This post is in partner with Stinkbug Naturals! All thoughts and opinion are my own. Please read my disclaimer page for more information.
You all know I’m a sucker for trying new brands of healthy products. I have posted about my pursuit to find a high-performing deodorant several times in the last few years and how I am so glad I was led to try Stinkbug Naturals. A self-proclaimed “stinky girl” this brand has been my go-to for a while now and they have yet to let me down. Normally, I can use their regular formula but during my pregnancy and post-partum, the influx of hormones always leaves me extra stinky. Stinkbug Naturals recently launched a new line of charcoal deodorants and after testing them, I have found they beat any of the other brands I’ve tried and I am 100% sold on them.
Most conventional deodorants contain a list of toxic ingredients. Parabens top the list. These preservatives used in some deodorants and antiperspirants, have been shown to mimic the activity of estrogen in the body’s cells. Too much estrogen in the body can lead to breast cancer. The rest of the ingredients include aluminum chlorohydrate (may cause skin irritation, including contact dermatitis,) propylene glycol (has been found to cause seizures and severe neurological symptoms) and triclosan (linked to the weakening of the immune system and thyroid issues,) among other questionable ones. For these reasons, I have taken a step back from the name brands that stores carry and tried to find a safer alternative. I have spent YEARS searching for a non toxic deodorant that works and doesn’t leave burns under my arms.
The Stinkbug Naturals charcoal deodorant are formulated without baking soda so that people with sensitive skin can use them. Their line is also aluminum free and gmo-free so you can have no fear about what you are applying to your skin. I really like the Amber Sage scent but there is also Lavender and Vanilla Mint. These contain organic coconut oil which harbors moisturizing and odor-fighting properties, organic beeswax to help solidify the consistency, Non-GMO cornstarch which absorbs perspiration and odor causing bacteria, magnesium hydroxide which eliminates odors and activated charcoal which aids in detoxification.
I highly suggest trying the new charcoal line of deodorants by Stinkbug Naturals because they actually work! You can detox your pits and not have to worry about smelling stinky during the summer. Use code: SOUTHERNWIFE for 20% off of your purchase. Please let me know when you get your order and tell me how you like it!