Your Guide to Green Deodorant and Underarm Detoxes
Green deodorant has become increasingly popular over the years. Learn which ones to use and how.
Make the switch to green deodorant today!
Today, we’ve rounded up everything you need to know about making the switch from traditional to natural deodorants! This can be a lifesaver for your underarm health and the health of your skin and body in general.
Green deodorants do not have the harmful chemicals or ingredients that lead to dry skin, skin conditions, and that can actually be harmful to your odor issues.
So read on to to find out the best green deodorant brands and why you should give them a try!
The downside of traditional deodorants
Traditional deodorants contain ingredients like aluminum, parabens, propylene glycol, and triclosan, all of which are toxic! You especially don’t want to use ingredients like this on your underarms as there are over 20 lymph nodes in your underarm region that work to detox your body and fight infection. It seems counterproductive to apply toxins to an area of your body that’s meant to get rid of toxins, right?
Another issue with deodorants is the antiperspirant effect that doesn’t allow your body to release sweat. Sweating is necessary, and it’s how our bodies get rid of harmful toxins in the body, and sweat isn’t actually what causes body odor. Sweat is just a mixture of salt and water from the body!
The benefit of natural deodorants
Green deodorants are formulated without harmful toxic ingredients and allows you to control body odor without blocking pores, while allowing your body to properly sweat, detox, and properly function at the same time without irritation.
How to make the switch
Stop using your regular deodorant and give your underarms a break for a few days in order to detox them and prepare them for your new green deodorant journey. During this break, and at the beginning of your natural deodorant journey, exfoliate your underarms weekly and wash them every day in order to prevent odor during the process. Natural deodorants contain baking soda and essential oils that will keep odor away and work well on sensitive skin. While trying natural deodorants, give each one a couple of weeks of continued use to see if they actually work as your underarms may need time to adjust. It may take a few tries before finding the deodorant that works best for you as every body is different- but stick with it!
So have we convinced you that green deodorant is the best choice for your skin and body health? Let us know what new deodorant brands you want to try by commenting below or tagging us on social media @mobilestylesapp