Hello beautiful people,
I hope you all had an amazing weekend! I'm sure most of you have heard some of the startling facts about deodorant. If you haven't I wanted to write this post because I truly believe people should be aware of what they are putting on and in their body. I'll start off first by saying your skin is the largest organ of the body. ANYTHING you put on your skin goes directly into your bloodstream! I don't know about you but I want to eliminate as many toxins going into my body as I can. There are five major ingredients in deodorants today that can cause major health problems! Some researchers have concluded that the cumulative effect of daily deodorant use could be damaging to your health, most importantly by increasing your risk for cancer. How scary is that, yet these products are still being sold on the market. Here are a few facts that I think everyone should be aware of! All of the ingredients below are found in almost every deodorant unless otherwise specified!
Aluminum is an ingredient found in antiperspirants and works to completely stop perspiration. Aluminum has been linked to a number of health issues including Seizures, Breast Cancer, Alzheimer’s Disease, Bone Formation Disorders, Kidney Problems and more.
Parabens are found in many personal care items and are used a preservative. Parabens mimic estrogen in your body and can throw off your body’s hormonal balance. This can cause an early onset of puberty, increase your risk of hormonal cancers, and even birth defects in your future children. You may see parabens listed on the label as: methylparaben, propylparaben, ethylparaben, or butylparaben. There are some parabens that are from natural plant sources, but most parabens today are made from synthetic substances which are known as "foreign invaders" to the body. The bodies natural defense to foreign invaders is to fight them off therefore parabens can actually weaken the bodies immune system on a daily basis.
3. PROPYLENE GLYCOL
This substance was originally formulated to be used as an anti-freeze! Propylene glycol is used to increase absorption and helps keep substances from drying out. It is a neurotoxin and skin irritant. Propylene Glycol is used even in deodorants listed as "natural". It is also known as a foreign invader and can damage the heart, liver, kidneys and weaken the immune system!
Phthalates help consistency of personal care products. Phthalates increase the likelihood of cell mutation and disrupt hormone receptors which eventually leads to increased risks of birth defects!
Triclosan is antimicrobial it kills bacteria, fungus, and other microbes, but is considered a pesticide by the FDA! It is also considered a probable carcinogen by the EPA. It has been linked to a number of different problems including disruption of the endocrine system (particularly thyroid function), increased risk of cancer, and allergy symptoms.
I still cant believe products like these are still being sold to the people of our planet! When switching from deodorants containing toxins to a completely organic source you will go through a detox phase. Please allow yourself 2-3 weeks before you really start to see the results of your organic product. I hope everyone has an amazing week full of love, light, and happiness!