Sweating is completely natural and your body does it for a reason. On top of that Antiperspirants are bad for you, so why switch to Natual Deodorant?
We sweat for a few reasons, but the main reasons are to regulate body temperature and detoxify. When I saw “detox” I’m not talking about some bogus lemon and cayenne water! I am talking about the natural process your body does. Your body (mainly the liver and kidneys) actually does a pretty awesome job detoxing its self when it is given the proper nutrients and left alone.
If you are a science geek like me here is a PubMed article (a scientific peer-reviewed paper) discussing how sweating helps get rid of arsenic, cadmium. lead, and mercury!
Antiperspirants use aluminum to block your sweat glands. Aluminum is then absorbed into your body and may cause
“There is also speculation that the blockage of sweat glands caused by aluminum-based antiperspirants could lead to the dermal absorption of abnormal levels of sex hormones and pheromones, which could contribute to cancer development.” ~ Chris Kresser
If you want to learn more about the dangers of Antiperspirant I highly recommend you check out Are Your Skincare Products Toxic? Deodorant and Antiperspirant by Chris Kresser. The man is a genius and this article is a great fact cheek post. You can totally geek out on all the scientific references in this post!
After using this Clean Deo for a few months I can honestly say I love it! I even got a couple of extras to give to friends (and they loved it also)!
In a study with 115 users (you need at least 30 to be statistically significant)
Once you are done with your fist stick you can order a refill that pops into your case (which also saves you money!).
The only bad news, as you make the transition from antiperspirant to deodorant, there is a transition period as your body unclogs its pore of aluminum and the bacterial it traps.
To help speed up the detoxification process and make the transition to natural deodorant a bit faster, I recommend using Counter+ Charcoal Facial Mask & Charcoal Bar on your underarms to help draw out impurities. These products can aid in removing toxins before experiencing the full efficacy of The Clean Deo.
If you want to learn more about why I became a Beautycounter Consultant check out this post.
Feel free to email me with any safer personal care product questions even if it’s not Beautycounter!