The Road to Natural Products

naturalAlong with eating more natural many of us feel lead to change other products to a more  natural and healthy version. The problem is that many companies claim to be natural when in reality they are not.

What I found is that when a certain natural bacteria on our skin mixes with our sweat, especially under our arms, it can cause a foul smell. Of course there are other factors as to why we stink when we sweat for instance some of the foods we eat can cause our sweat to create an odor as well.

I have been struggling to find a natural deodorant that is safe for my body. I tried an herbal deodorant and even though it worked great in the winter there was no way I could use it in the summer, the first hot day I smelled horrible. I am a person that sweats, I do a lot of manual labor at my job and at home, I don’t mind that I sweat but I can’t stink at work, especially since I work in a hospital.

Deodorants keep your underarms smelling good without blocking the natural sweating that occurs there whereas an antiperspirant does exactly what it says, it stops sweating completely. I tried another deodorant a few weeks ago with wonderful results, I was so happy that I had found something that was working, but oddly after a few weeks it quit working, so back to the health food store I went.

I found another one I am going to try and see if that works any better, it’s so frustrating to spend all this money on these products and not have them keep you smelling good. Are my expectations too high? Will I stink no matter what if I allow myself to sweat? I wonder what past generations did to combat the smell of their underarms?

I will continue my search even if this current deodorant doesn’t work, I really want to use something natural and I don’t want to stop my bodies natural sweating, especially since sweating is another way our body removes toxins.

Do you have the same issues when looking for natural deodorants?

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About Mimic Nature

Hello everyone! I’m so glad to see you! I’m Jana, I’m an eccentric wife and mother; I work 2 jobs and homeschool my kids. With all this going on in my life, I want to focus my attention on the things that make me happy, and the one thing that has made me happy ever since I was a little kid is nature. As my life progressed and changed through my teen years and my early married life, I lost my connection to it. Life took over and here I am living disconnected from nature because of work, bills, and every day events that keep me away. So the next chapter of my life will be dedicated, at least in some small part, to reconnecting to nature; I still have a mortgage, work, and a family to take care of, but now, I will be more aware of nature and my place within it. Each day, I will find some small way to not harm nature. Not long ago I was introduced to something called permaculture and I fell in love with it. Basically, it’s building a small ecosystem in your own backyard that is based off of what nature would do naturally. In turn your backyard helps you, and you help your backyard…with minimal work!! At first it may take more work, but over time, your backyard will become self-sustaining and you won’t have to work as hard…other than harvesting. I love the life lessons that I learn from nature, so what I promise to do is share a lesson that I’ve learned from nature each week, share what I’m learning about permaculture, and share my own personal progress in changing my homestead into a permaculture Garden of Eden. And since it’s hard to make any changes in life, I want to have some free giveaways once in awhile…all nature themed of course, to help all of us remember our ‘green’ family. Read a few articles, see if you like what is there, if you do, go ahead and subscribe. If you don’t like what you see, that’s ok, I’m honored that you took the time to get to know me a little and see my vision for my blog and my life.
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2 Responses to The Road to Natural Products

  1. sallieolson says:

    I read somewhere once that June was the most popular month for weddings because that’s when everyone could finally get a bath. I also read that Brides carried bouquets of flowers to cover up their body odor. LOL!
    Here’s a recipe a friend shared with me. I haven’t tried it yet, but maybe I will now that I’ve dug it out of my hard-drive…

    6 Tablespoons of coconut oil
    1\4 cup baking powder
    1\4 cup corn starch
    I put about 6 drops of tea tree oil in it and then also about 10 drops of peppermint.
    You can use any container you want to put it in. I use a little glass jar;)

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    • Mimic Nature says:

      Thanks Sallie! I’ll try it since I do have all the ingredients on hand. Do you think the coconut oil is softened a little or even melted? Of course if I make it for summer my coconut oil is always liquid 😀

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