As consumers and brands move away from ingredients such as aluminum in their deodorant, many of them are turning to baking soda. Baking soda helps to absorb sweat while reducing odor, so what’s with all the controversy? While some deodorants are proudly made with baking soda, others stay away. How can one ingredient be considered a benefit but also a weakness at the same time?
To break it down, our skin maintains a pH level of 4.5-5.5, as a pH level of 7 is considered a neutral pH, anything under 7 is an acid and anything above 7 is a base. The acid mantle, which is the oily layer that surrounds and protects our skin, has a slightly acidic pH. Baking soda on the other hand has a pH of about 8.5, which means it’s more of a base. Now, when you’re adding products with baking soda to your skin, it disrupts your acid mantle, leaving your skin exposed to damage and irritation- cue rash!
Also, we just wanted to throw this out there… baking soda can also stain your clothing! What’s worse than leaving the house with white deodorant streaks on your clothing? That’s easy, baking soda marks!
It’s time to ditch the baking soda!
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