In January of this year, my eyes were opened wide to cruel animal testing procedures that are being performed for cosmetic companies. I threw out many of my products and switched to companies that didn't animal test. Two things that I changed that bring me to this blog post are lotion and deodorant. I went from chemical filled Suave to 100% Organic Shea Butter and from Degree to Tom's of Maine Deodorant. Within a month, I noticed it. I woke up one morning and just noticed it.. What I am going to say may sound gross but," I didn't stink!" I don't wear deodorant to bed and when I woke up it was shower time before, not anymore I had detoxed all those impurities out- that caused me to stink. Commercial deodorant is a scam. It makes you stink and lotions and shampoos,,all making us cover our bodies with unnecessary chemicals and people wonder why they are sick.
I started checking the labels more carefully on the products I bought Avalon Organics (a scam) and Tom's of Maine (also not chemical free). Avalon organics is the worst, when there are organic preservatives options they don't use them. I am looking for a facial routine, but I decided to work on the deodorant first. So today my husband made a batch of deodorant in the kitchen with 6 ingredients.. Three of them edible: baking soda, corn starch, and coconut oil. The other three ingredients are essential oils.. sweet orange, oregano, and peppermint. So this week I am going to experiment, One pit Tom's, and one pit natural and organic deodorant.