Antiperspirants are some of the most potent things we put on our skin. You've all read horror reports linking aluminum-based compounds found in antiperspirants to breast cancer. While it's not 100% scientifically proven (you can read the US National Cancer Institute factsheet here), a year ago I decided not to put myself at risk, just in case. Thus, the search for a more natural solution began. I found "the one."
WHAT IT IS:
Deodorant (not antiperspirant)
Mineral salts, hemp oil, aloe vera, lavender oil
WHY I LIKE IT:
While it won't prevent you from sweating, Lafes Roll On Deodorant does work remarkably well at controlling the odour for at least 12 hours. Using this natural alcohol and aluminum-free option means that you might have to re-apply throughout the day, but same can be said for a whole slew of beauty products. In case you do perspire, however, an aluminum-free formula will help you avoid the unsightly yellow pit stains on your clothing, thus way less drycleaning will be needed. Win and win.