It’s been quite a few years now since I’ve used a conventional deodorant after I began living a more natural life. As most of us are aware, general deodorant & anti-perspirants include aluminium, which was a big red flag to me when I decided to stop using them however do we really know what else we are putting under our armpits? I decided to investigate….
They contain potentially dangerous ingredients
Apart from containing aluminium chloride or aluminium sulphate, other common ingredients include parabens and propylene glycol. The reasons why these ingredients are included is because they stop you from sweating however, alarmingly there are growing concerns between the chemicals found in such products and chronic diseases such as Alzheimer’s and breast cancer. Propylene glycolis is a neurotoxin that has potential (used in large or prolonged applications) to cause contact dermatitis, kidney and liver damage. Even more alarming is when using spray-based deodorants and anti-perspirants, you also inhale some of the toxic elements and pollute the air we breathe. If we can reduce the chances of potential diseases or illnesses wouldn’t you want to?
What is safe to use & how do they benefit?
Use an all-natural or organic deodorant/anti-perspirant and read the ingredients. I have a rule, if I can’t pronounce it it’s probably not good for you! Eating and living a healthy lifestyle will also assist to reduce the amount of sweat and body oduor you produce. Perfect Potion’s Active Deodorant is featured in our Fit Babe & Mr Cool Hamper, another way of helping you to live naturally.
Sweating is not a bad thing people!
Believe it or not sweating is an extremely important function of the body and it's purpose is to maintain the body’s temperature as well as eliminating toxins – because of this we shouldn’t want to stop the perspiration all together, instead manage it with gentle and natural ingredients.
Thoughts? Comments? I’d love to hear from you!