What You Need to Know About Using Natural Deodorant

It's not a secret, natural deodorants do work differently (ahem, and better!) than traditional ones. And at first, these differences may seem a bit difficult to get used to.

Natural products made without any preservatives can create a consistency that's unlike conventional ones, pure oils can be more prone to melting in warmer temperatures without stabilizers, and fewer ingredients creates a more concentrated deodorant causing the application process to look a little bit different.

But without a doubt, the health benefits of switching to a safe deodorant option far outweigh any potential pitfalls.

We know you've got a lot going on in your life and learning about how to use natural deodorant is probably one of the last things on your to-do list. So we're going to keep this simple + pretty straightforward.

We want to help you easily navigate the differences when using natural deodorant so you can have the best experience possible.

Here's what you need to know.


1. You're going to sweat. And you're welcome.

 First things first. Sweat is NOT your enemy. Sweating is a healthy, natural + necessary function to detox and keep your body balanced. You will sweat - and you may even be a bit more sweaty when you first make the switch as your body rids itself of toxins from conventional deodorants - but our natural alternative has a cumulative effect and the longer you use it, the better it works. Still not convinced sweat is your friend? Check out this post for its proven health + beauty benefits. You can thank us later. ;)


2. Less is more.

 While you might be used to swiping several times with antiperspirants you've used in the past, 1-2 light swipes is all you need with natural deodorant. Our non-toxic formula is incredibly concentrated, made with only a few pure ingredients and without any cheap fillers, so you only need a couple of swipes for all-day odor protection - and to prevent any potential rashes or residue on your clothing. Dabbing the product onto your pits is also an effective way to apply just the right amount. We believe that fewer is better when it comes to ingredients and our best-selling natural deodorants are no exception.


3. One scent doesn't fit all.

 Have you ever found that a certain fragrance smells differently depending on the person wearing it? Our body chemistry really does impact how certain scents actually smell. That's one of the reasons we offer 7 different deodorant scents (and created this quiz!) to help you find the best scent for you. While Lavender Deodorant may be your best friend's go-to, Blue Tansy might be the most effective for you. So don't quit if the first one you try isn't a fit - finding the natural deodorant scent that works best for your body will be worth it.


4. Natural ingredients do work - but they work differently.

 After years of using conventional, chemical-laden products, it can take some time to get used to how natural ingredients work.

  • Instead of using aluminum to prevent perspiration by blocking sweat glands (which is also closely linked to Alzheizmers + heavy metal toxicity), we use arrowroot powder and kaolin clay to absorb moisture, allow the skin to breath and detoxify the body.
  • Instead of using parabens to preserve the product to ensure a longer shelf life (which are also proven endocrine disruptors and found in breast cancer tissue), we suggest customer's use the deodorant within 6 months to maintain freshness + efficacy.
  • Instead of using artificial fragrances to cover up odor (which are also directly connected to numerous serious health conditions), we use only pure essential oils to provide powerful odor protection along with aromatherapy benefits.

5. The benefits far outweigh any potential pitfalls.

 It's true you may experience one of these potential pitfalls when transitioning to natural deodorant, but they're easily resolved and using natural deodorant really does make a big difference in your overall health. The benefits? You can expect to experience a positive difference in hormone health, energy levels, adrenal glands, PMS symptoms and clearer skin – just to name a few!

Safe deodorant alternatives are available and there are steps you can take to reduce toxic exposure on your skin and in your body. We are firm believers that fewer is better and that real, recognizable ingredients really do provide results without sacrificing your health or well-being.

So, that's it. That's all you need to know.

While natural deodorant may look differently, feel differently, smell differently and work differently than traditional deodorants, it contains powerful + potent ingredients that give you exactly what you need to combat unwanted body odor, nourish delicate skin, strengthen the immune system, and improve your overall sense of wellness – all without any dangerous side effects.


What You Need to Know About Using Natural Deodorant

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Courtney O’Connor

Courtney Joy O’Connor is Primally Pure’s In-House Holistic Esthetician and Content Curator. Being in the beauty industry for over a decade, her experience + expertise with pure products, the healing power of touch and holistic skincare rituals are at the core of all she creates. She has trained extensively with industry experts across the country to offer her community the most educational content and transformative treatments. Courtney lives at the beach with her plant babies and loves road tripping, blending superfood bliss balls and exploring our big, beautiful world.