Sweaty pits and B-O can be super embarrassing.. I’ve dealt with it on many occasions, so I thought I would share my tips for staying F-R-E-S-H.
Quit wearing deodorant with aluminum
Aluminum is linked to many health issues including breast cancer and Alzheimer’s. Not only is it linked to these issues, aluminum based deodorants actually clog your pores and let toxins into your body. In summary, aluminum based deodorants are toxic. You will find most big named deodorant brands have aluminum.. Secret, Dove, Suave, Degree, Nivea etc.
It is important to note than when you make the switch from aluminum based deodorant to a natural deodorant, you will stink and sweat more for a few days. This is your body releasing the toxins that have built up in your body over years of using chemical deodorants. Maybe make the switch over a long weekend, where you won’t be around a lot of people. When I first made the switch, I thought the deodorant wasn’t working.. but I just had to be more patient. Also, I do find that I need to switch up the deodorant I use every few months because my body gets used to it and it isn’t as effective anymore.
Natural Deodorant Recommendations
Lavanilla Healthy Deodorant, $14
Now, $14 is pretty pricey for a deodorant, but this stuff work! It smells amazing and keeps you fresh and clean. However, this isn’t the most long-wearing. It will get me through a full shift at work, but I do need to reapply when going to the gym after work so I keep the travel size in my purse or gym bag. You can purchase this at Sephora, or Amazon.
Honest Deodorant $6-$8
I love the Honest Company! Their deodorant is great and is made with essential oils. The scent can be kind of strong though. It also isn’t as long wearing as I would like, but gets the job done.
Crystal Essence Mineral Deodorant Body Spray, $3-$8
This is my holy grail deodorant! It lasts all day long, no need to reapply. I have been using it for the last 6 months and I haven’t grown immune to it yet, which is amazing. They scents are so pleasant but not overwhelming. I originally found this at Marshalls, but haven’t seen it since, you know how that goes. So I started purchasing it on Amazon.
Pacifica Underarm Deodorant Wipes, $9
These are a tad on the expensive side, and I wouldn’t recommend them for everyday use. However, they are great to throw in your purse, gym bag, carry-on etc in case of emergencies. They are great for situations where you just need to freshen up. They smell like coconut milk, and it is so amazing! I pick these up at Ulta or Target.
Leave me a comment if you have any aluminum-free deodorant recommendations 🙂