How Safe is Your Deodorant?

Have you ever wondered if your deodorant is safe? Most deodorants contain toxic ingredients.

These are the Top 5 toxic ingredients that can be found lurking in your deodorant.

1. Aluminium – Linked to breast cancer in women, prostrate cancer and an increased risk of Alzheimer’s disease.
2. Parabens – Disrupt our delicate hormonal balance, which can lead to things like early puberty in children and an increased risk of hormonal cancers.  Also linked to birth defects and organ toxicity.
3. Propylene Glycol – Can cause damage to the central nervous system, liver and heart.
4. Phthalates – Linked to a higher risk of birth defects.  May disrupt hormone receptors, increase the likelihood of cell mutation.
5. Triclosan – Classified as a pesticide by the FDA.  Classified as a probable carcinogen by the EPA.

There are so many deodorants and anti-perspirants on the market to select from in so many pretty bottles and containers and delicious fragrances but beware of what you choose and check the ingredients.  Miessence Deodorants are an example of a truly safe deodorant, they contain only natural ingredients and no toxins whatsoever and they actually work.

Did you know that those Crystal Deodorants that are advertised to be safe and natural are actually made of Aluminium! What on earth you say, how can that be?…..their main ingredient is Potassium Alum which is an aluminium compound! They are basically made up of simply aluminium minerals, so don’t be tricked into thinking you are purchasing a safe product.

It is documented that parabens were found in 18 out of 20 tissue samples of breast cancer tumours, this to me is enough evidence to steer clear of toxic deodorants and use only 100% natural deodorants like Miessence.  Our underarms are a direct pathway to the body’s lymphatic system and the very last place in the world we would want toxins to accumulate.

Our body needs to sweat for two reasons.
1. Regulate Body Temperature
2. Facilitate the elimination of accumulated heavy metals and petrochemicals in our body.

An anti-perspirant doesn’t allow you to sweat, they clog up your sweat ducts and perspiration can’t get out!  Sweat detoxifies us, so please use a deodorant not an anti-perspirant, but choose a safe one.

A list of safe ingredients for a deodorant would be for example; Aloa Vera Leaf Juice, Sodium Bicabornate (baking soda), Xanthan Gum & Essential Oils.

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Sources: Natural News Journal reference:  Journal of Applied Toxicology  (vol 24, P5) Fridays With Narelle Webinar ‘Why I don’t do Anti-perspirants’

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