We apply deodorant every day. Sometimes more than once a day: in the morning, before the gym, after we shower…
We use it so much, yet we probably don’t know what all is in our sticks and tubes. Is it doing more harm than good? Or is nourishing for the skin? Yes, deodorant can do that. Antiperspirant… not so much.
Deodorant and antiperspirant are two different things. Commercial deodorants are made with alcohol to kill bacteria and with fragrance to reduce the smell coming from your pits. Antiperspirant has aluminum added to reduce the amount of sweat by blocking your pores.
Antiperspirant gets a bad rap for containing aluminum. Many people believe aluminum can lead to health problems such as Alzheimer’s and breast cancer. If there are natural alternatives, why not use those?
Blocking sweat from exiting your body is bad for you. So you don’t want to use antiperspirant anyway. You want to sweat so you can cool down and remove toxins. Deodorant is the better way to go. And you should go all-natural.
Primal Life Organics makes deodorant with simple ingredients. Our unscented deodorant is made with just three: virgin coconut oil, aluminum-free baking soda and pure filtered beeswax.
Our black sensitive formula has the most ingredients at ten: virgin coconut oil, arrowroot powder, beeswax, bentonite clay, aluminum-free baking soda, hemp seed oil, bergamot oil, peppermint oil, lavender oil and activated charcoal.
To compare, here’s the list of 14 ingredients (13 of which are inactive!!) found in a popular commercial antiperspirant: aluminum zirconium tertrachlorohydrex GLY (the only active ingredient), cyclopentasiloxane, stearyl alcohol, C12-15 alkyl benzoate, PPG-14 butyl ether, hydrogenated castor oil, PEG-8, fragrance (parfum), dimethicone, silica, polyethylene, helianthus annus (sunflower) seed oil, stearath-100, BHT. (Also... take a look at the warnings on that label! Yikes!)
We use simple ingredients (that are E-A-S-Y to pronounce) made from nature to detoxify and nourish your armpits while fighting odor. When you switch from commercial deodorant to an all-natural formula, you might experience a bit of a detox period.
Your body will purge all of the chemicals that have been lingering in your pits from the commercial deodorant. Your underarms might smell a bit more than usual, or they may even smell differently. This is due to the changing bacteria. Once your body adjusts, you’ll have mostly good bacteria living there.
You might also feel like you sweat more. That’s because you’re no longer using antiperspirant. After a while, your body will even out its sweat production.
When you start using all-natural deodorant, use just a few swipes. Products like Primal Life Organics Stick Up has 100% active ingredients. It’s not watered down or packed with fillers and fragrance, so a little goes a long way.
If you want more tips and tricks for natural deodorant, watch my demo on how to apply my all-natural deodorant.
Stick Up™, 100% all-natural deodorant from Primal Life Organics, comes in two sizes and a variety of flavors:
Full size (2 oz) — Black Sensitive, Coconut, Forest, Lavender, Sensitive Lemon-Clove, Sensitive Lavender, Sensitive Cool Aloe, Dirty Peppermint (sensitive)
Mini size (0.75 oz) — Black Sensitive, Coconut, Lavender, Sensitive Lemon-Clove
Most of us consider deodorant an absolutely essential part of our morning routine. Honestly, leaving the house without deodorant can feel just as embarrassing as arriving to work without pants.
But there’s a major problem with this ritual. Deodorant itself isn’t dangerous, but the most common modern forms of deodorant, especially aluminum-based antiperspirants, are bad news. As a health-conscious consumer, you want — deserve! — to know what you’re putting on and in your body.
Aluminum-free deodorant is the best choice for your skin, your wallet, and your health.
When you hear a funny joke, do you automatically smile wide and laugh, or do you self-consciously cover your mouth and give your best closed-lip grin? If you’re too embarrassed to reveal your brown- and yellow-stained teeth to others, you’re definitely not alone!
If you’re anything like me, you’re frustrated by messy peroxide whitening systems that cause unbearable sensitivity without any lasting results. But you don’t have to surrender to those expensive bleach kits! If you really want dazzling white teeth without the pain and tooth damage, learn how to naturally whiten teeth using my revolutionary, non-toxic LED light system.
You know it well — the knot in your stomach when it’s time to smile in front of other people. The dread of opening your mouth to reveal teeth stained yellow and brown. Ugh!
We’ve all been there. Unfortunately, most of us have also turned to commercial whitening kits to remove our stains and give us the confidence to smile again. I say “unfortunately” because most whitening kits are train wrecks waiting to happen. Sensitivity, enamel damage, gum inflammation, and inconsistent whitening are just a few of the side effects associated with peroxide whitening treatments.