Have you ever tried natural deodorant? Chances are if you have you ended up hating it because after a few days it just wasn’t holding up. I have tried to find a natural deodorant to replace my chemical laden, cancer risk filled regular ones for years. I first learned about the risks associated with most deodorants when I was experiencing infertility before my first little girl. I was doing a ton of research on products that could be disrupting my hormones. I am DX PCOS so I’m very easily effected by products I use.
A run down on what’s in your deodorant-
Aluminum- linked to breast and prostate cancers, increased risk for Alzheimer’s Disease.
Propylene Glycol- can cause damage to the liver, heart, and nervous system.
Triclosan- categorized as a pesticide by the FDA.
Phthalates- disrupts hormones and linked to birth defects.
Parabens- disrupts hormones, linked to hormonal cancers and risk of birth defects.
I’m sure you have an idea now why myself and so many women are on the lookout for an effective natural deodorant.
The problem I find when trying the natural deodorants is they work great for a day or two, but then I feel like they almost make you smell worse (yuck). Just like the rest of your body your armpits are filled with pores, when you use deodorant you are in a sense blocking/sealing them and after reading above what’s in that deodorant all that gunk is getting stuck in there as well. So what do you do?! Armpit Detox, and it’s so easy!
2 TBSP Apple Cider Vinegar
2 TBSP Bentonite Clay
2 TBSP Distilled Water
2 Drops Lavender Essential Oil
Mix with a plastic spoon because metal reacts with the Bentonite. Apply to your armpits and rinse or wipe off after 15 minutes. You can repeat up to twice per week until desired results.
*** I did this detox twice before restarting with my Natural Deodorant. My choice for deodorant is YL AromaGuard Meadow Mist. I will say I used it before the detox and was not happy, then using it again after is a completely different experience!***
*** I also use and recommend Schmidt’s Natural Deodorant
***For more information on YL Products head to my Essential Oil page or visit me @spenderco_essentials on Instagram***
Happy Detoxing Friends!!!