Switching to Natural Deodorants

Perhaps, you've been paying attention and noticed how personal care trends are evolving lately. Eco-friendly, natural body care products are certainly the ones that we can't ignore. Recently, natural deodorants have gained a lot of popularity in the beauty & personal care market. You might be wondering what the fuss is all about or if you should give it a try. Switching to natural deodorants can be very intimidating. So, to help you make up your mind or figure it out, we wrote this article to answer the most typical questions consumers ask about them. If you are interested in finding answers, we invite you to keep reading.

Before we go any further, it's good to know what sweat is and what causes the smell. It will help establish the distinction between deodorants and antiperspirants.

Perspiration is a natural way for your body to eliminate toxins. It allows your body to stay cool at a comfortable temperature. This temperature is usually around 37°C (98.6°F). By itself, perspiration or sweat doesn't smell. But, the combination of sweat with the bacteria living on your skin is. To control the odor, the use of deodorants or antiperspirants becomes necessary. Antiperspirants' purpose is to prevent the flow or the production of sweat completely. Therefore, antiperspirants contain ingredients like aluminum, potassium alum, alum, or zirconium. These ingredients intend to block the natural temperature regulation of your body by preventing the release of toxins.

On the other hand, natural deodorants do not inhibit this process. They use simple organic ingredients to restrain the bacteria that cause the smell and naturally mask the odor. Natural deodorants help restore the balance of your body. Many users that have switched from commercial antiperspirants to natural deodorants even noticed a sweat reduction in their underarm area. Still, everybody is unique. For about a week or so during the transition, your body might need to detox from the previous product. Some people might experience odor breakthrough because the natural deodorant could not hold as it should. To speed up the detoxification process, we highly recommend the use of an underarm detox during the first few weeks of transition.

We believe it might also be in your best interest to know which natural deodorant is right for you. People with sensitive skin find that a baking soda free natural deodorant is gentle on their skin as it will not start any rash or irritation. Baking soda is often in natural deodorants because of its anti-bacterial properties. It can control the spread of bacteria in your underarms better. For the ones without sensitive skin problems, essential oil benefits become the most relevant decision factor. Here's a quick breakdown of the most common essential oils in natural deodorants. Lavender and Bergamot oils work best for soothing and skin renewal. Cedarwood and Juniper oils are natural deodorizer that protects the skin from absorbing environmental toxins or bacteria. Finally, Grapefruit and Sweet Orange oils provide an additional energetic citrus scent that lifts your mood.

Yva Collection offers three (3) different zero-waste natural deodorants. They contain all the natural ingredients you need and nothing you don't. We plan on carrying more in the future. So, feel free to share in a comment below your favorite natural deodorant. If we don't sell it already, we'll be glad to add it to our catalog.

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