Megken here- I have a problem with antiperspirant. When I was younger I used the white kinds with the aluminum in them, I am not sure what that is, I mean I know what aluminum is but not the version or form of it that is put in deodorant to stop you from sweating.
I always pictured someone grinding up aluminum cans into a powder and mixing it into my under arm stick. I heard many bad things about aluminum, like it causes Alzheimer disease. Eventually, I had to stop using it when I got little red itchy bumps. I developed some sort of allergy. That’s strange because the only thing I know I am allergic to is penicillin.
I started using a deodorant called Desert Essence Tea Tree Oil Deodorant with lavender oil. I like the smell of the lavender and I don’t think it’s girlie. Lavender is also considered in aroma therapy to have a calming effect, so I guess it’s handy to have on my body if I get stressed out I can smell my pits.
Through the topic of deodorant, I have a relationship question. There are 2 things in the bathroom that to me seem to be personal items. The toothbrush and the under arm deodorant stick. At what point in the relationship is it okay to share these items? Do you share these with your spouses or boyfriends? I always thought my Desert Essence Tea Tree Oil Deodorant with Lavender Oil was for a man. Then I saw my Beshert using it. I was, in my head, “she can’t to that!” But it was because I recalled all those TV spots for Secret “strong enough for a man, but made for a woman”. I thought, hey she’s using my man-stick! Then I thought, “maybe it’s not a man-stick but it’s a gender-neutral-stick.” (This was several months ago.) Still, in my mind what kept running through my brain was “Hey this is still a new relationship, you can’t share that!” Those thoughts turned to- “wow she must really like me, she didn’t even wipe it off first.” Is it weird to think that sharing my man-stick is a sign of a good-trusting-deep relationship moving forward?
Along the line of deodorant: Sticks vs. Spray vs. Roll-on, I never got into the spay, just seemed like too close to spray paint. I never got into roll-on’s because that’s what my mother uses. But the stick has always done well by me. I even keep one in my car and surprisingly enough even in the Los Angeles summers I have yet to find it in a pool of gunk on the carpet. It has a pretty high melting temperature. I have to write that it’s hard for me to find the stick that I like and if they ever stop making this one I would be lost. I never had a reaction to it and I think I have pretty sensitive pits.
The market seems to be full of this product and how do you pick which is right for you? “Raise you arms if you are Sure.” “Degree” “Old Spice” it’s confusing market place. I am happy with the one I have been using but open to suggestions.
One more thing, when my Beshert gets stressed out should I make her smell my Lavender pit to calm down? What deodorant are you using?
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