You know what is great about being a kid? Yes all the normal live free, play all day, and make games out of everything kid life but you need to think a bit more obvious. The best thing about being a kid is not stinking! Kids don’t have the stinky armpits. They can run, play all day, dig in the dirt and mud, and still at the end of the day smell like sweet little roses. Unfortunately as adults… we stink… but there are solutions.
Solution 1 – Go Hippie
One of the great, or not so great, things about being a true bonafide hippie is that you believe your natural scent is there for all to enjoy. You don’t need, want, nor wear deodorant or perfumes. Your natural scent will do the talking and as long as your meals are pure and your life low stress you can maintain a sweet smell. Some folks can actually pull this one off!
Solution 2 – Hit the Normal Store
For me it was junior high when my dad had to have the “talk”. After a long day of school and gym I came home and apparently didn’t smell as sweet as a hippie. He pulled me aside, handed me a tube of Old Spice and said this is deodorant; you rub it on your pits and your parents, friends, and importantly girls will not want to flee your smell. What dad didn’t think about and probably was unaware of were the crazy chemicals found in that bar of deodorant.
Regular Deodorant Ingredients = Bad
One of the primary ingredients used in all deodorants is Aluminum. The metal is intended to physically block sweat by plugging the pores. It has also been linked to increased breast cancer and potential Alzheimer’s risks. Another toxic ingredient, covered by Marko in detail here, are Parabens. These are simply bad and have huge potential risks to humans.
Deodorants also can contain propylene glycol a petroleum based product, Phthalates, and Triclosan – a freaking pesticide!
To reiterate you now have the choice of smelling like a hippie OR poisoning yourself… what to do?
Solution 3 – Go-Nayked
Honest Deodorant and a few other companies found in our marketplace are producing deodorants using natural ingredients devoid of the harmful chemicals. They even avoid the natural versions of the harmful chemicals and produce a deodorant that keeps you dry and smelling great.
Users have commented that these products work surprisingly well with a few caveats about application and length of stay. It is recommended that you apply and allow to dry before wearing a shirt and that you touch up the application every 10 hours or so. In the end just like regular deodorants there will be a learning curve to find the right product for your body type.
So now you can smell sweet as a kid without poisoning your body with harmful chemicals. That is worth the effort… isn’t it?