One of the very first things we tell all of our clients when making the switch to a non-toxic lifestyle is to change your deodorant! 90% of American use deodorant daily, however this seemingly safe daily hygiene ritual can have serious consequences on your health. It is one of the most toxic products in your bathroom. Traditional versions often contain harmful chemicals linked to breast cancer, Alzheimer's, and kidney disease. We have searched for the best natural deodorants on the market and we think you'll be impressed with how well they work. A few things you should look for and stay far away from when searching for deodorant are:
Parabens: known to disturb the body’s hormonal balance and to mimic estrogen and can act as a potential endocrine system disruptors.
Aluminum compounds: This is often labeled as an antiperspirant. Sweating is a prime form of detoxification for the human body, blocking our sweat glands to do what they were made for is not only unhealthy, but scary! These aluminum compounds act as a plug within the sweat ducts and temporarily stop the flow of sweat. Like parabens, they mimic estrogen, which promotes growth of breast cancer cells.
Triclosan: Known to cause skin irritations, contact dermatitis, and kills both good and bacteria in our bodies. The FDA classifies triclosan as a pesticide, while the IARC has it listed as a possible carcinogen.
After searching high and low for the best non-toxic deodorants on the market we've defiantly found some winners that do not disappoint. Kaia Naturals Bamboo Charcoal Deodorant was an easy winner, particularly when it came to switching clients over who have been using conventional deodorants their entire lives. This breakthrough deodorant features a time-honoured Japanese secret for odor control and detoxification. With a combination of activated charcoal and natural fermentation technology it eliminates odor-causing bacterial, controls humidity and best of all detoxifies your underarms of years of toxic buildup. This Aluminum-Free, Vegan, Baking Soda-Free, Paraben-Free Deodorant is a must have for anyone making the switch to a non-toxic lifestyle. It comes in 3 scents-Grapefruit & Orange, Cold Pressed Rose and Lime Mint (our warm weather fav!). Stop in and let us show you why this is an easy switch to make!