Pit Makeover!



Over the years I’ve tried just about every natural deodorant there is.  I tried Tom’s of Maine, Native, Schmidt’s, Primal Pit Paste, EO…and on, and on, and on it goes.

Unfortunately, none of these deodorants kept me smelling shower-fresh, and some of them gave me a painful armpit rash!  By the end of the day (and usually by the middle of the day), I was smelling like I had just rolled out of an onion patch. I also discovered that even some of the “natural” deodorants I tried still had gnarly and misleading ingredients in them like “fragrance” which is the worst F word in personal care products.

Despite my inevitably stinky pits, I was unwilling to sacrifice my health for smelling good.  I’m sorry if you were one of the people who were unwittingly impacted by this decision!


Here’s a rundown of what the common ingredients in deodorant will do to your health:

  • Aluminum: is a heavy metal and can cause longterm issues for your health by adversely impacting your body’s ability to send messages from one organ to the next.  Aluminum is used in antiperspirants.  Studies have shown that the use of antiperspirants is linked to breast cancer.  Perspiring is good for your health, and one of the most important ways your body detoxifies itself.
  • Talc: The International Agency for Research on Cancer has found that talc is contaminated with asbestos and other minerals that are directly linked to cancer. Talc-containing feminine hygiene products are widely sold in the US. Recently, Johnson & Johnson finally stopped using talc in baby powder.
  • Parabens: are used widely in personal care products as an antimicrobial preservative and have been shown to mimic estrogen which is highly disruptive to the endocrine system and thus impacts fertility and body mass index.


Are you confused as to why your personal care products have ingredients in them that have been found to cause cancer, infertility and autoimmune diseases?  You’re not alone in this question!  


Join me for my Clean Beauty: The Endocrine System workshop where we dive into the in’s and out’s of personal care products, and how you can arm yourself with the knowledge to protect yourself and your family.  You’ll also experience a full spa-treatment with Beautycounter samples as well as a good laugh doing yoga for the face.  It’s a fun way to spend time together, and I hope you will join me!  Click HERE to register. 

If you would like some one-on-one help with your skin, schedule a complimentary 30 minute Clean Beauty Consult with me.  Another lifetime ago I was an aesthetician, and I have a lot of tricks up my sleeve. 


I became a consultant for Beautycounter because I believe in their mission, and I LOVE their products.  I quite literally can’t get enough of them.

​Beautycounter has been working on mastering a clean deodorant for five years (!), and just this week they came out with their Clean Deo’s.  This deodorant works, and it’s kind to the environment with refillable containers.  I just LOVE this!


When you go clean, you need to sweat it out. It can take several weeks for your underarms to detox from the toxins that have been trapped in sweat ducts by antiperspirants, and you might experience a (temporary) odor. Trust me—The Clean Deo is worth the wait.

Fresh Tip: to help speed the process along, use Counter+ Charcoal Facial Mask on underarms once a week, and wash underarms daily with Counter+ CharcoalCleansing Bar. If you aren’t a Band of Beauty Member yet, you can get the Charcoal Mask for free when you join! 

Keep an eye out on social media where I’ll be doing a video on this! 

To revamp your personal care routine and order Beautycounter through me, click HERE to be directed to my Beautycounter website. 

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About Ishbel

For the last twenty years, I have helped people take charge of their health and feel better. I have been in your shoes - sick, tired, and overwhelmed by how to actionably care for myself. If you want to feel better, but don't know where to start, you've come to the right place. Learn More >


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