Wednesday, July 13, 2016
Leaves of Trees is a lovely way to stay fresh
Natural deodorant can be tricky, when it comes to finding one that works for you. I'll even admit that I had some trouble myself, until I gave my underarms a "pit detox" (you basically have to stop using the toxic stuff for at least a month, even if that means using detoxifying facial masks under your arms and freshening up with a spritz of water mixed with organic raw apple cider vinegar from time to time).
Now, I don't sweat quite so much, and I've been able to find some natural deodorants to keep me smelling fresh, like this Leaves of Trees Lavender Tangerine Deodorant. It comes in this elegant tube and has a natural lavender citrus scent (it smells so good). A combination of sodium bicarbonate (a natural deodorizer; heads up, if you are sensitive to baking soda), kaolin clay (although this is not an antiperspirant, it does keep you a tad bit drier) and natural antiseptic agents (neem oil, lavender and tangerine essential oils, eucalyptus and peppermint oils; sweat itself doesn't smell until it comes in contact with bacteria) help to prevent body odor, while argan oil, cocoa butter and vitamin E keep your skin soft. It's easy to reapply, as needed, throughout the day, without contaminating the rest of the product.
You can find this lovely deodorant (yes, I just referred to it as lovely) at Petal and Post (I snagged the two banners in this post from their site, reminding you why it's so important to include natural products in your beauty routine), which only sells products that are free from sodium laurel sulfate, sulfates, parabens, propylene or butylene glycols, petroleum, PEGS, TEA, DEA, phthalates, GMO, silicones, pesticides, BPA, lead, artificial dyes, harmful synthetic fragrances or animal by-products. In other words, you can be assured that brands purchased from this site are safe to use.