Natural deodorant. Make a switch.
Natural deodorants are all the rage these days, not to keep up with trends but be mindful about our health from inside out. There are claims that aluminum, the active ingredient in most over-the-counter antiperspirants, can increase the risk of cancer or has links to Alzheimer’s disease.
Imagine the amount of chemicals and toxins entering our body through the skin, especially in our most delicate areas.
- Parabens are preservatives that allow the product to last longer by preventing mold or bacteria growth, BUT have been very closely linked to endocrine disruption + breast cancer.
- Fragrance masks body odor + makes you smell slightly floral or shower fresh, BUT is a mixture of 3,000+ chemical ingredients and the cause of countless serious health issues.
- Aluminum blocks your pores to prevent sweat and keep you dry all day long, BUT studies have revealed its connection to detrimental diseases like Alzheimer’s and even death.
Why does your body sweat, what function does sweat have? When your body starts to sense that it’s overheating, it starts sweating as a way to control its temperature. Sweat is what your body does to protect itself, helps to maintain the acid mantle of the skin that creates a primary barrier for pathogenic microorganisms.
We sweat when we are stressed, eating spicy food, when we exercise, weather most of the time does its job providing the heat exposure, the list can go on. And the most important part is that sweat is actually odorless, but when sweat is broken down by bacteria on the skin, it can cause a foul odor.
Preventing sweat requires for you to use antiperspirants and as we already know it can harm your body, and store those nasty ingredients somewhere hidden in the body. So the way to avoid it is to go full natural, not to stop sweating but stop being stinky.
Natural deodorants are very gentle on the skin, actually moisturizing the skin, helps with skin issues (but the lack of pore-blocking ingredients mean good bacteria works better and may prevent odor even when you have no deodorant on at all).
Natural deodorants needs more time to start working for you, it can take 2-4 weeks to detox and release all of the aluminum in your pits that's been preventing you from sweating. You would need to reapply natural deodorant a couple of times a day, remember its NATURAL.