SOME of you pigeons live in climates where the sun actually shines and warms the earth and you sweat. Some others of us find this hard to relate to, but let’s face it: we all perspire and sweat. Have you ever done one of those worship services where you take off your robe and your clothes are absolutely soaked? Isn’t that fun?
I once preached an ordination in late August in Harrisburg, PA that was so hot, I could feel the sweat pouring down my legs and pooling in my shoes as I spoke. The church was not air-conditioned and although the good folks were running fans, they also used a bright, hot spotlight on the chancel. I was so glad I had remembered to bring a change of clothes and a towel.
I do try to use cruelty-free brands whenever possible, so I am reviewing two cruelty-free anti-perspirant/deodorants for those of you who share my concerns about animal testing and being smelly.
The first is completely useless after the first few hours, so please don’t waste your money. Tom’s of Maine is a lovely company as far as I’m concerned (in that I choose to feel that way and have done zero research on it for at least ten years), but their “long-lasting” solid deodorant doesn’t last more than a couple of hours no matter how dry I get my armpits before applying and how much I apply.
Lafe is my go-to brand and I have used it for years with no complaints. It goes on wet and gooey but it does a good job. I am not a very sweaty armpitted person (I sure am good at getting a sweaty head and face, though!) so I can’t speak very well to its anti-perspirant properties.
When I really need to be confident in the armpit and sweating department I admit that I use this very evil chemical concoction by Mitchum:
What are your favorites, kids? I am working with someone who has found that she has become extremely sweaty following the birth of her child and I promised to ask you all for your sweat-management recommendations.