Don't Sweat the Sweat | LONE Bodycare
I know what you're thinking, "natural deodorant does not work," or "here she goes with this hippy dippy nonsense."
No, y'all. I found a natural deodorant that works wonders!
One of the first things you learn about in any anatomy class is about the body's largest organ: the skin. We know hair grows out of our skin, we know our blood vessels and bones are held together by our skin and we also know that our skin produces sweat. Sweat is the natural way to cool the body off but for some reason the idea of perspiration is repulsive. Because of this we try in every way to stop the sweat and that's where antiperspirants come in.
Antiperspirants vs. Deodorants
I'd like to imagine what the scientists were thinking when they conjured up the first antiperspirant; "we're gonna change the world, two armpits at a time!"
Every morning (well, hopefully) we brush our teeth, wash our face and put on "deodorant." Most of us, though, don't realize we are actually swiping on aluminum filled chemicals that are made to stop sweat from coming out of our sweat glands! The human body absorbs up to .012% (4mcg) of Aluminum Chlorohydrate/Chloride in a single underarm application, and even more when it’s applied to stripped skin a.k.a broken or shaved. Many antiperspirants and commercial deodorants contain estrogen imitators that cause mood disruptions, birth defects and other serious long term defects.
Once I learned all of this it became clear that I needed to switch from an antiperspirant to a real deodorant. The main difference between the two are of course the ingredients. Antiperspirants normally have aluminum, triclosan and propylene glycol and other toxic chemicals and most commercial and natural deodorants have all of those except for the aluminum. Another thing I've found in a many natural deodorants is the ingredient baking soda which is extremely drying! All that to say, finding a good natural deodorant is daunting and almost impossible.
You have options
I don't think I have all the answers but I definitely found the deodorant answer. Not all natural deodorants work and I can completely attest to that. Thankfully, my first encounter with a aluminum free deodorant was with Lone Body Care. I tried Lone's Bold Deodorant in the flavor MINT and haven't looked back since!... well there was that one time I forgot my deodorant at home when I went out of town & I had to use a natural deodorant from the local drug store. Again, thankfully I found Lone because whooo, I was musssttttyyy (for lack of a better word). Lone Deodorant is indeed a deodorant so yes, I still sweat. I can start my day around 8am, go to yoga, run some errands and still smell fresh by 6pm!
Make the switch, I promise you won't look back!
I still question the logic of sweat disruption. Surely, the people who created antiperspirants knew sweating is natural and humans don't need Mystic Garden scented paste in order function on a daily basis. Or maybe they really didn't, so here we are trying to combat cancer in the name of sweat. Serious question: why do humans always try to do the opposite of what is supposed to happen? It always seems to be the thing that leads to cancer, too!