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Why You Should Switch to Natural Deodorant

Mar 16, 2017

The best all natural deodorant that actually works and can have a big impact on your hormones and health!

Why You Should Switch to Natural Deodorant by Colorful EatsLet me tell you the story of a girl about a year ago—or more this girl’s trashcan.  Well, you see, a little over a year ago I was completely exhausted and burn-out in life, totally trying to find my passion once again.  I knew a lot of this was hormonal and stress related and knew I needed desperately to make some big life changes!

One of these changes that has been a huge part of my journey over the past year was switching to safe skincare and beauty products—and the beautiful part is, I have actually seen first hand how just this change has seriously improved my hormones!

Now back to the trashcan story. In this switch, deodorant was the first thing I chose to tackle.  Yes, I had been using an antiperspirant because who doesn’t?! I truly didn’t know all the dangers associated with that, which is one reason I am so passionate about educating others on the importance of safe skincare!

Here was the problem, I tried and tried and spent a lot, I am talking a lot, of money on natural deodorants that just didn’t work.  They all ended up in the trashcan because I just couldn’t handle it, I was not willing to sacrifice how I smelled or felt just for the sake of being “natural.”

One day, after trying about 10 natural deodorants and then switching back to that toxic antiperspirant, my sweet friend Bethany of Primally Pure reached out to me about her recently launched natural skincare line and deodorant.  I will honestly admit, I rolled my eyes thinking oh yeah that one is going to end up in the trashcan too, but told her I would give it a try.

…and oh was I wrong!

…It worked!

Not only did it work, but I was living in Hawaii at the time, where I was constantly hot and sweaty (yeah gross but true) and it worked through all of that!  Still to this day, I am amazed at how effective Primally Pure’s deodorant truly is and how fabulous I still smell at the end of the day!

Want to know the even bigger surprise, my husband LOVES it too and trust me, he is pretty picky when it comes to cleanliness and smelling nice!

This month on Flourish we are talking all about spring cleaning and how to detox your health, home and heart!  So, today I am sharing 4 reasons why you should spring clean this beauty bag item and switch to natural deodorant!

To learn more about my favorite safe beauty products you can visit my beauty page or join my FREE 10 day Better Beauty Challenge!

Why You Should Switch to Natural Deodorant by Colorful Eats

Why You Should Switch to Natural Deodorant

Your body absorbs it all day long

Our skin is our largest organ and absorbs everything we put on it, both good and bad.  Remember that deodorant is something most people wear all day long and even at night if you don’t shower at night.  That means whatever you are wearing is entering your blood stream all day.  Our arm pit area also contains a lot of lymph nodes which means that these chemicals enter the lymph system too and the lymp is responsible for removing waste so adding more toxins is not going to help!

When switching to safe, deodorant is the first thing I recommend changing because it truly makes a huge difference!

Sweat is good for you

Sweating is one of the body’s most important natural ways to detox and release those toxins from inside of you.  Wearing an antiperspirant can interfered with the body’s natural detox properties!  It’s sort of like you are plugging a drain from doing it’s job—you literally are stopping your body from working and that is totally not natural right!?

The crazy part is that once your body regulates, starts naturally sweating rather than keeping those toxins inside, you actually will start to sweat less.  I noticed this like crazy after about a month of switching to Primally Pure’s natural deodorant, I totally sweat less now!

Keep in mind that a few days into your initial switch, your body may release more toxins (hey this is good!) and cause you to smell a bit more, but it will pass quickly! I just don’t recommend switching before you have a big event or something fancy!

Avoid the Chemical Naughty List

Conventional deodorant is filled with things on the naughty list that inhibit your hormones and body from functioning!  Aluminum is the active ingredient found in antiperspirants that is toxic to you and has been linked to breast cancer and Alzheimer’s.  Parabens, phthalates, fragrances and triclosan are all endocrine disruptors and can even mimic the effects of estrogen causing a lot of hormonal imbalances.

Think Big Picture

Hormone struggles are really my friends and eliminating toxins from your daily life is a huge component of helping balance and rejuvenate your hormones.  Often we may not see the reality of these hormonal struggles until years later or they may manifest themselves in different ways from person to person! Always keep the big picture in mind and always think long term! What you do now impacts your future…and your future little ones, if that is something on your mind.


Why You Should Switch to Natural Deodorant by Colorful Eats

Take the little step today by switching to safe deodorant!

I personally use Primally Pure’s lavender deodorant and my husband loves the charcoal version.  I absolutely love their Fancy Face Serum, Lavender Complexion Mist, Cleansing Oil (it actually makes your pores smaller, or I think so at least!), Body Oils and Lip Balm.

To learn more about my favorite safe beauty products you can visit my beauty page or join my FREE 10 day Better Beauty Challenge!


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Comments +

  1. Lynn Lewis

    March 16th, 2017 at 4:27 pm

    Hi Caroline,
    Is there any difference in the scents for this deodorant as to how effective they are … or just smell?

  2. Caroline Potter

    March 16th, 2017 at 4:35 pm

    yes and no! Different essential oils will interact with your bodies chemical makeup slightly differently, but mostly it will just be smell! I personally love the lavender as it is very light and refreshing!

  3. Lynn Lewis

    March 16th, 2017 at 4:46 pm

    Thanks, I just ordered some!

  4. Caroline Potter

    March 20th, 2017 at 8:02 pm

    Hello Lynn! You were the random winner 🙂 Please email your shipping info, and flavor of deodorant and lip balm to caroline@colorfuleats.com. Thanks!

  5. Christina

    March 16th, 2017 at 5:51 pm

    Is your deo baking soda free? I’ve noticed how sensitive I am to that!

  6. Caroline Potter

    March 16th, 2017 at 6:36 pm

    I recommend the sensitive as it is very minimal in baking soda and I don’t have a problem with that! Everything is explained on the Primally Pure website 🙂

  7. Christine

    March 16th, 2017 at 5:53 pm

    Hi Caroline, thanks for you recommendations – really great. However, do they ship to Europe? How do you get your supplies?
    I am living in Germany and Spain and have unfortunately never seen the brand here.

    Thanks, Christine

  8. Caroline Potter

    March 16th, 2017 at 6:36 pm

    Hi Christine!

    I have an FPO address so can get most things here 🙂 So fun you are in Spain too!

  9. Shaina

    March 16th, 2017 at 9:39 pm

    I got rid of my old traditional antiperspirant about 2 years ago. I first tried another company’s regular one and then their sport one and I still can’t prevent my stink. There are some days (especially when I’m traveling or stressed) that are noticeably worse than others. I also do CrossFit. I’ve tried Googling deodorants for female CrossFitters to see what people recommend and there’s nothing out there. Will Primally Pure’s deodorant be strong enough?

  10. Caroline Potter

    March 17th, 2017 at 7:11 am

    Hi Shania,

    I recently moved from Hawaii where I sweated ALOT, all the time, and never had a problem with this deodorant! I also work out every day, not quite at your level, but never noticed an issue. I know Juli Bauer cross fits and likes this one too! Hope you try it and if you do, be sure to enter the giveaway (details above!).

  11. Jana

    March 17th, 2017 at 5:12 am

    Is it possible to heal discolored skin on the face using natural products?

  12. Caroline Potter

    March 17th, 2017 at 7:11 am

    Absolutely! I will email you some suggestions 🙂

  13. Lacey

    March 18th, 2017 at 6:06 am

    Hi Caroline! Are the oils, mists, and body butters that contain citrus okay to use if I’m going to be in sunlight?

  14. Caroline Potter

    March 18th, 2017 at 8:19 am

    yes because these are high quality oils and it is how they are distilled and the amount of the oils in the products. These citrus oils are very light and just used to add a natural pleasant smell 🙂

  15. Shaina

    March 21st, 2017 at 7:28 pm

    So bummed I missed entry into the contest as I definitely want to try the deodorant based on your review. I was waiting to hear back from my rabbi regarding the rules of kashrut for beef tallow in body products. I’ll try it anyway. Thank you!

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