I haven’t used conventional deodorant in years. It has crazy ingredients- that sit on your skin All Day Long. It stained my clothes and gave me a headache from the perfumes mixed in. I felt like my armpits couldn’t breathe, they were covered in gook.
Natural deodorants have their own problems. I tried many brands that just plain utterly failed. Believe me, that is No Fun. I finally did find one that works for me, which is Toms of Maine, unscented. It doesn’t stain your clothes, it feels good on your skin, and it works. But. If you look at their ingredients, as wonderful as it is that they don’t use aluminum, there are still lots of ingredients that I am not completely comfortable with. It definitely works in a pinch – but I have discovered a new method!! It sounds a bit crazy, and the idea is not original to me. But it works! I got the idea from Liz at cavegirleats.com. It is simple and practically free! It absolutely works for me, and it is quite pleasant. 🙂
*how a person eats affects how they smell, there is no doubt about it! Before I cleaned up my diet, I’m not sure if this would have worked… but it does now! And if it doesn’t work for you, consider eliminating refined flours, sweeteners and processed oils out of your diet for a while and try again! 🙂
I have little jars of both of them. I rub a little coconut oil under each arm, then dip the oily fingers in the baking soda – just enough that sticks to the oil, and rub that under my arms. Done for the day! 🙂