Baking Soda vs Baking Soda Free Deodorant?

by Judit Banhegyi May 14, 2019

Baking Soda vs Baking Soda Free Deodorant?

Which one should you choose?

Baking soda has been getting so much bad reputation lately and we also noticed the growing demand on the baking soda free version we offer. Baking soda is often associated with bad skin reactions such as red rashes or irritation, and if that happens to you while using a natural deodorant please discontinue use immediately.

Does it mean that in general baking soda/ sodium bicarbonate is the enemy and you should automatically opt for the bs free option? Not necessarily.
Baking soda has amazing antibacterial properties to help control the bacteria that grows in our underarms, which cause odour when they break down sweat.


 

A well formulated natural deodorant shouldn't contain too much of it though. Baking soda has a pH of about 8 to 8.5, it's alkaline, while our sweat is mildly acidic. At a low baking soda concentration, our sweat neutralizes the alkalinity of the baking soda and dissolves it, so you shouldn't get any irritations. That's why many of our customers even with known baking soda sensitivity have no problem using our original formula.  

If you do get bad skin reaction it means that your acid mantle pH level is slightly different, which can be affected by age, gender, race, as well as diet, extreme heat/cold, sun, pollution or even that time of the month for ladies. In that case your choice should be our baking soda free version, however, I would suggest digging deeper and figuring out the main cause of your discomfort, which can truly make the difference between the ability and inability to use this amazingly effective ingredient.

Either way...don't worry, we got you covered so you don't have to go back to antiperspirants or other natural deodorant brands that are not as effective as ours🤗

 

Ps. If you are wondering that our bs free version works as well as the original formula just read this review or see the feedback under the product page.



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