Next time you are at the drugstore shopping for a deodorant and/or antiperspirant , consider the following facts. Almost all of these products contain more than one ingredient that may be potentially harmful to your health.
Ingredients that you may find in your deodorant:
Aluminum-based compounds are commonly used as an active ingredient in antiperspirants. These ingredients will temporarily plug your sweat ducts by stopping the flow of sweat to the skins surface. This harsh compound is estrogenic and when we apply it daily to our underarms close to our breasts , it begins to absorb into your skin and may cause estrogen-like side effects. Having excess amounts of this hormone in our bodies may trigger a cancerous overgrowth in the breast tissue .
Other highly common ingredients found in your deodorant are parabens and triclosan. Parabens are also found to be estrogenic, acting as hormone disrupters in our bodies. You can easily indentify these harmful ingredients by name, as they will be listed as methylparaben, proplyparaben, butylparaben or benzylparaben.
I have to admit none of the above facts make me feel good about wearing deodorant each and everyday. Over the years I had heard some of these same facts but I didn’t really pay much attention. I have now come to realize the importance of good health and want to live a very long and fulfilled life. I want to be able to enjoy my life when I have kids that are grown and I have grandchildren to share memories with. Now is as good as anytime to get started. It’s never too late to improve what we eat or what we put on our bodies.
There are many options now available to us. Try checking out your local health food store, you may even find a few choices at your local drugstore. I use an all natural spray deodorant from The Honest Company and back it up 100% . It works for me, and it might work for you .