We apply deodorant every day. Sometimes more than once a day: in the morning, before the gym, after we shower…
We use it so much, yet we probably don’t know what all is in our sticks and tubes. Is it doing more harm than good? Or is nourishing for the skin? Yes, deodorant can do that. Antiperspirant… not so much.
Deodorant and antiperspirant are two different things. Commercial deodorants are made with alcohol to kill bacteria and with fragrance to reduce the smell coming from your pits. Antiperspirant has aluminum added to reduce the amount of sweat by blocking your pores.
Antiperspirant gets a bad rap for containing aluminum. Many people believe aluminum can lead to health problems such as Alzheimer’s and breast cancer. If there are natural alternatives, why not use those?
Blocking sweat from exiting your body is bad for you. So you don’t want to use antiperspirant anyway. You want to sweat so you can cool down and remove toxins. Deodorant is the better way to go. And you should go all-natural.
Primal Life Organics makes deodorant with simple ingredients. Our unscented deodorant is made with just three: virgin coconut oil, aluminum-free baking soda and pure filtered beeswax.
Our black sensitive formula has the most ingredients at ten: virgin coconut oil, arrowroot powder, beeswax, bentonite clay, aluminum-free baking soda, hemp seed oil, bergamot oil, peppermint oil, lavender oil and activated charcoal.
To compare, here’s the list of 14 ingredients (13 of which are inactive!!) found in a popular commercial antiperspirant: aluminum zirconium tertrachlorohydrex GLY (the only active ingredient), cyclopentasiloxane, stearyl alcohol, C12-15 alkyl benzoate, PPG-14 butyl ether, hydrogenated castor oil, PEG-8, fragrance (parfum), dimethicone, silica, polyethylene, helianthus annus (sunflower) seed oil, stearath-100, BHT. (Also... take a look at the warnings on that label! Yikes!)
We use simple ingredients (that are E-A-S-Y to pronounce) made from nature to detoxify and nourish your armpits while fighting odor. When you switch from commercial deodorant to an all-natural formula, you might experience a bit of a detox period.
Your body will purge all of the chemicals that have been lingering in your pits from the commercial deodorant. Your underarms might smell a bit more than usual, or they may even smell differently. This is due to the changing bacteria. Once your body adjusts, you’ll have mostly good bacteria living there.
You might also feel like you sweat more. That’s because you’re no longer using antiperspirant. After a while, your body will even out its sweat production.
When you start using all-natural deodorant, use just a few swipes. Products like Primal Life Organics Stick Up has 100% active ingredients. It’s not watered down or packed with fillers and fragrance, so a little goes a long way.
If you want more tips and tricks for natural deodorant, watch my demo on how to apply my all-natural deodorant.
Stick Up™, 100% all-natural deodorant from Primal Life Organics, comes in two sizes and a variety of flavors:
Full size (2 oz) — Black Sensitive, Coconut, Forest, Lavender, Sensitive Lemon-Clove, Sensitive Lavender, Sensitive Cool Aloe, Dirty Peppermint (sensitive)
Mini size (0.75 oz) — Black Sensitive, Coconut, Lavender, Sensitive Lemon-Clove
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