Cheryl Burke, and a crowd of roller derby girls were on hand in Tompkins Square Park in NYC yesterday, to promote The Body Shopâ€™s new DeoDry Deodorant. Burke, known best for her work on Dancing with the Stars is the new spokeswoman for the deodorant line. The new DeoDry line boasts an aluminum-salt and paraben free deodorant that is available in roll-on or stick. The deodorant uses volcanic minerals and essential oils, instead of aluminum salts.
Whatâ€™s the big deal about aluminum salts and paraben? There have been some who have stated that aluminum and parabens in underarm antiperspirants and deodorants may increase a womanâ€™s risk for breast cancer. Studies have given conflicting results as to whether or not there truly is a link. Here is more info about the confusion from Cancer.gov.
So does Cheryl Burke make you want to try the new deodorant? I am thinking of giving it a try. But, not because of Burke. I have a sensitivity to aluminum, especially in deodorants and antiperspirants. For me, using an antiperspirant with aluminum causes painful lumps in my breasts, which go away when I am not using it. It is hard to find an effective deodorant without some type of aluminum in it. But, since I donâ€™t want the breast lumps, I use aluminum-free. Selecting the right brand is definitely trial and error, which can be tough. I live in the very hot and humid Southeast. I need something that keeps me from scaring people off with my aroma.
DeoDry is available on The Body Shop website and in its stores. It comes in three scents, â€œCool & Zesty,â€ â€œChilled & Breezy,â€ and â€œFresh & Floral.â€ There is an offer online where you can purchase the deodorant for $4, and refills for $3. (DeoDry retails for $8, with roll-on refills going for $6.) If you are interested in giving it a try, now is your chance to do it at a great price.
Some might think the price is a little steep for a deodorant, but given the natural ingredients, the price is comparable to other similar brands. For the price, the important question is: does it work? Iâ€™ll give it a try and get back to you.