Saturday, May 8, 2010

The Stinky Story of Deodorant

Every one uses deodorants while knowing about the cancerous effects of deodorants on our body. Modern day deodorants have 7 deadly ingredients that should be avoided. While buying deodorant read the ingredients. Deodorants brands put them in very tiny print on the back of the Deodorant's can. Reading you deodorants ingredients is critical because what you put on your skin while using deodorants can be absorbed directly into your bloodstream & can have potentially deadly effects on your body.

Below are your 7 ingredients to avoid when choosing your deodorant:

Aluminum compounds
from deodorants is absorbed through the skin and accumulates in the body. It has been suggested that there is an association between aluminum and Alzheimer's disease.

Parabens in deodorant are all derived from toluene, a toxic petrochemical derivative harmful in contact with the skin. There is some evidence that repeated exposure to toluene may cause reproductive harm. Since 2000, 13 research studies have shown that various types of parabens in our deodorants act like estrogen in animals and in tissue culture. Estrogen is known to drive the growth of cancerous cells.

Deodorants with Triclosan is a skin irritant and may cause contact dermatitis. It may kill healthy bacteria as well as harmful bacteria. It may contain carcinogenic contaminants. It is stored in body fat and is classified as a pesticide by the FDA.

Talc is classified as a carcinogen by the International Agency for Research on Cancer if it contains asbestiform fibers. The quantity of asbestiform fibers in cosmetic grade talc is unregulated. If talc is listed on the deodorant's label, there is no way of knowing whether or not it contains asbestiform fibers.

Propylene glycol absorbs from usage of deodorants is a penetration enhancers. It may cause delayed allergic reactions. NIOSH says propylene glycol is a neurotoxin and may cause kidney or liver damage. The EPA says it's not fully investigated for carcinogenic potential.

Silica in deodorant is a skin irritant. It may be contaminated with crystalline quartz, which is a carcinogen.

Steareth-n (n may be any number like say 100 in deodorants), may be vegetable derived but is reacted with ethylene oxide (ethoxylated), a known human carcinogen.

Very few herbs supplied to deodorant manufacturers are free of synthetic preservatives unless they are extracted in vegetable glycerin. To make sure that the products you buy are healthy and free of these harmful chemicals.

But I'm not hippy enough to stink :(

Choose deodorants with ingredients like vegetable glycerin, natural preservatives like bioflavanoids and lichen, herbs or herbal extracts, de-ionized water or distilled water, green tea, aloe vera, baking soda, Alum and essential oils. Better yet use these natural products directly and raw.....they workkkk.


  1. All of this is soooo true. I have experienced a lot of problems when i was using these deodrants. I had major itch, rash and peeling of skin. This also lead sto the darkening of the skin areas where we use these deodrants and you sweat regardless. the only difference is that you dont smell your sweat for the time being. Use of deodrants is just a hot fix to the problem leading to many more life threatening diseases. We should all take a step forward and move towards using the objects nature provides us. Since mother nature is here to protect us. By using deodrants we can not only save ourselves from unknow diseases but can also contribute to a healthy society.

  2. Use Pot leaves

  3. I've just started using ALUM & it seems to be working. I do sweat but not stink...yet to find out why... Maybe it's killing the stuff responsible for foul odor.

  4. I definitely can not use regular deodorant. As soon as I start sweating it is all over. I use natural deodorant with herbs that kill the odor causing bacteria. I also will keep alcohol swabs or sanitizer handy

  5. The reason for almost all odors in your sweat is your diet. The foods you eat, especially in quantity, are partially excreted through your pores. And the wearing of synthetic, non-absorbent and non-breathing fibres doesn't help. And really, the only scent-producing glands you have are in your armpits, around your nipples, and in your groin.

    So here's a tip: If your diet is a healthy one, and if you clean those sent-producing areas regularly with plain soap and water, and if you wear natural fibers instead of synthetics, you won't need deodorants at all.

  6. Dr. mist is the BEST natural deodorant EVER!!!!

  7. false claims, just because something is derived from something that is bad, does not mean it has the same properties of the original


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