I am getting really tired of trying to find a deodorant that isn’t toxic AND that works (ie. I don’t really enjoy stinking!).
“Regular” deodorants leave a gross chemical film on my armpits, and will only come off with merciless exfoliating. They also leave my armpits covered in small red bumps that are itchy. I grew up using regular brands (secret, dove, degree, lady speed stick, etc.) and thought that was what all deodorants did, and didn’t think much of it.
My mom experiences the same thing, and uses “man” deodorant, and though I have done this in the past, I’m not very confident the men’s options are any healthier.
A person’s armpits are the second most absorbent area of the body, behind the genital region. Putting all of those chemicals (including aluminum, parabens, talc, etc.) does block the smell/sweat, but it also traps secretions/toxins your body is trying to rid itself of. All those years of poison can really affect the body!
I’ve tried a couple of other brands, though I am unable to remember the name. One of them was a locally made product that came in a cardboard tube.
That being said – do any of them work well enough for me to review them? NO. Some of them worked ok for a short amount of time, or just not at all. Some of them work for about 6 hours. Some of them even made me smell worse after a while, even if I hadn’t really sweat.
I am damn tired of this! I do not want to have to use harsh chemicals to be a socially acceptable person.
I am tired of shelling out 7-10$+ on one stick of deodorant that was just a waste of money.
I am currently using coconut oil and tea tree oil (mixed into my hand after I shower), but that works for about 6-8 hours, and only if I don’t get hot. So now, I am at a cross road. I need a new deodorant, because like most options I’ve tried, the longer I use it, the less effective it gets. Aka TICK TOCK.
Anyone have any known working options? I guess I don’t mind spending another 7-10$+, but it better work.
If I find anything that works, I promise I will review it and share it with the world! 🙂
Tisserand – http://www.tisserand.com/Tea_Tree_Deodorant_p/sk462.htm
Tom’s of Maine – https://well.ca/products/toms-of-maine-long-lasting_33837.html
Green Beaver – https://well.ca/products/green-beaver-natural-deodorant_10858.html