It’s probably no surprise that I don’t recommend using an antiperspirant.  If you wanna know the sciency reasoning that Dr. H found, it’s below.  In a nutshell, it’s bad for you.  Done.  Now, let’s get to the most important aspect: NOT STINKING.

Since I stopped using antiperspirant over a decade ago, I’ve been on the search for the holy grail of hippie pit paste.  Finally I have found the best product in the whole freaking world: Schmidt’s.  It’s just like regular deodorant, but without the nasties.  It’ll keep you B.O.-free for at least 24 hours.  It comes in a bunch of scents on Amazon, including fragrance-free, with my favorite being the ylang-ylang and calendula.  WF also sells it, so you take a whiff before you buy.

Try it and let me know how many less people give you the stink eye because, well, you was stanky.  And check-out the sciency stuff below.

A 2005 study from the Journal of Inorganic Biochemistry explained that when “aluminum-based compounds, such as those in antiperspirants, are applied frequently and left on the skin near the breast, it may have an estrogen-like (hormonal) effect.  Because estrogen has the ability to promote the growth of breast cancer cells, some scientists have suggested that the aluminum-based compounds in antiperspirants may contribute to the development of breast cancer.”1

There’s also a 2003 study from the European Journal of Cancer Prevention stating that “Frequency and earlier onset of antiperspirant/deodorant usage with underarm shaving were associated with an earlier age of breast cancer diagnosis.”2

One thought on “Aluminum-Free Deodorant That ACTUALLY Works”

  1. UNCgal1996 says:

    Jeezzy Creezy this stuff works! I went out and bought it the day I read this. My local health food store actually carried it here in Chapel Hill. I bought the Rose & Vanilla. Thank you for the great rec!

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