The Trouble With Ordinary Commercial Deodorants And Anti-perspirants
So many depend on the strength of antiperspirant and deodorants to control perspiration, but a little sweat won’t hurt you as much as some of the side effects associated with the product.
The various aluminum compounds typically used in antiperspirants work by closing or clogging pores to prevent the release of perspiration. When sweat builds up behind blocked ducts, it becomes trapped beneath the skin. This can cause unpleasant side effects, which actually cause bad odor. To make it worse, the acidity of the aluminum compounds causes a reaction with fabric leaving a yellow stain of your perspiration on your white clothing.
When digging deeper into the issue, there are larger health risks at stake that aren’t just skin deep. From infertility-causing ingredients to toxic chemicals linked to Alzheimer’s and cancer, antiperspirants and deodorants contain a variety of ingredients that are absorbed into the skin and can lead to a wide list of ailments and diseases.
Below is a list of ingredients typically found in these :
Common Toxic Ingredient And Side Effects
- Aluminum Compounds (Aluminum chlorohydrate and aluminum zirconium tetrachlorohydrex glycine) – Alzheimer’s disease, cancer, skin irritation
- Parabens (methyl, ethyl, propyl, benzyl and butyl) – Endocrine disruption, environmental toxin, cancer, reproductive disorders, premature aging, immune toxic, allergen
- Phthalates – Cancer, birth defects, infertility, allergen
- Proplyene glycol – Skin, eyes, and lungs irritation, reproductive and fetal neurotoxin linked to kidney and liver damage, enhanced skin absorption
- Silica – Possible carcinogen if contaminated with crystalline quartz, skin, eyes and lung irritation
- Steareths – Endocrine disruption, developmental/reproductive toxicity, skin irritation
- Talc – Non-reproductive organ system toxin, possible carcinogen if contaminated with asbestiform fibers
- Triclosan – Antibacterial agent banned in several countries due contribution to the development of antibiotic-resistant bacteria, endocrine disruption, muscle weakness, skin, eyes, and lung irritation
- And many many others.
The Beauty And Simplicity of Natural Deodorant
Natural deodorants have a plethora of benefits. Most importantly, they are FREE of ALL the chemicals mentioned above.
Made with all natural ingredients like baking soda, clays and essential oils, these do not stain your clothes nor harm the body. You perspire naturally and stay odor free the whole day.
Stay Safe. Go Natural.