With each product that we use, we can let harmful chemicals enter our biggest organ: our skin. These chemicals have all kinds of undesirable effects, and many of them have never even been tested.
According to the National Research Council, no toxic information is available for more than 80% of the chemicals in everyday-use products. Only 1% of toxins are required to be listed on labels, because companies classify their formulas as “trade secrets.” In addition, the American Cancer Society states that cancer rates have increased since 1901 from only 1 in 8,000 Americans, to 1 in 3 today!
When I began this journey to remove the dangerous chemicals from my skincare products, I started with deodorant because it is the most harmful product we use on a daily basis. The ingredients in deodorant have been linked to breast cancer, immunotoxicity, and liver damage.
You know you need to switch deodorants to a more natural product. But that’s scary…because a lot of natural deodorants don’t work (ask me how I know). This is important though. You may have to go through some trial and error before you find something that works for you. This homemade version works great for me, but as with regular deodorant, I find it works better if I switch it up once in a while, so I use some natural brands too.
You can purchase these ingredients anywhere, but I have included the links of items I personally use below for your convenience.
Glass jar or empty deodorant tube
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