Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Spirit's Green Dream Team

My favorite one-stop-shop, Spirit Beauty Lounge, has recently introduced Bespoke Services, a listing of their favorite beauty and wellness professionals. I'm so honored to be featured alongside these awesome green makeup artists and a host of amazing health gurus! Check us out here.

Tried & True: Top 3 Natural Deodorants

If you have ever attempted to swap out your anti-perspirant for deodorant, you know how tricky it is to find one that actually works. Ditching anti-perspirant is important because its active ingredient, aluminum, blocks sweat glands from performing their natural function, detoxification. Trying to fool nature is never a good idea! Not to mention when you shave your underarms, you open the pores, allowing aluminum, parabens, fragrance and other toxic ingredients to travel into your body. And most of us use this product everyday, maybe more than once a day!

I wrote about this awhile back and since, have come across a couple new favorites I thought I would share with you. Keep in mind, everyone's body chemistry is different so what works for me, may not work for you. I know summer is a tricky time to experiment with something as important as smelling good, but feeling good is even more important, yes? Check out my Top 3 Tried & True:

Scoop out a bit of Soapwalla Deodorant Cream with your fingers and just rub it on your 'pits! The application may seem strange at first, but trust me, it's not a big deal and you get used to it quickly. Vegetable powders, clays and essential oils make for a winning combination here. 

Blissoma's Natural Deodorant combines cucumber juice, baking soda and licorice extract to absorb odor and keep you feeling fresh. So impressed with how well this formula lasts throughout the day. Its lightweight spray bottle also makes it perfect for travel and on-the-go applications.

This was the first natural deodorant I got really excited about. LaVanila's Healthy Deodorant goes on smooth and keeps you smelling sweet. It comes in 7 vanilla-based scents and I love them all! Looking forward to checking out the new Summer scent, pictured above.

Do you have any favorite deodorants? Would love to hear what's worked for YOU. Please comment below!