Majority of us use deodorant not because we want to get rid of that unpleasant odor we get because of our everyday extraneous activity but basically, we just want to be hygienic with or without that unpleasant smell.
But the question is? How well do you know what your deodorant consists of? Read this full article to know more about your deodorants.
The truth is, whatever the brand name of the deodorant is, it is all tailored from one cloth. These are some of the terribly dangerous ingredients that your deodorants consists of:
These are preservative chemicals that are added to personal care products to help prevent bacteria from growing. These mimic estrogen and result in hormonal disruption previously linked with breast cancer.
This is yet another hormonally disruptive chemical that can be found in deodorants as well as detergents and toothpaste. According to the National Health and Nutrition examination Survey overexposure to this can increase a child’s risk of allergies and impair muscle function.
A study published in the Journal of Inorganic Biochemistry has compared the breast tissue of 19 breast cancer patients to those of healthy women and found that women with breast cancer had increased levels of aluminum which is a toxic substance.
These are mostly used as plasticizers (to make plastic more flexible) but they are sometimes used in personal care products as well. These have been linked wit many different learning disabilities.
While the added scent might smell great it is definitely a problem. The ingredients used to mke these fragrances can cause contact allergies and lead some people to develop dermatitis.
Now, having second thoughts about buying a deodorant? Here’s a natural way to get rid of that unpleasant armpit smell forever. Instead of using commercial deodorants, you might want to try this instead.
The recipe below will have your pits smelling fresh and keep you healthy.
- 2 tablespoons shea butter
- 3 tablespoons coconut oil
- 3 tablespoons baking soda
- 2 tablespoons arrowroot powder
- Essential oils (optional)
- Melt shea butter and coconut oil in a double boiler over medium heat until shea butter completely melts
- Remove from heat.
- Add baking soda and arrowroot powder. Mix well.
- Add essential oils and pour into old deodorant container or small glass jar for storage.
- Apply it as usual.
With continued use, you’ll eventually notice that your armpit not only smells good but also feels velvety smooth and white.