Aluminum-Free Baking Soda
I personally never had an issue with baking soda in my deodorants. This is really something you have to experiment with and see if you have any reaction or irritation with this ingredient.
Coconut and Carrier Oils
Also, because this oil is packed with anti-inflammatory compounds, coconut oil can also be effective at reducing irritation caused by shaving or skin friction.
Essential oils are essentially the anti-bacterial stars of organic deodorants. Some essential oils are better than others for deodorizing because many essential oils are too harsh for topical use. The best essential oils to look for in a natural deodorant are bergamot, cypress, grapefruit, lavender, tea tree, sage, and rosemary.
I love the lavender essential oil myself and many of the deodorants that I have tried and done a review on have been lavender.
Non-Nano Zinc Oxide
Mined from the mountains of Koa-ling China, kaolin clay is an extremely absorbent and detoxifying powder. It can easily absorb a lot of oil and moisture, which makes it a fantastic natural deodorant ingredient. Kaolin clay also has potent detoxifying properties.
It is great at drawing out impurities from the skin and then neutralizing them with its blend of mineral and phytonutrients. Very gentle and great for sensitive skin types.
If you have never used a natural, aluminum-free deodorant, you may want to consider these tips below and see what is the best way to make your green switch and what to do and what not to do:
- Time: If you’re making a big switch from conventional antiperspirants to natural deodorant, your body might need time to adjust before the natural stuff can be effective. Some even claim that your pits might have some detoxing to do. That might take a few weeks for your body to adjust.
- Shaving: Some people also report that natural deodorants sting or cause irritation after shaving. An easy way to avoid that is to shave at night and apply deodorant in the morning.
- Staining: A common complaint about natural deodorants made with oils like coconut is that they stain clothes. Avoid this by using only a small amount and giving the product a couple of minutes to absorb before you put on your clothes.
- Baking Soda: Many of the most popular natural deodorants are baking soda-based. Baking soda can irritate some people’s skin, at least at first. Luckily, there are lots of baking soda free formulas that are non-toxic and non-irritating.
Under your arms and close to your breasts, there can be more than 80 lymph nodes, which are standing on guard all the time. When you put any toxins or harmful chemicals under your arms, you are destroying your defense lines and becoming vulnerable to harmful conditions.
You want to strengthen your protecting army by giving it the best nutrients and ingredients that can help the lymph system to cleanse itself gradually, and help your private army to be in its top-performing shape for your health and well being.
Make sure to read the ingredients in every product you apply on your skin, to ensure that you are not harming your protecting lymph nodes and your immune system. Keep your private army strong!
Know your ingredients
AND stay safe!
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