Deodorant is a must-have
Let’s face it — deodorant is a necessity. Two main features of deodorant are keeping body odor under control and for most, preventing excessive sweating.
Why do we sweat?
Sweating is actually a natural process by which the body regulates internal temperature. Women typically sweat less than men because they shave their armpit hair.
Modern deodorant found a way to stop the sweating by introducing aluminum-based compounds causing the sweat duct to be plugged up to temporarily stop the flow of moisture to the skin. Over the counter clinical strength antiperspirants contain higher concentrations of aluminum. Science is beginning to link aluminum levels in antiperspirant deodorant to breast cancer and Alzheimers.
Many ingredients in deodorant sold in the United States are banned elsewhere
Many ingredients that are allowed in deodorant in the United States are outlawed in other countries in the European Union and Asia because of their ability to interfere with the body’s endocrine system. The endocrine system regulates overall health, reproductive health as well as feelings of anxiety and depression. In the last 20 years in the United States there are many more people with fertility issues and depression it is because of all of the chemicals introduced to their body through day-to-day cosmetics and bath products.
The chemicals in modern day deodorant are anything but “clean”
Take a look at the ingredient list below, keeping in mind the ingredients with the highest concentrations are listed first:
Dove Original Clean Deodorant for Women – ingredients:
Cyclopentasiloxane, stearyl alcohol, ppg-14 butyl ether, dimethicone, c12-15 alkyl benzoate, hydrogenated castor oil, talc, fragrance (parfum), silk powder, glycerin, sunflower seed oil, steareth-100, vegetable oil (olus), glyceryl oleate, propylene glycol, BHT, tbhq, citric acid.
Cost: $4 in local grocery stores – lasts 1-1.5 months
Deodorant was meant to be natural
Compare this with an all natural alternative where you recognize most of the ingredients. The deodorant we recommend is actually cheaper, better for you and requires much less to be used:
Schmidt’s Natural Deodorant, Fragrance-Free, 2 Ounce – ingredients:
Arrowroot powder, coconut oil, candelilla wax, shea butter, baking soda, fractionated coconut oil, jojoba, vitamin E
Cost: $7.78 on Amazon Prime – lasts 4-5 months
Different scents for men and women are available
There is only one small part of your armpit that sweats and potentially smells
The direct center of your armpit in a straight line is where your sweat gland is and the size is very small. Using a fingernail size dab of Schmidt’s deodorant daily spread directly down the center of the armpit is all it takes. The combination of arrowroot powder, shea butter and baking soda naturally control sweating and the remainder of the ingredients do a good job of keeping smells under control. Vitamin E is an added plus from all natural deodorant, moisturizing your arm pit and keeping the skin in good shape.
Cleansing your body of bad deodorant takes 30 days
Using traditional deodorant, especially with antiperspirant causes a build up in the armpit and in your body. It takes 30 days for your body release years of harmful toxins and to establish a new ‘normal’ for what is expected in your arm pit each day. Many people report a more enhanced sense of taste after the aluminum is removed from their ‘diet’. Consider: even tho aluminum did not go in through your mouth, it is still ingested by your body through the skin.
Reconsider if your deodorant is helping your health
All natural options are much better for your body and keep cancer-causing aluminum out and do an equally good job. Many users of all natural deodorant report having to buy it less often and reduced irritation and skin reactions.
Links to Schmidt’s Deodorants: