How to: Finding the right Natural Deodorant

I started a new journey!  A few months ago I decided to start using natural deodorant and toothpaste.  This post is going to focus on my search for the right deodorant.  While there is no hard core evidence to prove that deodorants containing aluminum are harmful to the human body there is enough for me to make switch.   Some days I even choose not to wear deodorant at all.  I know it may sound gross but trust me your body will thank you.  
Parabens:  All us naturals are aware of parabens being a big no no for our hair but what about our bodies.  Parabens include ethyl, butyl, methyl, propyl or benzyl, all parabens are environmental toxins which can cause endocrine disruptions, cancer, premature aging, reproductive problems, immune system issues and allergies. Do you really want this on your body? 

Natural deodorant
An organic natural deodorant is a product that will get rid of body odor and will even leave you smelling good without hindering the sweat generating process in the body and through the use of natural substances such as essential oils.
I have found 2 natural deodorants that work really well for me.  Here's the thing one does not stop the sweating process at all however it does provide order protection naturally.  The other hinders sweating well about 50% of sweating and provides odor protection naturally so I usually have it in my gym bag.  

1.  Burt's Bees Herbal Deodorant
According to the Burt's Bees website
This herbal deodorant allows the body to perspire, which is a natural cleansing process necessary to release toxins. Best of all, this essential oil blend of Sage, Lemon and Lavender minimizes and neutralizes odor naturally. So you can smell great all day, every day.

• Minimizes and neutralizes odor naturally with Sage, Lemon and Lavender blend
• Great Sage scent
• Comes in a convenient spray
2.  Silvanpure Natural Deodorant for men and women Peppermint scent

According to website
Lightly scented peppermint natural deodorant, comes in BPA-free packaging 
 Not an antiperspirant! Very little needed unlike with regular deodorants! 
Natural Deodorant: Organic Virgin, Unrefined Coconut Oil: Anti-microbial, anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory. Contains essential fatty acids and antioxidants.
Both of these work great for me and I love the scents.  They're pretty upfront with the fact that these deodorants will not stop the sweating process so I knew what to expect going in.  Now just so you are aware I live and work in an area were the temps reach 110-120 degrees on any given day.  So naturally I sweat!  These natural deodorants do a great job of providing odor protection.   Both are quite a bit pricier than regular deodorant but a little goes a long way.  Let me know if you have any questions.  Thanks for reading

Takei Inspirations™
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