Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Trying To Find A Natural Deodorant ... And Hair Conditioner

I'm not a hippy-dippy nature gal. Still, it's a smart idea to cut the number of chemicals we put on our bodies everyday by grooming with personal care products. Recently I began using organic soaps, shampoos and body lotions. Done!

Nonetheless, I have two mass produced holdouts: Commercial 1) hair conditioners and 2) underarm deodorants are hard to give up! Not only cheaper, they usually work better than their all natural counterparts.

It's hard to beat Pantene Beautiful Lengths, or Aussie 3-Minute Miracle conditioners for shine and taming hair. Although I like the organic hair conditioners I order from Puritan's Pride, I still use the commercial brands on days when looking my very best really matters.

Regarding underarm deodorants, recent medical studies link the aluminum compounds in most of the mass produced ones to cancer and Alzheimer's. I think that's alarming, don't you?

Any yet, I am slow to switch to the organic choices. Evidential (I mean judging by my actions), I am more afraid of odor than cancer! People who have b.o. seem to lose the ability to smell it. In public places everybody knows but the stinky people. I don't want to be one of them while everybody else tries not to breathe!

Other bloggers have ventured into territory I dare not go  ... yet. Kate Stoeffel of The Cut tested 11 Natural deodorants. Two of the deodorants, Soap Walla ($14) and Lavillin ($10) are recommended by several other beauty editors also. (They are two of the cheaper options.)

I guess I need to be brave and try them for myself ... eventually. On that day should my organic deodorant fail, please don't let me be the last to know.

Do you worry about harmful chemicals in your grooming products? And, have you found a better natural alternative that works?

Update: August 29th, 2017 - Here is a helpful link from with their list of the best natural deodorants to use after considering effectiveness, safety and price.

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Go With Natural Skin Care
Cheap Botanical Beauty For Body And Hair
Going Organic: Face, Body And Hair Essentials
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  1. So, I've not read any of the labels and don't know what nasty stuff I am applying. From a guy point of view, Old Spice has various scents which do the job, and are pleasant smelling. What I also recommend, again I have not read the labels- is Clubman powder, which does a great job as a deodorant also besides helping keep area dry. Clubman is a premium brand- but well worth it, in my opinion.

    1. Like me, I'm guessing you have zero experience with all natural deodorants. I'm hoping for more recommendations on those.

      I like the smell of Old Spice. It's been around a long time.