My Favorite Natural Deodorant (...That Actually Works!)
I’ve had a few people ask me about what natural deodorant I use and honestly, up until a few months ago what I thought about natural deodorant was, “That’s cute. Now I smell like BO AND lavender!”. My pits felt sticky with coconut oil. I’d have to go back to using my tried and true Dove for hot and sweaty days.
We’ve been lead to believe that we need chemicals and harsh, strong ingredients for deodorant to actually work, so I bought into that for a long time. Thankfully that’s not the case anymore.
I recently tried this deodorant from Primally Pure and I love it! I have been using it for a few months to see if I liked it and, you guys, it really works!!!!! So well. No joke. I’m really into it and definitely recommend it to anyone wanting to transition to safer deodorant.
While deodorant may not seem like a big deal, it’s actually one of the biggest ways you can either contribute to your toxic buildup or bring nourishing ingredients to your body. I figured it I was focusing so much on the food I put into my body, I should take a bit of time to think about the things I put on and absorb into my body as well!
Here are some of the chemicals typically found in drugstore deodorant:
Parabens are preservatives that allow the product to last longer by preventing mold or bacteria growth, BUT have been very closely linked to endocrine disruption + breast cancer.
Fragrance masks body odor + makes you smell slightly floral or shower fresh, BUT is a mixture of 3,000+ chemical ingredients and the cause of countless serious health issues.
So, I don’t think you’re failing at your health if you don’t immediately eat 100% organic foods and switch to all natural everything, BUT it’s a really important and interesting factor to consider for whole person health. It’s also pretty easy to make the switch once you find something you like.
This month I’ve been using the Blue Tansy Deodorant which is delightful! Blue tansy is great because it’s thought to combat inflammation, calm irritation and itchiness, relieve redness and deeply nourish the delicate underarm area that we tend to neglect. You can get yours here >> and use the code “LIVEWELL” for 10% off the Blue Tansy scent!
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Christina Tidwell, MN, RN, CHC