Monday, July 23, 2012

Chemicals lurking everywhere

Hi all! 

Recently my hubby asked me to pick him up some deodorant on one of my shopping trips.  He had finally run out of the aluminum free one we'd been using for some time.  I  searched the shelves and was dismayed to come up empty handed.  Where had my favorite deodorant gone?  I have tried a few of the more natural types, Tom's, Nature's Gate etc, and always felt let down.  So I left the store without. 
Coincidentally, that day I saw a post on Facebook about the aluminum found in deodorants and antiperspirants.  They had highlighted the directions for use and warnings on the back of the deodorant.  It actually said, that if you have kidney problems to consult a physician before using.  I don't know about you, but I usually don't even read past the ingredient list.  I wonder how many others just skip past that as well.  It got me thinking about how important it is to be mindful of what we put in our bodies.  My hubby is less crunchy than I am, but he quietly listens as I rant often about crunchy things.  I kindly asked him not to use anything but what I would buy for him. 
I settled for JASON deodorant.  It has worked the best at keeping both of us smelling fresh.  Although after a hard workout, the hubby always feels self conscience around is coworkers.  I assured him, his scent wasn't noticeable.
Don't even get me started about antiperspirants.  Plain and simple...WE ARE CREATED TO SWEAT!!!  Let's not try and doop God's masterpiece into not doing what it's meant to do.  It's all for our own good!
I am concerned about all those who just used whatever kind of deodorant, filled with the gamut of heavy metals and harmful chemicals.  I have to really talk myself out of walking up to strangers in the store and ranting about all I know about deodorant ingredients.  I'm so glad I have all of you to rant to!! 
So, what kind of deodorant do you use?  

Till the next rant...

Crunchy Katie


  1. I too have tried a bunch of all natural deodorants but nothing worked very well. I've been using Arm & Hammer Naturals (I think that's the one). It's paraben and aluminum free and it works so I'm happy.

  2. HI Kate! The Arm & Hammer Naturals one is the very one I was searching for! I really can't find it anywhere!!! I loved that one and it does work very well!! I'm gonna keep searching for it!!

  3. I looked for it at Target and they didn't have it. I get mine at Giant. I live in Maryland and it's a grocery store here. Not sure if they have them where you live. I hope they aren't getting rid of that line. If so I may have to stock up now!

  4. Hi Kate! I live in Maryland too!! I will go check out Giant for sure! Thanks so much!

  5. Katie, working out in the yard and in the high temps lately, I really stink! I just tell people that I encounter that I have been sweating like crazy all day and they believe me because I am usually filthy and my finger nails are loaded with dirt! He He He. Can you imagine seeing me in the store buying ICE!