So the first of my Monday Minutes is about being kinder to your self…
Over the past few years I have been moving towards more natural products. But deodorant wasn’t one of them. Hell, I was living in Bangkok, and I used the Maxiest-Max 24-7 strongest of the strong stuff.
And then I kept hearing about aluminium in deodorant being bad for you. Isn’t it funny how that happens? It’s like you hear something once, a whisper somewhere, and all of a sudden it seems like everyone is talking about it and you have no idea how you had missed this essential bit of info?
Scientifically, it seems the jury is out on the link between aluminium in deodorants and breast cancer and alzheimers. But just the fact that it’s even being tested gave me pause. I don’t really want aluminium in my armpits thank you very much. And do I have a huge amount of trust in massive multinational organisations? Nah. Not so much.
The best Natural Deodorant
So I made the switch to natural deodorant… and my mantra was ‘if you can smell me, tell me’.
I have tried a LOT, and at all different price ranges (some are crazy expensive). I haven’t yet tried making my own, although one friend swears by it (this would also be a good way of cutting down on plastic too). I also noticed that there are lots of deodorants with are sold as ‘natural’ but still contain aluminium salts…make sure you check the labels carefully.
And this, people, is hands down my favourite. I buy it from a local natural shop and it IS more expensive than the standard deodorants…but it last ages.
I used this when we went skiing recently and I am happy to confirm that even after a full day sweating on the slopes, no stinky pits (and I got my husband to do the sniff test on me too just to make sure…he’s so lucky to be married to me! All the romance…)
I have also got my husband to switch to this brand and he is a complete convert. This is the one he prefers
So, are you a natural deodorant convert? Let me know if you have any recommendations! And if you’ve made your own I’d love to hear whether you achieved the sweet smell of success?!
*Please note I am in no way affiliated with this company and just wanted to shout about a really great product! The Amazon links are affiliate links which give me a tiny amount of money (and I mean tiny!) if you buy via the link