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Don’t sweat it. Natural deodorants got you covered

Sweating may sound/feel/look extremely gross, and we all know the horrible feeling of hoping to not run into anyone after a sweaty workout session because of the stench we’re undoubtedly giving off. But sweating is our bodies’ way of regulating temperature and releasing toxins, two very crucial jobs.

Antiperspirants and chemical-laden deodorants work to clog up pores and don’t allow the body to properly release the sweat necessary to cool down the body and release toxins (why they’re called antiperspirants). Not to mention that they’re completely unnecessary for preventing body odor.

Luckily for us, sweat isn’t what actually smells, after all it’s just a mixture of salt and water. What does create that dreaded body odor is when sweat comes into contact with the natural bacteria that lives on our skin. Changing this reaction is easily done with natural deodorant.

Natural deodorant benefits

Most of us depend on our deodorant to get us through a long day at work, a night of dancing or those first date nervous sweats, body-odor free. But the pit-falls (pun intended) of regular deodorants and antiperspirants vary from skin irritation, possible health risks and even making perspiration worse. But don’t sweat it! Natural deodorant can help with all of these issues. 

Not only does the use of only natural ingredients in deodorants limit the skin issues and diseases possible from their non-natural counterparts, but they also provide many benefits themselves. Natural deodorants don’t block pores, so that good bacteria keeps working, meaning less odor even when you’re not wearing any deodorant. An irritation-free armpit results in a closer (and longer-lasting) shave, and you can forget about worrying over your white t-shirt getting yellow pit stains. Some ingredients used in natural deodorants can also shrink pores and smooth razor burn.

Quincessentials Deo Plus is a carefully selected and balanced all natural deodorant with antiperspirant properties. It contains palmarosa oil, lavender oil, clary sage oil and geranium oil. Palmarosa essential oil can be considered a natural deodorant in itself. It has a sweet, fresh and floral fragrance. Clary sage has excellent anti-perspiration properties. It can also help dealing with hormonal problems and act on an emotional level. Body odor is caused by the action of bacteria on your skin. Lavender is antimicrobial, it prevents the bacteria from breaking down substances in your sweat and keep you smelling fresh. As an added bonus, lavender is very relaxing too.

Additional considerations

Try to stick to fabrics with natural fibers (like cotton, hemp, and silk) during the transition period. Polyester and acrylic fabrics trap moisture and can cause mold to grow on clothing, which results in a foul smell.

Steer clear of deodorants with parabens or propylene glycol, which are likely to irritate skin.

Remember that deodorant is not one-size-fits-all. Try each deodorant for a couple weeks, as it takes your body time to adjust. Know that it might take a few different tries and some time before finding the right natural deodorant for you. But once you do, you’ll never go back.

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