The number one hygiene/beauty product we recommend to to our friends and family (and anyone else who will listen) is The Healthy Deodorant from Lavanila Laboratories. As anyone who has tried to find an aluminum-free, harmful-chemical-free deodorant can attest to, finding a “natural” deodorant that works is like finding a flattering bathing suit post-holiday-binge. Thankfully, we have good news for you: your deodorant search is over!
Both of our mothers have had or have breast cancer and so both of us at RX Undies were highly motivated to make some changes to minimize our risk to toxins and carcinogens. First on the list was saying goodbye to antiperspirant. It was a difficult farewell, since as it turns out, antiperspirant works well. Really well. Really super well. So well in fact, that we were surprised to learn that without it, we sweat when we are nervous or anxious. Nuts. But considering that sweat excretes toxins from the body, maybe that wasn’t such a bad thing.
We rolled, sprayed and rubbed our way through nine or ten natural deodorants. We met the same result with each: we smelled. What was worse was that was that once we broke the seal (or perspired a little bit), there was no going back. Applying additional deodorant didn’t help with the existing underarm odor. There was nothing we could do but take a shower in the evening and try again with something else the following day.
But just when we had resigned ourselves to the notion that we’d probably smell funky any time the temperature climbed above eighty degrees, we tried Lavanila deodorant. This deodorant kept us smelling fresh for much longer, and when we finally did break the sweat seal, we found that a reapplication of the deodorant took care of existing odor. Hallelujah, our deodorant prayers had been answered!
You can read about what is (and what isn’t) in Lavanila deodorant on their website: