Most of us rely on deodorant to keep us odour-free during yoga sessions, during a hot day, and whenever we sweat.
Regular deodorants and antiperspirants have a variety of drawbacks, including skin irritation, potential health hazards, and even making sweating worse.
All these problems can be alleviated choosing a natural and efficient option: a natural deodorant.
Here’s why you should switch to natural deodorant and how to do it right away:
You should be able to sweat (It is healthy!).
Sweating may sound/feel/look disgusting, and we have all experienced the agony of praying not to run into somebody after a sweaty gym session, due to the possibility of BO. However, sweating is our bodies’ way of controlling temperature and expelling toxins, both of which are critical functions.
Antiperspirants and chemical-laden deodorants clog pores and prevent the body from properly releasing perspiration, which is required to cool the body and eliminate toxins (thus the name antiperspirants). Not to add, that many of them are entirely useless for body odour control!
Fortunately for our bodies, sweat does not smell; it is simply a blend of salt and water. When sweat encounters the natural bacteria that dwell on our skin, body odour comes alive. Natural deodorant is an easy way to change this reaction, without clogging the pores.
How to transition to Natural Deodorant…
- Use a Natural Cleansing Bar, Charcoal is great for unblocking pores.
- Exfoliate regularly
- Wear clothing made of natural fibre (linen, cotton etc.)
Bicarb Soda is a popular ingredient in natural deodorants because of its ability to neutralize odour. However, some people, particularly those with sensitive skin, may feel initial irritation from Bicarb, therefore it may take some time for our bodies to acclimatize to this new method!
A lot of skin problems can be caused by deodorants and antiperspirants…
Antiperspirants decrease perspiration by shutting the pores, although this causes sweat to accumulate beneath the skin. This can result in rough and irritated skin. If you suffer from razor burns or inflamed armpits, you should absolutely switch!
The accumulation of perspiration beneath the skin also causes an accumulation of the beneficial bacteria that digests sweat, restricting your body’s capacity to digest any bad bacteria, and making your sweat smell even worse. Additionally, aluminum compounds can induce an acidic reaction in fabric, which is what causes those disgusting sweat stains on your white t-shirts.
In fact, natural deodorants have health benefits.
The use of solely natural components in deodorants not only limits skin diseases that can arise from their non-natural competitors but also provide other benefits. Natural deodorants allow healthy bacteria to continue to function, resulting in less odour even when no deodorant is applied. An irritation-free armpit results in a tighter (and longer-lasting) shave, and you won’t have to worry about yellow pit stains on your white t-shirt.
No two deodorants are alike.
No two people have the same body chemistry, thus, what works for someone else may not work for you. If you have tried a natural deodorant and it didn’t work for you, it’s possible that the brand or combination of components weren’t a good combination with your skin, but it does not mean that all-natural deodorants don’t work. Experiment with different options and fragrances of My Majo to discover the ideal deodorant for you:
- Grounding: Cedarwood, Vetiver and Lemon
- Self-love: Lavender, Clary Sage and Wild Orange
- Uplifting: Coconut and Grapefruit
The My Majo Natural Deodorant range is made in Australia, born in Jervis Bay and is eco-friendly!