The Truth About Baking Soda in Deodorant

We all know that aluminum is not a great ingredient in deodorant but what about baking soda? Is baking soda bad for you too?

What is Baking Soda?

Baking soda or sodium bicarbonate is an alkaline compound with the chemical formula NaHCo3. Baking soda is often used in baking goods and also works as an odor blocker by changing the PH level. 

Why is Baking Soda in Deodorant

The top layer of your epidermis is a moisture barrier. This moisture barrier is what keeps your skin moisturized and supple. This layer has a pH level of around 5.5 (slightly acidic). This helps protect the moisture barrier. Since baking soda is alkaline with pH level of around 8.3. When this reaction occurs the moisture barrier is damaged. Over time they can leave your skin more vulnerable to infections and rashes. 

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What are the Side Effects of Baking Soda in Deodorant

Those who switch to baking soda-based deodorants often experience skin irritation or rash under their arms. A rash is the first sign that your deodorant is damaging the moisture barrier. Other symptoms include:

  • Dryness
  • Redness
  • Soreness
  • Swelling
  • Breakouts 

What is the Best Natural Deodorant?

Look for a deodorant that says it is all-natural, vegan, and cruelty-free. Also, make sure the ingredients are free of aluminum and baking soda. 

Our natural deodorant uses organic arrowroot and magnesium to help eliminate odor and purify pits. Our deodorant doesn’t mess with your pH levels and helps eliminate odor. 

How to use our deodorant: Slowly glide over underarm as needed. If this is your first dalliance with natural deodorant, please note that it can take a week or two for your body to adjust.


Why Brothers Artisan Oil?

Brothers Artisan Oil is committed to handcrafting genuinely healthy products that won't hurt you, the environment, or your biome. Our products are tested only on willing humans, and only buy ingredients from suppliers that follow the same practices. We use only pure, therapeutic-grade essential oils, and are extremely proud of our ingredient lists.  

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