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Natural deodorants, would they work for me?

Updated: Sep 7, 2023

Here are some tips to make the transition easier:


1. Be patient: It may take your body a few weeks to adjust to the new deodorant. During this time, you may notice that you sweat more or that your underarms have a different odor. This is normal and should go away with time.


2. Apply the deodorant correctly: Unlike antiperspirants, which block sweat, natural deodorants work by neutralizing odor-causing bacteria. Make sure you apply enough product to fully cover your underarms, and reapply as needed throughout the day.


3. Give your body time to adjust: If you're used to using antiperspirant, it may take some time for your body to adjust to a natural deodorant. You may sweat more initially, but over time your body should regulate its sweat production.


4. Be mindful of clothing: Natural deodorants can leave residue on clothing, so be mindful of what you wear. Avoid tight-fitting or dark clothing that can show stains.


5. Stay hydrated: Drinking plenty of water can help regulate your body's sweat production and reduce odor.



Natural deodorants are made from ingredients that are derived from plant-based sources, such as plant-sourced oils and waxes, rather than synthetic chemicals. These types of deodorants can be effective at controlling odor, but may not provide as much protection against wetness as traditional antiperspirants. Some common ingredients found in our deodorants include Beeswax, Plant-based waxes*, Shea Butter, Castor oil, Arrowroot powder, Cassava Flour, Zinc Ricinoleate, and Vitamin E. *Vegan version


Remember that everyone's body is different, so it may take some trial and error to find the natural deodorant that works best for you. Don't get discouraged if the first one you try doesn't work perfectly. Keep experimenting until you find one that suits your needs. Good luck!


Some people may experience skin irritation or an allergic reaction to some natural deodorants. It's always recommended to test the product on a small area of skin before applying it to a larger area. One such example is sweet almond oil. Years ago, we replaced it with peach kernel oil.


Arcadia Natural deodorants do not contain Aluminum, Baking Soda, Parabens, Phthalates, Propylene Glycol, TEA & DEA, Triclosan, and Artificial Colors.

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