All About Natural Deodorant
You’ve decided to try natural deodorant, but you’re having a difficult time finding something that works for you..sound familiar? You are not alone! There is a large movement of people switching to natural skin care products, but not everyone knows how to go about switching or how to deal with the bodily changes that come with the resulting detox. We are here to help! Along with removing toxins from your body, there are a ton of great reasons to use natural deodorant. What you will come to realize, if you haven’t already, is that changing any skin care routine is always a process and your body will make and feel some changes, but never fear!! Once your body adjusts, you’ll never want to go back. Some will make the transition seamlessly, while some will experience irritation, itchiness, new levels of unfamiliar stink and pure frustration. We are here to help guide your poor frustrated soul through these changes and what they mean, and to aid in your quest to become un-stinky!
My Current Deodorant Works. Why Make The Change to All Natural?
There are tons of deodorant options out there claiming to be long-lasting, prevent smells, and keep your pits dry. “No more embarrassing sweat spots!” Sounds too good to be true, right? Well, it is. Keep reading to find out the dark side of deodorant and the benefits of switching to all natural!
Toxic Ingredients to Avoid
Aluminum, the main antiperspirant used in most deodorants, clogs pores preventing sweat, which ultimately prevents toxins from leaving your body. This article states Aluminum is a metal which, like mercury, has the ability to cross the blood-brain barrier and remains in the brain for a long time. Studies have found that prolonged use of aluminum can lead to Alzheimer's. Breast cancer and other diseases can also result from clogged lymph nodes.
Alcohols strip your skin of moisture and when paired with other engineered "moisturizing" ingredients commonly found in big brand deodorants, cause a dependency on chemicals in order to keep your pits feeling “normal.”
Knowing that, we ask you - who wants clogged pores, dry skin, or to be chemically-dependent? NOT US! Which is why we’ve formulated our all-natural deodorant to be chemical-free, working together with nature to keep you smelling pleasant in a healthy way.x
Why Do I Need Deodorant?
Let us be real - your body odor is entirely dependent on you. Good hygiene, clean diet, and proper skin care is essential to creating an ideal, non-stinky microbiome in your pits. WHAT are we talking about?? When the natural bacteria on your skin metabolizes sweat, sugar, chemicals, and other unhealthy things, they leave behind stinky stuff that REEKS! Cue body odor. The imbalance then occurring between “good and bad” bacteria throws your skin into even greater imbalance! Cue all other skin problems. You see the domino effect here? The antimicrobial effect of our all natural deodorant neutralizes your pits' PH, stopping the overgrowth of the bad bacteria and their stinky residue - no clogging, no drying, and no dependency involved! Say hello to freedom, pits!
What to Expect & Some Tips For Your Natural Deodorant Detox Journey
The process of switching to natural deodorant is different for everybody. Some might experience irritation, dryness, itchiness, and other undesired symptoms while your body goes through a detox; especially if you are used to using chemical deodorants.
Wait for your pits to dry before applying after a shower.
We recommend to avoid shaving or any high-friction activities when first using natural deodorant.
Reapplication may be necessary throughout the day, especially if you are using unscented. Regardless of scent, those of us with very active sweat glands will need to reapply regularly - but we, again, must emphasize: it is healthier for your body to function properly than hold onto chemicals and toxins which negatively affect our health in the long run.
If this is your first time trying, remember it could take weeks for your body to adjust to releasing sweat and toxins from your sweat glands and lymph nodes. Some irritation and smell is to be expected while your body adjusts.
Our Chamomile & Calendula Salve can be a great aid for any discomfort.
Absolutely. When we consider the health risks involved, switching to natural skin care is a no-brainer. Some people may experience irritation during the detox process, however once that is through, natural deodorant is proven to be a much healthier option.
OFP’s List of All Natural Ingredients Explained - YES, PLEASE!
Arrowroot Powder - acts as an antimicrobial, and the butters and oils help keep you moisturized.
Bentonite Clay - absorbs odors, detoxes, extracts heavy metals, and has a soothing effect to the skin
Beeswax - ensures a harder, more stable bar that won’t crumble on you.
Shea Butter and Cocoa Butter - for moisture
Coconut Oil - another antimicrobial, coconut oil helps to moisturize and balance
Sodium Bicarbonate - otherwise known as baking soda, neutralizes your pits’ environment, absorbs sweat
Vitamin E - antioxidant, helps reduce oxidative stress, and hydrates skin cells
Natural Fragrance and Essential Oils - we use only the best, all natural fragrance and essential oils in our products.