Hi. I'm Sara!

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I am a born and bred New Yorker, mom of two little girls who loves
all things New York and is passionate about healthy living.

Me and My Deodorant

Me and My Deodorant


With the recent increase in temperature here in NYC (hello mid 80’s) it feels as if we may skip over spring and head right into summer. I am not sure I am mentally prepared for this. Yesterday I left my house in a very “springy” outfit that I had been excited to break out. This outfit was completed  by a thin, pale pink jacket that I just adore and couldn’t wait to wear. The hot NYC weather clearly had other plans. Within two blocks I had taken my jacket off and was wearing just a sleeveless top! In April!

With the hot, sleeveless shirt weather comes the ever-pressing question: is my deodorant up to the challenge? Nothing is worse than running around all day in the heat while smelling like the back of a dirty taxi cab (no offense to all the cab drivers out there- but you know what I am talking about).

I am extremely adamant about keeping my beauty routine as clean and green as possible. No parabens, phalates, “fragrance”, or SLS for this girl. Our skin is the biggest organ we have and what we put on it gets absorbed faster than tequila shots at a bachelorette party!

Deodorant is no exception to my clean, green beauty rule. To clarify, deodorants and anti-perspirants are very different. Anti-perspirants actually stop your body from sweating. We need to sweat! Sweat is your body releasing toxins. Ever notice how you reek of stale booze the morning after a “big night out?” That is your body detoxing all that liquor, and it ain’t pretty. Same goes for a pizza and ice cream bender. If we don’t sweat we don’t release toxins through our pores and all the bad stuff stays on the inside. As the gateway to the lymphatic system your underarms job is to fight infection. If they can’t do their job you are more likely to get sick. So, please don’t plug them up with antiperspirants! Use a deodorant instead.

I spent a long time trying to find a natural, chemical free deodorant that actually worked. Trust me, there are tons out there that just don’t cut it.

Enter Soapwalla Deodorant Cream. This all-natural little jar of armpit goodness is the best! It is made from superfine vegetable powders, clays and lavender, peppermint and tea tree essential oils. It absorbs moisture, inhibits bacteria and is very long lasting. To apply, you scoop up a little of the thick frosting-like cream and gently rub it in. It absorbs fast enough that you could put some on and then shimmy a tight dress over your head with no dreaded smudges or marks getting on the dress!

Soapwalla Deodorant Cream is free from harmful chemicals found in traditional deodorants such as petroleum and aluminum. Did you know aluminum has been linked to alzheimer's and breast cancer? Given the close proximity of your armpit to your breast tissue, I highly suggest steering clear of aluminum in that region. In fact, steer clear of it in every region!

Soapwalla Deodorant Cream does an excellent job of keeping you feeling dry, and smelling great without plugging your pores up. Really this stuff is incredible. Magical even.

I have put my Soapwalla to the test in many very hot tropical climates and it always stands up. We are venturing to Mexico together on Thursday and I know it won’t let me down, even in the hot sun!

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