What Chemicals Are Hiding In Your Deodorant?
- Published on: 21 December, 2013
- Last update: 17 December, 2016
I naturally sweat a lot. That’s just how my body works. I’ve always been this way, and have always been embarrassed (because no one likes to be presenting in front of the class, point to a powerpoint only to realize they have a huge pit stain that everyone is now staring at). But I’ve come to realize that my body is sweating for a reason – our armpits are the location of lymph nodes that are constantly detoxifying the body. Sweat rids your body of poisons and waste and helps keep your skin clean and healthy. Because it eliminates wastes so well, skin is sometimes referred to as the “third kidney.”
Advertisements have convinced us that we will only be beautiful if we don’t sweat (and don’t have any wrinkles or laugh lines, and don’t weigh more than 110 pounds, and don’t have any pimples god forbid). In fact, you will be much more beautiful (meaning healthy and radiant) if you let your body sweat the bad stuff out.
Antiperspirant deodorants are classified as DRUGS by the FDA. What? Yeah. They have only been around for 70 or so years. Almost all contain parabens, the #2 ingredient on my list above. 99% of tested breast cancer tissue samples contain parabens. As if the aluminum isn’t bad enough (and as if we don’t get enough of it through chemtrails.) Aluminum, as we know now more than ever, causes Alzheimer’s disease, which is becoming a horrible epidemic.
All you need to stay fresh throughout the day is a simple blend of maybe aloe, essential oils, coconut oil, and arrowroot powder. You can make your own with a simple recipe such as the one found here. You can also purchase a natural deodorant on Etsy.com, where thousands of talented craftswomen and craftsmen hand-make beauty products such as deodorant. I use an Orange/Vanilla stick by Lisa from SkinCraft Organics, it was $7.75 (cheaper than my poisonous Dove clinical strength).