Fragrance-free products? No problem . . . or that's what I thought, anyway, when I was asked to recommend some. A friend is dating a man who is allergic to fragrance, and it's thrown a wrench into her beauty routine. Even though these still conjure up noticeable "smells" — after all, what's really odorless? — fragrance-free items get any scents from essential oils and natural extracts, nothing synthetic. Check out my top picks to treat your body without artificial fragrances when you start this slideshow.
Recently, I've received a few questions about natural deodorants, and here's one I can recommend - Crystal Deodorant. It has been around since 1984, and it's the all natural alternative to mainstream chemical-filled deodorants.
It's hypoallergenic, fragrance-free, non-sticky, non-staining, and it is made of 100% mineral salts. That's it - no artificial colors or ingredients. All you have to do is moisten the top with water, apply, and you're good to go.
How does it work? It is not the sweat that smells, it is the bacteria that collects in it that makes the actual body odor. Using Crystal deodorant creates a layer of of mineral salt on the skin, making an impossible environment for bacteria to thrive.
Other deodorants attempt to mask the smell with strong scented perfumes. Antiperspirants often contain alcohol which shrink your pores, or aluminum that clogs your pores to prevent sweating. They actually discourage your body's natural removal of toxins.
Crystal Deodorant is a healthier approach to dealing with your sweat, but it used to be a little annoying to use. Before it was just, well, a piece of clear rock. Now it's in a handy stick applicator, so it's much easier to apply and pack on trips. Another great thing? It can last up to 1 year.
Fit's Tips: Have I piqued your curiosity? You can pick one up at your local health food store or buy it directly from Crystal Body Deodorant for only $5.99. If you don't love the stick, you can also get the liquid version in a roll-on.
Fragrance Free is a term we see a lot on personal hygiene products but is it just good marketing?
Doesn't it seem like everything has a smell, even things that are Fragrance Free? A little confused, yeah me too. To clear up any confusion, read more