things they don't tell you...
I'll say what you're thinking on all things family, friends, food, fitness & fashion.
As progress continues on my new office upstairs, I am making the most of a beautiful, breezy day by doing a little writing on the impromptu office- the back deck. With LOTS of coffee and a little Jack Johnson playing in the background.
I debated between taking a nap while Mads sleeps or pulling out the laptop to do a little writing. It was a hard decision but writing won. I am hoping to do double duty by writing a blog post AND writing a chapter in a book I am attempting.
Seriously, I wish you could feel how I feel out here on the deck. Today is the kind of day you dream about in February. Even D is enjoying a little shade.
When I got pregnant with Mads I gave up most products that were made with harsh chemicals, parabens and sulfates. Hair care, lotion, body wash, nail polish and more were banished from my bathroom cabinets.
Natural products are a trend right now so many of these habits were easily replaced by products found in Target, Wegmans or my hair salon. Some of them I even made myself. When it came to deodorant, I decided to quit cold turkey. I did it pregnant and hormonal and didn't have a single complaint from anyone I sat near. I happen not to be a big sweater and rarely do I stink.
Then I had a baby... and things changed a little bit. I found that I do need a little deodorizing, especially in the summer. I do it for your sake, you're welcome.
I still didn't want to use the aluminum filled, carcinogenic brands in the drug store. So I did a little research and concluded that there are limited options for deodorizing naturally. I tried Tom's of Maine and really liked it. It is scentless but clumps. Gross. At least it doesn't sting after shaving. But it can be hard to find. So when I ran out and I couldn't find Tom's, I tried Kiss My Face fragrance-free, which DID NOT WORK. And it was expensive.
There are a few more natural deodorants that I would be willing to try somewhere down the line... maybe Honest Co. which is in spray form but is $9/bottle. The product I'd really like to try is erbaviva because of its naturally awesome scents but it is $20 per bottle. Whaaaat?! As if I don't spend enough money on natural, organic, farm raised items. For $20 it better be made of gold.
Since I am not running out to spend my life savings on deodorant, the next thing I'll try is the stainless steel option. De Odor Works makes one that retails for $30 but I found a cheaper alternative [made with the same stainless steel] for $8. Curious? Hesitant? Check out the perspiration facts here.
So while I try to find a better, more natural yet effective way to deal with BO, you can read the fun fact below. Do you smell?
* ANTIPERSPIRANTS are linked to cancer. Not all deodorants. Please do not trust everything you hear, do your research. An informed consumer is a healthy consumer. Here is a good starting place.
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About the Author
I am Dom. A mom, teacher, novice writer, cook, wine drinker, and so much more- filling the internet with unsolicited stories, questions, dreams, recipes, and advice. I'll be the voice that tells you what everyone is wondering but no one wants to ask!