Let me tell you the story of a girl about a year ago—or more this girl’s trashcan. Well, you see, a little over a year ago I was completely exhausted and burn-out in life, totally trying to find my passion once again. I knew a lot of this was hormonal and stress related and knew I needed desperately to make some big life changes!
One of these changes that has been a huge part of my journey over the past year was switching to safe skincare and beauty products—and the beautiful part is, I have actually seen first hand how just this change has seriously improved my hormones!
Now back to the trashcan story. In this switch, deodorant was the first thing I chose to tackle. Yes, I had been using an antiperspirant because who doesn’t?! I truly didn’t know all the dangers associated with that, which is one reason I am so passionate about educating others on the importance of safe skincare!
Here was the problem, I tried and tried and spent a lot, I am talking a lot, of money on natural deodorants that just didn’t work. They all ended up in the trashcan because I just couldn’t handle it, I was not willing to sacrifice how I smelled or felt just for the sake of being “natural.”
One day, after trying about 10 natural deodorants and then switching back to that toxic antiperspirant, my sweet friend Bethany of Primally Pure reached out to me about her recently launched natural skincare line and deodorant. I will honestly admit, I rolled my eyes thinking oh yeah that one is going to end up in the trashcan too, but told her I would give it a try.
…and oh was I wrong!
Not only did it work, but I was living in Hawaii at the time, where I was constantly hot and sweaty (yeah gross but true) and it worked through all of that! Still to this day, I am amazed at how effective Primally Pure’s deodorant truly is and how fabulous I still smell at the end of the day!
Want to know the even bigger surprise, my husband LOVES it too and trust me, he is pretty picky when it comes to cleanliness and smelling nice!
This month on Colorful Eats we are talking all about spring cleaning and how to detox your health, home and heart! So, today I am sharing 4 reasons why you should spring clean this beauty bag item and switch to natural deodorant!
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Why You Should Switch to Natural Deodorant
Your body absorbs it all day long
Our skin is our largest organ and absorbs everything we put on it, both good and bad. Remember that deodorant is something most people wear all day long and even at night if you don’t shower at night. That means whatever you are wearing is entering your blood stream all day. Our arm pit area also contains a lot of lymph nodes which means that these chemicals enter the lymph system too and the lymp is responsible for removing waste so adding more toxins is not going to help!
When switching to safe, deodorant is the first thing I recommend changing because it truly makes a huge difference!
Sweat is good for you
Sweating is one of the body’s most important natural ways to detox and release those toxins from inside of you. Wearing an antiperspirant can interfered with the body’s natural detox properties! It’s sort of like you are plugging a drain from doing it’s job—you literally are stopping your body from working and that is totally not natural right!?
The crazy part is that once your body regulates, starts naturally sweating rather than keeping those toxins inside, you actually will start to sweat less. I noticed this like crazy after about a month of switching to Primally Pure’s natural deodorant, I totally sweat less now!
Keep in mind that a few days into your initial switch, your body may release more toxins (hey this is good!) and cause you to smell a bit more, but it will pass quickly! I just don’t recommend switching before you have a big event or something fancy!
Avoid the Chemical Naughty List
Conventional deodorant is filled with things on the naughty list that inhibit your hormones and body from functioning! Aluminum is the active ingredient found in antiperspirants that is toxic to you and has been linked to breast cancer and Alzheimer’s. Parabens, phthalates, fragrances and triclosan are all endocrine disruptors and can even mimic the effects of estrogen causing a lot of hormonal imbalances.
Think Big Picture
Hormone struggles are really my friends and eliminating toxins from your daily life is a huge component of helping balance and rejuvenate your hormones. Often we may not see the reality of these hormonal struggles until years later or they may manifest themselves in different ways from person to person! Always keep the big picture in mind and always think long term! What you do now impacts your future…and your future little ones, if that is something on your mind.
Take the little step today by switching to safe deodorant!
I personally use Primally Pure’s sensitive deodorant in lavender and my husband loves the regular in tea tree. I also love these mini sizes to keep on hand in a gym bag or for travel. I absolutely love their Fancy Face Serum, Rose & Mint Facial Mist (it actually makes your pores smaller, or I think so at least!), Body Oils and Lip Balm.
Giveaway time & how to enter:
- Leave me a comment below saying one thing you would like to know about safe skincare and beauty?
- Purchase any Primally Pure item from the links on this page and then forward your email receipt to Caroline@colorfuleats.com (don’t forget or I won’t know who to enter!)
- Each $20 increment you spend gets a point, so $20 gets 1 point, $40 gets 2 points, etc.
- I will put all your names in a basket (2 times if 2 points, etc) and pick one lucky winner to get a FREE deodorant and lip balm of your flavor preference!
Ends Sunday (03/19) at midnight Pacific.