No matter how many steps we take to protect our bodies, the truth is we are exposed to thousands of toxins on a daily basis. (1) The good news is that our bodies are prepared for this and created with built-in detox functionality; the bad news is there is such a thing as toxic overload. Being mindful of what we put on and in our body is a great start to begin assisting our body in optimal function and performance.
While some toxic dangers are more obvious than others, many people are completely unaware of one item most of us use every single daythat is loaded with toxins and chemicals: our deodorant! Because deodorant functions essentially as a plug for our skin, it stops our body’s natural release of toxins, aka sweat. (2) But deodorant defense fights with a double-edged sword, inhibiting sweaty body odor while also releasing harmful substances into our skin. (1)
Our jaws dropped to the ground when we read the following list of toxic ingredients that were in the deodorants we were using:
-This ingredient is responsible for the “plug” effect of deodorant, but it’s also capable of interfering with estrogen in our bodies, which can lead to the growth of breast cancer cells. (2)
-You may be thinking, where have I heard this term before? Oh yes, it has been proven to cause cancer, specifically breast cancer. (2)
-You can thank this ingredient for creating the solid nature of your roll-on deodorant, but it’s risky business using an untested chemical, however low it’s toxicity may be. (2)
-This ingredient may sound familiar if you have a green thumb—technically it’s a pesticide. (1) The FDA has also issued warnings regarding triclosan because of its negative effect on thyroid function. (2)
- Propylene Glycol
-While this ingredient does a great job absorbing water, research suggests it also can cause harm to the central nervous system. (1,2)
After reading this list of harmful ingredients, your first reaction may be to ban all deodorant from your life. While there are lots of things that we do natural in our own lives, skipping out on wearing deodorant is not one of them!
Five years ago we set out on a mission to find a natural alternative that ACTUALLY worked, and all of our research and trial-and-error experience led us to Real Purity’s Roll-On Natural Deodorant. Made with naturally sourced, organic ingredients that are not only safe for our body’s but also get the job done, this product is the answer to the deodorant dilemma. (3)
Make the switch today to a healthy, safe deodorant, and your body (and your friends!) will thank you!
In gratitude and good health,
Matt & Monica