Natural deodorant always sounded like a good idea, but the thought of making the switch was really intimidating. I teach yoga, run marathons and am generally quite a sweaty person. Although I knew natural deodorant was better for me, I had a lot of fear around making the switch.
When I actually took the plunge a few months ago, it was surprisingly seamless. One day I tossed my old Dove stick into the garbage and sprayed on some Deozein instead. It took a little getting used to, but I adjusted quickly and will never go back. Over the three months since I made the decision to switch, I’ve noticed some pretty cool shifts in how I feel (and smell).
1. Deozein® can go anywhere - not just underarms.
I’m sure you’ve noticed by now, but you sweat in more places than your armpits. The revelation for me came from realizing that I could use my natural deodorant in more places than my underarms. I use it on my feet and anywhere else I feel especially stinky. I love that it not only takes on the odor, but also that the essential oil formulation feels really cooling and fresh!
2. It’s not your sweat that stains.
Raise your hand if you’ve thrown out more white tees and tanks than you care to admit due to yellow underarm stains. The aluminum in antiperspirants is the culprit of those nasty stains. When I made the switch, I didn’t realize that I’d also be lengthening the lifespan of my favorite whites.
3. Sweating is natural.
I have noticed that I am sweating a little more than when I was an antiperspirant user, but honestly, I’m enjoying it! I now realize the natural benefits of sweating and how sweat is literally designed to cool you off. As an avid marathon runner, I spend a lot of time running outdoors. By allowing by body to sweat more naturally, I can better gauge how much water I’m losing so I can replenish with water and electrolytes.
4. My B-O is less present.
5. Less underarm irritation.
6. No more annoying white marks.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Lindsay McClelland is a content and social media contributor for Source Vitál Apothecary. Lindsay is a marathon runner, RYT- 200 yoga teacher and former collegiate swimmer, so naturally she's bringing you write-ups on staying healthy inside and out, leading an active lifestyle, nutrition and overall holistic health.