Making the Switch to Natural Deodorant
- by Mike Wargo
Every morning since puberty hit, you’ve probably been putting on deodorant. You don’t want to be the smelly person at school or work. And there are a lot of deodorants on the market that smell great.
But the problem with most of those deodorants is that they could be doing serious harm to your body. Making the switch to natural deodorant is a great alternative to your regular marketplace options.
Natural deodorants aren’t made up of a lot of the same ingredients that most typical deodorants do, like aluminum and parabens, a preservative that has been shown to be potentially carcinogenic and estrogenic.
And unlike regular deodorants, natural deodorants work to maintain the moisture of your skin. Here are some of the reasons you should be switching to natural deodorant.
Many deodorant brands brag that their products work as a sweat blocker. That’s from the aluminum in the products. It forms a plug over your sweat glands and your pores. You don’t want that. When your pores get clogged, dirts and oils get trapped under your skin. Without having open pores, the dirt and oil can cause blackheads and other acne.
Do you really want some painful and nasty zits all under your armpits? I thought not.
There have been some claims that using aluminum in antiperspirants can cause a number of health problems, including breast cancer and Alzheimer’s. Though some doctors have said that since the body doesn’t absorb the aluminum, the risk is pretty minimal.
Those parabens I mentioned earlier can also be harmful, throwing off your body’s hormonal balance. So with all these potential risks, it’s not a bad idea to consider switching to a natural deodorant.
With aluminum-free deodorant, you still get the odor control found in most deodorants without the harsh chemicals. Many natural deodorants, like Whiskey, Ink, and Lace's, use ingredients like coconut oil to condition the skin and keep it hydrated. Also, unlike many other deodorant brands, many natural deodorant brands are cruelty free, meaning there is no testing on animals.
Now, fair warning for if you make the switch. It can take your body a couple weeks to adjust to the natural deodorants after using the chemical-filled products you may be accustomed to. Your underarms may get worse for a short period, but will bounce back quickly, detoxifying your body from the chemicals that have been stored up in your body.
Using a natural deodorant with natural ingredients is an important step to make. Reducing the amount of harmful chemicals that are in your body is a great way to improve your future health. Check out Whiskey, Ink, and Lace’s natural deodorants and make the switch. They’re now available in a wide range of scents!