All Natural Deodorant Finds
Did you know that every day you’re exposed to thousands of toxins and chemicals? There are over 10,000 chemical ingredients, some of them known or suspected carcinogens, in soaps, shampoos, lotions, makeup and beauty products, and other personal care products.
One of the most harmful chemicals that both men and women put on their bodies is deodorant.
Deodorant is a product that inhibits your body’s natural secretion of toxins. An antiperspirant and deodorant will clog your skin follicles so that you’re not able to sweat as much as your body requires.
On top of inhibiting your body’s natural cleansing and detoxifying process, deodorants and antiperspirants can also release harmful chemicals into our bodies.
Some of these chemicals to look for in an average deodorant are:
1.) Aluminum Compounds
Aluminum is the ingredient in antiperspirants that clogs your pores and prevents sweating. Aluminum exposure has been linked with the development of Alzheimer’s disease and interferes with your estrogen levels.
This chemical is used in a lot of products these days as a preservative, but it is possibly one of the most harmful additives of all. Sometimes parabens act as estrogen in your body, which disrupts hormonal balances and has been linked to breast cancer and prostate cancer.
These additives are the product of ethoxylation (weakening of harsh chemical in the manufacturing process), which simultaneously produces carcinogens and dioxanes.
The FDA has classified triclosan as a pesticide, yet it is in the majority of brand name deodorants. It’s used to kill bacteria in the manufacturing process, as well as when it comes in contact with your skin.
**To find the best “clean” deodorant, it is important to check labels and to not give up if a product doesn’t work for you right away. There are many options out there, and clean deodorant options are getting better and better everyday! To further help you on your quest, the Environmental Working Group‘s (EWG) Skin Deep Database is a great resource for finding the most toxic chemical free deodorants, and to get information on other products as well!
Here are some deodorant options to get you started on a more healthier path...
Schmidt’s deodorant is aluminum -free, no fragrance added, dye-free, paraben-free, Sulfate-free, propylene glycol-free, vegan, phthalate-free, fluoride-free, containsshea butter, formaldehyde donor-free, artificial fragrance-free, formaldehyde-free, contains rose water, propylparaben-free, butylparaben-free, and nonylphenol ethoxylate free. www.schmidts.com
This product in the lavender vanilla is one of my favorite products. It goes on clear, doesn’t stain clothes, and has a nice scent. It is also 100% natural with no aluminum, phalates, phosphates, petrol chemicals or synthetic fragrance. These deodorants also contain activated charcoal and bentonite clay, which assist in eliminating odor, wetness and bacteria.
Ursa Major deodorant has no petrochemicals, SLS, SLES, parabens, synthetic fragrance or color, glycols, silicones or PEGs. It’s is also cruelty free and gluten free. It has natural scents of peppermint, eucalyptus, and rosemary.