No one likes to be called out, but that’s exactly what happened when my boyfriend discovered I was still using antiperspirant. His argument was: I do so much to promote health within my body through exercise and eating clean, why would I rub harsh chemicals under my arms every day? It made sense, especially considering the lymph nodes in your armpits act as filters for foreign particles and are important to the proper functioning of the immune system. Not to mention, it’s natural to sweat! It’s our bodies way of cooling us down when we’re overheated. Antiperspirant contains ingredients such as aluminum that have been linked to causing breast cancer and other illnesses. Even so, not wearing antiperspirant everyday was a hard thing to wrap my head around. I mean, I sweat for a living!
In the end I finally agreed with my partner and made the switch to natural deodorant. Since our conversation I’ve tried tons of different brands of natural deodorants to find the right one. After trying a few I finally found my favorite, Kiss My Face roll-on in green tea and cucumber scent. In my experience this deodorant lasts longer, is not sticky, dries quickly, smells great and holds up against my active lifestyle! There are a few different scents, but I found this one to be the most subtle and feminine.