By now, you should know that “natural deodorant” is better for you than the stuff you used in middle school. But what is “natural deodorant”? Why is it actually better for you?
What is Natural Deodorant
Natural Deodorant is any deodorant that doesn’t have aluminum in it, so it is just a deodorant, not an antiperspirant. When most people say deodorant, they really mean antiperspirant; but deodorant is so much easier to say.
Antiperspirants get a bad rap because of some studies based on bad science that link aluminum to breast cancer and Alzheimer’s disease. Even though it is bad science, many people are eliminating antiperspirant from their daily use as a precaution. Deodorant is “better” because it allows your body to release toxins through your sweat, and has deodorizing properties to mask or eliminate the smell.
Basically all people who switch to a natural deodorant say there is a transition period where you might feel like you’re sweating a lot and you stink. Fortunately, this was not my experience. I switched in the winter which made it a lot easier, and I don’t have a physically active lifestyle. You could also just use it on weekends for a while until you get more used to it.
Megababe is a company run by Katie Sturino that has extraordinary products. Megababe has solutions for deodorant, thigh chafing, and under-boob sweat which basically covers all your sweating needs. It’s a not-fun topic to talk about, with fun products that make me want to talk about it!
First: Does it work? Since it’s not an antiperspirant, you’re going to sweat. Which is a good thing for your body, but will take an adjustment period. I’ve heard it takes a 2-week detox to get “used” to the product since your body hasn’t sweat in a long time. I didn’t have a full two weeks, but I did my detox in the winter when I didn’t sweat much anyways.
I have not noticed that I stink at all when using this deodorant. My skin hasn’t broken out and I still feel comfortable when I wear it. I highly recommend this deodorant to someone first switching to natural deodorant. I can’t wait for Katie to develop another scent because rose isn’t my favorite, but it’s light enough where it doesn’t bother me.