I Gave up Deodorant for 30 Days and This Is What Happened


You’re probably wondering why I gave up deodorant for 30 days?  Well it all started when I was standing in my closet looking at my clothes.  I was looking at my new shirts I had just purchased and discovered they already had some glittery yellowish brown stains under the arm pits.  I was upset.

I started googling what actually caused the yellowish brown stains and discovered it wasn’t the sweat itself that caused the stains.  It happened to be the aluminum combined with sweat that was the culprit.  My first thought was to research natural aluminum free deodorants.

But I wanted to try something else instead….. What if I stopped using deodorant for 30 days?  Would I see a difference.  Would my clothes be stained free?

natural aluminum free deodorants

The answer is Yes!

Now most of you are probably thinking I could never do that.  I would stink.

During this experience I went about my normal day to day activities.  Worked out 4x’s a week and what I discovered is I normally didn’t sweat that much to begin with.  I was a glistener…  therefore I really didn’t need much of an antiperspirants.  But what about deodorant?  Did I stink?  Imagine yourself coming home from the gym, getting undressed to take a shower and sticking your armpits in your husbands face.  Asking him, do I stink?  Yup that was me.   Multiple times throughout the month.   He was a good sport and honestly answered… his answer, with a bit of disappointment was No.

Antiperspirants vs. Deodorants.  Aren’t they the same?

No.  Antiperspirants have chemicals like aluminum to stop the sweating.  A deodorant masks and neutralizes the odor.

To my surprise a lot of my friends were looking for a similar solution. Each had a different reason on why they didn’t want a deodorant with aluminum.  So I asked them on Facebook what their favorite all natural aluminum free deodorants were.   If you aren’t ready to go deodorant free.  Here is a list of the Top 15 recommendations.

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15 Aluminum Free Deodorants

Malin + Goetz

Bali Secrets Natural Deodorant – Organic & Vegan

Organic Island Deodorant

Freedom All Natural Deodorant

ORGANIC 101 Lemon Haze USDA Certified, All Natural, Extra-Strength Deodorant

Thai Crystal Deodorant

Naked

Piper wai

Crystal Roll On

Toms (white ones highly recommended vs. green)

Jason’s Deodorants

Primal Pit Paste

Schmidt’s

Naturally Fresh Deodorant Crystal

Dr. Hauschka Rose Deodorant

A few of my friends  also told me they used homemade deodorants.

HOMEMADE DEODORANT IDEAS:

Option 1:

Baking soda paste.  Using equal parts of water and baking soda.  Applying too much can burn.

Option 2:

Melt coconut oil and beeswax together over double boiler. stir until everything is melted.   Add remaining ingredients
Stir until all ingredients blended together and runny. Quickly pour deodorant into deodorant stick and smooth the top.  Note:  Keep cool dry place.  Deodorant can melt in warmer climates.

 

 

Now you all may be wondering… If after the 30 days I went back to wearing deodorant.  Or did I switch to the aluminum free deodorants? Well… considering I live in the desert with these 100 degree weather, you may be surprised that my answer is no.  It’s been over 8 months now and I’m still not using deodorant.

Every body type is different.  I’d encourage you to try it for yourself.  Comment below and let me know your results.

 

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Gina is an overwhelmed mother of 4 children which includes twins. She often looks for ways to make life a little easier. When she's not chauffeuring her kids to school, cleaning the house or taking her kids to their activities, she finds her sanity though this blog and through social media. Her journey would not succeed without remembering to put Faith first, Family second and Work third.
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