Kourtney Kardashian Refuses to Wear Deodorant While Breastfeeding (Phew!)


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?

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jalaz77 jalaz77

Yup I wear deodorant!!

Histo... HistoryMamaX3

If I was married to that man, I'd quit wearing deodorant as well! He's a pig and I wouldn't want him any where near me.

lalab... lalaboosh


Venae Venae

The minute you sweat, you stink.  Your skin lays against itself in your pits and therefore produces sweat.

Do any of you non-deodorant wearers shave your pits?  If so - the shaving cream is full of chemicals!  Do you wash your pits w/soap?  Chemicals!  What about wearing makeup?  Have you seen that documentary on how makeup causes cancer - especially breast cancer?  There are chemicals in your shampoo and hair spray too - it's all being absorbed by you - even while pregnant!  So she's already poisoned that baby while in utero!

We're all doomed!!!!!

Gages... Gages_Mommy32

Cassandra, just because a person doesn't wear deodorant doesn't mean they are "unwashed" or "disgusting." I rarely wear it. I don't not stink and it's not because I'm used to my smell. I have had other people (my husband) do stink checks. Lol. I have never really needed it. When it is extremely hot out or I am doing something physical enough to make me sweat I will wear deodorant. Not everyone needs it...

nonmember avatar Emily

I don't wear deodorant. I don't wear anything under my arms. Regular shaving, tons of water, and clean eating keep the sweat that does come out from really stinking. Bathing is what keeps people from smelling. If you rely on deodorant to cover a stench then you might want to consider bathing more.

Additionally, most people I know who make the conscious decision not to wear deodorant do not wear much in the way of hair spray or makeup. Research helps us find products with fewer chemicals. Not avoiding any harmful toxins because we can't avoid them all is a pretty lazy standpoint, just my opinion.

nonmember avatar Addie

I personally wear deodorant and don't stink. That said, I think your judgey attitude does.

Evaly... EvalynCarnate

Geez, I didnt realize so many people went without deo... I mean, I've known people in the past who dont wear it and it was usually noticable to me.

elasmimi elasmimi

I do not wear deodorant now, but I did when I was younger. For some reason, I don't seem to need it now. maybe it's the one good thing about being old. I read an article a while back about a lot of Hollywood stars who don't wear it, including Brad Pitt. Couldn't believe it!

Angelika Parrish

I find it so ignorant of people to say "oh there's harmful toxins in everything, so why bother?!" That's just plain stupid. If anything that should mean that when you are actually AWARE of the fact that something is harmful, you find a healthier alternative. I guess you will be like oh man I wish I would have used an aluminum free deodorant when you get breast cancer from putting it directly into your lymph nodes. I just can't stand that simple minded thinking. ugh.

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