I have stopped using chemical based deodorants. I, now, only use Tom’s of Maine. Why? Because…it is safe. It works better. I love the smell (I use Lavender and Vilay uses Woodspice).
When we arrived back in Ohio this past summer, I soon remembered how HOT and HUMID it can get here. I was putting deodorant on at least twice a day to combat that hot sweaty smell that I never got in France. I can’t believe I forgot about it because it is terrible!
If you want to try a natural deodorant but don’t know which one to pick, I would suggest Tom’s. I, finally, got Vilay to try it a couple of weeks ago and so far so good.
I did find that the first few weeks my skin was a little irritated. I was told that it was normal because chemical based deodorants work so well because they keep you from sweating at all. That means all those bad things are staying in your body with no way out. So, when you first start using a natural deodorant it takes about 1 to 2 weeks for your body to clean out all those toxins.
I don’t know if that is true or not. However, after about 2 weeks of use the irritation went away. I had been using chemical deodorants for over 20 years. Never again. I am going to buy Angel some Tom’s deodorant because I really don’t want her to use the chemical based ones. The next tube of toothpaste will be Tom’s as well. I will let you know if it is worth giving a try or not. I have used Crest since I was a kid and it killed me when I couldn’t get Crest toothpaste in France (only the white strips are available). So, if I switch from Crest to Tom’s toothpaste it will be a huge event.