Non-Toxic Beauty: Personal Care
Well, yesterday I wrote about flatulence, and today I’m going to discuss the very beautiful subject of armpits- specifically, sweaty armpits.
I promise that tomorrow I’ll keep the gas and sweat talk to a minimum.
Until then…it’s armpits!
Most of us were taught at a young age that we should wear deodorant or antiperspirant if we ever want to have friends or any kind of a social life.
And let’s face it, no one wants to be the stinky person in the room…and no one wants to stand next to the stinky person either.
The only problem with conventional antiperspirants is that they contain aluminum, parabens, and a pesticide called triclosan, which have all been linked to breast cancer and possibly other types of cancer. They also block our skin’s natural functions causing bacteria to build up.
Unfortunately, natural deodorants have a reputation for being ineffective.
I’m going to reassure you that I have found (and use) many natural deodorants that work wonderfully. And I still have friends!
You’ll have to ask them if I smell though.
My Favorite Natural Deodorants
- Dr. Hauschka Skincare Deodorant Fresh (includes pure essential oils)
- Tom’s of Maine Longlasting Deodorant Stick (my very favorite!)
- Jason Natural Deodorant
- Kiss My Face Liquid Rock
- Naturally Fresh Deodorant Roll-On (I actually find this at Wal-Mart!)
The fun doesn’t stop with armpits, folks. We’re moving on to teeth!
Many regular toothpastes contain parabens and sodium lauryl/laureth sulfates. Not things we want to put into our mouths!
Through much experimentation, I found two toothpastes that really work well for me.
My Favorite Natural Toothpastes
- Burt’s Bees Multicare Toothpastes (though the bottles are horrible and always seem to leak!)
- Tom’s of Maine Wicked Fresh Toothpaste (the best!)
For more information on non-toxic beauty and personal care products, check out my other posts on the subject:
- Non-Toxic Beauty: The Face
- Non-Toxic Beauty: Body
- Green Salon and Natural Haircare
- Non-Toxic Beauty (Intro)
Have you ever tried natural deodorants or toothpastes? If so, what did you think of them? What are your favorites?
Have a great day!