One of our favorite things to do is help people make the switch to natural deodorant (woot woot!). Embracing this healthy and empowering change should be easy and fun, and we've found a few essential and, I'm going to say it - life changing, tips that can really move the dial when it comes to applying natural deodorant. Whether you're a natural deo pro or a newbie, these 3 tips will help maximize effectiveness and improve your experience. Here we go!
1. Apply to damp or wet skin.
There’s no need to dry off after the shower before applying! In fact, you’ll get your best application when your natural deodorant cream has an opportunity to really sink into your skin, giving you a clear application and preventing powdery residue. Applying to wet skin also helps with glide, making it easier to get good coverage with less cream. So, be sure to apply right out of the shower, or spritz a bit of water, toner, or other gentle mist on your skin before applying.
2. Use less than you think you need.
Trust, friends. I know - you’re using natural deodorant and that’s scary enough. No one wants their deodorant to fail them right in the middle of a big stressful meeting, a tough workout, or when your kids are having a meltdown in the middle of Target… but here’s a very weird yet very real fact about our natural deodorant: too much of a good thing, is a thing. When you apply too much you risk having the cream cake up on your skin (not a good look) or staining your clothes (also, not what anyone is going for). When you find your perfect application size not only will you avoid all that, but your jar will last longer, AND you’ll also have better coverage - smelling fresher for longer. Start by using just a tad less each day until you find your sweet spot.
3. It’s not just for your armpits (wink, wink).
Yes, you can use it (and it works!) anywhere else on your body that needs it. Just be sure to patch test before using on extra sensitive areas (like around your privates) to be sure you don’t have any sensitivities to the essential oils in the scent you use. Or, pick up a jar of unscented and dab away!