If someone asked you, “What are the top items you can’t live without?” One of your top answers should be deodorant. Not just any deodorant, but NATURAL deodorant. There is a lot of talk lately about using natural products and for good reason.
Think about it, you apply it at least once a day, sometimes more. Once applied, your pores suck up all the chemicals and other added ingredients. Your blood stream is absorbing these toxins on a daily basis. Most people don’t think about the amount of aluminum and other parabens being absorbed by the armpits. Take some time to really look at the ingredients that you are putting on your skin daily (deodorant, lotion, perfume, body wash, etc.)
It wasn’t until recently that I started paying attention to the list of ingredients until a recent doctors visit. My holistic doctor tested me high for aluminum. At first I thought this was coming from my cooking pans. However, a light bulb went off one morning when I was applying my deodorant. I decided to look at the main ingredients. Shocker…ALUMINUM! This raised a huge red flag, and I started to do my research. I found aluminum strongly effects the nerves and nervous system. Also, the parabens that were also listed have a strong correlation to breast cancer and other tumors.
Immediately I threw away all my deodorant. This was during a time of summer weather and working out. Not a good combination. I tried every natural deodorant that the natural health food store carried and nothing worked. Literally, I went through over 8 different kinds.
I even tried not wearing deodorant (yuck).
During a visit to my local farmers market I found a lady who was selling homemade deodorant. I was skeptical, but she told me that it would work and I wanted to believe her, so I bought it. I looked over all the ingredients and it included, Coconut Oil, Baking Soda, Cornstarch, Arrowroot, Shea Butter, Magnesium Oil, and Tea Tree Oil. And guess what? It worked! I’ve been using it for the last six months. I no longer have stinky pits, no yellow stains on my shirt, and my pits are actually smoother from the shea butter. The even better news is, I no longer have aluminum in my system.
What does the back of your deodorant label say? Can you read the ingredients?
If you are interested in making the switch check out the Lotion Lady who makes the only deodorant I use. Otherwise, most health food stores do carry a variety of natural deodorants. You just have to find the one that works for you.