So. Uh. Can we talk about armpits for a second? Because the weather is heating up around here and it's a real issue.
• Jeremy does not have body odor. His armpits just don't smell. He never has to wear deodorant.
• I do.
• But I'm freaked out about aluminum in my deodorant. Aluminum zirconium is an ingredient found in many mainstream antiperspirants that is linked to Alzheimer's and cancer.
When I started to change the way I eat (a mostly local, non-processed diet) I also made some other significant changes in the products I use - starting with deodorant. Over the past year, I've tried a variety of deodorants from hippie powder to rubbing crystals on my armpits to spritzing tea tree oil on my armpits. A lot of methods failed miserably but I've found a few things that do work.
Scent of Samadhi
My brother's girlfriend introduced me to this one a while back. It's a powder that smells really good (it almost doubles as perfume) - you take just a tiny pinch and rub it into your armpits. It's best for cooler weather.
Aromarant Deodorant by Lush
Aromarant works by absorbing odours with microfine sodium bicarbonate and it tightens the pores with an infusion of witch hazel and lemons. Sandalwood essential oil gives you a lovely scent to waft around whenever you raise your arms.
This deodorant was a birthday gift from my gym buddy, Liz. We talk about all sorts of stuff before our workouts - from food to makeup to boys. And if you talk to me for more than 10 minutes you're probably going to hear about my armpits and my quest for the perfect deodorant. So, Liz picked up a block of this for me and I think it's the one. I like to use it in combination with Scent of Samadhi.
The first time I was ever recognized in public from the blog I was enjoying happy hour on a rooftop with friends. Talking about my armpits.
DeoDry by The Body Shop
I picked this stick of DeoDry when I purchased my hot pink lipstick from The Body Shop. It smells really good and it doesn't contain any parabens or aluminum.
I still sweat with all of these. But maybe that's okay. If my body needs to sweat maybe I should let it.
So let's hear it. What kind of deodorant do you use? Does anyone else think or talk about their armpits as much as I do?
J & K started this blog project to document the remodel of their 1929 historical home in the heart of Oklahoma City. It has now turned into a documentation of life, food, fashion, freelance, inspiration, design, adventures and details around the J & K house.
Kathleen works as an award-winning brand consultant and designer specializing in small business branding at Braid Creative & Consulting. Jeremy is a software engineer and is the left-brain to Kathleen’s right.
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Trekking to Everest
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- Anatomy of an Outfit: Rainy Day
- Girl Crush: Beyonce
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- Armpit Matters
- Model Behavior
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- Anatomy of an Outfit: THE Boots
- Run as fast as you can.
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