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OK, this is not exactly a post about cooking. But it is about a food item. Lemons, actually.
I have long been a user of aluminum-free deodorants. I used the "crystal" kind from the health food store for many years and it worked very well for me! And then it didn't. I don't know what happened, but all of a sudden, I realized I was ... stinky.
Now, being a food lover and natural health enthusiast, I started doing some research about natural options that work as deodorant. I saw a number of people online who had success with straight baking soda. And then I stumbled upon lemons. That's right, just a plain ol' lemon.
I decided to test this out on a weekend, because I was sure it wouldn't work. I cut a lemon into slices, put them in a ziploc bag, and put them in my fridge. Then, after my shower, I took a slice and rubbed it on my underarms. I felt more than a little ridiculous.
But ... it totally worked! Better than any other deodorant I've used! The next day, I was fresh as a lemon! 24 hours after my shower, I smelled exactly the same as I did right after the shower.
So then I got serious about things:
So, to recap: lemons are cheap, they smell great, and apparently, they make really great deodorant! This seems like one of those things that's too good to be true, but it's continued to work for me. I've had no skin reactions and I have pretty sensitive skin. The only contraindication for putting lemon on your skin that I know of is that it can make your skin more sun-sensitive. But since armpits are rarely out in the sun, I think I'm safe.
Let me know if you try this!