There was such a great response to the natural and DIY hygiene post (like to see readership contribution – keep those comments a coming!) that I thought I should add a bit about our natural deodorant experience.
Like one reader said, body odor really depends on environment and the food you eat – we agree! Other readers wrote about using baking soda and apple cider vinegar – both are great, inexpensive natural alternatives. But sometimes, we find we need something a bit stronger either when we are out in public like when working at the tea shop or manning PTF’s tabling booth and during times of extreme tension and high pressure.
They say “cleanliness is next to godliness” so one should really try to present a clean and healthy appearance when in close contact with strangers – right? When it comes to BO there are natural ways to not have folks have to hold their noses – even when we choose not to use anti perspirants or chemically based deodorants.
Besides watching what we eat and drinking plenty of water, baking soda is ideal to combat odor but it’s sometimes quite bothersome to put on as the powder gets everywhere and not where you want most of it to be – under your arms.
We’ve tried the Crystal with good results but happened to stumble onto this little known natural odor fighting product. This natural deodorant puts the odor combating strength of baking soda into an easily applied paste form — and it really does work. I’m not one to make over products, but was really pleased with this deodorant’s results and easy application. It seems to do a great job at naturally fighting off any “unpleasant” body odor – even after a long and sweaty bike ride!
With our low impact living efforts of washing clothes only when necessary, I find this product does help in our energy and water conservation efforts. In fact, clothes (especially shirts) stay fresher longer, even when sweated on – saving us us from having to do laundry so often.
Back to Baking Soda
Something as simple and cheap as baking soda is great for combating body odor or used for toothpaste and non toixc cleaning product (not to mention stain fighter). Here on the urban homestead we buy the “big boxes” of baking soda — we have one in the kitchen/laundry and one in the bathroom.
What’s you’re favorite use for Baking Soda?
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