I don’t know what took me so long to talk to y’all about natural deodorants. I’ve had it on my list of topics forever so let us jump into it.
What is a natural deodorant?
Instead of using aluminum chlorohydrate and aluminum zirconium to block your pores, natural deodorants use coconut oil, cornstarch, arrowroot powder, and other recognizable components. These ingredients neutralize bad-smelling bacteria, and different powders can help absorb excess wetness.
I started wearing natural deodorants about 3-4 years ago after my mom made a switch many years before that. It took me some time to get rolling (get it? haha).
If you are thinking about switching over to natural deodorant just remember it does take the body at least 30 days to fully understand what is going. When you first decide that you want to switch to natural deodorant there is a detox that your underarms will need to go through to rid of all the existing toxins. Be sure to take hot baths to open pores and flush out toxins and carry a travel size deodorant around with you. You can also apply a natural starch powder such as arrowroot powder or cornstarch after applying your deodorant. This will help absorb some of the excess moisture as your body pushes out the toxins in your body.
Here are a few tips to help with the transition and a few brands that people in my life have tried. Remember, not every brand works for everyone so don’t give up if the first few don’t work.
Simple Ways to Detox Underarms & Reduce Body Odor:
- Wear natural fibers
- Mind what you eat
- Dry off carefully after a shower or bath
- Drink plenty of water
- Take chlorophyll or probiotic supplements.
- Apply apple cider vinegar, lemon, or witch hazel
Products to Detox Your Underarms:
This brand provides all the products necessary to transition to natural deodorant.
Here are links to deodorants that either myself or family and friends have tried since switching to natural deodorant.
- Kopari deodorant can be found on both the Kopari and Sephora websites. ( My newest addition)
- Native can be found at Target, Wal-Mart, and of course, Native website where they sell other natural products.
- Crystal – Amazon, and Wal-Mart
If there are any natural deodorants or tips that you have, please do share.