Note: This is NOT a sponsored post or review. No one is paying me to write the following. I'm just really impressed with this product and want to share.
For all the ways I try to embrace a healthy, nontoxic lifestyle, I've always had one big holdout: deodorant.
I watch what lotions I put on my skin. I carefully choose the safest cosmetics, shampoos and sunscreens for me and my kids. But when it comes to my armpits, I've always turned a blind eye to the long list of toxic ingredients (aluminum, phthalates, parabens) in my favorite brand... because, well, I don't want stinky pits and sweat stains.
I've tried natural deodorants like crystals and natural roll-ons, but was never happy with the results.
Last week a colleague told me about Soapwalla, and after reading rave reviews, I decided to order some.
PEOPLE. This stuff actually works, maybe even better than the toxic crap I had been using. It's 115 degrees outside today, and I am completely dry and smelling lovely (if I do say so myself). Yesterday, it powered me through a workout and a high temperature of 111. We keep our air conditioner set at 84, so I'm always on the warm side.
Downside? It's a little strange rubbing a cream in your armpits. But it quickly dries and doesn't feel sticky at all or leave a residue. It's $12 for 2 oz, and I'm curious how long that will last me. A month? We'll see. It's worth it, in my opinion, to eliminate more cancer-causing chemicals from my life.
Have any of you tried natural deodorants? What was your experience? Share in the comments.
UPDATE 11/1/12: I just reordered! One container lasted me almost 2 months. And I'm still loving it.