Harmful ingredients found in deodorants

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One of the most harmful chemicals that both men and women put on their bodies is deodorant.

7 Toxins Lurking in Your Deodorant
Just look at the list of chemical ingredients in an average deodorant:
1. Aluminum Compounds
Aluminum is the ingredient in antiperspirants that actually clogs your pores and prevents sweating. Aluminum exposure has been linked with the development of Alzheimer’s disease and interferes with your estrogen levels. When your body can’t process estrogen properly, there’s a higher risk for breast and prostrate cancer.
2. Parabens
This chemical is used in a lot of products these days as a preservative, but it is possibly one of the most harmful additives of all. Sometimes parabens act as estrogen in your body, which disrupts hormonal balances and has been linked to breast cancer and prostate cancer.
3. Steareths
These additives are the product of ethoxylation (weakening of harsh chemical in the manufacturing process), which simultaneously produces carcinogens and dioxanes.
4. Triclosan
The FDA has classified triclosan as a pesticide, yet it is in the majority of brand name deodorants. It’s used to kill bacteria in the manufacturing process, as well as when it comes in contact with your skin. When triclosan is combined with water it can also create a carcinogenic gas called chloroform.
5. Propylene Glycol
If used everyday, this chemical can cause damage to your central nervous system, heart and liver. It is also shown to irritate skin, especially if you have sensitive skin. Propylene glycol can be harmful at as small a percentage as 2%, yet deodorants generally have a high dose of 50% propylene glycol.
6. TEA and DEA
Triethanolamine (TEA) and diethanolamine (DEA) are chemicals can seep into your skin and affect your liver and kidneys. In fact, they’re so harmful that these two chemicals have already been banned from products in Europe because they are known carcinogens.
7. Artificial Colors
Some artificial colors and bleaches in deodorants can cause serious allergic reactions and are also known carcinogens.

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But does it cover odor?

I like to do aerobic exercise and natural deodorants weren't cutting it for me. There usually is an odorous person in gym classes, but I don't want that person to be me.
No I find it keeps me very dry and odor free.
 





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limes or lemon work, if you go that route.

i use this one right now: https://www.amazon.com/Island-Deodo...prefix=island+natural+deo,aps,231&sr=8-3&th=1

i have used this one in the past and liked it:
https://www.amazon.com/Nourish-Orga...eodorant&qid=1565746108&s=gateway&sr=8-2&th=1
stopped using it

theres a few that use magnesium-- i think its a great way to get magnesium in the body. i tried a roll-on liquid (was never a fan of that), but i liked the Mg aspect. anyway, it burned like hell. supposed to happen to only a small fraction of people, but i guess im in that minority.
 





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limes or lemon work, if you go that route.

i use this one right now: https://www.amazon.com/Island-Deodorant-Probiotic-Aluminum-free-Unscented/dp/B00GN8DW1M/ref=sr_1_3?crid=3A1YJCJ1HGBMV&keywords=island+natural+deodorant&qid=1565746021&s=gateway&sprefix=island+natural+deo,aps,231&sr=8-3&th=1

i have used this one in the past and liked it:
https://www.amazon.com/Nourish-Organic-Deodorant-Natural-Vanilla/dp/B008GN1426/ref=sr_1_2?keywords=nourish+deodorant&qid=1565746108&s=gateway&sr=8-2&th=1
stopped using it

theres a few that use magnesium-- i think its a great way to get magnesium in the body. i tried a roll-on liquid (was never a fan of that), but i liked the Mg aspect. anyway, it burned like hell. supposed to happen to only a small fraction of people, but i guess im in that minority.
I use Mg spray for sore muscles. The Island deodorant looks promising.
 





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I use Mg spray for sore muscles. The Island deodorant looks promising.
i thought both were good. theres a few others that i researched last year that i liked, but they didnt make the final cut for whatever reason (scent, price, etc.) read all the reviews, of course, before you decide. the nourish is a little waxy (i dont mind) and the island is on the chalky side.
i dont trust that crystal. toms of maine makes an aluminum free stick, but its mostly propylene glycol.

you can make your own-- its not difficult. thing is, theres just not enough time in the day for everything.
 





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[QUOTE=" theres a few that use magnesium-- i think its a great way to get magnesium in the body. i tried a roll-on liquid (was never a fan of that), but i liked the Mg aspect. anyway, it burned like hell. supposed to happen to only a small fraction of people, but i guess im in that minority.[/QUOTE]

I applied liquid spray Mg this morning. I will give a stink or no stink update later today.:cool:
 





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[QUOTE=" theres a few that use magnesium-- i think its a great way to get magnesium in the body. i tried a roll-on liquid (was never a fan of that), but i liked the Mg aspect. anyway, it burned like hell. supposed to happen to only a small fraction of people, but i guess im in that minority.
I applied liquid spray Mg this morning. I will give a stink or no stink update later today.:cool:[/QUOTE]
It did not work for me. Oh well, I tried.