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It is natural that you sweat profusely during summer. But this sweat which is released by the sweat glands to cool the body is fermented by the bacteria present on the surface of the skin leaving the odorless sweat, smelling foul. Bacteria thrive in warm and moist conditions which are best provided by a sweaty underarm. Roll-ons make the armpits inhospitable for bacteria thereby reducing the odor. Most of them also contain fragrances to mask the odor.

The most common ingredient used in roll-ons is alcohol to kill the bacteria. Some even contain triclosan which is a stronger antibacterial agent than alcohol. They also contain artificial fragrances and antiperspirants made with aluminum compounds. Some other ingredients are parabens, propylene glycol and talc among many more. These block the natural process of perspiring in addition to the fact that they might be carcinogenic and can also be the cause of aggravation of renal dysfunction and aerosol burns.

All these are reasons enough to toss your deodorant into the can and go for organic energy roll-ons.

  1. Home Remedies
  • Carrier Oil: We all know the power of coconut oil to treat various disorders. You can also use this extremely useful oil to do away with body odor. Mix baking soda, cornstarch and a few drops of essential oil with coconut oil. Apply this mixture whenever required. You can also use arrowroot powder instead of cornstarch.
  • Essential Oil: Use essential oils in your roll-ons which are natural barriers for odor causing bacteria. Due to the absence of aluminum compounds the body is able to sweat and flush out the toxins naturally. These oils therefore, keep you fresh and active the day throughout.

Make use of various oils like sage oil, rosemary oil, lavender oil, tea tree oil, neem oil, citrus oil and sandalwood to make your own aromatic, fresh and rejuvenating organic deodorants.

Make your own deodorant with arrowroot powder and baking soda. Mix these ingredients with lavender essential oil, melted cocoa butter and shea butter and store in a glass jar. Apply by rolling on this organic deodorant under your arms daily.

  1. Dietary Supplements to Keep Out the Sweat
  • Increase the intake of Vitamin B and Vitamin C which help you to eliminate toxins with your urine rather than through the skin.
  • Low level of magnesium also causes odor. Take magnesium with calcium supplement to absorb the magnesium well. You can also apply magnesium oil on your skin which absorbs magnesium.
  1. Food that Reduces Sweating

Your sweating will also depend on your diet. Some foods help to reduce the sweating of the body and protect the body from producing odor.

  • Eat fruits and vegetables which have high water content thereby keeping the internal body temperature low.
  • Use olive oil, which is good for digestion and which reduces sweating.
  • Tannic acid acts as an astringent. So drink tea to keep yourself free from odor.
  • Make sage tea or cook with sage. Sage can gradually bring down the activity level of the sweat glands making you less prone to sweating.

Simultaneously avoid spicy foods, alcohol, caffeine and processed foods which increase the toxin level of the body.

  1. Drink to Sweat Less

Drink lots and lots of water. This helps to keep the internal temperature of your body low. You can also drink more organic apple cider vinegar tonics which absorbs the toxins of your body which are the cause of your odour. A tablespoon of vinegar added to a glass of water and drunk at least three times a day also works wonders for your body. Add honey if the taste is not to your liking.

  1. Magnesium hydroxide

Also known as milk of magnesia, magnesium hydroxide has found use as a natural organic deodorant for long. This oil is used in treating muscle cramps, arthritis, anxiety and menstrual cramps also. You can also opt for the magnesium oil spray if deodorant stick is just not what you want to use.

Do the natural chemical-free and fragrance-free deodorants work? Yes, they do. Organic deodorants and roll-ons are inexpensive, chemical-free and above all protect your body from the harmful effects of the antiperspirant compounds that are used in synthetic products.


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