I’ve got a big problem. I mean, big. It’s starting to affect my relationship, my job, and I really just can’t even stand myself right now. I don’t know what to do about it. I’ve been literally trying everything to solve this dilemma for roughly 2 years and I just can’t find a solution.
What’s my problem?
My B.O. can be fierce. I mean I down right stink sometimes!
It used to be a little joke while I was at Boise that I was the “Hippie” because of me being a vegan and eco/green-friendly. Everyone called me Hippie and joke about me showering only when it rained, using dandelions for deodorant, or loving trees more than people (I actually have a Bonzai tree that I got from my brother that I probably do tend to just as much as the Train). They’d joke that they could smell my hippie-ness across campus or when I road passed them on my bike. But I always wondered if this was a joke out of stereotyping or was it true to some degree.
I carry “deodorant” with me everywhere I go because, well, I’m a sweaty hippie (I sweat even thinking about sweat). At time I smell, bad(!), and other times I’m just sweating for the sake of sweating (I was pleased with perspirant genetics, Thanks Mom). But no matter what I do, all the detoxing, whole-foods, alkalizing, “deodorant” rubbing, I still have some B.O. I wish Americans weren’t so finicky about B.O. like the French, I wouldn’t have a problem there.
But I’m not French or in France. I’m in KCMO where it’s sizzling hot, which equates to extreme excessive perspiring with extreme excessive stink.
I refuse to use conventional deodorant/antiperspirant because they are basically cancer sticks (similar to cigarettes). They are full of neurotoxins which reek havoc on our precious insides. Aluminum, propylene glycol and Disodium EDTA are just a few of these harmful
fuckers products you swipe each morning, all of which have been linked to the big C-word. In that cherished spot we call our armpit is direct access to our lymphatic system, which helps to cleanse and purify our body (sweating is a way of releasing toxins which we all know we tend to do a lot of in this area). When this system is unable to process due to the build up of toxins bad shit things start to happen. This is why women are told to do breast exams up and under their armpit feeling for lumps. These lumps are lymph-nodes that can’t process the toxins and ultimately starts to house them. Not good, we want the toxins flushed out not stored.
And it’s not the sweating that is a problem. Sweat helps to regulate our body temperature. It’s the bacteria that cause the stink factor. To keep the bacteria at bay, these cancer sticks have triclosan, which is an anitbacterial agent. This little devil has been shown to disrupt hormones and mutate them, not good in a world that fears boys are becoming girls and girls are becoming boys. Hormones are a big part of why girls are girls and boys are boys, besides the obvious external factors. Not to mention the millions of other jobs hormones have like regulating ever single process that occurs inside our body.
I do use Aubrey Organics which is a great organic, eco-friendly, animal friendly company that practices good morals and ethics in producing their beauty products. And the deodorant that I use works great when I’m doing day-to-day things, but I’m pretty physically active, and it’s freakin’ hot out. So my what works isn’t really working right now. I’ve tried other brands and styles, but none of them worked as well as AO.
The Train tells me I stink on a daily basis (thank god he’s such a loving and patient gentle giant 🙂 ). I’m afraid people are going to smell me during yoga (which I kind of highly doubt because I’m sure they’re in the same boat as me viewing the type of people who go to the yoga studios I go to). And I’m worried I’m going to be “the smelly hippie” at work!
I’m going to try juicing more and doing more green smoothies/fresh greens to see if that helps balance my pH and tame the wild bacteria, but other than that, I am at a loss for what to do next (and unfortunately at this time I am one of the millions of Americans without health insurance so seeing a holistic MD is a little out of the question right now – #universalhealthcare!). So if anyone has some great ideas or suggestions send them my
smelly ass way PLEASE! I’ll keep you posted. 🙂
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