Commercial Deodorants vs Natural Deodorants (the truth behind your funk)

During my transition from chemical filled products to all natural ones the most difficult to find was the right deodorant. In all, I've tested 7 different types of natural deodorants. The first one I tried gave me a rash because I didn't switch over properly. The others, just simply didn't work for me because they didn't last all day like I expected. I would have to reapply multiple times throughout the day and even start to smell myself which isn't me at all. With so many failed attempts I started using Dove again. However, this didn't last long. I found that switching back and fourth is a bad idea. After doing some research I realized the many mistakes I had been making.

When changing your deodorant this way, it is important to detox your underarms first, which is a 2-3 week process at the most. This process cleanses toxins from our body that have been trapped for years because of the commercial deodorants we use. The job of these deodorants are to stop us from sweating by blocking our sweat ducts. By sweating, our bodies flush toxins and produces sweat as a natural way to cool us off when its hot as well as many other reasons.

If you’ve ever paid attention to the ingredients in an antiperspirant you most likely saw things like “aluminum chloralhydrate” or aluminum somewhere in there followed by all sort of unpronounceable ingredients; these are the unhealthy chemicals used in regular deodorants. Using natural deodorant, you may find yourself a little more sweaty or even having to reapply throughout the day for the first few days however, keep in mind that as you are switching those toxins that were blocked are now being released. Once that phase is over you will be completely fine. Besides, the benefits are well worth it.

Be sure to check out the ingredients when you switch. You will notice that most of them contain activated charcoal, coconut oil, baking soda, essential oils etc, ingredients that you actually recognize.

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