has been plenty of examples of natural deodorants being inefficient in eliminating body odor, it is an unjust conclusion.  If you have been using traditional antiperspirants for most of your life, it will take some time for your body to readjust from having your underarm pores clogged to flowing freely.   This often results in an especially funky smell, but don’t be deterred. The longer you go without using traditional deodorant, the more the odor wanes. Luckily, there are a few ways to prepare your pits to make the transition as smooth as possible. First, don't be afraid to sweat. You may be even sweatier than usual when switching as your body gets used to being free of pore-clogging aluminum. If you’re feeling especially self-conscious, wait until the weather is a cooler and do your workouts at home. Consider using a pit mask during the transition. This product acts like a magnet that draws out dirt, bacteria, aluminum, and excess oil using active charcoal, malic acid, and silica binding. Most natural deodorant use baking soda as their main ingredient and for a small portion of the world, it causes a rash, irritation, or skin darkening. A good indicator of baking soda sensitivity is toothpaste. If you can use one that has baking soda without it causing tooth pain, you’re good to go. The good news is there are plenty of non-baking soda formulas on the market too. Finally remember that it's okay to be a little stinky because it is natural.  However if it bothers you consider a diet change away from refined, processed foods that could affect your stench and stick to fresh ingredients instead.

SOURCE: Hello Giggles

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