The best thing that I’ve done so far for myself on this naturalist journey has, without a doubt, been to create and use my own natural deodorant; and completely detoxify my underarms.

There are so many reasons to do this but my main objective was improved and prolonged health. I’ve just heard way too many stories and statistics and pieces of research about deodorants and antiperspirants and cancer. They may all be false but I just don’t think it’s a necessary risk to take. Not to mention that from a purely common-sense perspective; the underarms are like the filtration system of the body (they have the highest concentration of pores, lymph, glands etc etc) so it makes perfect sense to keep them clear and free-flowing.

Basically; you need to sweat; You just don’t need to smell!

This statement has actually become my mantra. I remember years ago I heard someone say that if you think you smell you probably do. That actually freaked me out tremendously because I must have been a teenager at the time and I was constantly paranoid about everything to do with my image so I’m very grateful to have formulated its corollary. Cut forward to now; I’m in my thirties, and I have never felt so confident.

So, assuming you’re still reading, let’s break this down:

Firstly you need to know why you are cutting out conventional deodorant for natural deodorant. And once, again as with everything in this journey, the reasons are threefold:

  • firstly for your own personal health (just Google deodorants and cancer),
  • secondly, and simply, to save money (it’s just cheaper this way), and
  • thirdly, to save the planet (when you stop buying these products you cut off the line to their production, and you stop all of the harmful chemicals leaking back into the Earth and, by default, the packing from going into landfill or our oceans).

I have experimented with and tried a few different things and this is really fool proof in my humble opinion. Now remember, what we want to do is detox our underarms, and, we want something effective because we don’t want to smell. I have personally found, and so have all of my friends (read: genie pigs) that this recipe for natural deodorant ticks all of those boxes.

This entire journey is completely personal and unique. Each one of us has to discover what works for us, what doesn’t, and to tweak it all constantly.

So, good luck, try our natural deo and don’t be so scared of your body’s natural functions!