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Sweat the right way with a natural deodorant. It is far too easy to stick with a stick of deodorant you have used since you started perspiration shortly after puberty. HOWEVER there a few handy tips and tricks that all women should take into account when choosing the right stink stopper.


Normal deodorants contain far too many chemicals that could be doing you unnecessary harm. Lack of knowledge and a fear of the stink have probably kept you from trying a natural deodorant or even acknowledging the harm that non-natural deodorants could be causing you. Some conventional deodorants and anti-perspirants are loaded with harsh chemicals that are applied directly to an area where any lymph nodes lie close to the skins surface. Perhaps you're not quite ready to let go of your conventional deodorant, but atlas take a second to examine the ingredients and look at the facts.

The majority of underarm sprays contain aluminium. Here is how it works: Aluminium salts (in the form of aluminium chloride, aluminium zirconium, aluminium chlorohydrate and aluminium hydroxybromide) prevent us from sweating and the cells that line the sweat ducts absorb the aluminium ions. The cells swell and squeeze the ducts close so sweat can't escape.


Unfortunately aluminium is also a neurotoxin with links to breast cancer and neurological diseases such as Alzheimer’s. Some research suggests that aluminium particles absorbed by the underarms may cause changes in the oestrogen receptors of breast cells, which in turn is linked to cancer. It was found that high levels of aluminium were found in the brains of people with Alzheimer’s. Aluminium had also been linked to liver toxicity, which has close links to degenerative diseases.


The long-term exposure to harsh chemicals -  especially compounds such as Aluminium - are worrying as the research and health risks associated are not yet definitive. As a result it would be silly not to consider safe alternatives such as natural deodorants and antiperspirants. Fortunately due to high volumes of research about chemicals, many organic and natural products are now available.


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Ingredients to AVOID


Triclosan: This is an antibacterial also used in hand sanitisers, it is a powerful disruptor of the body and is considered a contributor to antibiotic resistant bacteria.


Talcum powder: This powder is made up from talc, which is a mineral made from magnesium, silicon and oxygen. The powder absorbs moisture so is handy to absorb sweat however is also considered a carcinogen.


Fragrance: Synthetic fragrances are a blend of chemicals present in almost all generic, non-natural body products. The chemicals needed to produce synthetic fragrances have been linked to hormone disruption, infertility, various cancers and possible birth defects.