5 Natural Alternatives To Deodorants

Choosing natural alternatives to deodorants is a healthy lifestyle change that can make you smell better and feel better. Switching to these natural solutions will make you healthier and more eco-friendly.


Coconut Oil

Coconut oil is naturally anti-bacterial. It is moisturising, soothing and can ease itchy skin too. Applying coconut oil to the underarms is easy and simplified. Coconut oil is also very affordable, and it lasts forever. This special oil is also great for other skin ailments. It has multiple uses around the house and for your skin. It fights odors all day to keep you feeling fresh.

Powder Deodorant

Powders containing talc, a little fragrance and tea-tree oil can work wonders for body odors. This natural solution can be applied by using a brush or your hand. A baking soda and corn-starch combination also works. Both are great for fighting bacteria and odors. It’s a simple concoction that you can make at home. It’s also very cheap and lasts a long time. Powders also keep the skin dry and prevent chafing while you go about your day.

Activated Charcoal

Activated charcoal is a natural ingredient in a number of underarm products. It fights odors and bacteria. It keeps the skin dry too. This ingredient is powerful for even the worst body odor. Look for natural products that contain activated charcoal as an active ingredient.

Deodorant Stones

These stones are made from potassium alum, and they work incredibly well for fighting odor. It’s a little awkward to use them at first. You have to wet the stone first. It can feel different from what you are used to, but it’s an incredibly effective product that is free from toxic ingredients. These stones come in a variety of packages, sizes and some have fragrances. They also last months, and you will save a bit of money on deodorants by switching to these.

Lemon Juice

Lemon is great for killing bacteria, and it smells fresh. Applying the juice from a lemon slice to your underarms may seem silly, but it works well. Be careful when applying it to waxed or shaved underarms. That will burn quite a bit.

These natural alternatives work well for fighting odor, but they aren’t designed to stop sweat. You can expect to feel a little smelly the first week after switching to a natural product, but your body will regulate. After a few weeks, you will quit noticing an odor. Deodorants are counterproductive because they can make you smell even more when you aren’t using the product. Natural alternatives at the way to go for a healthier body and planet.

Author Bio: Sarah is a hairdresser by trade and has been for the past 5 years. She loves cutting hair and making her clients feel good about themself, by writing these blogs she hopes that it may help give some people confidence with her beauty tips and tricks.

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