Oct 7, 2019
First off, I have to rant a little bit. My cat got me up at 3 o’clock this morning!! My boyfriend’s alarm went off and he started mowing! Otherwise, I’d just now be starting on here. I managed to put him off for half an hour, but he was meowing the whole time. I finally just got up! I swear he thinks he’s a dog!! Oh well, life goes on…maybe I’ll be able to take a short nap this afternoon.
So anyway, on to today’s post…
Deodorant, Why I Don’t Use It, and What I Use Instead
I stopped using deodorant a few years ago, when I read the info below. Considering I’ve already got health issues (cancer in 1995, a scare in 2015) I figured it couldn’t hurt.
Before I get into the details, I’ll tell you what’s in the photo above, from left to right. Powder (a mixture of things, coconut oil, salt (mouthwash), and a candle with sage in it.
The information below comes from TheList.com. There’s other places you can go for info, but this is where I started.
2. You might not need deodorant
3. They contain dangerous chemicals
4. May actually increase odor causing bacteria
So, what to do…
What do I do? That’s where the picture in the beginning comes in. I use coconut oil and a baking soda/baby powder mix. Rub the coconut oil on and then, with a powder puff tap on the baking soda/baby powder mix.
I remember my mom using baby powder…actually, back then it was talcum powder, which I think is basically the same thing, just packaged differently. Anyway, I have been known to just use the baby powder mix and forgo the coconut oil. I do have a stick of deodorant for times when we are out of town over night. I’ve also used baby lotion in a pinch… I keep a little bottle in my purse, just in case. Baby lotion is the only “lotion” I have in the house, even they contain parabens and other chemicals that could be dangerous. (Coconut oil has so many uses…mouth wash, lotion/sunscreen, hair conditioner – but that is for another post.)
The salt? mix it with warm water, mouthwash (think about it! How many of you have ever gargled with salt water when you’ve had a sore throat?) The candle has dried sage leaves in it and when I take a bath, I burn it (the smell helps relieve stress).
I think that’s about all I have for now! I hope you found this interesting and I didn’t scare you too much with this info. I found it eye opening! And alarming what the government allows to be put in stuff! But that is for another day!
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