There has also been a lot of speculation if using these type of deodorants are one of the reasons we’re seeing so many cases of breast cancer. I personally, don’t take my chances and will never use an antiperspirant again.
My second biggest concern comes with the ingredients used in most conventional deodorants. This is a short list of the ingredients that concern me the most:
Aluminum: I avoid aluminum in every possible form and even wrote a post about it. It has been linked to Alzheimer’s disease and osteoporosis.
Parabens: An endocrine disruptor that interferes with our hormone production. Read more about it in this post.
Phthalates: Another endocrine disruptor that causes havoc in your body.
Propylene Glycol: A neurotoxin linked to kidney and liver damage.
So, you’re basically putting a concoction of toxic chemicals in your armpit.
You must be thinking, “I’ll just switch to a natural deodorant and I’ll be fine”. Well, if you’re like most people you have been using conventional deodorants for a long time and all these toxins have built up in your armpits. It’s best to detox your armpits from all those years of questionable deodorants before using a natural deodorant.
Signs you need an armpit detox
Are your armpits smelly?
The build up of toxic chemicals may be the reason why your armpits have a strong odor.
Sometimes when you use a natural deodorant you will notice your armpits smell bad after a few hours. Turns out this mostly happens because of the toxin build-up and the way to fix this is by doing an armpit detox. Once you do the detox, that natural deodorant will work so much better.
Are you getting a rash from the baking soda in your natural deodorant?
You guessed it, it’s probably caused by the build up of toxic chemicals. Once you detox your armpit you will most likely be able to use a natural deodorant with baking soda without getting a rash.
Are you ready to ditch your conventional deodorant?
The best way to switch to natural is to clean your armpits from all those toxic chemicals. Even if you don’t think you need a detox, you probably do. Plus it’s so easy and quick to do, you have nothing to lose.
You’ll notice that after doing the detox your armpits will in fact smell better and won’t get as stinky at the end of the day.
How to Detox your Armpits
This is the easiest DIY recipe you’ll ever have to make!
- 1 tablespoon of paraben-free bentonite clay
- 2 teaspoons of apple cider vinegar
- Water (optional)
- Aloe Vera spray (optional)
In a small glass bowl mix the bentonite clay and apple cider vinegar. Make sure you use a wooden or plastic spoon – do not use a metal spoon since it affects the properties of the bentonite clay.