Free your pits! Natural deodorant for the win!!!

Natural deodorant? Are you nuts?

Yes, yes I am and you should be too.

We have talked before about our skin being our largest organ and what you put on it goes into it and all the way into you too! EVERYTHING - lotions, exfoliators, soaps, laundry detergent, fabric softeners, shampoo, conditioners - EVERYTHING! 

The junk that is in these things gets pumped through our bodies.

We need to go back to basics.

I have talked before about all the extra crap in the products we use and why they are there. 

It makes no sense. 

This what the heck is that in there for and what does it do holds true for our deodorant too.

As consumers we are taught to look at the labels of the food we buy and look for additives, refined sugars, carbs, fats, all sort of other junk, but why don't we apply these same rules to the products we put ON our bodies too?

Have you ever read the ingredient list of your deodorant?
Doubtful, but you should. 

Here is the ingredient list from a popular men's deodorant:
Propylene glycol, water, sodium stearate, fragrance, sodium chloride, stearyl alcohol, FD&C blue no. 1, FD&C yellow no. 5
And here is the list for the same companies antiperspirant: 
Aluminum Zirconium Tetrachlorohydrex Gly, elaeis guineensis (palm) kernel oil, C12-15 alkyl benzoate, cyclomethicone, synthetic wax, PEG-8 distearate, hydrogenated soybean oil, fragrance, sodium starch octenyl succinate, silica, maltose, PVP, glyceryl stearate, cetrimonium chloride
Go grab your deodorant and I bet you see much of the same.
Do you know what these ingredients are or what they do?

Conventional antiperspirants work to clog the pores in your underarms and prevent you from sweating in this way, except for the fact that YOUR BODY IS SUPPOSED TO SWEAT!!! 
There are a mess of studies that show and a huge body of work that indicates putting aluminum zirconium tetrachlorohydrex gly on your skin is not good. 
Your pits need to be FREE! Let them breathe and do their jobs.
Oh yeah and your armpits are home to more than 20  lymph nodes that are part of your bodies larger lymphatic system which helps fight infections and keeps us healthy! Why wold you want to put all that crap right there next to your lymph nodes?
The deodorant we make has ingredients you can pronounce and that aid not hinder what our bodies do naturally!

Here is a list of what our deodorants contain:
  • coconut oil
  • shea butter
  • beeswax (can also be made vegan by swapping for a plant based wax)
  • baking soda (for sensitive skin we use arrowroot powder)
  • cornstarch
  • bentonite clay
  • essential oils (various blends used for their amazing properties for your skin & body
That's it. No extra crap. You can pronounce everything. Oh yeah and it works!
For me, the longer I use it the less I actually sweat (which seems really weird) and the less I have to use it. 
If you have never tried natural deodorant you should give it a try - you may be surprised and your pits will thank you!
You can jump to our website by clicking here!
Do you have a favorite natural deodorant? I would love to know what works for you...

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