Natural deodorant: this stuff isn’t just for hippies anymore. Natural deo has a bad reputation mostly because you have to give it time. Once you switch from conventional deodorants, your underarms have to adjust back to doing one of their most important jobs: sweating. Sweating is part of your natural body function; if you are healthy and hydrated, you should be sweating a normal amount. Conventional deodorant and antiperspirants clog up your sweat glands to stop this, and give you a gunk-y (the scientific term) feeling that you’ve probably come to accept as normal.
We spend a lot of time focusing on what we put into our bodies and aiming for the best quality natural ingredients we can find. Why should our external care products be any different? Our skin absorbs a lot of what we put on it, so the harsh chemicals, pesticides, parabens, and fragrances of conventional deodorant ends up in our bodies anyway. Instead of fighting against the natural process of sweating, how about we embrace it, and the rest of our body, too, while we’re at it.
The search for a natural deodorant is a personal journey that requires a bit of trial and error. Some bodies don’t agree with the baking soda that many natural deodorants use, but for a lot of people it’s totally fine. Some recommend using an underarm mask (yes, it’s a thing) to help expel the chemicals to let the natural stuff work its magic. As always, our wellness gurus in store can help with any questions or recommendations. Happy sweating!