How Switching to Natural Deodorant Has Changed my Life
Featuring Each + Every Deodorant
This post is in collaboration with, and sponsored by Each + Every.
As some of you know, I have been preaching to the choir about natural deodorant. Back in March, I met a makeup artist who was doing my makeup before a photo shoot and she saw my toxic choice in deodorant. She went on to explain that she lost one of her best friends to breast cancer, and that the doctor had specified there was an increased level of aluminum in the area in and around her breast. This was shocking to me, since I may have heard it in passing but we hear a lot of different things in passing that don’t really resonate. Something about this conversation finally clicked in my mind, which led me to read a lot of articles online. There’s definitely good research being done to link aluminum in deodorants to breast cancer, and essentially that the correlation is there. Not everyone will end up with cancer, but if you’re prone to it, overexposed to carcinogens, etc, there is definitely a higher correlation that it could potentially lead down that path. All of this made me realize that I had to make a change in deodorant. If you recall, I did a breakdown of several deodorants a few months ago in this post. One of the deodorants that really stood out to me was Each + Every.
In terms of the ingredients, Each + Every made it simple and clean. There’s technically 11 ingredients in the deodorant, but 6 of them are combined together as 2 individual ones. You’ll notice the essential oils (lemon oil, sweet orange oil and vetivert oil) come together as a blend. The same can be said for lemon oil, lavender oil and lavandin oil.
I N G R E D I E N T B R E A K D O W N
Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride is a coconut oil used for skin conditioning.
Tapioca starch is a powder to absorb wetness on skin.
Ozokerite, or earth wax, is used to give the product structure.
Minerals derived from the Dead Sea are used to control odor.
Piroctone Olamine is an antioxidant salt used to fight odor causing bacteria.
A blend of 3 essential oils - Lemon Oil, Lavender Oil, and Lavandin Oil, give Lavender Lemon a sweet and soothing scent.
A blend of 3 essential oils - Lemon Oil, Sweet Orange Oil, and Vetivert Oil, give Citrus Vetivert a refreshing and uplifting scent.
The best part about Each + Every is that the team intentionally avoided common irritants like baking soda. By focusing on simple and clean ingredients ie. coconut oil, they were able to formulate a deodorant that wouldn’t irritate the skin but would also keep you protected.
T H E S C E N T S
When it comes to scents, you know I am always picky especially if I’m going to be smelling the scent all day. At this point in time, I’ve been using Citrus Vetivert for almost 3 months. I recently switched it up and tried Rose (the newest scent) and also Cedarwood. Personally I think Rose and Lavender Lemon are more feminine and the Cedarwood and Citrus Vetivert are a bit more masculine, but all of the scents can definitely be unisex since nothing is overly sweet or musky. Each scent has the perfect mix to not overwhelm the senses and I think the biggest part of this is that the essential oils are combined to give a bit of an essence but nothing too intense in terms of fragrance. In case you’re wondering, these deodorants do not have the ingredient “fragrance” which we all know now is something you never want in products going on your body.
T H E S T A N K
Ok, so I’ve talked to a LOT of my friends about this. They are super hesitate to make the switch. Mainly because, well they tried for a day or two, and they stunk. Here’s the breakdown of why this happens. Your body has gotten used to aluminum in your deodorant, and your armpits expect it. This is why you don’t really sweat so much and if you do, it’s when you’re working out but you’re able to stay fairly dry throughout the day. Being dry is not natural and is actually harming your body long-term, according to a lot of articles I've read online. Aluminum may be causing hormonal imbalances (citing article here.) Sure, you may not be able to see that your body is hormonally imbalanced today (this is your everyday) but you will notice a difference 2-3 months after you switch. I have less instances when I get overly hot or angry in a silly situation, my periods aren’t as intense and they are much shorter, the list can go on. While you don’t think you’re causing any damage, you 100% are because aluminum (tin foil) isn’t good for us to use on our food (studies have exposed it’s better to use parchment paper long-term and avoid aluminum foil.) If I shouldn’t be using it to cook my food on, why would I be applying it to my armpits? The fact that aluminum suppresses sweating is not natural or healthy and what happens when you switch to natural, all the toxins that have been suppressed for years are being sweat out through your armpits. That foul smell is your body releasing all the toxins you’ve kept inside your armpits for so long. Once your body cleanses and detoxifies by removing that awful odor, you will get into a place where you need to use a swipe or two of the natural deodorant once a day (after you shower) and you are good to go. It doesn’t happen overnight, and you will smell for a few weeks. Some people adjust quickly as their metabolism is better, their body can kick the toxins out quicker and other people (like myself) take 4-5 weeks to detoxify. Yes, it’s a long time to potentially stink but it’s 100% worth it in the long run.
Have you made the switch to a NON aluminum based deodorant?
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