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Kourtney Kardashian Refuses to Wear Deodorant

Posted by on Jan. 19, 2013 at 9:22 AM
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Kourtney Kardashian Refuses to Wear Deodorant While Breastfeeding (Phew!)

Posted by Kiri Blakeley

You know those crunchy granola Earth Mother types. They won't use, consume, or look at anything that's not all natural. And lots of times that's not an issue. But sometimes it is. Take deodorant, for instance. Some moms are worried that it contains toxins that could be absorbed in the skin, and from there migrate to the breast tissue and the breast milk. So they stay away from deodorant altogether, or they use natural brands, or maybe they use something a bit odd like a handful of baking soda.

I understand this totally. But let's face it, you're stinky mamas. But, hey, you're in good company. Kourtney Kardashian also refuses to wear deodorant. And it's Scott Disick who pays the price.

During a recent episode of Kourtney and Kim Take Miami, Khloe corners Scott and asks him, "Do you notice that there’s a little something with Kourt? Like the b.o.?"

"Yeah, she reeks," Scott affirms. "Only because she doesn’t believe in wearing deodorant because she thinks it’s bad for her breastfeeding or something." Kourt is still breastfeeding baby Penelope.

Although there are no conclusive studies about the potential hazards of deodorant and breast milk, many moms are concerned about antiperspirant ingredients such as parabens, formaldehyde, or aluminum.

Hey, it makes sense to me. If you're concerned why even risk it? But you're gonna have to come up with an acceptable alternative -- that is if you don't want to drive your husband away and your coworkers to human resources.

There are all-natural deodorants. I personally use Tom's. I'm not going to lie and say it works as well as regular deodorants though. It doesn't. So I put on a stronger brand when I'm going out. At one point, I was using baby powder and that seemed to work pretty well.

Baking soda and cornstarch can be mixed together and slathered under the pits. I've never used this, so I can't comment on its efficacy. But if you want to smell like a muffin, fine.

Some women swipe their underarms with a sliced lemon. I don't know if it's worse to smell like baking soda or lemon. Why not just rub yourself with a brownie and at least smell like something people want to be near?

At any rate, the stinky pits won't last that long. Unless you're one of those women who breastfeeds until a kid can make his own lunch.

Did you wear deodorant while breastfeeding?


by on Jan. 19, 2013 at 9:22 AM
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sara_7106
by on Jan. 19, 2013 at 10:07 AM
I used Toms for awhile. It doesn't work very well. I just started using laVanilla and I love it.
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PinkParadox
by Beautifully Broken on Jan. 19, 2013 at 10:56 AM
I'd at least try something natural....eww
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jltplk25
by on Jan. 19, 2013 at 12:12 PM
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Quoting PinkParadox:

I'd at least try something natural....eww

In a world where you can be anything, be yourself.

MamaMandee
by Mandee on Jan. 19, 2013 at 12:46 PM

I did but if it was an issue for we I would have looked into other options than stink. 

Jessica020410
by Jessica on Jan. 19, 2013 at 1:11 PM
Yes, I wear deodorant and breastfeed.
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BeachMommy07
by on Jan. 19, 2013 at 4:03 PM

I couldn't breastfeed was on antibiotics and lots of meds..but I don't know. On the fence.

RunningMommaof2
by on Jan. 19, 2013 at 4:52 PM

LOL c'mon Kourt! 

thingz123
by Cheryl on Jan. 19, 2013 at 5:36 PM

I have used Naturally Fresh for years. It only contains mineral salts, no chemicals. You can get it in roll on, spray and solid forms. It does a pretty decent job of blocking odor, up to a point. If it's been 105 all day and you have been sweating nonstop (as happened to me last summer), then maybe not so much. But under normal circumstances, it's quite effective.






shadenn766
by on Jan. 19, 2013 at 5:40 PM
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 thats her choice...

monjerm01
by Monica on Jan. 19, 2013 at 5:47 PM
Me too.


Quoting Jessica020410:

Yes, I wear deodorant and breastfeed.

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