Natural deodorants are better for your skin and health, so of course you’d want to consider making the switch. The reality is, giving up drugstore antiperspirants often calls for more support to help ensure you feel fresh and confident all day long. Here is your guide for making the switch.
Introducing Om’s Underarm Detox Salt Scrub.
Maybe you’ve tried using a natural deodorant before and wanted it to work for you—to be able to raise your hands in a meeting or a party knowing you wouldn’t have to worry about body odour.
What you might not have known is that when you switch to a natural deodorant, you’ll likely experience a detox period that can bring stickiness and odour. Fortunately, Om’s salt detox scrub can help minimize those signs of underarm detox and speed up the transition.
“...you’ll likely experience a detox period
that can bring stickiness and odour.”
Even after you’re on your way with using a natural deodorant, there’s a lot going on in your armpits. So, when you create a routine that pairs your natural deodorant with a detox scrub, the potential for underarm bliss is real.
How Does Om’s Underarm Detox Scrub Work and What Are the Benefits?
Think of our scrub this way: By giving your underarm skin a fresh, clean slate free of bacteria-causing debris and toxins, your natural deodorant has the best chance of doing its job.
To deeply cleanse and detoxify, our scrub uses a gentle yet powerful salt-based blend that includes:
- Kaolinite clay, which works with the salt to bind and pull away impurities, and absorb excess oils.
- Clary sage, to help draw out toxins, promote antibacterial action, and calm any redness or irritation in the sensitive underarm area.
- Lavender, to purify, cleanse, soothe and uplift.
- Rosewood, to help soothe as well as remove bacteria that can cause odour while leaving you with a light, woodsy musk.
- Coconut oil, shea butter and meadow foam oil moisturize for noticeable smoothness.
Think of it as a mask for the underarms that exfoliates, softens and helps control odour. In fact, the blend of essential oils—lavender, clary sage, rosewood and vanilla—leaves you with a mood-enhancing scent Om fans call ‘heavenly.’ It’s no wonder we get so many rave reviews for the Underarm Detox Salt Scrub.
How Do You Use An Underarm Scrub?
For best results, scrub up in the shower. Massage a pea-sized amount under each armpit. We recommend leaving the scrub on for a few minutes to give the essential oils even more time for antibacterial action, then rinse or wipe off and pat dry.
“leaving the scrub on for a few minutes
to give the essential oils even more time
for antibacterial action”
If you’re just switching to natural deodorant, you might find you want to scrub up every day. Most people use it during every shower to continue to enhance the effectiveness of their natural deodorant.
If your underarms tend to be sensitive, you may want to shave after using and washing off the scrub or on a non-scrub day.
For those who don’t sweat much, you might find the scrub can actually work as your deodorant.
What Are the Best Natural Deodorant Brands in Canada?
Over the years, we’ve tried a lot of brands and have had a lot of feedback about the best natural deodorants. The underarms are unique and sensitive—and what works for one person might not for another. It can take a bit of experimenting to find the formula that’s right for you, but these are three made-in-Canada brands we’ve tried and trust.
Mary Futher, a.k.a. “Madame Sweat" set out and created a line of healthy beauty products that were "cleaner, greener and free of any harsh chemicals."
Bottle None is a line-up of zero waste hair and body products that’s worth a try.
Like us, Routine uses only high quality ingredients in all of their products, because what you put on your skin is important.
Want to learn more about our two-step natural deodorant method and our detox scrub? Read our FAQ’s and reviews.