Desperate for some relief from my hypothyroidism symptoms, I was willing to try ANYTHING. Any little change that might help, I was going to try it – especially if it’s avoiding the use of products with endocrine disrupting chemicals. Traditional deodorants contain things such as triclosan and synthetic fragrances, which are endocrine disruptors. On top of that, there is emerging evidence that links aluminum (the active ingredient in most antiperspirants) to Alzheimer’s, so I’d rather be safe than sorry.
I discovered Nourish Organic after deciding to switch to more natural, organic, and nontoxic personal care products. It’s made with all USDA certified organic ingredients, including essential oils. Their products can be found online at Vitacost, in stores such as HEB (a southern US grocery store chain), Natural Grocers, Whole Foods, and even Ulta. I bought the deodorant after trying the body wash and lotion in the same scent, which is really awesome, like a cookie!
It looks and feels like a mix between white solid and clear solid deodorant. It has a slightly more tacky feel than a solid, but isn’t quite a gel, either. It glides on easily. For the most part, it keeps me odor free. It is definitely less effective in the summer when I sweat more. The effectiveness is increased if I use a brush and put a layer of baking soda on top of the deodorant. The drawback to doing this is the extra time it takes and the mess it makes. It’s also not cheap at about $7 for 2.2 oz.
Overall, it’s pretty effective. If you are one of those people that tends toward body odor, this might not be your best option. If you’re like me, you might be able to get away with it during the winter months or when you won’t be sweating. If the price is a concern, then this might be a better choice.
If you have any questions, please ask in the comments section and I’ll do my best to answer it. Thanks for reading!
To try the Nourish Organic Vanilla Almond deodorant, this link will take you to my Amazon page: http://astore.amazon.com/mycrnoli-20
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