Purely Great is a natural deodorant that actually works. Not only does it last through day to day activities, but I’ve also put it through some pretty serious workouts and came out still smelling nice. Many times one application has survived a strength conditioning kettlebell workout followed by a boxing class. Anyone who does these activities knows that the result is usually sweat-drenched clothes.
This is a cream deodorant that comes in a little jar that has to be stirred with a little stick or spoon and applied with the finger tips. It is all natural, vegan, non-GMO, and partly organic. The ingredient list is so simple, I could probably make it at home. But I prefer the convenience of having it made and packaged for me. Here it is, along with the benefits (copied from their website);
Natural Soda – neutralizes odor
Corn Starch (non-GMO) – absorbs odor
Essential Oils (not in the unscented version) – antibacterial
A couple things to be mindful of – Do not apply this product immediately after shaving, as it could cause irritation. This happened to my roommate, then we realized it warns against this on the package. I’ve personally never experienced any irritation even right after shaving. Secondly, you will get white marks on your dark clothes. To me, this is a small price to pay for a natural deodorant that actually works.
I have one in Lavender and one in unscented which were purchased from the Big Carrot on the Danforth, Toronto.
Purely Great Deodorant can be purchased online at Amazon.
Why Choosing a Natural Deodorant Matters
You may have heard this already, but there is a concern that ingredients used in mainstream deodorants are a cause for serious health issues. For example, conventional antiperspirants make use of aluminum compounds which may be toxic to the nervous system. Scientists have also found aluminum in breast cancer tumors. Conventional deodorants also use fragrance and phthalates which cause reproductive harm, as well as other ingredients that can contribute to skin irritation and allergic reactions. Deodorants tend to use parabens as a preservative which disrupt the endocrine system (hormone communication) and are also found in breast cancer tumors.
(Information from lesstoxicguide.ca)