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I’ve been on a quest for healthier personal care products.  I’ve been reading labels and reading articles and trying to determine what is safest to buy and what to stay away from.  If you’re new to shopping for safe and healthy cosmetics and personal care check out the Environmental Working Group’s site, Skin Deep.  Their Guide to Safe Cosmetics is very helpful and will fit in your pocket when you head out to the store.

Buying healthier personal care is a lot like buying healthier food: the shorter the list of ingredients the better.  However, finding safe personal care is a lot harder because reading the labels of shampoo, deodorant, or lotion seem more like reading a periodic table of elements!

I’m making lots of changes and slowly but surely I’m ditching the chemicals from our lives.  After much reading I decided deodorant seemed like one of the hardest challenges and most important challenges when it comes to making a switch from traditional to natural cosmetics.  First of all, my reason for switching is that some research shows that there could be a link between the aluminum in deodorants and antiperspirants and breast cancer in women.  Aluminum is a toxin and it has also been linked to Alzheimer’s and brain disorders.

So, all this sounds kind of scary, right?  But the truth is…no one wants to stink!  I know I don’t.  The last thing I want is to show up stinky to an important meeting!  Everything I read online about making the switch to natural deodorants didn’t sound so good.  It seemed that natural deodorants had been left wanting when it came to making people feel and smell fresh.

That is why I am very excited to share that I have found a terrific deodorant that has held up to the sweltering heat here in Georgia.  Soapwalla’s deodorant cream has held up even during these weeks of 90′s even 100-degree weather and has kept me stink-free!

Another thing I love about this product is that it was made by hand in the owner’s Brooklyn apartment kitchen.  It is made with care and the product is good!

I have to admit, it took a little getting used to at first.  It is a cream…not a stick like I was used to. However, it is just like rubbing lotion into your skin and it doesn’t feel as weird as I originally thought it would.  It is made with peppermint and tea tree oils, so the scent is nice.

My husband and I use it.  The scent is neither feminine or masculine.  And, IT WORKS for both of us.  Strong enough for a man…ah, you know the rest.  The cost is $10 for a pot of this miracle cream.  And, it will last a while.  But, I have a treat just for you and your wallet!

Right now, Rachel is offering WholesomeMommy readers 10% off their orders!  Until September 15th, customers who enter “WSM10” in the messages section during Etsy checkout will receive 10% off their order, which she will immediately refund via paypal. So, give it a try for yourself and let me know what YOU think.