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Tom's of Maine Deodorant

Review Summary
I love the scents of their deodorant, but I need to reapply frequently.
Greener packaging than most of the alternatives, but products aren't certified organic
A little more expensive than your average (non-organic) deodorant.

I like Tom's of Maine...I really do.  But their deodorant just doesn't cut it for me.  Every few years, I buy a stick of it only to  be disappointed.  Within a few hours, I go from smelling like all-natural honeysuckle rose to smelling like a big ol' stinky armpit.  I like that they are aluminum-free, and their scents don't have that artificial powdery smelling scent like brands such as Secret have.   I also like the other "green" things that Tom's of Maine does.... read more

Herbal Armor Insect Repellent Spray by All Terrain

Review Summary
Herbal Armor is an effective and safe alternative to bug sprays with DEET. I was skeptical of how well it would work, but I remained relatively unbitten!
DEET-free! The brand, All Terrain, makes their products with all natural ingredients and they use packaging made of recyclable material and is either recyclable or biodegradable.
More expensive than the traditional bug spray, but well worth it considering that it's safe AND effective.

Insect repellant is something that I didn't "go green" with right away, because I had tried natural bug sprays that just were not very effective.  They'd be expensive and they'd smell somewhat pleasant, but I'd still get eaten alive by mosquitoes.  However, I'm currently pregnant and during a summer camping trip to a lake in New Hampshire, I knew I couldn't bathe myself in "OFF" like I usually did.  I was far too wary of DEET harming my baby, so I went to Whole Foods to see what I could find.

Being a little bit of a cheapskate frugal, I bought Herbal Armor because it was less expensive than some of the alternatives.  ... read more

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