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I am Still a Sweaty Ukrainian

I wanted to like the Delish Naturals Hippie Pits deodorant but I think I am too sweaty to wear it on a regular basis. I will wear it when I am wearing a tank top and hanging out at home or at the cottage. Anything other than that and I feel my armpits are too damp/smelly.

I wore a t-shirt yesterday with it and took a walk to the drug store. It was only around 22*C when I did this and I was just so uncomfortable I had to change to a tank top when I got home.

I do like that there are no chemicals in the deodorant so it is better for me and left me with softer and smoother armpits. But on the flip side, since there are no chemicals in it, I felt like my armpits were constantly damp, I felt self-conscious that I may smell, I felt i had to wash my armpits a few times a day sometimes, and they were sometimes itchy (I think because of the dampness).

Do any of you use a more natural deodorant?

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Tales of a Sweaty Ukrainian: Three Days In

I’m three days in trying the Hippie Pits All Natural Deodorant in Down to Earth by Delish Naturals and I’m more impressed than I expected to be!

My initial thoughts on it:

  • my armpits do not itch anymore
  • forget those Dove commercials, my armpits are smoother than I remember (and I’ve used a lot of Dove deodorant!)
  • I don’t know if it is because I am not used to the smell, but I can always smell the deodorant. It doesn’t smell bad but I just notice it.
  • I am not sweating as much as I expected but I haven’t spent a lot of time outdoors because my daughter was in half day camp in the morning and afternoons were resting time.

On the first day, I reapplied the deodorant around 4:00 pm because I wasn’t feeling as fresh. I did not reapply the next 2 days but I probably should have today.

The real test will be tomorrow when I go to Winnipeg Folk Fest. The high is 29*C and it is supposed to feel like 34*C with the humidity.

I’ve read some concern online about the price of this deodorant but also look at the size of it when you consider the price. It is MUCH bigger than my Nivea deodorant.

I also have only worn this with tank tops. I’m not quite brave enough to wear a t-shirt with it yet. I also wonder that if I am using a natural deodorant, it would be best to wear clothes made of natural fibers because it will allow my armpits to breathe more?

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Tales of a Sweaty Ukrainian

I know not everyone wants to talk about sweat. But I sweat. A lot. Especially when it is humid, which it is here all summer long.

There is also a lot of discussion on the internet that antiperspirants can contribute to a variety of health factors.

And there is the fact that antiperspirants can irritate my armpits, especially if I’ve recently shaved.

All of these factors lead me to try out Delish Naturals Hippie Pits All Natural Deoderant. I bought this from Tiny Tree Hugger Diapers.

Delish Naturals Hippie Pits

I am rather skeptical that this will work, but I thought I should give it a try. I’m using the Down To Earth version which has a variety of essential oils that are supposed to help with deodorizing and preventing sweat. Even if it doesn’t work or I only use it while I’m at home because I am not 100% comfortable going out wearing it, it has got to help a bit not using the chemical-filled mainstream antiperspirants, right?

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