It is not easy to be healthy. In fact, I find it very difficult to be healthy. Every article I read tells me not to eat dairy, or meat, or soy, or too much fruit or coffee. If I believed everything I read I would probably be eating nothing but kale and water, and I just can’t live like that.
There was one “healthy” aspect I really wanted to incorporate into my life though and that was a natural deodorant.
I’ve read a lot about traditional deodorants and antiperspirants, and none of it sounds good. The aluminum in a lot of deodorants can enter the bloodstream and there have been a lot of studies that show a link between aluminum and breast cancer. With so many other risks that we are exposed to every day, I thought this was an easy one to change.
However, it was not as easy as I thought. I have tried quite a few natural deodorants with not so pleasant results. I’m a bit of a sweaty gal and I had to first adjust to the use of using a deodorant and not an antiperspirant.
It is very natural for a body to sweat. Yes, it can be embarrassing, but it is natural and essential for the body to sweat. To clog the sweat glands with antiperspirant is preventing your body from cooling itself completely.
The next transition I had to make was to rid the pores in my armpits from years and years of antiperspirant build-up. I did this by using a mask to complete an armpit detox. I found the recipe and information for the armpit detox from Organic Olivia.
I did this mask 3 nights in a row prior to trying out this new deodorant and I think it contributed to the success of it. I also do it weekly to further assist in detoxing as I have been wearing chemical antiperspirant for over 20 years so there is plenty of detoxing to be done!
Finally, I tried this new natural deodorant and I am so happy to say: it is AWESOME!
Kopari’s Coconut Deodorant has really met all of my needs in a natural deodorant.
- It is reasonably priced($14 is a lot for a deodorant, but is actually not bad in terms of natural deodorant.)
- Can be bought in a store- Nordstrom’s or Sephora
- It’s aluminum free
- It’s not sticky
- It is in stick form
- It smells good
- It keeps me not stinky!!
Now I’m going to be honest, after an hour-long kickboxing class I’m slightly smelly, but after burning 400 calories, I would be surprised if I wasn’t! Other than that, I am more than pleased with this natural deodorant and will definitely be repurchasing!
Do you have any natural deodorant recommendations??
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