A few years back, I did some research about antiperspirants and deodorants. Well, I was completely freaked out. I couldn’t believe what I was reading. Article after article, it was clear that the average commercial deodorant was NOT something I wanted to put anywhere on my skin, much less my delicate and freshly shaved armpits!
As with anything, I recommend you do your own research. In the meantime, here are just a few reasons (though there are many reason, you will find them in your research) why I won’t go near commercial deodorants/antiperspirants ever again. In fact, I haven’t used commercial deodorant in 3 years! Here’s why:
They Contain Toxic Chemicals like Hormone Disruptors, Carcinogens and even Pesticides all of which are link to cancers. You want to rub those into your skin? I don’t. I mean I buy the baking powder without Aluminum, why would I want it in my deodorant? The list of toxins depends on your particular deodorant. Do your own research to find out what you are putting on your skin and in your body.
Even the “natural” ones without too toxic of ingredients still get my goat because:
They Become Less Effective Over Time....What a rip!
They Stain Your Clothes.....Oh the many beautiful tops ruined by my deodorants!
And you know what else I found out? Well....
Sweating is Actually Healthy.....Yes, really, it is!
Sweating is a vital and natural process that helps our body stay cool and eliminate toxins
Supports proper immune function
Prevents diseases related to toxin overload
Kills certain viruses & bacteria
Cleans skins pores which reduces blackheads and acne
So, what are we supposed to do now? Just walk around stinky al the time? Shower three times a day? No, my friends, there is an answer….it is Limes!!
Limes, limes, limes, ya!
No, I’m not going bonkers, it is true. Both Jay and I have been using limes for deodorant for over three years. I started first. And I was hopeful but skeptical, I even brought a lime with us wherever we went just in case! I mean a lime? How could it do that? Right? Well, I don’t know how, but it does!
Here’s what you do….
Apply lime to underarm
Have a great day!
Yes, that is all that there is to it. Just cut a lime in half and apply with a squeezing of the juice motion to your arm pit. Then keep the extra lime parts in a glass Tupperware in your fridge. Use each morning after shower. If you get sweaty during the day, just cleanse the area or shower and reapply to armpits! Super easy and safe. It might take about a few days for your body to detox from the commercial deodorant and get back to its regular routine, so be patient. You will be thrilled with the results!
Thanks for reading!