Why Switch to Natural Deodorant

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?

Why Sweating is Important?

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.

But did you know sweat is one of the ways your body detoxifies and gets rid of heavy metals?!

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!

Why Antiperspirants Are Dangerous

Antiperspirants use aluminum to block your sweat glands. Aluminum is then absorbed into your body and may cause 

  • Bone pain and fatigue
  • Cancer
  • Alzheimer’s Disease

“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!

Why I Love Beautycounter’s New Clean Deo

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)!

1. It’s Safe!

Beautycounter is leaving the charge in safe personal care products. They have the Never List with over 1800 ingredients they don’t use that are either know to be unsafe or are questionable.

2. It Works!

In a study with 115 users (you need at least 30 to be statistically significant)

  • 85% said it neutralized odor all-day
  • 98% of users said it left no staining on clothing
  • 90% of users said perspiration is absorbed
  • 96% of users said it goes on dry and clear
  • 100% of users said it is non-irritating

3. It’s More Envitontymently Friendly

Once you are done with your fist stick you can order a refill that pops into your case (which also saves you money!).

Get your Beautycounter Deoderant

For a limited time, Beautycounter has this fun Clean Deo Minis set with all four scents! Soft Lavender, Fresh Coconut, Clean Rose, and Crisp Sequoia (for men or women). They will fit in your purse, ae a great way to try out all the scents or make great little gifts. Click here to get yours!
To order the full-size Deo Click Here!

Transitioning from Antiperspirant to Safe Deodorant

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. 

Environmental Working Group App

Even if Beautycounter isn’t for you, I highly recommend you download the Healthy Living App by the EWG to look up products you are currently using and gradually make the switch o safer products!

Here are their ratings for hundreds of deodorants and antiperspirants.

 

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!

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