Why I Use Aluminum Free Deodorant
I hate smelling – I am that person that will get out of the shower after using the best smelling lush bath bomb and oils to then drown myself in sultry smelling perfumes and body sprays. That has always been my personality. I love to smell good but finding a deodorant that kept me smelling fresh AND was aluminum free was a struggle, but worth it.
A few years ago I found out I was allergic to some preservatives. I have yet to figure out which ones since there are so many so it has been a game of trial and error. It all started with my contacts – I started wearing contacts in high school because I was self conscious and like most girls, wanted to feel pretty. I won’t go much into the gruesome deets but about six months into wearing them I realized I was getting horrible vision problems and discharge from my eyes. Turns out I was allergic to my contacts (woo). My optometrist switched me over to custom fitted preservative free contacts and I never looked back. Ever since then I struggled to wrap my head around the idea of preservatives – like if I am allergic to my contacts what else could I be allergic to? Are there other people out there who are allergic to them? How do I know which ones? I still don’t have the answers to any of these questions. I do however have the answer when it comes to deodorant.
A few months ago I began getting an awful rash in my arm pits. I chalked it up to a new scent of deodorant I had purchased. I thought damn girl this is what you get for changing from a perfectly good scent you have been using for years to this, just can’t be happy. You see finding a deodorant that does both the job of keeping me stink free AND rash free has been a bit of a scavenger hunt. I went back to the store and purchased my same usual scent but weeks later I still was getting this god awful rash. So what’s a girl to do? Well a little test. I wore that deodorant for a few days – rash and all – and then on the weekend wore no deodorant at all (ew I know). Well to my surprise I had no rash during the weekend. This told me two things, 1. FML another thing I am allergic to 2. Cortney get your shit together and find a natural deodorant. I won’t name the brands I tried and they failed. I am just going to jump into the new LOVE OF MY LIFE.
I honestly purchased Kopari Natural deodorant because I remembered one of my favorite bloggers, Lauren from The Skinny Confidential, had mentioned it on her Instagram. I had used Kopari’s Coconut Glow Body in the past and LOVED it in the summer to give my legs a nice shine in my skirts and shorts. I love coconut based products and the vision behind Kopari’s brand so I decided to give this a whirl.
OH MY PEOPLE. First off, no rash so yay me! Secondly uhm it smells really good but at the same time doesn’t give that fake smell as if you are wearing your husbands old spice deodorant and everyone at the office can smell you (we have all been there, right?). When I first started using this product I noticed that I smelled worse but then it got better, much better. I read that this was the toxins from previous deodorants leaving your body so I went with it. I couldn’t be happier. I did some research before investing in this product and discovered a lot. Here are some findings that stood out the most!
- Prevents toxins from expelling from your body – so basically those nasty toxins that should be leaving your body (hence sweating) don’t go anywhere
- Has been linked to the onset of Alzheimer’s Disease
Why do I love Kopari’s Coconut Deodorant? Well…
- It’s a non-toxic formula – so not only is there no aluminum but there is also no parabens, baking soda or added chemicals being absorbed by your pits!
- Amazing ingredients with PURPOSE! Check them out below
- I feel like I am doing my body right by using it!
Like I said above there is a process when it comes to using this deodorant…first few days were a little stinky and light sweating then the next few days/ week it got pretty stinky. This is your bodies way to purge out all those nasty ass toxins that have been sitting in your body! Don’t worry it will pass, I promise! Finally once your body gets all this crap out you smell amazing and you’ll be happy that all these toxins are gone. Do your body right ladies – hang in there, you can do it!
I now bounce between the Beach scent from Kopari and the original – both AMAZING. Shop some of my other Kopari favorites down below!