Tuesday, October 18, 2011

To Stink or Not To Stink?

That is the question! Let's talk about deodorant again, shall we? I was surprised to read recently that even some "natural" deodorants on the market today contain aluminum! Namely, those "crystal rock" deodorants that have been popular for many years, yup, they still have aluminum in them. Read more about it here! We already know aluminum increases the risks of developing Alzheimer's, but did you know it can also contribute to breast cancer!! This article found on Dr. Mercola's website explains recent findings linking antiperspirants and deodorants containing aluminum to breast cancer.

The thing is many people will go ahead and take the risk in order to avoid offensive stinking. I mean really, who wants to smell bad?? About 4 years ago I was still using big-name antiperspirants and I started developing majorly swollen glands under my arms. It was painful and alarming and I knew it was because of the antiperspirants. So, I started buying "healthy" deodorants from the health food store....I tried every single one they had on the shelf and I still stunk. I mean, you know you really need something better when you stink 30 minutes after getting out of the shower!!

So I started my quest to make a natural, aluminum free, paraben free, phthalate free deodorant that would actually WORK!!! I spent around 4 months of trial and error until I perfected my No Offense Deodorants. I worked on consistency and finding the right combination of ingredients to last without stinking and without toxic chemicals! I have to say, my deodorant is my invention I am most proud of. And when I closed my shop for maternity leave it was the one thing people were stocking up on in a big way! Why? Because it works and no one wants to smell bad!

If you haven't tried my No Offense Deodorants you can find them on Etsy and on Hyena Cart. My deodorant may take a little getting used to, it isn't clear! It goes on white and feels like a thick lotion. But in the long run it is so worth it! You don't have to feel like you have to risk your health in order to avoid stinking, alternatives are available ;) I make my No Offense Deodorants in men's, women's and unisex fragrances so that anyone can have a healthy alternative to stinky pits and toxic chemicals!



  1. I'm so happy that I stocked up before you went on maternity leave and that you opened back up again just before I ran out. I don't want to use anything else! I tried various natural brands and they all tended to go on sticky and stay that way and didn't work very well. Yours goes on like a solid lotion and feels powdery. It works. Although it isn't an antiperspirant it still seems to keep me dry. It even works through a 2 hour workout in 90 degree heat!

  2. I agree with Sue above! I have tried 11 different deodorants on Etsy. None of them worked except Lucy's and one other I won't name. Lucy's formula is so much better! No, it's not clear, but it works! I can go 2 days without a shower and still smell good. Now that's a testimonial!

  3. Wow, such rave reviews. I can almost smell it from here :)

  4. Interesting...have to try you out...♥

  5. I should try this for my grandson, Cole. No commercial deodorants seem to work for him.


  6. Wow...and I was raving about the lip balm :-) Looks like I have something else to try!

  7. Wow. This is good to know. I had problems with swollen lumps under my arms in high school. I was supposed to stop shaving and wearing anti-perspiration. That didn't happen. Thanks for telling us about another solution.

  8. Looks like an interesting product. Since I had breast cancer in 2006 I really have stopped using deodorant or use a local natural brand. I can't say I really like it. I'll have to try this one day. Also checked out your hyena cart - looks like an interesting site to sell from.

  9. Very informative post! Will have to check your deodorant out. :)

  10. I want to give the feedback on the deodorant. I brought the slim lavender travel bar for our journey to Thailand and Bhutan.
    For the many days where we could only take 'sink' baths while staying at the farmhouse in Bhutan, trekking for hours up and down stairs, and having to wear layers of clothing in the rain- I was as fresh as a spring day.
    Then in the intense heat of Thailand, beating the streets of downtown Bangkok- I was as fresh as a flower! What an amazing product! I don't know how it alleviates odors but I don't really need to know. I'm just glad it works so well! That travel bar lasted the entire month with some left over upon our return!
    I tested it in extreme conditions and it performed beautifully. Thanks so much! Cheryl