Though most conventionally produced personal care products can easily be switched out for organic products, certain items still receive a skeptical response from consumers. Organic deodorants are often met with more uncertainty than other body care products. This wary reaction is most likely due to our familiarity with antiperspirants and the way they perform. Most women have used deodorant for years without a second thought. It's time to rethink switching to a organic deodorant without aluminum and other harmful ingredients such as parabens, propylene glycol, synthetic fragrance and petrochemicals. The real danger is that antiperspirants and deodorants are products the majority of us apply each and every day. So, we are constantly exposed to these harmful chemicals.
Aluminum salts are a form of metal and work by blocking the pores that produce perspiration, hence their use in anti-perspirants. They may be listed in the ingredients on the bottle as aluminum chlorohydrate or aluminum zirconium. While this may give us a sense of security where dryness is concerned, aluminum is considered a neurotoxin that can potentially cause DNA damage. Aluminum salts is listed in The Environmental Working Group Skin Deep Database as a human nervous system toxicant. Studies have also shown that aluminum salts mimic estrogen in our bodies and have been found in their intact forms in the tumors of breast cancer patients. And breast cancer is not the only disease linked to aluminum. The ingredient is also suspected of increasing risk of Alzheimer's Disease, a neurodegenerative disorder and the most common cause of dementia. Scientists have found plaques in the brains of some patients suffering from the disease, and research is beginning to show that aluminum may contribute to the formation of plaques in the human brain. This doesn't make you feel so secure once you know what goes into most popular storebrand deoderants!
There are safer alternatives and though they may not behave like the products you are used to, your body will adjust to the natural ingredients. Natural deodorants actually provide longer lasting odor control than the synthetic variety and you can feel good knowing only healthy ingredients are applied to your skin. Lavera soft roll-on deodorant is aluminum and alcohol-free and will not clog pores or irritate the skin. Lavera Spa deodorants minimizes perspiration and absorb wetness with natural bamboo and cotton fibers. Bamboo has proven antibacterial properties to help combat odor, and its soft, smooth composition makes it an ideal ingredient for sensitive skin. Lavera uses organic extracts from fennel and calendula to provide a clean, fresh scent. All that uncertainty about switching to an effective organic deodorant can be laid to rest. Lavera Deodorant Roll-on comes in four appealing scents in the Body Spa line: Milk & Honey, Vervain & Lime, Wild Rose, Orange-Sea Buckthorn. And there is the long-standing customer favorite Basis deodorant as well.
You may still be concerned about the wetness factor. The bottom line is that most over-the-counter antiperspirants will not keep you bone dry in a pulse pounding situation. And even if you do sweat a little bit, which is the body's natural way of keeping cool, you will smell fresher when using a product with natural ingredients than those with chemical scents.
Natural deodorants are a healthy way to stay fresh all day.