With the birth of each of my kiddos, I’ve become more and more conscious of what we use in our home and on our bodies, as I’m sure many of you mamas out there have as well. It’s like this big paradigm shift happens and you realize there is a need to seriously think about what goes in our bodies and what we allow ON them, since research shows it’s just as important. There are SO many good tips, products, suggestions and articles out there to help, but at times it can be overwhelming… where do we even start?
I’ve slowly been making the switch in our home to more natural products and solutions, and deodorant can be one of those forgotten things. It’s just easy to use what we’ve always used. Awhile ago though, I started making my own, which was a huge step in the right direction. But with my husband and I both working from home and four kids in the mix, life get’s busy. It’s chaotic to say the least. Beautiful, full and chaotic. So when we ran out, and even though it takes mere minutes to whip up a batch, I didn’t. For a long time. And we slipped back into old ways.
Now that Aria is here, it was time to think about what we’re using again. Today’s Unboxing post is a little different… It’s not a subscription box service, but I was excited to try out a box of Tom’s of Maine deodorant since they’re introducing a new deodorant formula with new and improved scents, and as always, free of aluminum, artificial fragrances and petrochemicals. In my effort to steer clear of the harsh chemicals and hormone disrupters in conventional deodorant products and REALLY wanting to find a solid (especially for travel) I was totally on board. I’ve been using these for quite a few days now and I will say that when trying a natural personal care product for the first time it’s important to give your body time to adjust. If your body is used to a conventional product, you might need a little time to adjust to a natural formula free of chemicals and artificial ingredients. Tom’s of Maine deodorant has been the best natural solid I’ve tried. It’s clinically proven to give 24 hours of lasting odor protection with natural fragrances, the packaging is fully recyclable, they never test on animals and with every purchase they give 10% back to help people and the planet! I’m sure you can find a scent you like and the best fit for your body’s unique chemistry like Lavender, Powder, Tea Tree, Apricot, Lemongrass or Unscented.
See my reaction and favorite scents in the video below:
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