It’s a crazy morning. You almost miss your train, the station is crowded, and you have to sprint the last block to get to work on time. Your morning meeting is about to start and whoosh! You get a whiff of your armpits. You forgot deodorant!
It happens to the best of us. We find ourselves - in public - with unprotected armpits. Sometimes we completely forget to put on deodorant due to a crazy morning when nothing goes right. Other times we just don’t have it with us (and your new friend doesn’t have a product masculine-enough for you).
There’s no need to panic. You don’t need to subject your coworkers and clients to your fragrant underarms. Thankfully, there are a few reliable deodorant hacks - and substitutes - to use in a pinch.
You forgot to put on deodorant before leaving the house, and now you’re at work. Take a look around and assess your options. Surely, you’re close to a bathroom or maybe even a staff kitchen. If so, you got it made! (We've put together an Amazon list of sweat-proof essentials if you want to purchase any of these items there so you know you have them!)
Check out these “forgot deodorant” hacks:
It’s easy enough to find. In the bathroom, in a hand sanitizer “station” on the wall or even from your germaphobic co-worker who always carries her own personal stash.
Hand sanitizer is great to use when you forgot to put on deodorant.
Seek out the office first aid kit. (Many times it is located in the staff break room or kitchen.)
You may find these in the kitchen or break room; or from your co-worker who likes to freshen up at her desk.
Make your way to the restroom and hope that you will have some privacy.
Whether you forgot to replenish your supply or you unexpectedly spent the night somewhere new, there are fast-and-easy alternatives you can use in a pinch. Most of these deodorant alternatives are products you can find in a home kitchen or bathroom.
Check out these all-natural deodorant alternatives:
Hopefully you can find a bottle of witch hazel in the bathroom. While you’re there, grab a couple of cotton balls.
Many people use apple cider vinegar for salad dressings, but you can use it for an alternative to deodorant as well. Check the pantry or refrigerator for this versatile product.
Apple cider vinegar contains when you antiseptic and antibacterial properties,which kills odor-causing bacteria.
Look for a whole lemon in the crisper or in the decorative fruit bowl on the counter.
These two pantry products are a dynamic duo when used to fight body odor.
With all of these great deodorant hacks to use at the office or at home, you’ll be prepared to act swiftly the next time you realize that you forgot deodorant. You may even want to stash a travel-sized deodorant stick and a few antibacterial wipes at your desk... just to be safe.
If you want to avoid the panic (and embarrassment) altogether, wear an Ejis sweat proof undershirt every day. Our super soft micro modal sweat proof undershirts (available on our shop or on Amazon) protect your shirts from sweat marks and best of all, come with infused silver to fight odor-causing bacteria.
Most of us incorporate products into our daily hygiene routine to keep ourselves smelling – and feeling – fresh. These products can be especially important for those who have a daily battle with persistent underarm odor. When a product stops working halfway through the day, it's time to re-evaluate the product you currently use. To help you find a reliable product that ensures freshness throughout your day, check out our top picks for the best deodorant for smelly armpits.