There are all kinds of things not to like about mainstream deodorants and antiperspirants, including aluminum, petroleum products, chemical dyes, and artificial fragrances. But natural deodorants can leave you wet beneath the arms. That’s why I’ve been so excited to find Clay Dry Deodorant.
Antiperspirant use has been correlated with breast cancer – reason enough to change an antiperspirant habit. That’s what I was thinking when I began my quest for a natural deodorant that would keep the odor away and also prevent wetness. It has been a long journey because, as it turns out, this combination is hard to find.
I’ve tried all kinds of natural deodorants from Tom’s of Maine to the Crystal to essential oils, but none have won my devotion. The closest I’ve come to staying both odor-free and dry was from using a combination of dampened baking soda and cornstarch. The baking soda neutralizes odor and actually does a great job of keeping me odor-free through the next day, but I could still find myself dripping wet and wearing sweat circles underneath my arms. I tried to avoid this by powdering my underarms with corn starch as well. Sometimes it worked well; other times, not so much. It was hard to get consistent results with such haphazard application. Seriously.
Then my sister recommended that I try Clay Dry Deodorant and I was hooked.
Clay Dry combines the drying qualities of clay with essential oils, plants, and herbs into an easy-to-use and effective deodorant that keeps me both odor-free and dry. Once my husband tried it, he switched from Speed Stick and finds it just as effective.