A Pain in the Armpit!

Some things are just worth investing in. If you know me, you know I don’t do beauty or skin care reviews. But this is worth mentioning especially after the incident I had last week…

Influencer after influencer has been suggesting this specific brand of deodorant so I thought I’d give it a try. This was about 2 years ago when I started using Primally Pure deodorant. I looked it up to be sure and my first order was in December of 2020 so I mean it when I say I’ve used this product for two years!

I didn’t realize how much I loved their deodorant until I was away for work and I had to use some of my old kind of deodorant in my overnight bag. I didn’t think much of it until the next day. DANG my armpits HURT, literally hurt so bad, they still do a week later! I used to get this pain and think it was just a swollen lymph node or something but now that I know that’s not normal and I haven’t had this pain in 2 years, I realize what a difference switching to all natural deodorant can make!

Now I’ve never been a heavy sweater so I can’t really attest to that but I do know that I don’t have any stink, I don’t have any sweat spots, it doesn’t stain my clothes, and I don’t have any pain. I feel much better using non toxic and natural deodorant. I’m always a little nervous trying out “natural” products because I don’t feel like they work as well but this one really works!

I’ve only stuck with the blue tansy scent but they have other scents, like citrus + vanilla and charcoal. There have been reports of a sort of “detox” phase when you first switch from “cheap” deodorant to natural deodorant where you sweat a little more to essentially detox your armpits so do be aware of that. I think that’s what causes all of my pain when I tried my old deodorant, it acted more as a sealant keeping all the toxins in because it really just felt like clogged/swollen sweat glands!

I’m not great with all the science stuff as to why this is better for you or not. I can only testify to what I’ve experienced. If you want a more scientific explanantion, I would check out their website for those details. I also know many “clean” and “crunchy” influencers who are big into anti-chemical and anti-toxins all use this deodorant.

This is a product I do actually subscribe to, I get 2 – 2.5 ounces of the Blue Tansy deodorant delivered every 6 months. I really only apply it after I get out of the shower and that’s enough to last me until I shower again!

I’ve tried their skin care line, it’s okay, I ended up breaking out from it and I’ve since found another skin care line I’m LOVING and trialing that I hope I’ll share with you soon. I do still love their spray hand sanitizer and their everything spray, I’ll link to those here:

This smells so good and makes me feel even better knowing that it doesn’t have any harsh chemicals. Link to hand sanitizer spray: https://primallypure.com/products/hand-sanitizer

This smells heavenly and adds a little bit of “spa treatment” to my every day skin care routine. Link to everything spray: https://primallypure.com/products/everything-spray

I bought the smallest baby balm and I still have 3/4s of a jar after using it regularly over two years. I love it as an overnight eye cream and as a lip balm! Link to baby balm: https://primallypure.com/products/baby-balm

If you’re interested, follow this link for $10 off your first order of $50 or more! http://rwrd.io/7re0mj3?c

That’s all I’ve got! Thanks for reading!

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  1. Elle
    August 31, 2022 / 11:52 am

    I went “au natural’ about 15y ago. For 6 months I had the black leaching of chemicals and wore dark clothing. It was nasty. Since that initial 6 month period, I find I don’t sweat or smell any worse than I did when I applied chemicals every morning.

    You’re awesome to provide a product review after 2 years of use!!!

    I hope you have a terrific day and your pregnancy is feeling great at this point! (I can’t remember your du date? 6w left?

    • thepinkshoelaces
      September 1, 2022 / 12:14 am

      Pregnancy is going great so far! I have a growth ultrasound next Wednesday, baby is measuring BIG already so we will see!

  2. Karen Clemons
    September 1, 2022 / 2:21 am

    I have the same problem with sore underarms but I thought it was from using an antiperspirant. Aso long as I use a deodorant I don’t have any problem. At least it is a simple fix! Thanks for sharing! It is the first time I have heard of anyone else having this problem. Good luck with delivery!

  3. Linda
    September 1, 2022 / 4:27 pm

    I wish more companies would put out scent free products as I am allergic to scents and get migraines from them. I have the worst time finding beauty and cleaning products that I can tolerate.

  4. Carolyn Sullivan
    September 8, 2022 / 12:02 pm

    Is there any way to get your posts notifications by email?

    • thepinkshoelaces
      September 8, 2022 / 12:38 pm

      I just hired someone to do a full email reboot!

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