Deodorants and Antiperspirants

IMG_1576Just one more thing that is damaging our health….the daily use of mainstream, conventional deodorants and antiperspirants has a cumulative effect on our health.  Yikes.

Many, many studies have been conducted on this topic and the jury is still out but many of the results of these studies are leaning towards the fact that these products are causing issues with our health.

The number one issue in this regard is breast cancer.  The underarm is in very close proximity to the breast tissue and many of the ingredients in deodorants and antiperspirants are estrogenic in that they have the ability to cause hormonal changes in our tissues.  Too much estrogen in the body may promote growth of cancerous cells in the breasts as a result of rubbing the chemical laden deodorants on our underarms on a daily basis.  Most mainstream, conventional products contain aluminum which is a known estrogen mimic in the body.  There are many non-aluminum containing deodorants on the market today.  I recommend going to your local health food store and finding a healthier version in the name of your health.

This issue is not just a female one.  Men are getting breast cancer too and they also rub deodorant on their underarms daily.  There are healthy versions in the health food stores for both men and women.  Do yourself a favor and toss the conventional, mainstream brand in the trash and go get yourself a natural product that won’t clog your pores and won’t have estrogenic effects on your breast health.     Thankfully I learned of this risk at least 20 years ago so have been using pure, pure, pure deodorants made with essential oils on my body now for that long.

Parabens are compounds also found in these products that are known to have estrogenic effects and disrupt hormone balance in your body.  Parabens are a known carcinogen.  When studies were done on breast tumors they found parabens in 18 of the 20 tumors studied.  That’s scary.

If you are looking for alternatives to conventional deodorants there are    options in the health food stores.  Ask the sales staff for help.  Tell them your concerns and they will lead you in the right direction.  I guarantee that most if not all health store associates use natural deodorant and essential oil products in this regard.

Another great place to get all natural deodorants is from my favourite place LIVING LIBATIONS.  Scroll down to the link below and head to this great site for personal hygiene products that are the PUREST on the planet.  The deodorants here are called “Poetic Pits” and come in different mixtures, all derived from essential oils.  They last a long time as you only need a small amount to get the results you are looking for.  I get ALL of my skin care, hair care, body care, oral care and essential oils from this great “artisan” company…. now sought after by many celebrities….as the word spreads about these amazingly PURE body care products.

Check out the site.  Scroll down to the colourful link below.

Protect your breast health with non-chemical laden underarms.


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