After an eventful weekend we all have those unfortunate Monday morning when we miss our alarms, rushing through our daily routine from bathing to breakfast or completing an important presentation everything takes place on serious pace. You are racing to office when it hits you. Oh my god! What did I forgot, damn deodorant.

Forgetting to put on deodorant before leaving home might be a challenge for the rest of the day, but don’t panic, off course you can always get away with this situation. I know you might be stressed out wondering how you can get away with this situation especially when you work in an office or sitting in a classroom with all your friends, you might start to
develop insecurity and frustration.

Luckily, there are several deodorizing options that are pretty accessible from an office space and will get the job done in a span so to fix all your problems keep reading to find out more!

1)Hand Sanitizer

Well bacteria are the main source of a specific odour in your body these bacteria get accumulated in your armpit area producing an unpleasant odour from your body. Sanitizers are well known for killing bacteria from our body since it has alcohol in its ingredients.

Just take a few drops of sanitizer and rub it gentle under each of your arms, keep your hands in the air for a while so that you feel dry. You can easily find hand sanitizer in different bathrooms, according to where you are at. Moreover try to have a bottle of hand sanitizer in your purse at all times, just in case you need it!

2)Lemon Juice

Dab on a little lemon juice, it is natural deodorant which might leave you smelling fresh all day long. All you need to do is wipe your underarms down with some lemon juice and then towel off any remaining liquid so you don’t end up feeling sticky but remember to make sure that you don’t have any skin allergy or reaction from lemon otherwise it is completely safe, secure and tested.

Lemon Natural Deodorant. (2019). [image] Available at: http://womenslifestyle.com/when-life-hands-you-lemons-make-natural-deodorant/ [Accessed 28 Jan. 2019].

3)Soap And Paper Towel

Another emergency hack that can save you is soap and paper towels they are possibly available in all bathrooms. Simply wet a towel with warm water and put a two or more drops of soap on it, before you wipe each of your armpits with it, dry your armpits and you are good to go and face rest of your day. If you tend to sweat a lot, you might need to repeat this process every couple of hours.

4)Coconut Oil

Coconut oil is another thing you might see or find around, because it does everything what you want from it. Use coconut oil as a body lotion, a face wash, a hair mask, a lip balm basically, smear it anywhere and everywhere and it’s bound to be beneficial in some way. And yes, that includes your armpits as well. Though, it is very oily, so use it sparingly. But it will probably keep smells under control, while also leaving you smelling summery.

5)Antibacterial Wet Wipes

Two antibacterial wipes, which can be easily found in any first aid kits and these kits are found everywhere from office to schools and colleges, Wet wipes can do miracles on those days when you forget to use deodorant. Just like the hand sanitizer, they kill bacteria and therefore eliminate any unpleasant smell.

We’re human. It’s inevitable that you’re going to forget deodorant occasionally. It is really important to remember that if you fail to plan, you plan to fail. Save yourself from the stress sweat by creating a plan for when you forget deodorant. Keep a travel-sized deodorant in your desk drawer, car and toiletry kit so you have one by you at all times.


By Ravjyot Kaur

References

1)Steber, C. (2019). 6 Deodorant Alternatives To Try. [online] Bustle. Available at: https://www.bustle.com/articles/150668-6-things-you-can-use-instead-of-deodorant [Accessed 28 Jan. 2019].

2)SELF. (2019). The 5-Second Hack for When You Forgot to Put on Deodorant. [online] Available at: https://www.self.com/story/what-to-do-when-you-forget-deodorant [Accessed 28 Jan. 2019].

3)Hall, A. (2019). 5 Refreshing Hacks For Those Days You Forget Your Deodorant. [online] Swirled. Available at: https://swirled.com/forgot-to-wear-deodorant/ [Accessed 28 Jan. 2019].

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