Since getting married 3 years ago I have become more and more conscious of my health. This includes being selective about what I put in and on my body. During my weekly reluctant trip to Whole Foods, I mentioned to my wife that I was running out of deodorant. She guided me to an aisle to choose from a shelf full of natural and aluminum free deodorants. With a smile (I couldn't quite tell if it was an evil, smug or happy grin -- if you knew my wife, you'd know what I mean), she tossed over the Tom's aluminum free natural 24hr Odor protection.
On Monday morning I tried it out. Just like any morning, I put on my deodorant immediately after a fresh shower. The first thing I noticed was that it took some time to dry after applying. Weird. Normally, when using a typical brand like Degree this is something I ordinarily don't think about. I jumped into my Monday work routine without a second thought. Meetings, conference calls, bull shiting with the fellas, my mom calling me 8 times -- the usual... To make a long story short I could smell my pits by lunch. I didn't even have to raise me arms. It was just there. Ever present. I kept my arms glued to my sides for the rest of the damn day (definitely an evil grin). I immediately went back to the store to try a different brand; Every Man Jack Deodorant - Cedarwood. This stick worked a little better, but nothing like the 24+ hr odor protection that you can find from the tried and true favorites at your local drug store.
So after my second attempt (yes, you only need to smell your own funk while sitting next to your vice president in the board room once to know that it ain't gonna work) it seems that finding a natural deodorant is an insurmountable task. Bros, do you have any suggestions? I seriously need you \ to help me find a good natural deodorant that won't leave me with bad BO. Comment below.
In the meantime, I will continue using my trusty aluminum ridden deodorant till I can find a better solution.