I have been trying different varieties of natural deodorant for years… and years, but I have honestly never found a natural deodorant that actually works… this is, until now!
You may be wondering, why bother? The normal off the shelf brands work – why mess with that?
This post is sponsored by Lafe’s Natural BodyCare, but of course, all opinions are my own.
Lafe’s is a family owned, personal care company that believes in conscious living for a balanced & fulfilling life. Through their 1% Project, they donate 1% of the profit from every sale to support breast cancer prevention and environmental awareness.
Most of you likely have heard how harmful regular deodorant and antiperspirant is. Let me share with you the unsavoury details which I hope will get you to consider looking into some healthier options.Curious about natural deodorant? Here's why you need to think about making the switch... #HealthyLiving #greenliving #healthylife #lafes Click To Tweet
Why make the switch to a natural deodorant?
1. Regular deodorants and antiperspirants are full of toxic chemicals that can increase the risk of breast cancer. This is especially prevalent for those who shave their underarms and put on deodorant afterwards (most women).
The biggest culprits in off the shelf deodorant… 10 Toxic ingredients to avoid:
- Propylene Glycol
- SLS/SLES/Sodium Laurel Sulfate
- PEG Compounds
- FD&C Colors/Dye
- Mineral Oil (derivative of petroleum)
2. Say goodbye to yellow underarm stains. That’s right! The aluminium in your antiperspirant combined with the proteins in your sweat can cause horrible, yellow stains in the underarms of your shirts. When you switch to natural deodorant this will go away. Healthier underarms and clothes that last longer – win, win!
3. Natural deodorants have health benefits, unlike regular deodorants that are harmful.
- Many natural deodorants are made with essential oils and other natural ingredients that are good for the skin.
- Less irritation. Natural deodorant doesn’t clog your pores so you are less likely to have bumps and razor burn, resulting in smoother underarms.
Have you been looking for more natural ways to live, including the products you put on your skin? We can change many products around us, but what we put on our body should be a priority. This is where the deodorant and other body care and beauty products come into play.
Lafe’s BodyCare kindly gifted me an amazing gift box worth $100!
When I opened the box and found 15 deodorants, I couldn’t believe it! My first thought was, ‘Oh I hope they work, as I want to truly give an honest review’. I’m happy to say that to my surprise Lafe’s deodorants actually work! I say I’m surprised as I have NEVER had any luck with natural deodorants, so I am a very happy girl!
Did I mention you can have a chance to win the $100 gift box?! Scroll to the bottom of the post for details on how you can enter the contest.
I’m going to walk you through the various types of deodorants Lafe’s Natural BodyCare offer and share my experience with them.
Yes, I want you to know that I tried ALL of these deodorants! So I am giving you first-hand details on how they worked for me.
Many of us in North America use twist sticks or ‘powder’ deodorants. Lafe’s Twist stick natural deodorant isn’t much different from what you’d typically expect – except they are better for your health!
They come in a variety of fragrances (from essential oils). My favourite is Fresh and Smooth. What’s cool is that some of these deodorants are invisible and there is even one that is unscented as well as an extra strength option.
How they worked for me: I was pleasantly surprised at how well they all worked! I didn’t have to reapply and I smelled fresh even the next morning. I like the invisible solid options best, so I don’t need to worry about any white marks but I will still be using all of these!
I used to live in the UK years ago and roll-on deodorants are what a lot of people use there. I really missed roll-ons once I moved back to Canada so I’m happy I can have a natural deodorant I love, but a roll-on too!
How they worked for me: I’m in love! These are fantastic and work just as well, if not better than the twist sticks. These are my preference since I have always loved roll-on deodorants. I only needed to apply once a day.
Tip: If you haven’t used a roll-on before… apply and let dry before you put your top on. You are then good to go for the day.
I have seen crystal rock deodorants before and honestly, had no idea what they were all about! They are made with natural mineral salts that eliminate odour causing bacteria. They also go on completely invisible and last up to a year! This sure is value for money.
How it worked for me: The label says to put the crystal rock under water (pour from the tap) and then apply. It’s complete unscented and kept me dry and fresh all day long. I was really impressed with how it worked.
For the Lafe’s Natural Deodorant Spray, I recommend this for the feet or even for your shoes! You can also apply under your arms.
Tips to Make the Switch to Natural Deodorant:
Your body needs to detox. Many recommend going deodorant free for a few days before trying natural deodorant. During this time your body will release the toxins from your regular deodorant. This is your choice! I didn’t do the non-deodorant thing and had no problem transitioning.
If you are going deodorant free or switching right away here are a few tips to help with the transition:
- Make the switch over a weekend.
- Wash your underarms 2 times a day (especially if you are going deodorant free).
- To help detox, drink lots of water and eat plenty of fresh leafy greens.
Conclusion. So, Do Lafe’s Natural Deodorant’s Work?
I was never sold on natural deodorant before now, but YES these natural deodorant’s absolutely work! I recommend trying one or two of the above products so you too can make the switch to a healthier you. Or enter in the contest below for a chance to win…
Where to Buy Lafe’s?
I’m excited to share that Lafe’s Natural BodyCare is offering one of my readers the full gift basket that I received, worth $100!
Contest runs from November 13, 2018, at 12 am ET to November 30, 2018, at 12 am ET
About Lafe’s 1% Project:
Through Lafe’s 1% Project, they donate 1% of the profit from every sale to support breast cancer prevention and environmental awareness. The following organizations have received contributions:
- Breast Cancer Fund
- The Environmental Defense Fund
- Sierra Club
- The Cancer Project (Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine)
Tell me: Have you tried natural deodorants? Do they work for you? Would you be willing to make the switch? Let me know in the comments section below 🙂
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