Many of you know that I have been on a health and wellness crusade over the last 10 months or so in my quest to rid myself of my auto-immune condition Hashimoto’s thyroiditis.
There are many triggers for auto-immunity and whilst I’ve been happily working on the food and drink for a while, it’s only recently that I’ve started to focus more on heavy metals and chemical attacks on the endocrine system.
I had some blood work done in May last year that showed quite a build up of heavy metals and, for someone without fillings this was a surprise. Over the past few months I have been testing out alternative deodorants so that I can reduce my exposure to aluminium for starters.
Following 10 years of fitness teaching and getting very sweaty many times a day, I was a fan of the Mitchum48. It was a good barrier for that kind of work and I used daily until earlier this year. However I was probably dosing up on aluminium with every roll of that stick that’s not helped me long term.
I’ve flitted around several natural ones, trying them out. Some work (not smelling like a PE bag) and others don’t, some leave a white residue, others don’t and some, like this lovely new stick from PosyLondon are just perfect.
I got a PosyLondon deodorant stick last Thursday at an Athena networking meeting. One of our members decided to make her own products after struggling to find a natural one that worked, kept her fresh and smelt nice. This started as a result of her reacting to commercial products and knowing something had to change.
Created by Dale Campbell, the PosyLondon deodorant is all about green and ethical business solutions. The base ingredient is coconut oil but contains touches of essential oils like frankincense, lavender and mandarin. The product can be in a tin with a small applicator or in a cardboard tube. I chose the tube.
I wanted to compare this product to other natural products and, I guess ultimately, the Mitchum48 to see how it lasted. I have definitely put it to the test.
On Friday I showered in the morning and applied as normal. It’s not wet so doesn’t leave you feeling sticky nor leaves a residue so you can put your clothes on immediately. My Friday was a fairly active day, I gave a massage, and was busy constantly as I was preparing for an event on the Saturday. Every Saturday I have a weights training session first thing and, because I get up early for it, I go unwashed. Think what you like, I shower afterwards!
So I had 24 hours, then a weights session then a drive home and not one niff from my pits. I was pretty impressed by that.
So I put it to the test one more time. On Monday I had a kinesiology treatment that meant that I wasn’t able to bathe for 25 hours afterwards. So I showered and put the deo on about 09.30 on Monday, had my treatment about midday, continued my admin day, went to Fit Camp, went to bed. Got up on Tuesday and did a 3 mile walk, went to the chiropractor (she didn’t bat an eyelid!) and then went straight to meet friends for a meeting in Wokingham, went home, got changed (not washed), went to a networking meeting where I delivered a presentation (always slightly nervy), came home taught Fit Camp at night (could have had a shower by now but had too much to do) and went to bed still unwashed (I know, judge me, it’s fine, I’m clean now) and finally had a shower on Wednesday about 14.00. And do you know what?
I didn’t smell one bit! This deodorant is utterly fabulous!
I am completely hooked and will be using it from now on.
Dale makes them herself in small batches. She has been on cosmetic and skin care courses and had the boffins look at it to ensure it ticks all the boxes for resale. She’s done a fabulous job, the product works, is green, good for us and the planet.
Because it’s so damn brilliant and because it’s our 10th birthday this year I want to share it.. I have two to give away to lucky readers who let me know in 10 words or fewer why they deserve to win it.
Drop your entries on an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the title PosyLondon Competition. All entries to be in by Monday 14 January and winners announced on Wednesday 16 January. There are no alternative prizes and the decision of FastTrack Fit Camp is final.
Let me hear your reasons!
It’s definitely worth a go, I really don’t think you’ll be disappointed!