Deodorants Part 3: My Personal Favs & How to Transition
Now that you’ve tossed your antiperspirant, what kind of natural deodorant should you use?
4 tips to help you transition to a natural deodorant
Here are some suggestions to help you transition to a natural deodorant
What I found is that using a natural deodorant took some getting used to. Here are 4 tips to help you:
1.) Be patient!
Especially if you’ve been using an antiperspirant for a long time, your body will take time to adjust.
2.) Just because the scent is gone, it doesn’t mean it’s not working
Essential oils typically used in natural deodorants don’t linger like synthetic fragrances. It’s normal for your armpits to not smell fragrant after a short while. But that doesn’t mean the deodorant isn’t working.
3.) Be prepared!
Because deodorants don’t prevent sweating, you may find that you need a little freshening up during the day. Carry some cleansing wipes in your purse. That will do the trick.
4.) Stay away from artificial fibers!
While you might love that polyester top, nothing will make you stink more than synthetic fibers like polyester. That’s because your body can’t breathe, enabling bacteria to thrive which as we now know, is what causes BO. Try wearing clothing made from natural fibers like cotton, linen, silk or wool. You’ll be amazed at the difference.
4 of my favorite natural deodorants
Here are four of my favorite deodorants.
1.) Z Natural Life Deodorants– With refreshing and invigorating scents, this new deodorant in an applicator pump is perfect to use every day or when traveling.
2.) HoneyBee Garden’s Deodorant Powder – Aluminum and talc free, this great deodorant combines the natural deodorizing properties of baking soda with the superior absorbent properties of cornstarch and arrowroot. The result is a clean, soft, delicately-scented natural powder with powerful odor fighting capabilities.
3.) Herban Cowboy – With great scents for men and women, I find that this deodorant works quite well.
4.) White Altearah Eau de Parfum – Made of a blend of certified organic essential oils handcrafted in France, just spray and be on your way. I love this perfume because I can use it as a perfume, deodorant, and for its therapeutic effects by spraying the palm of my hands, rubbing dry, and inhaling a few times.
Experiment with them to see what works best for you. I sometimes have to do a combination of two to reap the most benefits. I am a sweater and really don’t like BO so do what it takes to keep the pits dry and smelling good. ☺