How deodorant works
If you don’t know how traditional antiperspirants work, let me give you the low down: little pieces of aluminum plug up your armpit holes to stop you from sweating. It’s like a bunch of tiny, powder-fresh aluminum tampons for your funk holes.
Deodorant, on the other hand, doesn’t stop you from sweating but it makes your sweat smell like cucumber melon. Most stuff on the market is antiperspirant, but I use the two interchangeably (because I am lazy).
A lot of researchers say that the aluminum bits in antiperspirants get absorbed into the skin and can lead to breast cancer and Alzheimer's. The feds say there isn’t any evidence to back this up. But who has the time to wait for those jokers to figure it out? They used to let pregnant women smoke and kids drink soda with cocaine in it. There are also a bunch ofother chemicals lurking in regular deodorant that threaten to turn your future children into mutants and so forth. All things being equal, I’d rather take my chances with the natural products, thankyouverymuch.
Ok, so switching deodorants shouldn’t be a huge deal right? Well, as far as I can tell the majority of natural deodorants on the market are not meant for people who actually have body odor. I’m a real stinker and these dainty little natural deodorants made from the essence of four leaf clovers and shooting star dust just don’t cut it. Finding something that actually keeps me from smelling like a heap of hot garbage has been a real challenge.
I decided to buy the best natural deodorants I could find and use them each for a week. I had tried enough wimpy deodorants before that I didn’t even bother with the usual suspects at Whole Foods. And I immediately ruled out anything that sounded too lightweight or fruity (e.g., “organic lavender lemonade deodorizing mist” — give me a break, this is my body not a Taylor Swift video). The winners and losers are below! Please add your suggestions in the comments section.
Green Tidings All Natural Deodorant