Finding a nontoxic deodorant that actually performs isn’t the easiest task. I have tried A LOT and I have a few that i really like, though sometimes the convenience factor isn’t there. Meaning I have yet to find a nontoxic deodorant in a stick form that I LOVE….until now!! The ladies of Blissoma so kindly sent me their new scentless natural deodorant stick and after using it daily for two solid weeks I have to say I am pleasantly surprised. Before I get into why I love this so, lets briefly get into why mainstream deodorants are some of the most toxic products you can put on your body!
Ingredients to watch out for in your deodorant, according to http://www.naturalnews.com,
Aluminum: Is a metal that is used in many deodorants to keep sweat from seeping into your pores. Although it may be effective at blocking sweat, it sure isn’t effective at keeping you healthy as it has been linked to breast cancer as well as an increased risk of Alzheimer’s disease.
Parabens: We hear this word so often and are now pretty familiar with this chemical preservative that has been linked to many hormonal cancers, organ toxicity and birth defects! This is truly no need for this in our products whatsoever!!
Propylene Glycol: Is a petroleum-based substance that helps give cosmetics a smoother consistency. Basically it helps the deodorant slide better but studies have shown that it can damage to your central nervous system-yuck!
Phthalates: Studies show that these can be major hormone disruptors as well as increase the likelihood of cell mutation. Phthalates are also used to create a “better” consistency in cosmetic products.
Triclosan: Is very common in mainstream deodorants and acts as the odor-killer. Triclosan is actually classified as a pesticide by the FDA and a probable carcinogen by the Environmental Protection Agency.
Now that we know what we DON’T want to see in our deodorant, let me get into my new favorite nontoxic option that Blissoma sent me to try. This toxin free unscented stick is a brand new formula that they created and let me just say, it actually works!
This toxin free natural deodorant stick is a brand new formula from Blissoma consisting of mango butter, zinc, bentonite clay and baking soda. They decided to make this scentless since many people can have irritations with essential oils, so this is the perfect deodorant to layer with your favorite solid perfume OR Blissoma also makes beautiful Natural Deodorant sprays in Citrus, Lavender or Juniper scents that are built to pair with the deodorant to keep the sweat and odor at bay!! It is the perfect combo!
I have been using this deodorant for about two weeks now and the first thing I noticed was the texture. It has a delicate balance of smoothness from using coconut, sunflower and castor oils yet the clay makes for insanely good sweat prevention. The clay was an interesting component that I haven’t seen in natural deodorants before and is what makes this a standout product for me. I appreciate the fact that there is no scent to this so that I can add my own scent, most body products I use are scentless anyways so that was no bother for me. We have been having some hot spells in SoCal lately so when I applied this deodorant in the morning, it kept me dry until late afternoon which is amazing in 90 degree weather, I was really impressed!! My husband, who has so kindly tried every single nontoxic deodorant I have brought home lol, also thinks this has been the best we have tried and most effective, and my hubby is quite the critic!! One thing to keep in mind is to wait quite a while after you shave before applying this to prevent any irritation!
So, if you decide to swoop up a Blissoma Deodorant stick and/or spray for $14.99 (or more), Blissoma has so kindly offered a free shipping code for you guys which is awesome!! I highly suggest the full size (2 oz.) deodorant stick paired with a deodorant spray, it’s the perfect combo for these upcoming warmer months and they keep you SO fresh and toxin free!! The free shipping code is: BESTNATURALDEO and is good until June 5, 2015!! You can find all Blissoma products at http://www.blissoma.com where they also offer amazing skincare options and aromatherapy candles as well!! Hope you are all having an amazing week free birds!!
NATURAL DEODORANT SCENTLESS STICK INGREDIENTS: Sodium bicarbonate (baking soda), Helianthus annuus (sunflower) Oil*, Mangifera indica (mango) Butter, Diatomaceous Earth, Bentonite, Maranta arundinacea (Arrowroot) powder*, Zinc Oxide, Ricinus communis (Castor) Oil*, Euphorbia cerifera (candelilla) wax, Cocos nucifera (coconut) Oil*
*from Certified Organic Agriculture