This post was developed in partnership with Tom’s of Maine. All opinions are my own. #WhyISwitched #DeoSwitch
Every day for the past 10-ish years, we try to learn as much as we can about living a healthier lifestyle, choosing more natural alternatives and ditching the chemicals as best as we can. It’s not easy but we try to make small changes over time. We’ve gotten rid of foods with artificial sweeteners and ingredients, dyes and preservatives. We’ve slowly stopped using traditional household products and try to make our own from things like essential oils. Over time we were able to stop using things like traditional toothpaste, shampoos, soaps, lotions and deodorants too.
The topic of deodorant is one topic in our home that gets discussed a LOT. I am a freak about chemicals and I have my hubby on board, which is great. He goes along with all of my natural ways. I also have Becca on board but I go rounds with Austin and Emma. They don’t care about chemicals in food or in our products. They don’t understand that our skin is our largest organ and it absorbs chemicals through the pores. Chemicals get into our bloodstream quicker through our pores than when we ingest something, 26 seconds to be exact. It’s crazy! This is one reason we stopped using traditional deodorants. We either make our own deodorant or we use Tom’s of Maine. Tom’s of Maine deodorant does not use aluminum which, in my opinion, is one of the worst ingredients in deodorants and antiperspirants.
Tom’s of Maine
Tom’s of Maine is a leading natural personal care brand that makes high quality natural toothpaste, mouthwash, dental floss, deodorant, bar soap and baby care products. Its team consists of distinguished dentists, scientists and herbal experts that are leaders in their fields, are charged with developing a wide range of products and choices so people can decide what best fits with their needs and values.
Here’s some extra info on Tom’s of Maine Deodorant
For decades Tom’s of Maine has been the best-selling natural deodorant because it harnesses the power of nature for a more naturally effective way to care for yourself and your family. Now Tom’s of Maine is introducing improved scents, which has me and my family excited!! We’ve tried out quite a few and we actually argued over who was going to get to try out each scent.
- Long Lasting (Clinically proven, 24 hour odor protection!) Wild Lavender
- Long Lasting (Clinically proven 24 hour odor protection!) Refreshing Lemongrass
- Long Lasting (Clinically proven 24 hour odor protection!) Tea Tree
- Long Lasting (Clinically proven 24 hour odor protection!) Fresh Apricot
- Naturally Dry (Clinically proven 24 hour wetness protection!) Natural Powder
- Naturally Dry (Clinically proven 24 hour wetness protection!) Unscented
These, as always, are aluminum free, free of artificial fragrances, preservatives and petrochemicals, although the Naturally Dry scents do have aluminum chlorohydrate which personally, we stay away from. Tom’s of Maine never tests on animals and uses no animal ingredients either.
We love these scents. My favorite is the Wild Lavender, Fresh Apricot and Refreshing Lemongrass. Mike likes the Tea Tree and Unscented and Becca loves them all. I am not usually a fan of powder but the Natural Powder is a very light scent so I don’t mind it. These all work really well and we have enjoy using Tom’s of Maine.
Give your body time to adjust to the natural ingredients!
When you start using a natural product (whether you make it or buy Tom’s of Maine), it is a trial and error process. It takes time for your body to adjust to natural ingredients verses artificial ingredients full of chemicals. Some natural ingredients work better than others with your body’s chemistry. For example, some people feel tea tree oil is too strong of a scent and are not sure it is a good fit for their body’s chemistry so when I make deodorant, I need to be sure not to add too much. Others may take a while to adjust and notice an odor and think the deodorant isn’t working – but it is. It really may just take some to adjust. I recommend trying each scent of Tom’s of Maine for at least 7 days before making a decision on which one you like the best.
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Connect with Tom’s of Maine!
- Visit the Tom’s of Maine website to learn about all of their natural products.
- You can find Tom’s of Maine on Facebook and on Twitter @TomsOfMaine
- Tom’s of Maine is also on Instagram @Toms_of_Maine
- Be sure to enter the SheSpeaks Giveaway!! This includes a $50 Amazon Gift Card, a Tom’s of Maine tote, plus six Tom’s of Maine deodorants: Lavender, Tea Tree, Natural Powder, Unscented, Apricot and Lemongrass!