Do you expect to see a fragrance? A wonderful synthetic fragrance that contains alcohol and who knows what else all those weird scientific words are! That one I do expect in most deodorants; however, I only wear ones that contain a natural scent normally from essential oils.
I can tell you one thing I did not expect to find. As I was reading the label on a deodorant labeled "natural mineral" I was shocked and greatly dismayed to find ANHYDROUS as the second active ingredient. Yeap you read that correctly anhydrous! AHHHH! Really women are putting that on their armpits? Wow!
I can't tell you how horrible that made me feel. They were labeling this product as natural and a mineral deodorant that is better for you, and yet here on the label is a deadly chemical!
Now what is normally the first active ingredient in most store deodorants? Come on what do you think? It's aluminum. Yeap great old aluminum. Did you know that some time ago they linked aluminum to Alzheimer's? Studies show an increased amount of aluminum in the brain of victims of Alzheimer's via autopsy. Aluminum is also thought to increase your breast cancer rates.
So tell me again why we as women constantly put that stuff on our arm pits? Truly? Okay so yeah I don't. I use only deodorants that do not contain fake chemicals or harmful ingredients. These normally have oils(coconut mainly) with beeswax and some essential oils. I have some deodorant that is a baking soda base with peppermint oils that works wonderfully for when I'm going to be very active and sweating.
|My deodorant ingredient list. This is so much better than aluminum being #1.|
Okay off my soapbox for now. Enjoy your day and maybe please take the time to read the labels on your favorite deodorant and also don't forget about body care products(that's a whole nother post waiting to happen).
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