I first started on this journey when the deodorant I was using was creating a bit of a problem for me. I used Secret for sensitive skin...With aluminum! For this experiment I tried 2 different "natural" deodorants over the last 2 weeks. I have very sensitive skin so I've been very cautious about trying new things.
#2 Tom's of Maine Naturally Dry. It contains no aluminum but the ingredients list propylene glycol. According to Tom's website
"What is it?
Propylene glycol is a derivative of natural gas. It is commonly used in a variety of consumer products and food products, including deodorants, pharmaceuticals, moisturizing lotions, and fat-free ice cream and sour cream products.
What does it do?
Propylene glycol helps form the base for our deodorants. Sodium stearate (soap) is the ingredient that causes these products to “gel” or take on a form that is more viscous or solid. Once suspended in a gel, the other ingredients in these products can be properly applied in the manner consumers expect."
I liked the feel of this deodorant and I was left feeling clean. I would continue to use this deodorant but I'm looking for a more natural alternative. Just because the FDA says it's safe does not mean I'll use it. Seriously, the FDA approves of pink slime! Needless to say, I don't trust them!
This weekend I'll be making my own deodorant to share with you. I've had my eye on a few DIY projects but those will have to wait for another day. Happy Friday and have a great weekend!
*This is my opinion and I have not been paid to review these items.*