If Your Natural Deodorant Causes A Rash...
It's not uncommon for people who use natural deodorant to develop a skin rash consisting of little red bumps that probably itch or burn. I was one of those people. Chances are good that if you check the ingredient list you'll find sodium bicarbonate (baking soda) near the top. It's a shame because it really does absorb and neutralize odors, making it a wonderful - and harmless - natural ingredient for deodorant.
But, a rash is a rash and it doesn't matter how effective the ingredient is if it causes an adverse reaction.
Sometimes it's just a simple matter of application technique. People are used to rubbing their deodorants up and down, up and down without much thought to how hard they are pressing. Often the solution is to rub less and glide or dab it on gently.
If that doesn't work, you can try masking with a detox mask made of apple cider vinegar and bentonite clay (equal parts). But instead of putting it on your face, put it in your armpits. It seems an odd solution, I know. I can't explain why or how it works other than my homespun theory that toxins build up and live in our bodies/armpits that are reacting to the baking soda. I say this because after applying the mask - once - I've not had a bump since. And some of our customers have similar stories. But even if it's not evidence of toxins interacting with baking soda, the mask is safe so if it it works, who cares why?
If you try it, comment here and let us know how it went!
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