Do You Wear Deodorant? I Save Hundreds By NOT Wearing It!
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What’s that smell?
Recently we discussed whether our team uses all-natural or regular deodorant, which led to a whole other debate – not wearing deodorant at all. 😱 Yes, you heard that right! Turns out a few of us on the Hip2Save team don’t even wear deodorant at all and it’s saving us tons of money!
What’s more, turns out a LOT of people may not be wearing deodorant either. According to CNN, deodorant sales are slumping for major deodorant distributor Unilever, which carries brands such as Dove and Axe.
While we all have our strong opinions on covering up our stink, we’re sharing what our team had to say about this topic.
The deodorant industry topped $74.55 billion within the last year – proof that it pays to stink. 😏 While some are satisfied spending just a few bucks on popular drug-store brands others are stocking up on natural deodorants which are flying off the shelves even quicker.
Even more mind-blowing, designers like Tom Ford are in on the game and they’re charging a whopping $55 for just one stick of luxury deodorant. Say what?! 😱
But some of us on the Hip2Save team are keeping our money and opting not to wear deodorant at all.
For me personally, I refuse to wear deodorant with chemicals and haven’t found a natural deodorant that I like, so I just go without it! Turns out I actually sweat less than when I did wear deodorant and I really don’t even stink! Plus, the frugal side of me loves the added savings!
Of course, I’m human and I do sweat, but even then I just take a shower and problem solved! If a refreshing shower isn’t readily available, I’ll wipe my underarms with a wipe to freshen up or use some safe hand sanitizer to freshen up until I can jump in the shower – which is pretty infrequent.
I’m lucky enough in the fact I really don’t sweat much and if I am sweating it’s most likely because I’m doing something that causes effort like working out, hiking, or doing something strenuous like moving – all times where I really don’t care if I stink anyways. 😂 And a couple of my Hip sidekicks agree:
“Get ready for a super personal fact about me … I don’t wear deodorant and haven’t since I was a teenager. I promise I don’t stink! 😆” – Paige
“I wear natural deodorant usually only if I’m working out, but other than that I really prefer not to wear deodorant at all!” – Taylor
I did a very scientific poll 😉, and here’s how 12 of our team members feel about wearing deodorant:
Final count: Deodorant – 9 vs. No deodorant – 3
I was shocked we had a couple of other team members who also don’t wear deodorant, but it’s no surprise that the majority of our team likes to stay fresh with deodorant on a daily basis.
After some team discussion we were wondering:
Did you know that there’s a difference between Deodorant and Antiperspirant?
Deodorant is specifically made just to prevent body odor, which means you’re still going to sweat with it on. Deodorants can be applied not just to your armpits, but also on your feet and other parts of your body.
Whereas, antiperspirant is just applied primarily to armpits and contains antimicrobial agents which prevent sweating by blocking sweat glands. This in turn reduces moisture on your skin and limits perspiration-causing bacteria.
So with all that said, we can understand why some people simply just don’t need to apply either, whether they’re not worried about the sweat or find they just don’t produce much musk.
So we want to know — what do you (or don’t you) use?