I came across this article about using apple cider vinegar as an antiperspirant/deodorant. I was impressed with the author’s experience & so I tried it myself.
The first day, I was just home doing my usual things. Mr. Fix-It stopped by in the late afternoon & asked if I’d go with him to a job. I said okay. It’s been really warm here, even hot. So while he worked, I sat in the very warm car. With windows rolled up. I kept my cardigan on. Buttoned up. I really wanted to put the ACV to the test. I kept the windows up & air conditioning off for longer than I could stand.
I didn’t sweat & I certainly didn’t stink! There was no sign of armpit odor.
I went about my daily tasks all week. Cooking, cleaning, doing the school run (on foot), grocery shopping, exercising, etc. Not a single drop of sweat, no stinky armpits! Then there was the real test.
Yesterday (about a week after the 1st day of this experiment), I went for a long walk (just under 5 miles). It was hot. I wore jeans, a black top, cardigan & flip-flops. I kept the cardigan on the whole time, buttoned up most of the way. It was HOT. I got sunburnt.
I didn’t start to sweat until the last mile or so. It was only a little bit. But I didn’t stink. Mr. Fix-It didn’t find any offensive odor (and he wasn’t just being nice!).
My sister knew I had been looking for natural deodorants, so she ordered her favorite one for me, it arrived while I was out walking. I washed & dried my armpits, then applied this deodorant. It smells nice but takes a long time to dry. I didn’t notice white marks on my black top but I wasn’t paying attention. It works well but the apple cider vinegar works BETTER. The Terressentials one costs $10 for 3 ounces, ACV costs about $5.50 for 32 ounces!
Apple cider vinegar is cheap, it works, it dries quickly & doesn’t leave white marks on my clothes! So yeah, highly recommended.
P.S. I’m wearing the Terressentials one right now & I can feel a bit of sweat & can smell armpit a little. ACV, here I come!