Ever heard of choice overload? It's this weird psychology thing where, when you have too many choices, two things tend to happen:
1. You become choice paralyzed -- afraid of making the wrong decision, make no decision at all. Or,
2. If you do make a decision, you ultimately end up feeling less satisfied with the decision than people who'd had fewer options. You'll always kind of be like, "Did I really like this one best? Or was that other, similar one better?"
I used to have this problem with deodorant. I'd go to the store and be like, "I don't have to smell Powder Fresh! I can smell like a mango! Or a summer day! Or a lilac! Or, probably, even a marshmallow!" And I'd smell all these smells, make a decision, take my new product home... and then decide I hated the way it smelled on me.
Plus they always left white stuff on my clothes, even when they promised not to. Plus... what's even in it? I don't know.
For that reason, I stopped wearing deodorant for a long time. Then I started wearing men's deodorant, which I was really happy with -- I could basically take the smell of sexy man with me wherever I went. And then...
I joined Fitmob, and one of the gyms at which I took a yoga class had this in their bathroom:
EO Organic Lavender Deodorant Spray. And there was no going back. First of all, it smells super fresh and clean and amazing -- both in the bottle, and when I actually wear it. Second, I'm totally not into the whole "organic" thing -- but it feels a lot healthier to spray alcohol and essential oils onto my armpit than it does to rub weird, artificially-scented white stuff on my skin.
Also, for what it's worth, EO's natural deodorant is zinc and aluminum free. According to EO's website,
In order to reduce odor, many available deodorants use aluminum salts to block the pores of our skin. This solves the odor problem by eliminating the sweat. No sweat means nothing for the bacteria to convert into stinky acids. The problem with aluminum is that its linked to things like alzheimer’s disease and breast cancer.
Pretty sure this statement hasn't been evaluated by the FDA, but if that's something you care about, now you know.
I don't need deodorant -- boys love the way I smell when I'm sweaty, and I kind of do, too. But I actually really like this one. So when I think of it, I totally spritz some on, and I'm always super happy with it.
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