Here at VIVA GLAM, we’re all about going all natural. But even we will admit things got a little weird when people started rolling crystals onto their armpits. Alas, some of the strangest remedies are often the most effective. People have been forsaking antiperspirant deodorant for decades now — from pregnant mothers to people trying to eliminate the aluminum they contain.
When it comes to making the all-natural transition, natural deodorant is often the first natural product they try. There are so many natural deodorant options on the market now that it is arguably the easiest transition to make. But the transition is only going to be easy if you prepare and equip yourself with everything you need to know about switching. As super-excited supporters of the natural way, we’re going to break down everything you need to know before switching to a natural deodorant!
Why You Need to Switch to Natural Deodorant
There are countless reasons to make the change, but we won’t get into the nitty gritty of them all. Typically, the most important reason is all the harm that antiperspirant can cause you. All of those harsh chemicals contained in them not only cause diseases, but they actually make you sweat more! They create a buildup of sweat underneath them making your sweat actually smell worse- ew!
How to Prepare For The Transition
As with any big change to your body, there’s going to be a transition period. Now, this is typically where most people give up and revert to their old trusty antiperspirant. We’re not saying it’s going to be smooth sailing. Your body definitely has to adjust to the change in formula and lack of chemicals.
Think of it this way. Your antiperspirant has been screwing with your system. There’s been a buildup of sweat and your armpits have been exposed to harmful chemicals. Think of it as a detox- your body has to release the toxins before it regulates itself.
During this transition phase you can expect to sweat a lot more. Your body has to let it all out to adjust to this new natural deodorant. Don’t assume that the excess sweat is because your natural deodorant isn’t working, it’s just your body getting used to change. As we mentioned earlier, this sweat is not going to be the most pleasant! It is definitely going to have a stronger odor thanks to all those years of antiperspirants!
Embrace The Sweat
The best way you can prepare for the change is to fight your natural senses and embrace the sweat. Sweat is a natural process; it’s actually an amazing one. Our bodies need to sweat to regulate our temperature and release toxins. Why use something that’s going to suppress that process and bottle up the toxins?
Sweating is a necessary step, and we don’t want to push it back and bottle it up. What you want is a natural deodorant that’s going to help with the odor and regulating your swea
3 Natural Deodorants We Love
Now that you’re sold on the natural deodorant movement, it’s time to pick the right one for you! There are definitely countless options for you- but these are the three we’re loving right now.
Honestly pHresh – This 100% natural deodorant is new on the market but this has to be one of our favorites. The whole ethos is a promise to detoxify your armpits and help you start afresh (or apHresh, if you will). Their unique formula contains powerful minerals and vitamins that help eliminate odor while they’re at it.
Schmidts – Definitely one of the more commonly known natural deodorant brands, Schmidts has been around for ages and they have a wide range of different scents and formulas that are all natural. We love their unique scents like Bergamot & Lime or Rose & Vanilla. They also recently came out with formulas for sensitive skin, with scents including Jasmine Tea.
Mabrook & Co – Lastly, but certainly not least, comes this seriously aesthetically pleasing new natural beauty brand. They specialize in shampoos, sprays and deodorants. Their deodorants are easy to apply and come in a variety of wonderful scents.
We hope you decide to make the switch! Let’s transition to natural beauty together!
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