Commercial Deodorant vs Natural Deodorant
Do you know what your putting under your arms and are you aware of what's in it?
Antiperspirants products stop underarm odor because they stop you from sweating. Our bodies naturally produce sweat which is a great way of realising toxins and impurities. When using commercial deodorant, their ingredients cause skin cells to swell until they block the ducts that release sweat leaving you with dry underarms which sounds great... until you realise what ingredient causes this.
Aluminum compounds are the active ingredient in ALL antiperspirants. They can appear on the label as: Aluminum chloride, Aluminum chlorohydrate, Aluminum zirconium, tricholorohydrex glycine, Aluminum chlorohydrate, Aluminum hydroxybromide. Even natural crystal antiperspirants contain some aluminum in the form of potassium alum or ammonium alum.
It’s these aluminum compounds that cause swelling that blocks your sweat ducts which is not a good thing in the long run!
Facts On Aluminium
▪︎There is evidence that aluminum is a neurotoxin that should not be in the human body.
▪︎Aluminum has been found in increased concentrations in people with Alzheimer’s disease.
▪︎Aluminum salts increase breast cancer risk by mimicking the hormone estrogen.
▪︎Aluminum can cause the DNA damage necessary for cancer to develop in humans.
▪︎Aluminum can prove fatal to people with impaired kidney function.
All 5 facts are reasons why I no longer use commercial deodorant!
Antiperspirant is the most common sources of aluminum exposure for humans. Repeated daily use can mean a massive exposure to aluminum. Antiperspirant is applied close to breast tissue, plus underarm shaving before applying deodorant can increase aluminum absorption.
Stopping sweat blocks the body from naturally releasing toxins via your underarm sweat.
Commercial antiperspirants and deodorants may also contain paraben, triclosan, and artificial fragrance. These substances can interfere with thyroid hormones, mess with your metabolism, impair brain development, weaken muscles, decrease sperm count, mimic estrogen (causing early onset puberty and/or breast cancer), act as allergens, and/or cause cellular level changes, all of which are reasons to ditch the commercial and switch to natural.