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If you’ve been buying the same antiperspirant or deodorant since you were a teen, it’s time to make a change.
Do you know how many harmful things are hiding in that stick? Store-bought deodorants are full of ingredients that can damage your body.
Thankfully, there are now many different natural deodorant options available. You can pick one up at the grocery store or easily find one online. It will keep you feeling fresh and smelling good all day long.
So let’s take a look at 9 ways natural deodorant is good for you.
1. Zero Harmful Ingredients
Regular deodorants and antiperspirants contain harmful ingredients like triclosan, parabens, and aluminum compounds.
Natural deodorants, on the other hand, don’t contain anything that is harsh or potentially damaging to your body. They are chemical free. They’re made with all-natural ingredients that do their job of fighting odor and wetness while also nourishing your skin.
2. Easy to Use
Natural deodorant is applied similarly to the stick you’ve been using. Just hold the stick on your armpit for a few seconds to warm it up… swipe the deodorant on two to three times… and gently massage it into your skin with your fingers.
During the first few weeks of using natural deodorant, you might have to reapply several times throughout the day. Your body will have to detox the chemicals it has stored from the old deodorant as it gets used to the new, all-natural deodorant.
3. Baking Soda Free
Not all natural deodorants are baking soda free, so you’ll want to find one that is. If the baking soda disrupts the pH level of your armpits, it will leave you with painful, red, itchy rashes.
Baking soda is added to deodorants to help neutralize any bad odors. Yet there are other ingredients that do just as good of a job without making your skin break out.
4. De-stink Before it Happens
Commercial deodorants are filled with “fragrance” -- the mystery assortment of chemicals that give products a scent. In deodorants, fragrance only covers up your body odor. But what if you could prevent odor before it happens?
Many natural deodorants are formulated so that any signs of odor are neutralized before it becomes a problem. Instead of using baking soda, some natural skincare companies are turning to certain minerals to help…
5. Made with Magnesium & Zinc Oxide
Some natural deodorants are made with ingredients such as magnesium and zinc oxide to stop the stink. Magnesium effectively deodorizes the body through topical application, while zinc oxide turns short fatty acids that cause body odor into odorless salts. When you apply a deodorant with these ingredients, you can work up a sweat without worrying about smelling bad.
6. Activated Charcoal
Activated charcoal is the latest beauty buzzword. But if you’ve ever tried a face mask or toothpowder that contains this ingredient, you know why. It’s pretty amazing, even when added to deodorant.
Activated charcoal helps with moisture control. It’s able to absorb nearly 1000x its weight in moisture and impurities. So it’s the perfect ingredient to keep you feeling fresh throughout the day.
7. Contains Essential Oils
There are so many reasons to add essential oils to natural deodorant. They have antibacterial properties, help moisturize the skin, and add lovely scents to the deodorant.
8. Scent Variety
If you love the smell of lavender or coconut, you’re in luck. Natural deodorants come in a variety of light, earthy scents. You can neutralize your body odor and smell good without applying toxic artificial fragrances.
9. Added Perks
When buying organic or all-natural products, do you also look at whether or not they’re gluten-free or vegan? No matter your lifestyle, it’s easy to find a deodorant that will work for you. We all feel pressure to have good-smelling armpits, and now you don’t have to sacrifice your beliefs or dietary restrictions for effective deodorant.
As natural deodorants have become more popular, it’s easy to find one that works for you. If you’re thinking about making the switch, now is the time.
At Primal Life Organics, we make an all-natural, incredibly effective deodorant called Stick Up. It comes in a variety of scents and two sizes. We make Stick Up with magnesium and zinc oxide and absolutely no chemicals, fragrance, baking soda or aluminum. It’s getting amazing reviews too! Check out Stick Up, our all-natural deodorant.