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Why is Native deodorant breaking you out?

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Why is Native deodorant breaking you out?

So you tried Native deodorant...and it started breaking you out. Although Native contains a lot of natural ingredients similar to our own deodorant cream, there's one that may be irritating your pits! It's baking soda. Are you shocked? We've been talking about the negative effects of baking soda for a while here, and the bottom line is it shouldn't be on your skin. Ever. Baking soda has a pH level of 9. Applying a strong alkaline base to the skin can strip it of all its natural oils and leave it unprotected from bacteria. You can read more about this HERE. Shop...

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Making the Switch to Aluminum Free Deodorant

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Making the Switch to Aluminum Free Deodorant

As people are becoming more and more health conscious, questions arise about everyday personal care products and why it’s important to make the switch to natural alternatives. Deodorant is often one of the first products that you might replace, which is why questions can come up about the ingredients found in natural and commercial deodorants, and their effectiveness.  So why is it better to use aluminum free deodorant? As we’ve stated in previous posts, aluminum is definitely an ingredient to avoid for multiple reasons. Although the amount of aluminum found in deodorant isn’t necessarily “toxic” (same goes for any chemical...

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Natural Deodorant Ingredients Explained

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Natural Deodorant Ingredients Explained

Questions about why certain ingredients are used in natural deodorant, and what their function is? Read on! Powders and Starches Powders and starches are used in natural deodorants to help absorb odor and keep you feeling dry throughout the day. Baking soda, cornstarch, or arrowroot powder is often used in natural deodorant. Our deodorant cream is formulated with a non-conventional powder called magnesium hydroxide, which is a 100% natural, food-grade powder that is excellent when it comes to absorbing sweat and odors. We like to think our deodorant is a step above the rest because of this amazing ingredient! Oils...

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The Harmful Effects of Deodorant

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The Harmful Effects of Deodorant

Commercial deodorants and antiperspirants are designed to keep you sweat and odor free all day long, and they typically do their job well. But what effect do their active ingredients have on your health? Let’s take a closer look at the most common culprits and their side effects.       Aluminum Aluminum might keep you from sweating, but prolonged exposure to this ingredient may not be good for your health. Aluminum compounds found in antiperspirants literally act as a plug in your sweat glands to stop the flow of sweat. This can result in an accumulation of toxins in...

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Natural Deodorant Rash: Causes and Treatments

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Natural Deodorant Rash: Causes and Treatments

So you’ve decided to make the switch to natural deodorant. It’s better for your skin and your health, so it should be a no-brainer, right?  Easy-peasy... just pick a deodorant and you’re good to go. But this is not always the case. In fact, many people start experiencing problems shortly after switching to natural deodorant. Underarm rash and irritation is one of the biggest problems people report upon switching, and there are a few reasons why this can happen.   Why is my natural deodorant giving me a rash? Reason #1: Perspiration. If you’ve been using commercial deodorant for years, it...

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