I’ve spent my whole life using non-natural deodorant, but overnight I decided to switch to an aluminum-free all-natural based deodorant from Kopari. Let me tell you about it.
I never thought I’d switch to an all-natural based deodorant
I have to start this post by saying I was one of those people who never thought I would switch to natural deodorant. Ever.
I thought it was way too granola, and I was sure that it wouldn’t actually work.
The reason I ditched my non-natural deodorant
But toward the end of the summer I was in the shower and I found a lump in my armpit. The moment I felt it, I panicked. I’m not really a worrier, but this completely caught me off guard and scared the heck out of me.
My immediate thought was my deodorant. I knew that non-natural deodorant had aluminum, and although I’d used non-natural my whole life and literally had never thought once about it, it was suddenly consuming my thoughts. I kept thinking about all the times that I’d cut myself shaving and then put deodorant on right after, and wondering if those chemicals were heading straight into my bloodstream. And now here I was with a lump in my armpit.
This is super dramatic, and the good news was that the lump turned out to be a really bad ingrown hair. But for two days before that lump showed any inflammation and was obviously an ingrown hair, I was stressed.
So this is the story of how an ingrown hair convinced me to switch to natural deodorant.
I’d heard buzz about a brand called Kopari online for the past year or so, so their brand was the first brand that came to mind when I started deciding which ones to try.
My main stipulations for an all natural deodorant were these:
- It had to work. Obviously. Because I’ve used non-natural deodorants for the last twenty years and had expectations.
- It had to be aluminum free.
- It had to smell good.
So I put Kopari to the test, and I was thrilled when it passed with flying colors.
The reasons I’m loving Kopari’s Coconut Deodorant
Also it goes on clear so you never get deodorant marks on your clothes — an unexpected bonus!
The important thing to know is that when you stop using non-natural deodorant, your body has to go through a detox phase — Kopari calls this the “Two Week Stink,” where you’ll probably need to apply it more than once a day for it to be fully effective because your pores in your armpits are unplugging and detoxing. Gross, but true.
You can check out the video about it RIGHT HERE.
More than anything, this switch has given me peace of mind because I know the ingredients I’m putting in and on my body are clean and non toxic.
Where you can find Kopari Coconut deodorant