Around 2005, I switched from conventional deodorants/antiperspirants to more "natural" ones. The last commercial product I used was called Mitchum and it was a combination deodorant and antiperspirant.
As an antiperspirant, it sure worked. I was like mixing epoxy, caulk, and super glue together and applying under the arms and then covering it with duct tape and finishing with shrink-wrap. NASA could have launched me toward the Sun, and, just before incineration, I STILL wouldn't have been sweating.
Of course, not sweating is unhealthy.
This is what I learned, when a friend sent me a copy of the Kevin Trudeau book Natural Cures "They" Don't Want You To Know about
. I was into conspiracy theories at the time, so I read the book and conveniently ignored some of Trudeau's more extreme claims. But, it goes to show that we can learn valuable information from the unlikeliest sources, as the book made me switch deodorants.
Boy, that was a rough couple of weeks, as I "detoxed" from not wearing antiperspirant and trying various "healthy" deodorants. The smell was horrific. It was like...well, never mind. It was bad.
I found an exfoliating wash cloth and made sure to frequently scrub my armpits in the shower. Of course, I also switched from commercial soaps, too. Eventually, the smell abated.
Most recently, for a couple of years, I've been using the Crystal Body Deodorant Stick
deodorant, as the only ingredients are: Natural Mineral Salts (Potassium Alum)
But, even though the label states "No Aluminum Chlorohydrate, Aluminum Zirconium, Parabens, or Phthalates,"
I recently read an article that claimed this deodorant may still be unsafe.Are Natural Alum Crystal Deodorants Safe?/www.peoplespharmacy.com/2012/02/06/are-natural-alum-crystal-deodorants-safe
Good grief. Is EVERYTHING harmful?
So, I'm wondering what deodorants (not
antiperspirants) others have found to be SAFE and EFFECTIVE?
Here are some that have been suggested, in my online investigation:PiperWai Natural Deodorant/www.piperwai.com/products/piperwai-natural-deodorant-stickPrimal Pit Paste/primalpitpaste.com/pages/whats-in-itKings Road Apothecary Rosemary-Mint Deodorant/www.kingsroadapothecary.com/products/rosemary-mint-deodorantSchmidt's Naturals/shop.schmidtsnaturals.com/collections/deodorant
Any thoughts or suggestions will be appreciated!