Natural Deodorant - Go Natural without smelling au natural

Natural Deodorant - Go Natural without smelling au natural

Posted by Emma - Dietitian and Naturopath on 14th Dec 2017

There is a big misconception that natural deodorants don't work, that you will be left with the smell. This just isn't true any more. 

What's bad about my conventional deodorant?

There are a lot of ingredients that aren't regulated by health authorities and that are bad for us. The main culprit: Aluminum salts, designed to swell your skin cells to shut the sweat glands and stop you sweating. This means the Aluminium is designed to purposely cause an inflammatory effect in your body and prevent your body from being able to naturally release toxins through your sweat glands.

They also contain phthalates, propylene glycol, formaldehyde, parabens and even pesticides, which are absorbed directly into your blood stream. Believe it or not, you’d be better off eating them, because your digestive tract could do a more effective job of filtering them, but please don't eat them!

So what can wiping or spraying these chemicals on to your underarms on the daily do? More and more Scientific evidence is coming to light about how these chemicals are endocrine (hormone) disruptors which can lead to mood imbalances, acne and serious reproductive issues. They are also known carcinogens and have been linked to Alzheimers.

But I don't want to Sweat!

Sweating is actually good for you! And sorry to tell you even the harshest/strongest of your antiperspirants can only prevent up to 20% of your sweat. is that really worth applying those harmful chemicals to your body daily?

Your body has millons of sweat glands, the most obvious function is to cool your body down, but they do more then that equally important they support our immune system and help to remove toxins from your body. These toxins can be from what you've eaten, breathed in or even chemicals from the air which has come into contact with your skin;  including heavy metals, BPA, phthalates, cigarette smoke, car exhaust and more!

This is not a function you want to stop your body from doing!

What is the alternative to traditional antiperspirant?!

So not to scare you with the above, there are a range of natural alternatives to your deodorant so you can remove some toxins from your life. Each switch to a natural product is doing your body a world of good. Try one of our natural alternatives:

Black Chicken Remedies Axilla Deodorant Paste

A unique blend of natural and organic ingredients target and effectively neutralise odour without harmful chemicals or sweat blockers. Comes as a paste in a jar and is applied easily with your finger tips

Eco by Sonya Driver Coconut Deodorant

Free from synthetic ingredients, parabens and aluminium allowing the body to release toxins naturally. Comes in a handy Roller ball making it perfect for on travel or the gym bag.

Rohr Remedy Australian Wildflower Deodorant

The essential oils from Australian wildflowers Rosalina, Kunzea and Fragonia, used by Indigenous Australians for healing, have deodorising and antibacterial properties. The deodorising effect and the clean and pure scent of the Australian outdoors lasts all day. Comes in an easy to use spray bottle

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