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Is Going Au Naturel, in Terms of Deodorant the Way To Go?

Natural Deodorant Round Up

(Lone Body Mint, $10.50 | Ursa Major Hoppin’ Fresh, $18 | Piper Wai Deodorant, $11.99 | Weleda Wild Rose Spray, $11 | Schmidt’s Rose + Vanilla, $8) 

au na•tu•rel adj. 1. in the natural state.* 2. naked; nude. 3. cooked plainly. 4. uncooked. [< French]

The organic beauty movement has become hella-popular over the past couple of seasons, with major brands and celebs offering all-natural or vegan product lines. And while it’s not necessarily my jam, I get the appeal. The products are better for sensitive skin, they’re animal cruelty-free, and the packaging is usually super cute. But all-natural deodorant??? A gal’s underarm maintenance is not something to be messed with. But here’s the thing, regular deodorants depend on an aluminum-based compounds that temporarily plugs the sweat ducts and prevents you from perspiring. And the side effects associated with the said compound may do you more harm than the sweat does.
Alzheimer’s and breast cancer have been linked to the aluminum found in anti-antiperspirants. And if that doesn’t scare you maybe yellow pit-stains will. It’s the acidity of the aluminum that causes the dreaded reaction against your favorite white tee. Aluminum-free deodorants work, you just have to find the best option for your body. They come in oils, creams, sticks or roll-on’s, with scents ranging from eucalyptus to rose, citrus and sage, to name a few. But be forewarned ladies, there’s a detox period when you first make the switch and you just may stink for a couple of days.



A smooth Summer-ready body: Mission Accomplished

Arya Body Oil

(Arya Essentials Body Oil, $70)

One whiff of Arya’s luxe Ayurvedic oil, and you’ll be transported to another place—say, meditating at sunset along the Amalfi coast. The balancing blend of essential oils—sesame and coconut for deep moisturizing, and cell-regenerating rosehip seed, brahmi, and neroli—is the TLC your skin needs after a post-workout shower. It hydrates deeply for being so light (because being doused in thick oil is the last thing you want after a sweat session).

Arya Body Oil 3

This gentle and calming body oil is suitable for even the most sensitive skin types.

Arya Body Oil Sample

Arya Shanti Body Scrub
(Arya Shanti Body Scrub, $68)

Shanti from the Sanskrit language means- peace. Exfoliate and renew the skin with this gentle but effective scrub that uses pure cane sugar and mineral rich Himalayan salt crystals, while the scents of  Jasmine and Vetiver impart a sense of calm. Sesame and Coconut Oil nourishes to leave you with silky hydrated skin. 

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