A few blog posts ago, I said the two products that I think people should switch from conventional to clean right away are sunscreen and deodorant.
Most people know that there are nasty things in antiperspirant and many conventional deodorants. And we know that some deodorants and especially antiperspirants actually utilize aluminum to block sweat glands and prevent your body from the natural process of removing toxins. But we also acknowledge that there is a very rational fear associated with making the switch to a natural, nontoxic products, and that is, that it won't work.
No one wants to use something that's "natural," but that is ineffective and might leave you feeling embarrassed or uncomfortable.
If you're wanting to "make the switch" there are a few things you need to know:
1. You will literally need to detox your armpits. After having used conventional deodorants/antiperspirants, your underarms are likely on hyperdrive and actually produce more bacteria than what is normal.
2. You will need to pick the best clean deodorant for you, not all are created equal, and everyone's body makeup is different and will require different things ingredients.
Here are a few brands we highly recommend:
3. Take your time with this process. It is not the easiest transition, but it is so worth it! Knowing that your body is not absorbing aluminum and that you are not blocking sweat glands with harsh chemicals and covering up odour with synthetic fragrances is a wonderful feeling.
4. A few tips for applying natural deodorant:
Now, you're all set! You can take the leap and clean up your underarm situation for a healthier way to keep odour and moisture under control. Your body will thank you for making the switch, and I guarantee you will fee so much better about it!!
Some of you may remember an old TV commercial (though I cannot recall what they were advertising), the slogan has stuck with me.
“When you look good, you feel good. When you feel good, you look great!”
These are words that make a lot of sense and that we can live by. Yet I have now found it rings truer than ever before when it comes to the clean and natural beauty products that I use on my body.