If you told me, five years ago I'd be skipping around, singing praises about natural deodorant, I would have laughed. My mom started experimenting with a few recipes for the kids, bath bombs and salves for my son who has eczema and needed a safe and simple way to help with a few of his itchy, dry patches during allergy season.
The more products she began to make, that included basic and all natural ingredients, I realized how unnecessary it is to use chemicals in many of our beauty products. Yes, I'm not entirely converted - we still use bleach from time to time and hair spray and even perfume on special occasions. So I haven't yet gone full rogue and stopped shaving my legs and suggested to my family we should live off the grid (yet).
So natural deodorant? Full on hippy mode-maybe. Except, after doing a bit of research of why aluminum and chemicals in anti perspirant are not exactly beneficial for us I decided, why not give it a go? I started with Native because, well to be honest, I was at Target one night to entertain my kids during summer break. Yes, I do that too! And there it was, conveniently staring at me, the native deodorant in it's minimalistic packaging, waiting for me to switch over. Native is aluminum and paraben free and uses baking soda to absorb sweat. I was about 7 days in before realizing the reason I was craving kabobs was because I was walking around smelling like sauteed onions. Oh my. Meanwhile, I was regretting the decision to make this switch during the month that I was moving into our new shop space. Climbing up and down ladders, painting and stocking shelves, um sweat wasn't my only issue - the onion smelling armpits was what was making me question this switch, I decided to embark on.
Thankfully, my shipment of Probiotic Deodorant made by hand From Molly with Love had come in the week after I decided to switch over. So I decided, if I'm going to sell this deodorant, I needed to try it first. And it's a good thing I did, because on my 10th day (3 days after using the probiotic deodorant) the smell went away. YES. I don't know why and didn't question the science behind it all but who cares, I was no longer smelling like I was ready to serve up some fajitas.
So now, yes this magic stick of all natural goodness is my go to every morning. I'm a month and a half from my switch and I barely sweat and I no longer stink.
Here's a video about the deodorant From Molly with Love that explains a little about why the probiotics are important.