I often get asked where to start when going toxin-free… Deodorant is a big one! Here's why:
Yeah you read it right...Sweating is good for you! It’s a healthy and necessary function to detoxify and keep your body balanced. An antiperspirant stops this natural function from happening. Eeeek!
This may come as a shock but… sweat is actually odourless! It’s just water produced by the body, so it doesn't actually have an odour. Body Odour (B.O) occurs when the bacteria that lives on our skin breaks sweat down into acids. Soooo what I'm trying to say is, that to avoid B.O it's important to eliminate or reduce the amount of bacteria on your skin.
Let’s take a look at how you can naturally detoxify those pits and let them sweat the way they’re intended to!
If you’re noticing you stink more than normal or your pits are starting to react to your everyday deodorant with itchiness or red lumps, you may have a build up of toxins! Which means you are definitely due for a pit detox.
When you want to withdraw toxins from your armpit and make the switch from an antiperspirant to a natural deodorant, the pit detox is your best friend and ultimate pit purifying solution!
This 100% natural detoxifying & cleansing powder is one of my all-time favourites!
The purpose of an armpit detox is to withdraw the toxins that build up in your underarm due to antiperspirant use, pollution, food, medication and hormones.
Once these toxins are withdrawn, the transition to a natural deodorant is smoother!
Watch how I use it here.
How to use:
It’s as simple as that!
Check out our range of zero waste and toxin-free deodorants for every skin type below:
If your skin is overly sensitive, we suggest steering clear of deodorants containing bi-carb as it can sometimes cause your pits to react.
Instead, these babies use Magnesiumto neutralise BO:
Difference between Mellow and Fresh Pits?
If you’re a heavy sweaty (I feel ya!) or live an active lifestyle these high bi-carb deodorants are perfect for you! They are tough on BO, but not on your skin!
Difference between Wild & Play Hard:
If you’re unsure what’s right for you, these natural, zero-waste, low bi-carb deodorants are a great place to start!
Whilst all of the above can be used for men, my hubby loves this one the most because it doesn't pull on his armpit hairs!
The Bearded Chap Deodorant combines Zinc Phenolsulfonateto regulate oil gland activity, Sea Buckthorn Seed Oil for antioxidant and anti-inflammatory & antiviral properties, and Vanilla Extractto battle odour causing bacteria. Plus, it has a refreshing lemon myrtle scent.
It even won an award at the 2017 Swedish Grooming Awards for best deodorant… Can’t argue with that!
Don’t give up now! Like many other journey’s in life, the switch to toxin-free deodorant can take time. You may be experiencing the ‘transition’ (detox) phase.
Not everyone experiences the detox phase when making the switch to natural deodorant, however for those that do, here are some things you may notice in the first few weeks:
What we’re trying to say is don’t give up on your switch to natural deo if it doesn’t work for the first time! Just like the transition to toxin-free shampoo, your body needs to release the build-up of toxins before you can truly judge the products performance.
Once you’ve overcome this phase, the switch is well worth it!
Check out our blog ‘where to start when going toxin-free’ to see where you should go next on your toxin-free journey!
Thanks for being apart of our mission and choosing products that are better for you and the planet!
Ellie & the GFZ team xx
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