Switching to a natural deodorant is really one of the best things you can do, not only for your pits, but for your overall health too! One of the great reasons we recommend considering adding a natural deodorant to your routine is because you’ll be saying adios to aluminum, an active compound found in most antiperspirants that may actually increase your risk of cancer. Baking soda is often used instead of aluminum in natural deodorants and we will dig a little deeper into that in this article. However, if your pits are super sensitive then you may have tried bicarb deodorants before and they may not have worked out the way you had hoped. No problem! We have options for everyone! Let’s dive in... Why is sodium bicarbonate a popular toxin free alternative to aluminum deodorants? Bicarb has powerful antibacterial properties that help to control odour-causing bacteria during sweating. Bicarb is alkaline, and when applied to our acidic underarms, a chemical reaction occurs. This sounds scary, but it’s a very normal reaction and is highly effective at managing odor and bacteria in a healthy and natural way. Usually issues or sensitivity occur when you use a product that is too concentrated, however, ours are pH formulated and most people find them gentle enough even if their skin is very sensitive. To try a natural baking soda deodorant for yourself then click here for a triple bundle deal in a yummy Vanilla and Lychee scent! What if I can’t tolerate bicarb at all? Good question! Some people have more acidic sweat and even small amounts of bicarb can irritate their skin. Of course we want to have options for all our peeps so you’ll be happy to know that we offer a bicarb-free trio too. Magnesium hydroxide is used as a gentler, yet extremely powerful replacement to absorb toxins while other ingredients such as coconut oil and shea butter coat your pits in soothing, silky, yummy moisture. How to use If you have never tried a deodorant putty then you are in for a treat! It’s really fun to use and melts right into your underarms for a clear, dry finish. Use a pea sized amount under each armpit and massage in until fully absorbed. The gentle massaging action is great for stimulating lymph flow to further flush toxins from your system. We hope you enjoyed this article and feel motivated and inspired to make the switch to a natural deodorant today! While there may be an initial purging process, as any accumulated toxins make their way out, if you stick with it, you’ll soon notice less sweating and better smelling sweat too, hallelujah!