3 Alternative Deodorant Options for Sensitive Skin – Ditch the Spray!
Deodorant and I do not go well together. Painful inflammation, rashes, dry flaky skin and skin discolouration are just a few of the symptoms my body displays if I attempt to use a commercial deodorant. I have tried many alternative deodorant options and these three are the most promising!
Before I stumbled onto this trio, I would walk around smelling to high heaven! If people commented, I would apologise and always be hyper-aware of myself. It was no way to live! Then I stumbled into a Lush store while living in Scotland and told them about my allergy. I was given two free samples of products to try and sent home.
Within two weeks, I knew I had found the solution to my problem.
Aromaco is a solid deodorant bar filled with gentle, natural ingredients to keep you feeling fresh. It is made up of sodium bicarbonate, witch hazel, chamomile vinegar and patchouli. There are mostly natural ingredients in this bar, however, two are listed as “safe-synthetics”.
The bar is simple to use, once out of the shower or bath, dry your underarms. Then, using the palm of your hand, rub the bar until it warms up. Once you can feel it gliding easily, rub it on your underarms. The reason behind this method is that your underarm skin is soft so you don’t want to be tugging it around.
Due to its waxy nature, I find it holds sweat at bay. You can get away with a few dry hours but on really hot days, I pair it up with the powder below.
Aromaco is sold by weight so you can decide how much to purchase. It is sold at Lush and can be ordered online or bought in person. I usually go for a square size as that lasts around a year. Yes, you did read that correctly!
The Greeench Dusting Powder
The Greeench is also a Lush product and it pairs up really well with Aromaco. I always dust some powder after I have applied the solid deodorant bar. The combination is great for hot days.
I keep a little container of the dusting powder in my bag just in case I need to maintain throughout the day. It is pretty simple, just sprinkle the powder in your hands and then dab it onto your underarms. I personally use a blush brush as its less messy, but do whatever works for you.
It is made from thyme, tea tree, sage and rosemary. These ingredients fight bacteria which causes underarm odour.
The final alternative deodorant is a perfect bedtime solution. If you want to keep things natural but still sweat at night time, coconut oil is a great alternative. Just rub a small amount into your armpits.
It has a small amount of anti-bacterial properties so it will suffice for an underactive day too. It is great at keeping your underarm area soft and moisturised. If you do have any irritation, it will clear that up and prevent you from stinking up the house.
I do have one note to make, don’t wear any clothing you wouldn’t want a grease stain on.
Which of these have you tried? Or which am I missing out on? Let me know in the comment section.
With My Love,