Baking Soda BURNS!!! (2 minutes read)
Good Ole' baking soda, you can wash with it, clear a clogged sink drain, etc. What about on the skin? I have tried it... and it's a hard NO. Being a conscious person about what I eat and put on my skin, I had ran into the challenge of finding products that worked well without giving me painful lumps and chemical burns on my underarms. When making the switch, I noticed alot of so call natural deodorants contain this white powdery stuff. Long term, this stuff wrecked havoc on my skin. I found out why, pH (potential hydrogen). The pH of baking soda is 8, the pH of our underarm skin is 5.5 - 6. My underarms were very discolored and I still had offensive odor from my underarms. I figured instead of going higher on the pH scale, lets take it closer to the skin mantle's pH but slightly more acidic. BINGO!
Companies mix baking soda with comedogenic (pore clogging) oils such as coconut oil to try to help remedy and add a measure of relief to the irritating, burning baking soda sitting on your delicate underarms. You come out of this situation with an oily mess, white streaks under your arms, on your clothing, and still the dreaded baking soda chemical burns. AND to at insult to injury, the form of application of daily rubbing of the already unhealed skin.
Earthly Origins Natural Deodorant Spray doesn't contain any of the copy cat ingredients such as baking soda and coconut oil. The formula is original, well thought out and just simply works.