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.

Next...What stinks?

What stinks?
What stinks?
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

Take the challenge
All you need for deodorant detox are EO® Certified Organic Deodorant Spray or EO® Deodorant Cream and EO® Natural Deodorant Wipes. If you want some extra support, you can also add EO® Bubble Bath and EO® Bath Salt Soaks.

Start with deodorant spray or deodorant cream. The main ingredient in the spray is sugar cane-derived organic alcohol, which is effective against bacteria, the source of body odor. The deodorant cream is made with cassava root and baking soda to reduce wetness and keep you fresh. Bring individually wrapped deodorant wipes with you on the go in case you need a little backup during the day.

Deodorant detox may feel a little stressful, which could increase body odor. A hot bubble bath with our bath salt soaks will help calm your nerves, open your pores, and soothe your body.

Tip: If you shave your underarms, do that before bed and apply deodorant in the morning. Alcohol may irritate freshly shaved skin, so give your skin a chance to calm down overnight.

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Keep us posted
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