This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Tom’s of Maine. All opinions are 100% mine.
In the past two years, I’ve been making the switch to natural personal care products. I’ve been able to make my own replacement for everything from body lotion to mascara. If you’ve read about the different synthetic chemicals that go into your beauty routine– it might shock you into joining my path too! But the one thing I can’t seem to get a handle on is a natural deodorant.
Many, many failed attempts have left me using my same old name brand deodorant that contains all kind of nasty synthetic chemicals that I don’t want going into my body. But body odor is an issue I want to control and I just haven’t found something that works without giving me a rash or leaving oil stains on my clothes. Maybe you’ve felt my pain too… but I think I’ve found the solution.
No, it’s not homemade (sorry guys- still trying to find the right one to share with you!). It’s Tom’s of Maine! I was lucky enough to try some of their new and improved scents of their natural deodorants. I’ve been a fan of the brand and have used the toothpaste in the past. When the opportunity came to test out these natural deodorants, I jumped on the chance.
For me, ideally all my personal care products would be homemade. But a natural brand is the next best thing. The shorter and more familiar the ingredient list, the more me and my body are happy about it.
Their Long Lasting Natural Deodorant has no aluminum, petroleum derivatives, parabens, or artificial fragrances. But the deodorants still do just as good a job at odor protection! These are deodorants, and not anti-perspirants, so they don’t reduce how much you sweat. They will make sure your underarms smell like lavender instead of BO, though. (Sweating is healthy, by the way!)
Your body might go through a bit of an adjustment phase when switching from conventional to natural products, but once you get through it, it is worth it! So make sure to give it time.
I certainly did- but in the most dramatic of settings. I tried out my awesome new Tom’s of Maine deodorant while I’ve been undertaking a new exercise program and taking a trip to Florida. So there was plenty of sweat happening. If it can work for me in a semi-tropical climate- it should surely survive the humid Chicago summers.
First of all- I am in love with the new scents. The lavender is my favorite. I always love anything unscented though, and the powder fresh smells heavenly and clean. Since I’m such a fan of lavender that’s the one I decided to try out this week.
When I first put the deodorant on, it was cool and refreshing. I didn’t expect it but it really does feel lovely going on.
So in my three days spending most of my time outside in sweaty Florida weather, the deodorant held up reasonably well. I had to apply more often than every 24 hours, but that is not unreasonable given where I was. Now back to my regular life of being mostly indoors with workouts on most days, it is doing great. No stinkiness and the lavender smell is awesome.
The transition has been mostly good for me. Just don’t expect it to be the same as the chemical-laden deodorant you’ve been using for years, and give it a few weeks before you decide it isn’t for you. Because after the transition, it will be amazing. And your body will thank you.
If I haven’t convinced you enough already, let me appeal to your environmental and humanitarian sides. Tom’s of Maine use no animal testing or ingredients, use fully recyclable packaging, and donates 10% of their profits to helping people and the planet. So you have more than one good reason to make the switch!
I’m so happy to have started using a natural deodorant, and I bet you will be too!