I think I’m one of those people who’ve tried every natural deodorant recipe they could find only to be utterly disappointed when they all fail to work… at least the way you expect.
When I first became interested in natural living, trading in my old, toxic skincare products for natural ones was the first step I took. Come to think of it, deodorant was probably the first thing I owned that made its way into the trash can and was replaced by a better option. However, when the store-bought natural deodorants failed one by one, I switched to the cheaper option… making them myself. Then after failed recipe after failed recipe, I gave up and started digging through the trash, looking for that toxic deodorant again.
You hear the terms “crunchy” and “granola,” and that’s supposed to describe those of us that are into natural, healthy living. Well, I don’t know how “crunchy” or “granola” I am, but I think I’d probably be stripped of my “crunchy mama” title by some for admitting I used store-bought, chemical-laden deodorant while promoting a natural lifestyle for so long.
I just couldn’t help it. It seemed like no matter how many natural deodorants I tried, I would always end up smelling like sweat 2 hours later which led to me needing to put on more deodorant over and over during the day. That was too time consuming and did not work for me. Ultimately my choice to go back to the toxic deodorant basically boiled down to this… I don’t like to stink, and all the natural options I’d tried weren’t cutting it.
It was such a struggle for me. Every time I put that toxic stuff on, which was only when I needed to, my mind would battle between health and hygiene. Thankfully, that battle has finally come to an end for me and health and hygiene are now walking side-by-side thanks to a recipe I found.
Today, I’m share that recipe with you over at the Herbal Academy of New England. If you too have been struggling with finding the perfect natural deodorant that keeps you from stinking, here it is. Hopefully this will do for you what it has for me!