You have probably been hearing a lot of talk about aluminum lately. It’s been trending ever since the go green movement really took off a few years back. I know if you are reading this then you have heard or read many times to stay away from aluminum. But why? Is there a real cause for concern with aluminum being in your deodorant and other products?
Well, I’ve done the research, so you don’t have too and what I’ve found is pretty telling.
To start, what is aluminum?
Aluminum is a naturally occurring element. At any given time, very small traces of aluminum can be found in our water, food and sometimes in the air we breathe. These are the instances that we can’t really control our aluminum consumption. But when aluminum is present in our skin care products then there is a cause for concern. This is because aluminum is used to stop sweating, so it is commonly found in antiperspirants. This is issue number one.
Sweating is vital to our health. When we sweat we are releasing more than just water and salt; which is the myth people are told. We are purging our systems of real toxins. Studies show that we do in fact sweat out toxins some of those being: plastic, BPA, arsenic, lead, and mercury! Crazy right? That’s why sweating is so important. We come in contact with so many pollutants and toxins day in and day out and there are only 3 ways to rid ourselves of them, sweat, urine… you catch my drift.
So, about the aluminum itself: Studies have shown that it’s not something you want to put on OR around your body. Aluminum has been studied for years. My research shows the study of aluminum in skin care dates to 60 years ago and even then, it was being linked to chronic diseases and illnesses.
One of the major issues with aluminum is the fact that it has been linked to Alzheimer’s disease and there is a lot of research to back up that claim. That’s why I say its best to air on the side of caution and avoid it all together. I’ve had my fair share of issues with deodorant that contained aluminum. Underarm irritation, boils, hyperpigmentation, extremely stinky sweat the list could go on and on.
The good thing is there is an alternative, our natural deodorant is made with all-natural ingredients that work together to keep you odor free, and allow your body to sweat out toxins like it was meant too. Even if you don’t try ours please for Pete's sake find you a natural deodorant you like and chuck the aluminum one!