Natural deodorant with Shia butter
Rather than stopping the sweat, you can neutralize the bacteria that causes body odor.
That’s how most natural deodorants work. Natural ingredients like baking soda, magnesium, activated charcoal, or zinc oxide create an environment where the odor-causing bacteria cannot thrive while still allowing your body to sweat in a healthy way.
Your body produces sweat as part of its natural process to keep cool when it’s hot, and to flush out toxins from the lymph nodes located just under your armpits. But the sweat itself is naturally odorless.
What causes body odor is what’s living on your skin.
When it comes to sweat, you have 2 choices – you can either stop the sweat or neutralize the bacteria.
Commercial antiperspirants use the exact same strategy of stopping the sweat from even coming out of the sweat glands!
Check the back label of any commercial antiperspirant, and you’ll find an unpronounceable active ingredient like “aluminum chlorohydrate” or “aluminum zirconium tetrachlorohydrex gly.” These chemicals interact with sweat to form a physical plug in the duct of the sweat gland. The aluminum salts also act to constrict the sweat ducts.
There’s one big problem with this: our bodies need to sweat in order to maintain proper health. Also, remember that one of the reasons you sweat in the first place is to flush out toxins. So when your body detects multiple blockages in your sweat ducts, what will it do? Sweat. Even. More.
Even if the antiperspirant stops you from sweating under your arms, you might find that you’re excessively sweating in other places, like your arms or your back.
Recall that antiperspirants work by plugging up the ducts of your sweat glands with aluminum compounds. Some of that aluminum gets absorbed into your body. But since your body can’t process aluminum, it stores it up in tissue deposits.
If you’re making the transition from an antiperspirant to a healthy deodorant, it’s true that you may feel a little sweatier while your body is flushing out those nasty aluminum salts from your sweat glands. Once you make it past the transition period, however, your body will find a new equilibrium as it produces a sweat at the appropriate level it needs to maintain in order to cool you down when it’s hot.
CHOOSE AN EXCLUSIVE FLAVOR:
Lavender essential oil is rich in odor, having floral, sweet, and herbal notes with balsamic undertones. Today, lavender is more than just a fragrant plant. This herb is also commonly used for medicinal and therapeutic benefits.
BERGAMOT + CEDAR
The combination of Cedar and Bergamot essential oils gives this soft, woody, fragrance which reminds of pencil shavings with a softly camphoraceous background and a distinctive spicy-floral quality.
Ylang-ylang scent profile: rich, floral, banana-toned, jasmine nuances, sweet and alluring. Ylang-ylang (pronounced as “ylang-ilang”) is a highly appreciated flower in perfumery and aroma therapy. The essential oil of the flower is obtained through steam distillation of the flowers. Ylang-ylang is native to India, Indonesia, Malaysia, and the Philippines.
Lemongrass is the perfect scent for when you need an energy boost. It has a very clean, crisp aroma, with a distinct citrusy lemon feel with a touch of botanical grasses. It’s favored by both men and women. Lemongrass is a plant native to Asian and African countries. It is widely used as a culinary herb in Asian cuisines and also as a medicinal herb in India.
This amount will last for 3-4 months when used daily. Shelf life: 8-12 months after opening the package.
LEVANDER, BERGAMOT + CEDAR, YLANG YLANG, LEMONGRASS (unisex)
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