Organic Deodorant - Does Organic Deod0rant work?
As time passes I am more aware of the abuse I have subjected my body to. I marvel at its capacity to regenerate and continue to function so well. I am thankful. I have no regrets for the past but for some reason I am feeling more responsible about my health and that of my family. I guess it may have something to do with taking responsibility and realising that I am not immortal (well my body at least), whereas in my early days I believed and sometimes acted as though I was.
If you’ve read any of my other hubs you may have realised there’s a growing theme around the use of natural products. I surprise myself sometimes as I realize my mother’s influencing words and thoughts must be instilled deep in my subconscious as I am aware of following her down a similar path and veering towards more organic and simple products that are not harmful to the body. Although, I have to say she was years ahead of her time and I used to think her a bit eccentric.
Thankfully, things have changed dramatically over the years and Organic products are no longer viewed as sub-standard or difficult to find. In fact I am always pleasantly surprised how easy it is to find good quality products, with great packaging (I’m a sucker for packaging) which is also bio-degradable.
One of my favourite products is Organic deodorant. I love the fact that you can still smell great without having to clog your pores up with a load of chemicals.
Regular vs. Organic Deodorant
Well let’s face if the chemical or ‘regular deodorants do work and they are usually quite cheap to buy. They stop you from sweating and mask the smell of sweat. The down side of their efficacy is that they are full of chemicals that can be toxic for the body. Many have Parabens which have been associated with hormone disruption (severe in some cases) as well as present in breast tumours. There is some suggestion that certain chemicals (namely aluminium) present in deodorants, used over a long period have been linked to Alzheimer’s, although there’s more evidence to be undertaken to proof a definitive link.
If you really think about it, even if they chemicals are present in the tiniest amounts your body is still absorbing them day in and day out.
This is one of the most popular organic deodrants, which also has great results
You can continue to smell really nice and many are much nicer than what you can buy in the supermarket.
Some of the deodorants don’t actually prevent sweating but do eliminate the smell of sweat. So if you are someone who sweats a lot or are in a position where you can’t go around with sweaty armpits (let’s face it , most of us don’t want to), then you may have to do a bit more research to find one that suits you. They are out there; it may be a case of ‘trial and error’.
Often you will have to pay a bit more for these products, but if you look at the big picture you can ask the question ‘how much value do you place on your health?”
Packaging is usually bio-degradable, so there’s no guilt there.
If your budget doesn’t stretch to paying the extra for organic deodorant then you can always make your own cheaper version.
Recipes from greengenration.elementsintime.com suggest a very simple recipe:
Mix 1 part Baking Soda (deodorizes) with 6 parts Corn Starch (anti-perspirant) and dab underarms with a cotton wool ball or make up brush. I haven’t tried it myself but it’s reported to be very effective.
What do you really think of using deodorant?
A popular choice for the rock deodorants
Or you can try the Rock Sticks: (also known as crystal deodorant, rock deodorant or stone deodorant)
Also made from natural products and usually priced quite reasonably. These deodorants can be made from synthetic chemicals although not aluminium. I believe in order to determine if made from potassium alum (a natural mineral salt) you need to observe to see if the rock stick is transparent. If transparent then it is likely to be made from natural sources, if opaque then it’s more likely to be made from synthetic sources.
The stick can also be used on razor rash and skin irritations, just moisten and rub gently over the affected area.
These deodorants are very effective and produce long-lasting results. he work by moistening the end of the stick before applying under arm. A thin film is applied which stops the bacteria on found on the skin producing the 'sweaty smell'.
Whatever your budget there is something to suit everyone, you can give your skin the break it deserves.