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PERSPIRE THE NATURAL WAY

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).

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

Antiperspirants work by closing up the pores to prevent perspiration, but this means that sweat builds up beneath the skin. This can cause bumpy skin and painful irritation. If you have bad razor burns or irritated armpits, definitely consider making the natural switch.

The build-up of sweat beneath the skin also comes with a build-up of the good bacteria that actually digests sweat, limiting the ability your body has to digest any bad bacteria, making your sweat smell even worse. Furthermore, the aluminium compounds can cause an acidic reaction to fabric, which is what makes those yellow stains on your white t-shirts.

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 odour 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 (excuse the pun) stains. Some ingredients used in natural deodorants (like witch hazel) can also shrink pores and smooth razor burn.

We stock a wide range of natural deodorants to suit all lifestyles.