Deodorant (All Natural) vs. Antiperspirant
For many years I would only use antiperspirant because, lets face it, no one wants to be visibly sweating. In recent years I have learned some very scary truths about antiperspirant and now only use a natural (and very simple) deodorant recipe that I make myself.
Our bodies are meant to sweat. It's a way for us to release toxins. When we use antiperspirants we trap those toxins inside our bodies, which can lead to all sorts of health issues. There have been studies that have shown a direct link between the aluminum found in antiperspirants to breast cancer. Personally, I think it is a combination of the aluminum and the trapped toxins that can wreak havoc on your body.
A totally healthy body will sweat with no odor. However, most of us are not able to be totally healthy because we are bombarded every day with toxins in our air, our food, our water - toxins are everywhere.
The deodorant we create at Essential Therapeutic Healing is comprised of only all natural ingredients that are good for you. You should never put anything on your body that you would not eat, and all of the ingredients in our deodorant are edible. Our base ingredients are coconut oil (soothing, and also a natural anti-biotic), baking soda (to absorb odor), Arrowroot (an ingredient used in cooking to thicken, it helps maintain the thickness of the deodorant) and a little bit of Shea Butter (which is often used as a replacement for cocoa butter in recipes) for softness. If you are looking for fragrance we can also use a few drops of Lavender, which is a powerful essential oil that promotes relaxation and a sense of well being.
We have deodorant available for purchase at our office, and will have it available very soon for online purchase.
Health and Wellness to all.
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