Mommy Greenest Approved: Primal Pit Paste

four natural deodorants on white backgroundTwo more reasons to switch to natural deodorant: An Italian study recently published in the Journal of Inorganic Biochemistry found that breast cancer patients demonstrated higher levels of aluminum; a 2012 study out of Switzerland concluded, “Our observations do not formally identify aluminium as a breast carcinogen, but challenge the safety ascribed to its widespread use in underarm cosmetics.” And although the National Cancer Institute is “not aware of any conclusive evidence linking the use of underarm antiperspirants or deodorants and the subsequent development of breast cancer, public opinion begs to differ: Search “natural deodorant” on Amazon and you get more than five thousand products.

We’re gaining on you, aluminum.

But then there’s that nagging little question of efficacy. I’ve written about the natural-deodorant-unless-it’s-an-important-day trend—lived it, in fact, until I discovered the trick to making natural deodorants work.

But now, I may have discovered a natural deodorant is so strong, so foolproof that you can actually put it on in the morning and go all day without stinkiness. Yes, really. [Read more…]

Natural Deodorant Secret to Daily Dryness + DIY

model using natural deodorantFor a long time, I used natural deodorants every day, but for a big meeting or a hot date, I couldn’t risk soaking through my sleeves.

Because let’s face it: Natural deodorants simply do not work as well as antiperspirants at controlling wetness. To do that, you have to block pores with a coating of potentially carcinogenic chemicals including, typically, aluminum.

But I soon learned that there’s a secret (pun intended) to using natural deodorant to control odor. [Read more…]