I know what you're probably thinking... "Natural deodorant?? They don't work!"
That was what I thought throughout my whole natural-deodorant-seeking-journey. I sweat A LOT. I used to stress out so much in middle school, trying to hide my sweaty pits and my shirts would be stained badly. Regular women's deodorant didn't work for me the way I needed them to. I had to resort to using men's sports deodorant, until I started reading the ingredients in what I was putting on myself. Most deodorants contain chemicals, including aluminum compound that actually clogs your pores and prevents sweating. Aluminum exposure has been linked with the development of Alzheimer’s disease and interferes with your estrogen levels. Two other chemicals found in deodorant is Triethanolamine (TEA) and diethanolamine (DEA). They can seep into your skin and affect your liver and kidneys. In fact, they're so harmful, they've been banned from products in Europe.
I didn't want any of that, so I looked in the All Natural aisle at the grocery store to find something that would kill me slowly. I've tried a few brands, including Tom's - none of them worked for me so I just thought it was hopeless.
I then started seeing photos of Lavender Primal Pit Paste floating around on the internet, but I didn't really pay attention to it because I already had a set opinion on natural deodorants at this point. Then I saw it at Walmart, picked it up, read the label and it said, "Works up to 24 hours + Absorbs Wetness + Neutralizes Odor" - I decided to give it a shot.
I got the 2oz jar, so I had to grab the paste with my hands and slap it on. It was weird, initially, but I really liked the way it felt on. I felt cleaner. I decided to try the Coconut Lime stick one and I like this one even more! Maybe because I don't have to use my hands to spread it into my armpits. The lime essential oil also helps reduce the body odor. I still sweat, but less frequently and the more I sweat, the more I smell good. The deodorant is also formulated with only 8 ingredients - all natural, of course.
It's also inexpensive, so it wouldn't break the bank to try. For more information, visit their website HERE.