Deodorant

3 ways to Green Your Deodorant

Natural deodorants will leave you smelling as sweet as conventional varieties, and won't make a stink for the earth. To choose a green deodorant, avoid aluminum-containing antiperspirants and antibacterial agents, and opt for organic, plant-based ingredients instead. Also avoid excessive packaging, especially aerosol cans.

  1. Choose natural deodorant

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    Natural doesn't translate to not effective. Conquer sweat and stink with deodorants that replace questionable chems with natural, sometimes organic, ingredients.

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  2. Choose crystal deodorant

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    A little rub of the rock under ye olde pits is an effective way to keep unwelcome odors at bay while avoiding the excessive packaging of not-as-long-lasting stick and spray deodorants.

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  3. Choose eco-friendly packaging

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    Although stick, roll-on, and non-aerosol spray deodorants are more common nowadays than canned aerosol varieties, if you do use aerosol, reconsider. If you can't break the habit, make sure to recycle spent cans with other scrap metals.

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Comments

03/04/2009
10:00pm
chanda

After using antiperspirant for my entire adult life, it was difficult to make this switch. I expected to find a natural deodorant that was exactly the same as antiperspirant. Of course, that did not happen. Over two years of trying many products I have come to realize that I will sweat no matter what. Fortunately, like with most things, I have come to accept my natural functions and have also learned what to do about it. I wear crystal deodorant with a sage spray. Around lunch time I have to re-spray the sage deodorant. If I'm wearing synthetic materials I seem to stink more than with natural fibers.

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