Homemade Aluminum-Free Deodorant
Benefits of using an aluminum-free deodorant:
1. Avoid a potential breast cancer risk
While there’s a lack of no conclusive evidence that aluminum-based deodorants are directly linked to an increased risk of developing breast cancer, I’d rather be safe than sorry — especially if I don’t need the aluminum just to smell nice. The jury is still out and more clinical tests need to be done to know the direct link between breast cancer and using aluminum deodorant.
2. Keep your underarm pores clear
Everyone knows that clear pores are better than clogged pores. The latter of course can lead to acne and other dermatological problems. But wait a minute, that’s exactly what aluminum-based antiperspirants are designed to do: clog your pores! Aluminum-based antiperspirants “work by forming a chemical reaction with the water in the sweat to form a physical plug… which is deposited in the sweat duct, producing a blockage in the areas that it’s applied,” David Pariser, MD, a professor of dermatology at Eastern Virginia Medical School, told WebMD in an interview. Wow, who really feels comfortable clogging their pores with toxins on a daily basis? Meanwhile, aluminum-free deodorants don’t clog your pores at all — I’d call that a benefit!
3. Allow for healthy sweating
You underarm pores were designed to excrete sweat. In addition to removing excess heat, such as when you’re exercising, sweat helps rid the body of toxins, including those you consume and environmental pollution that attaches to your body. When you block your pores from sweating with aluminum-based antiperspirant, you aren’t doing yourself a favor. Just like you need to breathe, so do you pores.
4. Beat odor with natural ingredients
When you have an effective natural deodorant that really works using natural essential oils and bacteria fighting ingredients, like coconut oil and beeswax, there’s no need to use aluminum to stay odor-free!