Monday, May 17, 2010

If you're thinkin' about stinkin'...


How goes it?  Good weekend?  Everybody get laid? (Hee!)

The warm weather is upon us, ladies, and I'm about to let you in on a horrible secret I've suffered with for years.  When I funk up, I STIIIINNKK!!  STINK!  The ironic thing about it is that I'm totally paranoid about ever smelling bad.  I'll sniff myself about a dozen times a day to make sure all the good scents are holding together, and if they're not, I avoid my co-workers like the plague.  Without the help of a good strong deodorant, I'm smelling like Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young on Day 3 out at Woodstock.  It's a smell that could best be described as "Hardened Criminal", you know?  So I'm big on soaps, perfumes, showers, toothpaste, and our buddy deodorant.  It's a must in my world.

And when I tell you I need tough deodorants, I'm not kidding.  For as much as I really love the idea of using all-natural or organic deodorants, they just don't work on my funk.  If they work for you, go for it!  The fewer chemicals on your body, the better.  But I need the hard stuff, all those new "clinical strength" deodorants/antiperspirants are made for me!

Before I go any further, I do want to debunk the old myth that antiperspirants and some deodorants cause breast cancer.  Let me state firmly for you that there is no link between the two.  None. Allow me to linkify you to the article from The American Cancer Society themselves that totally flushes this silly Internet rumor right down the crapper:  Antiperspirant Use Does Not Increase Risk Of Breast Cancer.  And there you go - can't do much better than The American Cancer Society, now can you?  And with that fear put to rest, please, allow me to continue to regale you with how I smell like a farm animal unless I'm using the best deodorant money can buy.

So I'm loving the idea of these clinical strength deodorants/antiperspirants, but the problem is, they all seem to be the animal-tested drugstore brands.  What to do? 

Here's what to do!  Our friends at the lovely and glorious cruelty-free Revlon just happen to be the parent company of Mitchum deodorants!  And Mitchum deodorant has many versions of Lady Mitchum, which I love.  And now...

See that?  See what the label says?  CLINICAL STRENGTH Lady Mitchum!!  Cruelty-Free and keeps yours truly fresh as a freakin' daisy all day, even in hot weather!  It doesn't stain my clothes, it dries right away, it's cheap, it's cruelty-free, and your grateful and stink-free blogger is finally a happy woman!

Much love, and stay dry in this heat!

Lisa and Edison (whos pits don't stink, but his feet smell like Fritos!)



  1. I'm ashamed to admit that I don't know whether or not my anti-perspirant is CF (I promise to find out though). One thing I do know is that not all AP's are created equal. Even some of the brands that claim to be clinical strength don't have as high of a percentage of the active ingredient as others not claiming to be clinical strength. It pays to check labels. Just checked and my AP company does animal testing :( I'll start checking my products more carefully in the future. Thank you for the enlightenment, Lisa.

  2. I've found that The Crystal works quite nicely if you're looking for a CF deodorant. It doesn't help if you're sweaty, but it can get rid of man-stink quite nicely, so it's a great bunny-friendly option if that's you're primary concern. Plus it lasts forever!

  3. Yeah, I think the Crystal works well for some people - it doesn't do anything for me, unfortunately! It's tough to get the all-natural deodorants to hang in there!