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5 Natural Deodorant Ingredients


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Essential Oils
Essential oils help you smell nice.
Essential oils help you smell nice.
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You don't need artificial perfumes to keep things smelling pleasant in the underarms; for that, you can look for essential oils, which are derived from plants. But essential oils earn their keep in more than one way -- some of these oils also have antibacterial properties that help fight odor before it starts. Sweat only smells when bacteria eats and digests it, so by killing bacteria, essential oils stop odor before it begins. Some notable antibacterial essential oils include rosemary, lichen, sage, lemongrass and tea tree oil.

 


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