Why I’m Trying a Natural Deodorant

Let’s talk about why I’m trying a natural deodorant. I feel like everywhere I turn I see something about using more natural products in everything from makeup, to skincare to hygiene products. Deodorant is a big one, and there are scads of them out there. You might remember last year I did a series of posts with Simply Earth Essential Oils. Well I was approached by their new sister company, Wild Root about trying a natural deodorant they are launching this month.

Why I'm Trying a Natural Deodorant

I was very leery about going natural, especially with deodorant. Let’s get real and personal. I’m a stinker. HA! I’ve always been a heavy sweater and especially when I was younger, and I absolutely hated it. Being self conscious about sweat rings and body odor is no fun for a young girl. Thankfully with age that has decreased some, but I was still doubtful a natural deodorant would be enough for me.

Natural Deodorant

There’s a lot of research to support the benefits of going natural with deodorant. Here are some of them…

One of the biggest components of deodorant is aluminum, and if you’re a heavy sweater, the more aluminum, the more effective it is, but aluminum causes toxins to build up in the body. Toxins are expelled from your body through sweat and using a natural deodorant allows your body to sweat, keeping toxins from building up.

You may have also heard that aluminum is thought to possibly increase chances of breast cancer. #scary However, not enough research has been done to know for sure whether aluminum-containing deodorant is directly linked to breast cancer.

When you switch to a natural deodorant, your body will go through a “detox” period. Aluminum-containing antiperspirants clog your sweat glands to keep you from sweating. The detox period is the period of time your body needs to rid the bacteria and toxins from your body and can last from 1 day to 3 weeks, but most often 3-10 days.

Natural Deodorant

A formula with baking soda is a great fit for people with strong body odor. The baking soda adds and extra layer of bacteria-killing protection. Just like it kills odors in the fridge, it works on our bodies too. WildRoot has two formulas, one of which has the addition of baking soda.

Natural Deodorant

I’m happy to report that I’ve been using 2 of the WildRoot deodorants for the last month and with great success. I honestly didn’t notice the detox period, so I can only assume I went through it. I haven’t had any issues with feeling like the deodorant isn’t doing it’s job. #ifyouknowwhatimean #andithinkyoudo

The deodorants come in two formulas with several varieties to choose from.

Performance Line:
Wildflower (Lavender and Ylang Ylang)
Tall Pine (Cedarwood and Pine)
Citrus Leaf (Lime and Sage)

Sensitive Line (no baking soda):
Wildflower (Lavender and Ylang Ylang)
Meadow (Lemongrass and Mandarin)
Unscented

The deodorants are scented with essential oils. I’ve been using the Wildflower and Citrus Leaf from the performance line. They smell really beautiful. I have always preferred using unscented deodorants because I hate it when you sweat and then smell like some kind of weird baby powder or stinky flower. When I wear these deodorants, if I happen to sweat, I haven’t noticed any kind of scent. I can smell them when I apply them, but then the smell just dissipates.

I’ve been super pleased with the results I’ve had and would absolutely recommend trying these if you’ve been toying with the idea of going natural with your deodorant. Use my referral code, enter your email and you’ll receive a coupon for 30% off. You will also receive a referral code, and if 5 people use it (enter their email address), you’ll receive a free deodorant. ($1 shipping)

It’s been a while since I’ve done a giveaway, so how about the chance to win FREE deodorant for a year? Enter below.

WildRoot: FREE DEODORANT FOR A YEAR by CoasttoCoast



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