Today at our Breast Cancer Awareness and Fundraising High Tea, I had the pleasure of sharing why we should consider natural deodorants and how to make the switch without the smell !!
Here is what I had to say……
“Why detox your armpits at all? Why not just keep using regular deodorant and avoid the whole problem? Glad you asked…
Conventional deodorants and anti-perspirants contain a variety of chemicals and additives. It takes something un-natural to block the body’s natural ability to sweat, and the chemical list in some deodorants is impressive:
Aluminum– some evidence links aluminum to cancer and Alzheimer’s Disease
Phthalates– Endocrine disruptors often also found in plastic that can cause hormone imbalance and even infertility (especially in med)
Propylene glycol– common name: antifreeze. It is a hotly debated additive in personal care products but the Environmental Working Group reports that it carries a moderate risk of immunotoxicity and allergies.
Formaldehyde- a known carcinogen… guess it kills the germs though.
Parabens- Another hormone disruptor and parabens have been found in biopsied tissue with breast cancer
Antibacterial Substances- I talked about these before but they are endocrine disruptors and can negatively affect the immune system
How to detox !!!
1 tablespoon bentonite clay or sea mud mask
1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
1-2 teaspoons of water
Apply liberally to armpits and leave to dry for approx 20 minutes. If it feel uncomfortable or irritating remove.
Repeat for up to 5 days before using your new natural deodorant.
And remember no deodorant during your detox time. ”
Looking forward to hearing how you go.
Learn more about this natural deodorant here
Pure mint by Arbonne.
Fancy a deodorant that is Aluminium free, Paraben free and infused with mint, white tea, ginger, lemongrass, sage, and tea tree that fights bad door. As well as baking soda and vegetable enzymes to help neutralise odor.