Hormones and Natural Deodorants
One of the reasons to make the switch to a natural deodorant is related to hormones. Natural Deodorants are a healthier, harmonious all round happier choice for our bodies and here’s why.
Mainstream antiperspirants and deodorants often contain chemicals that are potentially harmful to our bodies. Applying chemicals to our skin not just through deodorant/antiperspirant use but through any skin care products means our skin will absorb those chemicals and eventually they will enter the bloodstream.
For a while now, we at Earth Conscious have been reading about all kinds of possible links with these chemicals and basically bad health - it’s one of the reasons we decided to make our own natural deodorant.
Parabens (butylparaben, ethylparaben, isobutylparaben, methylparaben, and propylparaben) are widely used as preservatives in deodorants and antiperspirants. Parabens mimic estrogen in the body and have been found inside breast cancer tumors. Although the link to breast cancer isn’t proven, we like to take the route of caution with this one and believe that further research in this field is necessary. Our natural deodorant of course is Paraben Free.
Aluminium compounds are another cause for concern and perhaps the mostly widely known. Aluminium Chlorohydrate is used in antiperspirants and deodorants to block the sweat pores and prevent perspiration - not a wise thing to do in our humble opinion. Natural processes are there for a reason and in this case, regulating temperature and releasing toxins are the reasons we sweat. Aluminium is also known to interact with the body’s hormones and cells in a similar way to oestrogen. There is also much talk about the links with aluminium poisoning and the onset of Alzheimer’s another big cause for concern.
On to Phthalates. These are also used in some antiperspirants and deodorants to help the application of products but these have been found to be endocrine disruptor’s too.
And yes another one - Triclosan. Triclosan kills bacteria but we have read that some studies have shown Triclosan to alter hormones and cause allergies, weight gain and thyroid problems. If that wasn’t enough there is the risk to the environment too.
We are no experts but we do know that using natural products that genuinely work have got to be a better option. When it comes to hormones, these are tricky enough at the best of times so why bother complicating matters or adding risk when making a simple switch will do the job!?
Truly natural deodorants like our Earth Conscious Natural Deodorant do not contain chemicals that are harmful to your body or the environment so you can feel safe in that knowledge. Whilst your deodorant will be effective in eliminating body odour it won’t harm you whilst it’s working. Make the Switch Today.