HOW TO MAKE THE SWITCH TO NATURAL DEODORANT
Why can it be beneficial to switch to a natural deodorant? Most commercialized deodorants contain chemicals that block toxins from leaving the body like they are supposed to and ummm...they are full of chemicals. Everyday we are bombarded by chemicals that we have no control over. Choosing a chemical free deodorant is one way or should I say one thing you can have control over that helps with having a happy body.
I know that it can seem daunting especially if you have issues with smelling or sweating, etc. Here are a few tips and things to remember if you want to make the switch:
- Less is more. With natural deodorant, a dab or two is the perfect amount since you can alway apply more later if needed in order to avoid oil stains on clothes.
- Always buy a trial size option. It can take some time to find what natural deodorant you like the best.
- Look for a Baking Soda free option if you have sensitive skin. Although baking soda is natural, some sensitive skin types can't handle it causing them to get a rash under their armpits. This doesn’t happen to everyone, but it can happen.
- Try exfoliation. Massaging and exfoliation can help the transition to go smoother by flushing out toxins.
- Detox those armpits. YES, friends…those armpits will be detoxing from all the toxins that have been stuck in your body so don’t panic. If possible, in the first few days let those pits go au-natural. It can also help to spritz with a witch hazel mixture.
- Wear natural and breathable fabrics. Fabrics like polyester can tend to cling and also hang on to odors.
- Limit these foods. Alcohol, red meat, and caffeine can be helpful for you to limit from your diet. Your body takes a while to process red meat which allows toxins and bad bacteria to build up in your system. Onions, garlic, and certain spices can also cause odor.
- Include chlorophyll. You can find a good quality chlorophyll like this one to add to your water to drink all day. Don’t forget most green leafy vegetables are full of chlorophyll so eat up!
Hopefully these tips and tricks help you on your natural deodorant journey. Keep in mind that it can take about two weeks for your body to fully detox and adjust to natural deodorant. You got this!