Did you know that your antiperspirant may contain dangerous toxins? Here’s why, and how to make your own effective, safe, and natural deodorant instead.
Aluminum may be a natural element, but when it comes to your health, it acts as toxin which has been linked to Alzheimer’s disease and other brain disorders. One of the main ways that your body absorbs toxins such as aluminum is through the skin.
Unfortunately, most commercial name-brand deodorants and antiperspirants contain high levels of aluminum, and some health professionals have proposed that this may be part of the reason for the increase in Alzheimer’s disease in our population over the past several decades.
So how do we avoid it? Obviously, most of us aren’t about to give up wearing deodorant! Fortunately, you don’t have to.
There are a number of safe, natural deodorant brands on the market now, many of which are quite effective, without containing any harmful toxins. (Just make sure when purchasing that you avoid products that contain potassium alum, potash alum, alum or potassium aluminum sulfate.)
Some of these can be fairly pricey, though, so if you want to try a more affordable route, you may want to try your hand at making your own deodorant instead. It’s actually pretty easy; here is a simple recipe.
Quick and Easy Home-Made Natural Deodorant
- 1 tablespoon of cocoa butter
- 2 tablespoons of shea butter
- 1 tablespoon of baking soda
- 2 tablespoons of cornstarch
- 2 tablespoons of aloe vera gel
- 30 drops of peppermint essential oil
- Melt the cocoa and Shea butter in a glass dish in the microwave for 2 minutes. Stop and stir the mixture every 20 seconds.
- Stir the remaining ingredients in with the butters.
- Pour into desired container like an old deodorant stick container. Let the mixture set and then it is ready to use.
For more natural deodorant recipes, and more information on aluminum in deodorants, check out the full article at TheAlternativeDaily.com.