What’s the all the Hype with Natural Deodorant?
Many deodorants (especially antiperspirants) contain Aluminum, Parabens, Triclosan, Fragrances, Propylene Glycol and many other toxic chemicals that have been linked to breast cancer and Alzheimer’s disease. Eeekkkkkk!
Amazingly, your body was created to naturally eliminate toxins through your armpits, also a part of your lymphatic system. But what happens when it can’t? Tyler Tolman (from all-things-natural-and-healthy guru) explains it best:
“…If you cannot eliminate toxins through your lymphatic system then your body just might create a tumor (small room) to store all the excess waste. The tumor is actually your body saving you from infection etc.”
Obviously, most people wear deodorant. How many people are aware that the #1 ingredient is propylene glycol? This is the same ingredient in radiator fluid!! And YES, this ingredient is considered a carcinogen.
Crazy right? I’m just getting warmed up…
What is anti-perspirant [deodorant] composed of? That’s right “aluminum” and aluminum is also a leading suspect in many forms of disease including cancer and maybe even Alzheimer’s. Now this isn’t just your run of the mill Aluminum, the aluminum used in leading deodorant brands is specifically designed to penetrate your pores and get into the skin in order to clog it to stop you from sweating.”
Not only are you blocking your body from naturally eliminating toxins when you add aluminum to your pores, but you are then adding even more toxins into your body.
Dr. Mercola’s breaks it down for you even better here…
“Let’s get this straight. Even though aluminum is widely distributed in the earth’s crust, it is NOT needed in ANY amounts in your body. All evidence to date points to aluminum as a poison that serves no beneficial role in your body and should be avoided.
Aluminum is widely recognized as a neurotoxin, which has been found in increased concentrations in the brains of people with Alzheimer’s disease. Unfortunately, if you use antiperspirants or some deodorants, you are most likely exposing yourself to aluminum. Aluminum salts can account for 25 percent of the volume of some antiperspirants.
A review of the common sources of aluminum exposure for humans found that antiperspirant use can significantly increase the amount of aluminum absorbed by your body. According to the review, after a single underarm application of antiperspirant, about .012 percent of the aluminum may be absorbed.1
Multiply this by one or more times a day for a lifetime and you can have a massive exposure to aluminum — a poison that is not meant to be in your body.
Antiperspirants work by clogging, closing, or blocking the pores that release sweat under your arms — with the active ingredient being aluminum. Not only does this block one of your body’s routes for detoxification (releasing toxins via your underarm sweat, although there are other way to detox like using a ScienceBasedGreenDetox), but it raises concerns about where these metals are going once you roll them (or spray them) on.
In some cases, it is clear that they may be wreaking havoc directly on your brain. In 1988, for instance, a truck driver accidentally poured 20 tons of aluminum sulphate into a tank containing drinking water.
Some 20,000 people in the village of Camelford were exposed to the chemical for several weeks, and then went on to develop a rare form of early-onset Alzheimer’s disease, along with showing the presence of high levels of aluminum in their tissues.
Deodorants and Antiperspirants Linked to Cancer
Alzheimer’s disease is not the only reason to ditch your aluminum-containing antiperspirant and deodorant, as this metal has also been linked to cancer.
A 2006 study found that aluminum salts can mimic the hormone estrogen, and chemicals that imitate that hormone are known to increase breast cancer risk. Animal studies have also found that aluminum can cause cancer.
Given that antiperspirants are used on your armpits, the aluminum salt concentration is highest near your breast tissue. Further, when women shave under their arms it can result in a higher aluminum-salt absorption rate due to the damaged skin.
In a 2007 study published in the Journal of Inorganic Biochemistry, researchers tested breast samples from 17 breast cancer patients who had undergone mastectomies. The women who used antiperspirants had deposits of aluminum in their outer breast tissue. Concentrations of aluminum were higher in the tissue closest to the underarm than in the central breast.
Aluminum is not normally found in the human body, so this study was a pretty clear sign that the metal was being absorbed from antiperspirant sprays and roll-ons.”
We recommend finding a natural option for a deodorant that can help you eliminate the odor without the use of nasty and harmful chemicals. What do you think…worth it to make the switch to all natural deodorant?
“LOVE the new Lemon Deodorant! How did you make the lemon flavor smell so delicious?! It’s incredible, and of course, works fantastic, just like the regular deodorant. Thanks for having the most awesome natural products ever. My entire house has been Siena-Soap-ized. From the laundry detergent to the balms and Bug Bite juice, to facial serum and shampoo bars and scrumptious soaps, I love love LOVE your products!”
“This deodorant works wonders. I only have to apply it 1x a day and smell great. Such a nice change to all those other natural deodorants like Tom’s or Pit Paste that I had to continuously reapply all day long!”
“Ok Sooo I just have to rave about this awesome deodorant I’ve been using it for months now and OMG!! I’ve tried every natural deodorant made and nothing worked!! Siena Soap Company makes amazing natural stuff!”
This effective and soothing all natural deodorant is made from 100% skin loving ingredients. None of these potentially harmful ingredients are included: aluminum, paragons, peroxide, alcohols, artificial colors or fragrances, propylene glycol, glycerol laureate, ascorbic acid or silica.
Due to popular demand (and many requests) we have decided to make the Special Edition Lemon Deodorant a full timer! The Lemon Deodorant will now be offered permanently on our Siena Soap Company Line! Thank you for all the kind words and helpful feedback.
This item has literally been flying off of our shelves and we couldn’t be happier…we love helping people smell