This is one of the latest products I added to my cleansing routine. I started to buy a hand-made, natural deodorant. It comes in a reusable and recyclable metal can. We get it at local shops or markets, and it is very easy to use with great results. My husband and I just love it.
I changed to natural deodorants over two years ago when my doctor found two small lumps in my breast. This made me very conscious and I immediately changed to natural deodorant. The important characteristic for me was that it had to be parabens free. Parabens clog pores, helping to create lumps in the breasts and armpits.
Industrial products are also very toxic to the environment within the process of making it. Think about where does each product raw material comes from, how it is chemically made, and transported to your closest shop. How about the packaging? Is it possible to refill, reuse, or recycle? These are the questions I make myself when buying a product. This does not mean that I am perfectly zero waste in all aspects of my life. But I try my best to choose local, hand-made, natural products every time I can.
My first natural deodorant option was using Sodium Bicarbonate (also known as baking soda). Yes, I have it in a jar and apply it with my fingers. In the meantime, I tried different brands, some with more conscious packaging than others, looking for the perfect natural deodorant.
I know use one that is more like a creamy-paste. Very easy to use, and good to travel with. Again; try which option works for you, what do you feel comfortable with, and inform yourself before purchasing any products.
If you are on a budget, you can always use baking soda or make your own with cornstarch, baking soda, coconut oil, and essential oil to aromatize. If not, you can always try different brands and types of natural deodorants. There not many options here but to try different brands, do research, ask, and learn about each product before buying. However; here are the options I know and tried until know:
- Cristal Salt Deodorant
- Baking Soda
- Parabens Free Brands
Before purchasing any of the mentioned products, please finish what you already have. Reuse, reuse, recycle as much as possible. The purpose of it all is to reduce the waste we generate on a personal basis. We can only change the world by changing ourselves.
Remember to think about the trace you leave on the planet and start trying something new and better for you and the world.
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