As I’ve been trying to improve my lifestyle by quitting alcohol, using essential oils and changing my diet, I’ve also started to take a closer look at the products I use on my body, opting for natural and organic products where I can. One of those products which I’ve been trialling is natural and safe deodorant including Kind-ly’s Armpit Detox and 100% Natural Deodorant.
Previous to using Kind-ly, I have been using a regular brand name deodorant that you can buy at the grocery store. Here is its ingredient list:
Aqua, Aluminum Chlorohydrate, Isoceteth-20, Paraffinum Liquidum, Butylene Glycol, Glyceryl Isostearate, Laureth-7 Citrate, Palmitamidopropyltrimonium Chloride, Propylene Glycol, PEG-150 Distearate, Linalool, Limonene, Citronellol, Butylphenyl Methylpropional, Benzyl Alcohol, Alpha-Isomethyl Ionone, Parfum.
Why I am changing to a natural and safe deodorant
The above ingredient list might not mean much, but when I had a closer look and did a bit of research, I was alarmed. The deodorant I had been using had the following:
Parabens – Methyl, ethyl, propyl, benzyl and butyl aren’t good for women’s hormone balance and, according to this study, can cause breast cancer.
Aluminium compounds – Aluminum chloralhydrate, aluminium zirconium tetrachlorohydrex gly can block sweat ducts and mimic estrogen and are also linked to causing breast cancer.
Propylene Glycol – This is a synthetic liquid substance designed to absorb liquid. It can cause delayed onset of allergic reactions and, it’s considered a neurotoxin which is linked to kidney and liver damage. Scary, huh? Oh yeah, see the ingredient Isocteth-20 in the ingredient list above? That’s a propylene glycol, too.
PEG-150 Distearate – PEG is short for Polyethylene Glycol, Polyethylene being a plastic. According to a study published in the International Journal of Toxicology, PEG 150 Distearate can contain harmful impurities, including Ethylene Oxide. This chemical is known to increase the incidences of uterine and breast cancers and leukaemia and brain cancer. However, the study does also mention that the chemical is considered to be safe and encourages manufacturers to continue their efforts in removing the harmful impurities.
Alpha-Isomethyl Ionone – A synthetic fragrance that can cause allergies in some people. The International Fragrance Association banned it from being mixed into perfumes and colognes.
Parfum – When the ingredient says ‘parfum’ it could be a mixture of ingredients that you will never know about. Parfum can contribute to skin irritation, allergies and organ toxicity, and if this happens, you’ll never know what exactly caused it.
I’m so glad I was asked to try Kind-ly. Here’s my experience.
Why use the Kind-ly Armpit Detox?
When I was asked to review the Kind-ly armpit detox, it was the first I’d heard of an armpit detox. But after researching the ingredients of regular deodorants and how they can affect the body, I now know how valuable this detox product is. The armpit detox is designed to draw out toxins from the underarms, like the ones found in regular deodorants, and clear blocked sweat glands, allowing you to transition to natural deodorants.
How do you use the Armpit Detox?
It’s designed to be applied daily over seven days, but there is sufficient in the packet to get another week. You get a small amount of the product on your fingers, it’s like a clay mask like consistency, and smooth it over your armpit with a thin layer. Leave it on 10-15 minutes and wash off in the shower or with a warm face cloth.
What I love about the armpit detox
I love the idea of this detox drawing out the impurities, and the fact that it does all the elbow grease with 100% natural and organic ingredients; no need for the nasties. The brown clay colour of the detox mask can be offputting, but, the smell is lovely. It was easy to apply, dried after a little while and was easy to wash off. My only qualm was that the detox became quite runny in hot weather (I’m in sub-tropical Queensland). I have to remember to store it somewhere cool on hot days. On cooler days, the consistency was perfect; it simply reversed to a harder form.
Kind-ly natural deodorant
Once my detox was complete, I started using the Kind-ly natural deodorant. I’m so glad I trialled the Rose & Geranium, I look forward to putting it on every morning because it smells fabulous. The 100% natural and organic deodorant is an aluminium free deodorant with no parabens, no alcohol or other nasties.
What I love about this natural deodorant for women?
Apart from the lovely smell, and the fact it’s a deodorant without aluminium and other nasty ingredients, I am so excited that this is a natural deodorant that works and lasts all day! Before trialling Kind-ly, I trialled a different brand of natural deodorants. They left me with a bit of a B.O. problem, it was a bit of a hit to my confidence. So, it’s nice to experience a natural deodorant that does exactly what it claims to do. Kind-ly also glides on nicely and doesn’t clump up like creamy stick based natural deodorants I’ve used. It is also Australian owned and made.
I also love how Kind-ly has swapped out the nasties with the good stuff, and it does precisely the same thing. For example, they use vegetable-based powders to absorb wetness and remove moisture away from the skin instead of Propylene Glycol. It’s also enriched with Probiotics to introduce good bacteria to the skin and to balance the skin’s microbiome. Lastly, Magnesium and bi-carb soda are used to neutralise the underarms, so there’s less stink!
Oh yes, and if you’re Vegan, these products are also vegan-friendly!
There are so many lovely scents to choose from too; you could have two going at a time so you can pick the scent to match your mood. Scents include:
- Rose & Geranium
- Lime & Frankincense
- Lavender & Bergamot
- Cypress & Sandalwood
- Coconut & Vanilla
USA readers – you can purchase most of the KIND-LY products at amazon.com to avoid International shipping.
Here’s to happy, healthy armpits thanks to safe deodorant and detox!
Disclosure: I received a Kind-ly Deodorant and Armpit Detox for an honest review. You can read my disclosure policy here. This post also contains affiliate links and will not affect the price you pay; I may receive a small commission.
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