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Antiperspirant vs. Deodorant

Deodorant is a personal choice and varies from person to person.

Most often when we think of deodorant, we think of odor and sweating. Did you know sweating is natural? It's beneficial and how our body detoxes and eliminates toxins.

Antiperspirants contain aluminum-based compounds that temporarily block sweat pores. Aluminum is a heavy metal that I recommend avoiding — what we put on our skin gets absorbed.

Some people ask if my deodorant will stop the sweat. This is a great question and one that I think is most confusing. We want our bodies to sweat. This is the natural process of detoxifying our systems. Sweating is how your body regulates its temperature. As the moisture evaporates from your skin, it cools down your body. Body odor is a result of bacteria on your skin. Natural deodorants do not stop you from sweating. A good natural deodorant will eliminate some moisture with clays and rice powder but it will not eliminate wetness completely. What a natural deodorant should do is eliminate odor. I use a blend of antimicrobial botanicals, essential oils and a prebiotic that work with your natural body flora to reduce odor.

How to use a natural deodorant

Apply your natural deodorant to clean, dry skin. Less is more as too much can cause build up in your armpits. Natural deodorants warm on contact with body heat. Switching to a natural deodorant may take some time. It can take up to 30 days for your body to regulate itself, though for some people the detox stage is shorter. Once your body becomes accustomed to natural deodorants, they work with your natural body flora to neutralize body odor. Not all deodorants work for all people. If may take a trial-and-error process to find the one that works for you. Click HERE to shop my natural deodorant.

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