Your much loved deodorant might be having some of these dangerous ingredients that can even brain damage, cause cancer, and liver defect? Here are three worst ingredients:
Parabens: They are mostly used in several skincare as well as cosmetic products and function as preservative to keep bacteria and fungus away. Many studies show that parabens from deodorants or lotions soak up into body and then softly mimic estrogen to wreak havoc on consumer’s endocrine system. But surprisingly, they have been found in several breast cancer tumors cases since more than 50% breast tumors are situated near the underarm as well as near upper outside of breast. This must make you think about using any of you paraben filled deodorant. Always look on your deo’s label about propylparaben, methylparaben, butylparaben, isobutylparaben, and ethylparaben.
Aluminum: It is an active ingredient in several antiperspirants/deodorants that blocks sweat from the body. Not only that, it can also cause neurological harm and cause diseases such as Alzheimer’s as well as Parkinson’s. Aluminum can penetrate in a person’s bloodstream and remain there for as long as two weeks after using the deodorant just once. Why let any chemical compound inhibit the normal bodily function?
Propelene Glycol: it is frequently used in many deodorants as an antifreeze agent. Several factory workers exposed to this agent are warned about its dangers on brain, liver, and kidney- just by its skin contact.
We all have been using several natural deodorants since a long time to not let those harsh ingredients inside our body but it has been found that many natural deodorants brands are either expensive or smell oddly. They also leave our skin itchy, dry, and red.
Instead of these, we tried making own deodorant- easy to make, cheap, soft, residue free, and smelling little like coconut.
All you need to make it are few simple ingredients such as baking soda to neutralize scent, tea tree, arrowroot powder for absorbing the moisture, and coconut oil to act as a great skin moisturizer, antibacterial as well as antifungal.
- ¼th Cup Baking Soda
- 1/4th Cup Arrowroot starch
- 4 Tbsp coconut oil
- ¼th Tsp Tea tree oil
Properly mix all the ingredients together to make a paste. For applying, simply immerse a finger in, keep it against your skin for warming the mixture for 2 seconds, and then rub it. There would be no trouble with it regarding leaving of any spot on the clothes or having itchy and underarms.
Another Natural Deodorant is Lime which can be applied to under arms. Most of us have it at home but surely didn’t know that Lime slice has been used in a lot of cultures and countries round the globe.