So, you read our article The Deal About Natural Deodorant and you are all ready to make that switch to natural deodorant.
But, the concept of a deodorant bar (a natural deodorant that is minimally packaged) seems daunting to you and you have 10001 questions in your head.
This is why we decided to share with you everything you need to know about using it to answer your questions!
What Ingredients Are In The Natural Deodorant Bar?
These are the 6 magic ingredients that goes into each handmade and handpoured deodorant bar!
Sodium Bicarbonate/Baking Soda: This alkaline substance is antibacterial, antifungal, antiseptic and anti-inflammatory! In addition, it is a tool used medically to fight against everything from colds to oral problems to skin issues.
Cassava Starch: This roots of a plant, Manihot esculenta shrub, provides the function of absorbing moisture and creating a smooth texture on the skin. It is a natural edible ingredient and consists of both components that gives it’s the thickening properties.
Coconut Oil: Coconut oil is anti-bacteria and anti-inflammatory. Due to its high saturated fat content, it is useful in hydrating the skin and hair.
Beeswax: It helps to create moisture for the skin and protect it against toxins and irritants. Beeswax is a natural wax made by bees to structure their hives and provides a thickening effect due to its higher melting point.
Shea Butter: Shea butter is rich in vitamins A, E and F and provides the skin with essential fatty acids and nutrients for collagen production. In addition, it offers UV protection of SPFF6!
Essential Oil: Added in mild consideration so that it is suitable for all gender.
How Do I Apply It On My Pits?
Use Your Fingers
Simply apply our deodorant onto your fingertips. From there, swipe it on your pits and the deodorant will melt with your body heat.
As everyone applies a different amount, you can start off with one to two swipes of the deodorant bar first. After which, you can decide if you need more deodorant.
Use The Packaging
As our deodorant bars get sticky with humidity, the best option was to wrap them in the baking paper. This is also to ensure that no dust gets on the deodorant bar and to retain its scent.
Most customers apply the deodorant by holding it with the baking paper and swiping it on their pits. Then, they keep the item back in the paper and on their make up desk!
Use A Spoon
You know when you purchase those moisturisers and they give you this plastic spoon to scoop the item?
Well, the next time you are done with that spoon, do not try it away!
It is actually a perfect item to reuse to scoop of deodorant. After scooping the deodorant, you can decide if you want to apply it on your fingertips first or apply it on your pits directly.
How Do I Store The Deodorant Bar?
Here are some tips to store your natural deodorant bar properly.
Cool And Dry Environment
Did you know? With Singapore’s humidity, items made of natural ingredients have a higher risk of expiring faster.
To ensure that you maximise the life of your deodorant bar, place it In a dry and cool area of your bedroom.
Pro-tip. You can even place them in the refrigerator and take them out 15 minutes before applying them!
Away From The Sun
Similar to every other cosmetic product, the sun and its heat might cause deodorant to melt and become stickier. So, always remember to place it away from sunlight or any heat source.
If you like to bring your deodorant with you, you can place your bag at a cool spot or keep it under the shade!
If You Purchased Multiple Deodorant Bars
Firstly, thank you 🙂 If you purchased multiple deodorant bars at one time, place the unused deodorant bars in a cool and dry place. Do not worry about them expiring! They have a shelf life of 12 months.
But do remember not to take the deodorant out of their packaging until you are ready to use them.
How Long Do The Deodorant Bar Last?
Each bar weighs about 25g and last for 3 months or longer. As they are very concentrated, you just have to apply a pea size amount every time!
When Is The Best Time To Apply It?
This might come as a surprise. But if you have always been applying your natural deodorant in the morning, it might be time to change that practice.
Deodorants are the most effective when:
- Your sweat ducts are the least active
- There is minimal moisture on your underarm
- Your skin is dry and clean
This happens during the night before you head to bed and when you are the least active.
Hence, the best time to apply natural deodorant is actually – at night
By doing so, the body will be able to absorb the deodorant effectively and it will stay in your system for at least 24 hours.
Is It Normal To Still Be Sweating After Applying The Deodorant?
Yes! It is totally normal.
Always remember that deodorants are not antipespirant. Antiperspirant is a product that helps you control your sweat so as to reduce your underarm wetness.
Deodorant, on the other hand, is a product that kills and reduces the number of bacteria that leads to odour. Deodorants increase your skin acidity, which odour-causing bacteria don’t like!
So when you sweat, there is an absence of bacteria to cause you to have body odour.
It does not block your sweat gland, so be prepared to sweat as normal. You should also keep in mind that sweating is a way for your body to regulate its temperature and cannot be avoided totally 😊
Do They Work On Everyone?
Natural deodorant is formulated with a variety of ingredients and at different ratios. No two brand holds the same formula and each batch actually differs from one another.
With so many factors affecting the final product, it means that the same natural deodorant might work well for you but not for your friend. It is not only the issue of the formulation but also the fact that everyone’s body reaction is different.
Then how would I know if this would work? You might be wondering to yourself.
Our best answer is to take a chance and try it out. When you purchase a new deodorant, do test it out for a few days with a small portion. Bear in mind that sometimes there might be an armpit detox happening or your body might be allergic to some of the ingredients present.
With that in mind, we specifically chose to make our deodorant in small sizes for 2 reasons. Firstly, for you to make a small investment and test out how well the deodorant works for you. Secondly, to ensure that it is kept as fresh as possible (we make a new batch of deodorant every weekend!)
Plus, we have a starter pack available at 15g, for you test it out with the lowest commitment possible!
With that, we hope we helped to answer all the questions you have about using our deodorant bars. If we have not answer any other questions, drop them down in the comments below!