Photographed by Jennifer Hoffner

In recent years more and more people have been shying away from commercial body care products and turning to all natural alternatives instead. I have definitely jumped on that bandwagon and made the switch. Mainly because I’m concerned about the health risks of using products with chemicals such as aluminium that have been linked to breast cancer.

One of the products I’ve had to toss and replace is my deodorant. Why? I came to find out that most deodorants, including the one I was using, contain the chemical compound aluminium. This chemical is known to clog your sweat ducts. It has also been speculated that aluminum can imitate estrogen, as well as contribute to the increase of cancer cells. This had me freaking out! I wasn’t prepared to find out what life was going to be like without deodorant, so I set out on a mission to find a worthy replacement. And let me tell you something, searching for a deodorant that is both chemical free and helps control odour has been no joke! I’ve tried just about every all-natural deodorant known to man, and followed every DIY recipe ever invented! After many trials and errors, I have finally found one to control the stink!

Primal Pit Paste to the rescue! It is by far the best smelling and long lasting product I have found on the market. The paste is made with baking soda which helps neutralize the bacteria that causes the B.O. and organic arrowroot powder that helps keep you dry while allowing you to still sweat and release toxins.  Just rub it on your armpit with your fingers and go.  Primal Paste doesn’t stain your clothes or irritate your skin, and the best part is that you smell fresh all day long. Oh yes, it’s also husband tried, tested and approved.  #Winning!