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Most people are so busy being concerned with the food and products they put into their bodies that they often neglect their largest organ: Their skin.
That’s right, our skin is our largest organ and protects the rest of our bodies. It’s about time we start being mindful of the products and the ingredients that go onto our skin. You can make small changes starting simply with which deodorant you use.
The most know chemicals found in your deodorant are aluminum and parabens. But there are tons of other lesser-known chemicals that lurk in your deodorant. Such as artificial colours, triclosan, proplyene-glycol and more.
Aluminum is the anti-sweat ingredient that does its job, but only by clogging your pores and trapping the sweat inside.
Other ingredients have been known to cause skin irritation and even breast cancer. I don’t say that to scare you, but it’s something to be aware of. And just plain icky. Best to stay clear of traditional deodorant.
Here are some of my favorite Natural Deodorants.
1. Twinkle Apothecary deodorant – Made by hand with plant based oils, butters and clay this deodorant is free from any chemicals including aluminum. This formula is non-irritating and has a powdery-dry finish leaving your skin soft and smooth. You can chose from a formula without baking soda if you have sensitive skin or with baking soda for EXTRA odor control.
2.Jason aluminum and paraben free deodorant – A mild and safe formula that delivers lasting odor protection. As it says in the title it is made without the use of aluminum or parabens and is also made without alcohol so you don’t have to worry about your pits drying out!3. Schmidt’s natural deodorant – Schmidt’s is an award winning brand best known for their natural deodorant. They are formulated with essentials oils which means not artificial fragrances. Free of all those nasty chemicals including aluminum, it has a non-greasy and non-sticky consistency.4. North coast organics deodorant – This deodorant is “handmade with love” and is certified organic, vegan and cruelty free. It is also gluten-free and aluminum free as well. (Yay!)
5.Tom’s of Maine deodorant – Made with only ingredients sourced directly from nature and free from any animal products, and artificial fragrances and preservatives. Tom’s is also responsible in their packaging, using recycled materials and striving to reduce waste through recyclability and biodegradability. This product is an all around favorite of mine.
I truly believe in cutting back chemicals wherever possible and I hope this post have you a little inspiration and help if you’re looking to start cutting back too. We don’t need to be concerned with just the products that go into our bodies but also the products we put onto our bodies. After all, your skin is your largest organ.
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