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  • Writer's pictureMelissa Bourque Simard

Save Your Pits! Make the Switch!

Most conventional antiperspirant deodorants are filled with Aluminum and other harmful toxins that have been linked to breast cancer and Alzheimer’s.

The way in which conventional deodorants interact with our bodies / systems actually blocks its natural function and interferes with the way our systems normally operate. Aluminum compounds contained in antiperspirants deal with sweat directly by stopping or blocking up the sweat glands. There are also other antibacterial ingredients included that kill the natural bacteria on your skin before it has the chance to mix with your skin and cause a stink.

Sweating is completely natural and healthy. It is our bodies’ way of releasing itself of toxins and regulating temperature. Our bodies are supposed to sweat and trying to stop this process is not natural and not allowing our bodies to properly perform its functions. It is not sweat itself that smells or gives off a bad odor. Sweat is a combo of water and salt. The bad odor smell occurs when sweat interacts with the bacteria that lives on our skin which is also totally normal.

Before you begin to make the transition over to all natural it is best to detox your pits and go deodorant free for at least 3 days (if you can). This will allow your body to push out the toxins/ aluminum from your clogged pores. This detox period is due to most all natural deodorants containing baking soda which is great at naturally killing bacteria and preventing odor, however if your skin is not ready for it, it can cause irritation. Once your body goes through detox period and gets rid of those toxins, there is less chance for the baking soda to cause irritation with a clean start.

Since I have taken this transitional pit journey myself and know how hard it can be to find a “perfect match” I have created two totally different and separate options to try:

Option # 1 All Natural Deodorant for Sensitives

Does not contain baking soda. Zinc Oxide (is substituted for its more gentle, and soothing effects), shea butter, bees wax, jojoba oil, argan oil, bentonite clay, matcha powder, vitamin e, zinc ricinoleate (pure undiluted), essential oils-lemongrass, teatree, lime.

Option # 2 All Natural Deodorant

Contains; Shea Butter, Bees wax, coconut oil, jojoba oil, organ oil, baking soda, arrow root powder, bentonite clay, aloe vera, zinc ricinoleate (pure undiluted), essential oils-lemongrass, teatree, lime

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