You probably know baking soda as an ingredient in the kitchen that can be the difference between flat, sad cakes and a fluffy, delicious dessert, but did you know that it can have several skin and health benefits, too?
Baking soda has been used for years as a natural remedy that can cleanse and purify the skin. All of our deodorant sticks and deodorant creams at Morton Essentials are made with baking soda because it is a natural replacement for chemicals that are usually found in many mainstream deodorants or anti-perspirants. In non-natural deodorants, aluminum is added to temporarily plug up your sweat glands so that you don’t feel wet when you sweat. However, for many reasons, this is not good for your skin or your health. Prolonged use can not only clog your pores, but it can also make it harder for the hairs to grow without becoming ingrown hairs, which can be painful and often difficult to remove.
In addition to that, aluminum is one ingredient in big brand anti-perspirant deodorants that many people are allergic to. Because of this, many customers have made the switch to natural deodorants like ours, which have all natural ingredients ranging from coconut oil for shape and moisturizing, baking soda for dryness, and to essential oils for scent and killing bacteria. By allowing your body to do what it does naturally by sweating, you are helping to improve your circulation in your organs, muscles, and tissue as you release the things your body doesn’t need.
Baking soda has been used to help cleanse and even detox the body of toxins. It can not only be used in natural deodorant, but it can help calm the symptoms of psoriasis, which is a condition that can involve the buildup of skin cells. For those with severe sweating, baking soda is a great ingredient to have in deodorant because it reduces the itchiness and uncomfortability that can be caused by excess sweating. Many use the baking soda as an exfoliant and it can be combined with Epsom salt, sea salt, or even ground ginger to make yourself a soothing detox bath. One of the great things about baking soda is that it is gentle enough to use on the skin everyday so you never have to worry about using it sparingly. If you think it’s time to make the switch to natural deodorant, check out our best sellers Explorer deodorant stick and Pink Grapefruit deodorant cream to stay naturally dry and odor-free!