Benefits Of Natural Deodorants

Going to the grocery store and picking up your go-to deodorant is something that most people do without a second thought. Well, we took a minute to check some ingredient list of our favorites and were shocked by the findings!

What You Should Know

One of the main ingredients in many deodorants is Aluminium. This is used in antiperspirants to clog pores and prevent sweating. One study in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease found that use of aluminum-based antiperspirants increased the risk of developing Alzheimer’s later in life by 60 percent. Your body does need to sweat and release toxins. By clogging pores you may essentially be keeping toxins your body is needing to get rid of. The best key to remember is whatever you put onto your skin is absorbed into your body.  Which is why feeding your skin healthy and natural products is important. When searching for your new deodorant make sure it is free of chemicals such as aluminum, parabens, triclosan, propylene glycol, TEA, DEA, and artificial colors.

Natural Is Best

Although many products on the market smell amazing, they are loaded with chemicals and fragrances. In some cases, these products can cause serious reactions especially to those with sensitive skin. Natural deodorants contain ingredients that are good for you and work with your skin instead of against it. Many people worry that switching to a natural deodorant will mean they will smell bad throughout the day. Since pore-clogging chemicals are not found in natural deodorants your body is able to produce good bacteria. This bacteria to lives on your skin and helps reduce odor. The natural ingredients help to control the odor-causing bacteria.

Check Your Labels

Make sure you are reading the back of the label to ensure the product you are putting onto your body is plant-based. If you're unsure about an ingredient The Environmental Working Group's Skin Deep Database allows you to look up ingredients and other chemicals to check for safety and health precautions.

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