We live in a world where most of skin care products that we use on a daily basis are actually full of the most toxic chemicals. This also applies to personal care and especially for deodorants.
There is a lot of debate about deodorants and every day studies confirm that continuous exposure to toxic chemicals in personal hygiene products, such as antiperspirants, may be related to allergic reactions, Alzheimer’s, and even breast cancer in women. This may come as no surprise considering the fact that most of commercial deodorants are made up of aluminum chlorohydrate, as well as up to 20 other toxic chemicals.
Let’s showcase below some reasons why we should switch to natural personal care product.
1. They are free of aluminum
This is a significant advantage. Many safe to use deodorants rely on baking soda (sodium bicarbonate) and plant-based ingredients to absorb sweat, which is a better alternative to aluminum.
2. They aren’t labeled as antiperspirants
Most organic deodorant may act to absorb the fluids, but they don’t clog the pores from secreting it as many mass production antiperspirants do. But, how is this a good thing? Our bodies are actually designed in such a way that they need to expel sweat in order to cool down or to excrete toxins. So basically, sweating is kind of a body detoxification.
3. Organic deodorants improve your underarms’ health
Some people get disappointed when they sometimes sense an odor when they switch to a natural formula. Although, the product is not to blame, as it usually takes a week or two for your body to adjust to the deodorant. During that time, depending on your body chemistry, you might experience higher sweating and some odor. This is actually a sign that your body detoxifies itself.
4. Natural deodorants don’t have synthetic fragrances
Most people like deodorants that have a certain scent which prevails over the smell of sweat. Most of these fragrances originate from artificial fragrances that are a combination of hundreds and sometimes even thousands of chemical elements, often associated with a risk of health harm. Organic deodorants that work effectively use safe essential oils to defeat the bad odor.
5. Organic deodorant (either sticks or roll-on) can be as effective as mass produced antiperspirants
Instead of aluminum and parabens, natural body care products use a mix of essential oils, baking soda, coconut oil and cornstarch. While soda and starch change the pH of your skin to make it hard for bacteria to thrive, oils act as antibacterial agents and provide pleasant scent.
6. Safe deodorants open up your skin pores
Keeping your pores unclogged is good for skin health.
7. Natural and organic body care products help for balanced lymph nodes
Balanced lymph nodes are essential as they decrease the risk of breast cancer in women.
8. Organic deodorants could reduce potential risk of breast tumor in women
Antiperspirant chemicals penetrate into the skin through small abrasions and get stuck within the body. Given the underarm is close to the lymph node and breasts, if antiperspirants were to contribute to toxins accumulation that would increase the risk of becoming your cells cancerous.
9. Nursing women reduce chemicals passed on to their baby’s milk
Nursing mothers would want to provide their infant clean milk, free of chemicals. Natural solutions help keep artificial ingredients at arm’s length.
10. A natural deodorant can help you keep your hormone in balance
That’s because they’re paraben-free, they have estrogenic qualities. These chemicals can cause a disturbance in your hormone levels because estrogen gets absorbed through the skin.
11. Avoid further liver damage
As aluminum allegedly could have downside effects on liver. More specifically, if someone already has a liver condition, it is highly recommended they consult their doctor before using conventional antiperspirants.
12. Protect the environment
Buying organic deodorants means you oppose massive manufacturing that has a significant carbon footprint and poisons the environment.
Now that you know what’s bad about mass produced/commercial antiperspirants and what the benefits of using organic deodorants are, why not switching to all-natural personal care?
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