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Thursday, June 4, 2009

Don’t Sweat It

I’m not normally a big sweater, either, which is perhaps why I can get away with the audacious hippie deodorant concoction that I now use every day. It’s hand-made, smells lovely and good, and does nothing to inhibit sweat. SO, now that it’s nearly summer, and also now that I’ve joined a gym, I’m discovering just how dicey this whole process of pit-sweat (ew!) can be. I try not to think about it too much, but throughout the day, I’m secretly wondering if I smell bad to outsiders. This would not please me. I also no longer can get away with wearing shirts two or three times before laundering them. It is one time, and one time only.

The hippie deodorant certainly requires two or three applications throughout the warmer days, but so far, I’m generally satisfied, and am sticking to it. I’m not saying antiperspirants are bad, or that they cause breast cancer or Alzheimer’s, or some other such nonsense. I’m not sure anyone really knows the answer to that question yet. All I know is, antiperspirant made me nervous. Maybe it made me so nervous that my body tried to sweat more, but I wouldn’t known it. I just felt… blocked, or something. I can’t really explain it. My boobs and armpits kind of hurt. (Eeek, I feel like I’m treading all too heavily on Tempe-unfriending-territory at this point.) I didn’t really understand why, I just knew that I should probably move on to a different product.

I tried the Kiss My Face roll-on, and it does perform well on a touch-up basis, but overall, I see sweat-river potential on a hot summer day. No thank you. And I tried a few other “natural” deo’s, including Jason brand, which also made my armpits, i.e. my lymph nodes, hurt. So anyway, now I use some mother-effin’ hippie concoction of baking powder, cornstarch, and other good-smelling stuff that comes in a metal tin that doesn’t travel well and can be very difficult to open. Whatever! It works. I think.

Basically, I’m not a fan of this whole *sweat* situation. I say, you just do what you got to do, and try to smell and look pretty while doing it.

2 tips left at the bar:

penelope said...

P.S. I did yoga today and apparently also sweat on my lower back. :-P

mendacious said...

just your lower back?!
thanks ruby for bringing this post to my attention!

i have to say, you are allergic to nickle right? so having just been to a healer i have to say your body was telling you something and you listened. good job you.

and i'm the hippie?! going to a healer. hehe. tsk. ;)