Along 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?