I wasn’t always a natural deodorant convert. For years I used the good old chemically stuff because well, I sweated like a beast, played sports and was trying to attract men, not scare them away!

Well, that was a long time ago. Now, I’m happily married so it’s not as big of a deal if I smell…..nahhh just kidding! Smelly pits are the worst and nobody wants that, but we also don’t want chemicals raging through our bodies that could possibly cause allergies, cancer or some other kind of disease. So, what gives?

Well, first off, most deodorants and antiperspirants are full of aluminum. Aluminum has been linked to impaired mental and motor function, Alzheimer’s and other brain diseases, and bone diseases. Whoa, that’s some serious stuff. After I read this information, I decided it was time to do some experimenting to try to find the right kind of deodorant that wouldn’t kill me but also made me smell nice and pretty all day. Like many, my first attempts were unsuccessful and I gave up. Finally, I found two brands that work for me. Hallelujah, death by deodorant is not in my future.

Now remember, each person is going to be different. So, what worked for me, may not work for you. But, smelly armpits do also have a lot to do with diet and exercise. If you are eating a fairly clean diet and exercising regularly, your body won't need to detox quite as much which means not so smelly pits. That, coupled with a nice, all natural deodorant and you’re set!

So, the two brands that have worked for me are Primal Pit Paste and Tom’s Natural Deodorant. I’d love to hear what brands you use and if they are working or not! Share your experiences in the comments below or chat with me via email darbyjackson10@gmail.com