A few weeks ago I added something new to my gym bag: aluminum-free deodorant. I’ve always wanted to try this personal care product, and I’m glad I did!
Making the Switch
I try to always be conscious about using green products. I recently decided that when it came to my deodorant, I wanted to use something more natural. A few weeks ago I swapped out my everyday deodorant for an aluminum-free stick deodorant.
When I first tried the product, I was surprised to find that it went on smooth and light. It wasn’t cakey and it did not leave streaks on my darker clothing. I apply the deodorant after showering at the gym to keep me fresh for the rest of the day—and so far it is working wonderfully.
One word of caution: Aluminum-free deodorant only controls odors. If you perspire after applying the deodorant, you may still notice some wetness in your underarms. I plan to switch to an antiperspirant on hot days or when I know I’ll be working up a sweat. When wearing deodorant only, I recommend wearing absorbent cotton clothing to wick away the moisture.
I’m always on the hunt for natural options. From what I put on my dinner plate, to how I clean my home, to the beauty products that make it to my cosmetic bag, I always read labels before making purchases. This new deodorant complements the environmentally friendly shampoo and body wash already in my gym bag.
Sometimes doing something good extends beyond assisting others, you must take care of yourself, too. Since I began focusing on having less of an impact on the environment, I feel much more in tune with my surroundings. It’s amazing what making healthy decisions can do!
Have you tried natural personal care products or cosmetics? What did you think? Let us know by leaving a comment below!
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