**update! I’m a week in and like this natural deodorant** – it’s worked for me (no B.O.) through workouts and just general living. the scent does take a couple days to get used to but give it a chance!
First off, not a doctor, just a mom ;). Second off, this post is not sponsored by any natural deodorant brand. But I posted this morning on Instagram Stories that I was trying this deodorant – I’m usually a Secret Clinical Strength kind of gal – but want to make the switch to a natural deodorant for a couple reasons:
- Traditional antiperspirants use aluminum to stop you from sweating by blocking your sweat glands, which is a problem because:
- sweating is good for you – it helps cool you down
- aluminum *may be* linked to Alzheimer’s and breast cancer. No, thanks.
- Traditional antiperspirants also contain parabens, which act like estrogen (a hormone) that’s absorbed via the skin. This can throw off your hormone balance, which I also do not need.
So I discussed this with my girlfriends the other night and we are all curious about it but don’t want to spend the time or money to figure out if natural deodorant really works, and, after I’ve done some research and heard from many of you, the verdict is that you may need to actually swipe a few different formulas on your pits to see what really works for YOU.
Keep scrolling for your list of natural deodorants to try.
Because every body is different – and your body changes… especially if you’re in the pregnant/nursing/regular cycle I’ve been on for the past 7 years… every formula is going to be different. Some might work for you, some might not, so I’m starting here and may have to try a couple different things.
Side Note: I’ve heard of “cleansing” your armpits for a few days as a detox to help the natural deodorant work better, but I’m not doing that.
Side Side note: MANY of you said that you have to give the natural deodorant a few days/weeks to start working and for your body to adjust.
Side Side Side Note: sweat (salt & water) isn’t what makes you stink, it’s how that sweat interacts with bacteria on your skin that causes an odor.
Here are YOUR recommendations for natural deodorants to try:
And a few of my workout faves: