Not happy with any deodorant currently available and now you just want to give up using such product? Fret not because there are many alternatives to commercially-available deodorants, and some of the ones that can really impress can be found below, so don’t stop reading now!
You’re not the only one who is frustrated with today’s deodorants — so many people have actually quit counting on these personal care items in keeping body odor at bay.
Some of the most common reasons why many have turned their backs on deodorants are:
A lot of deodorants out there contain harsh chemicals in order for them to impress. While it’s true that they can help ward off foul smelling armpits, most of them can leave underarm skin looking red and feeling itchy — there is no use in having nice-smelling underarms if they look irritated!
When mixed with perspiration, certain chemicals found in deodorants can leave yellow stains on clothes. That’s really unfortunate for someone who loves wearing white-colored tops!
Terrifying health threats
According to scientists, some of the most commonly used ingredients in the manufacturing of deodorants can actually penetrate the skin. Once inside the body, they are believed to increase a person’s risk of health issues, ranging from hormonal imbalance to cancer!
If you’re ready to quit using commercially-available deodorants, see which of the following all-natural alternatives can help keep your underarms dry and smelling nice:
One of the most effective ways to keep underarm odor at bay without the use of chemical-laden deodorants is baking soda. You can employ baking soda as a deodorant in a couple of ways.
First, dust it generously on your underarms after taking a shower — just make sure that your armpits are completely dry before doing this. Second, add a few drops of water to a little baking soda to turn it into a paste. Massage on your underarms and allow it to dry a bit before putting on your shirt.
Thanks to the astringent properties of witch hazel, it can be used as an alternative to your ex-favorite deodorant. Simply apply on your underarms and put on your top after allowing it to be absorbed.
One of the best things about witch hazel is it’s actually capable of controlling excessive sweating of the underarms as well as keeping bad odor at bay — it has antimicrobial properties. However, witch hazel’s deodorizing effect tends to last for only a couple of hours, so you may have to reapply it regularly.
If you want to deal with underarm odor as well as underarm darkness, then lemon juice is the all-natural deodorant for you! It zaps odor-causing bacteria and at the same time deals with dark armpit skin.
However, you may have to dilute lemon juice with a lot of water if you have sensitive skin — if there’s a stinging sensation a few seconds after applying lemon juice on your underarms, immediately rinse it off and dilute lemon juice with more water. It won’t take long before you end up with the perfect recipe.
We all know that there are lots and lots of essential oils that smell wonderful. Did you know that you can actually use some of them as an all-natural alternative to commercially-available deodorant?
Reach for a small spray bottle and add a few drops of an essential oil with a refreshing smell — eucalyptus, peppermint and lemongrass are some wonderful examples. Fill the spray bottle with distilled water. Before spraying a little of the mixture on your underarms after taking a shower, shake the spray bottle very well first.
Can you think of any other super effective replacement for today’s deodorant? Feel free to share it in the comments section below so that those who want to go all-natural may try them, too!