There are certain things in life you just don’t want to give up: chocolate, soap, chocolate, underwear, chocolate, clothing, and chocolate…to name a few. In switching to our more natural lifestyle I’ve made the change from conventional toiletries very slowly. Switching to healthier eating came easy for me because I LOVE food and all the information that goes with it.
But, as I’ve read and learned more, I’ve come to realize that the stuff they use in conventional beauty items can be dangerous. But I obviously don’t want to give certain things up – like deodorant. No one wants to smell like B.O. So, we change a few things at a time. We’ve made the switch to natural soap and now we’ve also made the switch to natural deodorant.
Most antiperspirants on the market have aluminum in them. Why? Because the aluminum works to completely stop perspiration from occurring. But maybe we need to have some definitions first.
Antiperspirant contains aluminum and keeps you from sweating
Deodorant allows you to sweat and simply masks the odor
After I shave my pits I’m not exactly excited about rubbing them down with aluminum considering it has been linked to an increased risk for seizures, breast cancer, Alzheimer’s, kidney problems and bone formation disorders.
Also, the body sweats for a reason. God is a genius and created us to sweat in order to cool down our bodies. We also sweat in order to get rid of toxins in our system. If we stop that natural process from occurring, we should expect to have problems.
“But,” you say, “Stacy…no one wants to smell like a sweaty pig.” Correct! I surely don’t…and I surely don’t want to sleep with a man who smells like a sweaty pig either. I’m just sayin’.
My friend, Lexie, from Lexie Naturals, has solved this problem for me by offering a high quality DEODORANT that’s made from all natural ingredients.
Lexie makes her deodorant using only Sodium Bicarbonate, Beeswax, Shea Butter, Coconut Oil, and Essential Oil. Nature’s bounty keeps you from smelling like a nasty ole skunk.
Both Barry and I have used Lexie’s deodorant – and we both love it! I love the tea tree oil scent mixed with lavender – very refreshing…and not too girly either. Because what man wants to go to work smelling like a bed of roses or daylilies?
So, it’s time for me to be honest…like usual. Guess what? I’ve still got about 3 tubes of conventional deodorant left. I know, I know. But I can’t throw it out – and I hate giving it to someone else because I feel like that’s saying “Hey – I don’t wanna lather my pits up with aluminum…but I don’t really care about your pits, so here ya go.” :-/
When I finish off those tubes, it will be 100% Lexie Naturals for me and my family!
BUT, if you think that you don’t want to buy deodorant and you’d rather make it yourself, Lexie has a great tutorial on making homemade deodorant! Because she’s just sharing and caring kind of gal.
As for me, at this time in life, I’m thankful to have somewhere to purchase instead of making it myself…because right now I’m just glad to have the time to APPLY deodorant. Can I get a witness?!
Also, at the bottom of the homemade deodorant post, there is a little list of stuff you need to know before using natural deodorant…like “don’t over-apply.” Right, Lexie? 😉 This deodorant does not keep you from sweating – it just keeps you from stinking…and that’s what I’m going for.
Now, time for the good stuff! I get to give away a 2 ounce size of Lexie Naturals deodorant! To enter, leave a comment telling me the stinkiest you’ve ever felt. For an extra entry, sign up to get Lexie’s emails and leave a separate comment telling me you’ve done so. Giveaway will run through Friday, March 29th at 9pm EST.
If you’d like to make a purchase from Lexie, she is giving Humorous Homemaking readers a 10% off discount! Woot, woot! Use code STACYMC10 at checkout. Good through Friday, March 29th.
NOTE FROM STACY: I am in love with the Vanilla Peppermint lip balm. For realz. Best lip balm EVAH!