Are you looking for ways to live a cleaner life? Transitioning to a low-tox lifestyle can be overwhelming! Maybe you already use plant-based cleaners like our Thieves Household Cleaner, or you already use essential oils to freshen your home. You may even use a clean skin care regime because you don’t want to settle for products with a mile long list of harsh ingredients that don’t do your health and skin any favours.
We’re here to help you make another clean and easy swap! Here’s everything you need to know on how to transition to a low-tox deodorant!
You may have heard stories here and there about how switching to a low tox deodorant totally stinks (literally). But don’t sweat it! We’ve got your pits covered with these tips to make the transition to clean deodorant easy peasy—and less smelly too!
- Let your body breathe.
Did you know that there is a big difference between antiperspirant and deodorant? Antiperspirants stop you from sweating by using aluminum to clog your pores. Deodorant is designed to cover your smell, not your sweat. Most antiperspirants are also deodorants, meaning they fight both sweat and body odour.
But here’s the thing, as gross as it sounds, our bodies are designed to sweat. Sweating helps your body get rid of unwanted toxins and helps regulate your temperature. If you’ve been using an antiperspirant for a while, you should expect to be a little sweatier when switching to low tox deodorant. Embrace the natural glow!
The good news? You may find that your clothes look cleaner after switching from antiperspirant. The aluminum in antiperspirant can cause those unsightly yellow armpit stains on your shirts—gross!
- Trust the process.
As you make the switch to a clean deodorant, your armpits will go through a detoxing process, which is going to lead to some . . . um, stink. You can expect the transition period to last anywhere from two to four weeks. If you don’t want to embrace your natural musk, try these essential oil body spray recipes
- Get to the bottom of body odour.
Did you know that certain foods can influence your body odour? Chances are if you’re switching to a clean deodorant, you’re already conscious about what you consume. Avoiding foods that are processed, sugary, and greasy whilst drinking lots of water while your armpits are detoxing can help combat this smelly stage.
- Keep your skin happy.
When transitioning to new products, it’s always important to double check the ingredients for any allergies. As with any product, even the best natural deodorants may contain ingredients that you’re allergic to or that can be irritating to sensitive skin. Prevent redness and rashes by following these tips:
- Warm it up slightly to reduce friction. To do this, gently press the stick against your skin (no rubbing yet) and wait 10–30 seconds to allow your body heat to warm the product.
- Use less product. One or two swipes is all you need!
- Avoid applying right after shaving.
- Go deodorant free at night.
- Stick it out.
There is definitely a transition process when it comes to switching to low tox deodorant, but once you get past the detox phase, it’ll be smooth sailing. You won’t have to worry about harsh chemicals seeping into your skin or gross yellow pit stains ruining your favorite shirts anymore.
Looking for low tox deodorants that work? Young Living’s deodorants are formulated with naturally derived ingredients, plant-derived deodorizing technology and premium essential oils for the odour protection you need without aluminum, parabens, alcohol, or harsh chemicals.
- For a clean, bright and citrusy smell, try our CitraGuard deodorant.
- For a floral and herbaceous scent, switch to our Medow Mist™ deodorant.
- For our well-loved woodsy and floral scent, check out our Valor deodorant.
Now that you’ve heard our two “scents” on switching to clean deodorant, discover more ways to live a natural life.