Let’s talk about arm pits — an unloved body part if there ever was one. There’s never much positive said about the pit. We shave it (if we’re female or competitive swimmers), smear stuff on it to keep it from doing its natural function (keeping us cool), and generally ignore it. Unless we are speaking disparagingly of it and its function. Poor arm pit. 😦
I’m in the midst of a personal debate about this and the role of deodorant/anti-perspirant. For years I’ve used Dove’s deodorant/anti-perspirant. It’s served we well, kept me dry and smelling “fresh.” It’s also turned the lower armscye of any light colored shirt a gross yellow color and probably put more aluminum into my system than if I just sat down and ate a roll of aluminum foil.
So I switched to Tom’s of Maine. No aluminum there — but also no odor or wetness protection.
Now, I’m not an exceptionally sweaty or smelly person, but I’ve been practicing yoga for 24 hours on the weekends. I also practice more often in a heated studio than not and will start assisting in a heated studio. Getting up close and personal with people during assists is already quite intimate. The last thing I need is to take them out of their flow and meditation because my deodorant has spectacularly failed. Ugh.
What’s a girl to do? Risk her health and white shirts for the rest of her life? Or be a damp, funky mess?