Raise Your Hand if You Have BO!
I’m sitting here chuckling while texting with Sarah as she is on her 5th leg of her solo adventure. After three flights, a four hour car ride, an 80lb suitcase catastrophe (over packer when she doesn’t have me telling her she won’t need things like HAIR TOOLS!) She’s about to board one last 6 hour flight before reaching her cruise ship where she will be traveling around South America! While texting her she had me LOL’ing about how bad you start to stink after a journey like that! We’ve all been there, even if it wasn’t a 40+ hour journey. We’ve all de-planed feeling a little less fresh than when we initially boarded.
Since we just posted about adding more diversity to our little blog, I remembered I’d been wanting to tell you all about natural deodorants!
We have all read about the dangers of aluminum in your standard deodorant. Aluminum is a carcinogenic, it prevents you from sweating and in doing so prevents toxins from exiting your body!
Over the last few years I have tried a million natural options, so let me share with you so you can skip right to what REALLY works!
1. Stop wearing deodorant of any sort… General consensus of those around me, DON’T DO THAT!
2. Rubbing limes on your underarms… Leave the limes for your margaritas! Though more pleasant smelling than au natural the effectiveness is not so effective.
3. Trying new products… My favorite of the bunch was Meow Meow Tweet Tweet. It is different in that you use your fingers to rub it onto your underarms. This did the trick 90% of the time, but if you ask my boyfriend he will tell you the left side still stinks. LOL
4. Trying more tradition style natural deodorants. If you aren’t into the non-traditional style deodorant, I would recommend Native. It is smooth and easy apply!
And the winner is…
5. Make your own! This is actually my favorite option. You have control over the ingredients! Many people can be sensitive to baking soda, so this option gives you the ability to control the amount you use! For an added touch, I like to use Young Living essential oils to give my concoctions different scents as well as different benefits. My favorite two to blend together are Eucalyptus and Tea Tree oil.
To make your own, try this recipe!
This journey hasn’t been easy for anyone. To my clients who may have come in for a cut and color when I was experimenting with limes, I’m so sorry – thanks for stinking (ha!) it out with me!