Found in conventional deodorant, aluminum is scientifically linked to certain cancers, endocrine disruption and Alzheimer’s disease. And I’ve been guilty too, of sealing off my sweat glands and one of my body’s primary designated toxin-release areas every morning by depositing elements of fragrance, aluminum, parabens, phthalates, and powerful synthetic antibacterial agents right where my body’s lymph glands and it’s critical immune system is. I told you we were getting serious!
Well, they can come at the problem of sweat + stink from several different angles. Some use botanical and clay powders to absorb wetness, others use antibacterial essential oils to kill the bacteria that causes odor, and others use plant-based ingredients to stop the chemical reaction between sweat + bacteria. Plus, natural deodorant typically lowers the risk of skin allergies, delivers a closer, cleaner shave, and you can kiss those yellow shirt stains goodbye!
But hold up – there is a transition period. Your body has gotten so used to your daily aluminum habit and will expel toxins as it adjusts. This transition can scare you right back to your chemical deodorant. So how do you make the change?