This blog is as real as it gets. Everything we blog about, truly comes from our firsthand experiences. Now don’t say I never did anything for you readers. Because my dear friends, it is with my sweat (literally) and tears to have finally found an aluminum-free deodorant that actually works. Cue the angels singing. If you’re like me, trying to find a lone survivor in this natural deodorant game, I’m sure you’ve tested countless of organic deodorants and have been just as frustrated as I am in trying to find a viable equivalent to our old tried and true deodorants of the past.
The difficulty is that our old trusty deodorants have set the bar high; and often when it comes to these natural deodorants, it’s impossible to find one that have an anti-perspirant quality to it. Like one salesperson had said so frankly to me, “I rather have some natural good ol’ sweat than have aluminum getting absorbed in my lymph nodes and dying of cancer.” But is it too much to ask to find some middle ground? I mean it’s just as hard going through life worrying about pit stains, not to mention embarrassing, and aren’t we all trying to find just some reliability when it comes to the search of deodorants? So after the months of testing, here are some of my conclusions that led me to discover some facts, some that were not-as-fun as others:
- Some natural deodorants truly change your body odor so it’s more pungent (shudder)
- Some deodorant sprays can burn due to the alcohol content
- Crystal rock has the best ratings but it can be a nuisance to put on (especially during rushed mornings)
- A lot of roll-on natural deodorants are sticky and can leave residue on your clothing
So after the months of tried attempts, I ended up finding the best solution was in combining two of my favorites to make a deodorant that could stand up to odor and sweat, only this time – without the chemicals. Kiss My Face makes the crystal rock in a liquid form, I chose to go with the fragrance-free one as fragrances can also mess with your body’s hormones, and then to combat the not-so-fast-drying action, I paired it with Lush’s T’eo deodorant product. I just lightly dabbed Lush’s deodorant and was loving the light citrus scent that didn’t scream “I’m an organic deodorant!” Broke off a piece and kept it in my purse for touch-ups, if needed, throughout the day but I found it to be pleasantly long-lasting. Readers, what are your favorite organic deodorants? Please share, as I’m sure there are many I have not tried yet!