However, one thing I have avoided trying was a natural deodorant. Even though my sister is a huge advocate of natural deodorants and often chides me for not trying them, I just haven’t made the switch yet. It isn’t that I have anything against natural products, I just have something against the fear of stinky pits.
5 TIPS FOR SWITCHING TO NATURAL DEODORANT
1.) Ask for recommendations!
My sister informed me that she has cornered many an employee at our local health food store. She apparently got into the nitty gritty of sweating and stinking in order to come out with a few recommended brands. Don’t give up on the first brand you try, everyone’s body chemistry is different. Eventually, you will find one that works for you!
2.) Give it time!
Your body will take some time to adjust to natural deodorant. After being laden with chemicals for years, your underarms will need a little time to get used to natural ingredients. Be patient and stay the course, your body will thank you for it!
3.) Sweat is good!
It is completely normal for your body to sweat. Don’t freak out, just work around it. Natural deodorants are exactly that – deodorant, not to be confused with antiperspirant. Wear loose fitting clothing, tank tops and avoid restrictive clothing around your armpit area.
4.) Stay Clean!
Again, it’s important to remember that natural deodorant is different from antiperspirant. Natural deodorants do not stop the sweat, but they do keep you smelling nice and far away from harmful chemicals, which is very important. So if you find yourself smelling a little bit, it’s ok. I simply carry some little cleansing wipes in my bag just in case I need to freshen up a bit. Then I wash up, apply a fresh coat of natural deodorant, a little powder and move on with my day!
5.) Wear natural fibers!
Nothing is going to make you stinkier than polyester against your body. Your body can’t breathe wearing synthetic fibers and bacteria will thrive. Bacteria growing on your skin is what causes an unpleasant odor. Try wearing clothing made from cotton, linen, wool or silk to keep odor at bay.