Having unsuspecting family members and co-workers sniff my armpits daily is my new favorite past time! As outrageous as that is however, it is not my confession. I wish it was. Let's see, where should I start...
So I was super excited to work on and release some new all-natural products that I had running around in my brain since the inception of my Body Food original lotion. One of them, as you might now know is a chemical free deodorant. I did my homework like I always do and came up with a product I was pretty happy with, HOWEVER (this is the confession part)...I was trying to figure out a way to sell a chemical free deodorant without actually using it...there I SAID IT!!
You see, I am probably not the poster child for the 'all-natural' lifestyle when it comes down to it. I mean, I wear make-up everyday, I eat (and love) McDonald's cheeseburgers (gasp!), and I readily take Motrin if I have a headache without batting an eye (I am an RN after all so I do appreciate some of the benefits of modern medicine). I guess what I'm trying to say is I'm not really the swing through the trees, climb a mountain, 'sweat under the armpits' type. So when I started reading up on all-natural, DIY type deodorants I knew I wanted to develop one with the yummy Body Food lotion as a base ingredient, but I wanted to develop it for other people, who were, you know, 'natural.'
Well it was the weekend when I perfected the products and I was already pretty stinky, still running around in my PJs at 2 in the afternoon in 90 degree heat so I decided, what the heck! I'll try it for the weekend, and then maybe even use it on the weekends in the future!! That way I can tell people I use it! But of course, not during the week, I mean I have a real job!
Well...by Sunday night after using it for the weekend (SANS SHOWERING! Don't look at me like that, it was the weekend!), I tell you what...I AM A COMPLETE CONVERT!! AND...(drum roll)...I HAVE NOT WORN CANCER CAUSING, ALUMINUM CONTAINING, 'REGULAR' DEODORANT SINCE!!
Now I really thought that these folks who claimed all-natural, homemade deodorant worked 'better' than store bought stuff were spending a little too much time sniffing their kid's glue sticks, but I have to say, I WAS WRONG (that's only the 3rd time I've ever said that and the other 2 times I was mistaken).
I really can't believe it. I have used both my original recipe as well as my sensitive skin recipe and both have worked beautifully. I have only reapplied twice in the same day once, and I think that was hormone related. I have not had a 'detox' phase. I have not been sweaty, itchy, or uncomfortable in any way. I know...it's hard to swallow, but it's true. The only thing that went slightly awry is when I applied the full strength baking soda recipe to my pits right after shaving (smart), not fun. When you think about it, baking soda is a salt, so that's pretty much what it felt like, which mind you, was the inception of the Sensitive Skin recipe. So I guess it's good that happened. However the original recipe is totally fine if it's not a shave day.
So, are you ready to stop shoving metal in your pit pores?? If so, try out some chemical free Body Food deodorant TODAY!!
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