DEODORANT DETOX CHALLENGE
This New Year, give your body a break from synthetic scents and other hard to pronounce ingredients found in mainstream deodorants and antiperspirants. Take the EO 30-Day Deodorant Detox Challenge and make the switch to Organic Deodorant in 2017! Read more below about how to take the challenge and what to expect as your body makes the transition to organic deodorant.
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Have You Given Up On Natural Deodorant?
Have you tried making the switch from mainstream deodorant and antiperspirant to natural deodorant and given up? Did you know there can be a transition period (up to 30 days) where body odor can actually increase?
If you’re worried about putting ingredients like phthalates or aluminum onto your underarms every day, EO has an alternative for you. We’ve collected some of the whys and how-tos around making it through the transition period without all the stink.
The cause of body odor is basically bacteria. When we sweat, the bacteria living on our skin breaks the moisture down into acids and can result in unpleasant odor. Here’s a comprehensive article from Medical News Today about the source of body odor. It’s important to remember this when choosing your natural deodorant. An ingredient like alcohol, the main ingredient in EO Deodorant Sprays and Wipes, is effective against the main source of body odor: bacteria.
One study conducted by Ghent University found that antiperspirants actually increased the amount of bacteria present on underarm skin. It’s no wonder why the process of making the switch from conventional to natural underarm products can cause so much disruption to our personal hygiene. You’re better prepared to tackle body odor effectively once you understand what’s causing it.
Next...Care For Your Body Mindfully
Care For Your Body Mindfully
What you put on your body matters, so does what you put into your body. Body odor can be affected by stress, hormones, diet, and exercise. Being mindful about what you eat and drink will go a long way to help reduce body odor. Some studies have explored how the things we eat can affect the way we smell. Here’s a great article written by Berkeley Wellness that covers the top odor-causing foods you should avoid during your detox. As always, drink lots of water.
An active body is a healthy body. When we’re active, our bodies sweat to cool us down and help to release toxins. Being mindful of how often you’re active will help speed up the detox process. Natural deodorants work to control body odor, not to stop your body’s natural functions. Remember, sweat is a good thing!
Next...Arm Yourself With the Supplies
Arm Yourself With the Supplies
All it takes to take the challenge is an EO® Organic Deodorant Spray and a few EO® Organic Deodorant Wipes. If you’re wanting some extra support, we’ve put together a deluxe detox kit that has everything you need to make the switch to natural deodorant. Everyone’s experience will vary, but based on our transition experience, we’ve assembled these essentials:
EO Certified Organic Deodorant Spray
EO Natural Deodorant Wipes
EO Bubble Bath
EO Salt Soak
EO Ageless Moroccan Lava Clay
Start with Deodorant Spray. This may be a new deodorant experience for you. The main ingredient is Organic Alcohol derived from Sugar Cane. Alcohol is effective against bacteria, the source of body odor.
Here’s a tip: If you shave your underarms, it’s best to do so before bed and wait to apply deodorant in the morning. The alcohol can cause irritation on freshly shaved skin, so remember to give your skin the chance to calm down overnight between applications.
Keep the wipes with you! Our Deodorant Wipes are made with the same formula as our Deodorant Sprays, but are individually wrapped and ready to go anywhere you might need a little backup.
Let’s face it, detox is stressful. This extra stress can actually increase our body odor, so we’re here to bring you a little relaxation. A hot bubbly bath with some sea salts will help to calm your nerves, open your pores, and soothe your mind and body.
One way we can help restore balance to our delicate underarms is using a detoxifying clay mask. We’ve added our Moroccan Lava Clay so you can be good to your skin while it transitions between underarm products. This masque will help loosen dead skin cells and release impurities.
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