The Difference Between Deodorant and Antiperspirants

Why choose a natural deodorant over an antiperspirant?

Most people think that antiperspirants and deodorants are the same thing, but they aren’t. Antiperspirants work by clogging, closing, or blocking the pores with powerful astringents such as aluminum salts so that they can’t release sweat. (Note that aluminum can accumulate in the brain.) Deodorants work by neutralizing the smell of the sweat and by antiseptic action against bacteria. Deodorants are preferable because they don’t interfere with sweating, a natural cooling process.

Baking soda works wonders because it neutralizes the odor of sweat. Just sprinkle a light covering of baking soda onto a damp washcloth. Pat on. Don’t rinse.

This tip—just using baking soda—has saved me on many occasion, especially when traveling.

Basic Deodorant Powder
1/2 cup baking soda
1/2 cup cornstarch
A few drops essential oils such as lavender or cinnamon

Place the ingredients in a glass jar. Shake to blend. Sprinkle a light covering of the powder on a damp washcloth. Pat on. Don’t rinse.

Basic Liquid Deodorant
1/4 cup each witch hazel extract, aloe vera gel, and mineral water
1 teaspoon vegetable glycerin
A few drops antibacterial essential oils such as lavender (optional)

Combine the ingredients in a spray bottle. Shake to blend.

Makes 3/4 cup

Shelf life: Indefinite.

By Annie B. Bond

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Vincent Tabout a month ago

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Past Member 1 months ago

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W. Cabout a year ago

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William Cabout a year ago

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Past Member about a year ago

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Chrissie R
Chrissie Rabout a year ago

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Aaron F
Past Member about a year ago

Duh...!?!

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Tanya C
Tanya Cabout a year ago

Deodorants and Antiperspirants are two different products, each with a unique functionality. Though both the terms are often used interchangeably, they work in special ways.

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Naomi Dreyer
Naomi Dreyer2 years ago

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