I get it that we all want to smell good. We want to cover up any evidence that we are human and that we sweat and sometimes get stinky. This discussion is about antiperspirants and deodorant that is sold in many drug stores across the United States and world-wide. I do not use anti-perspirant because there are so many toxic ingredients.
So what is the first reason that I don’t like it? That is because it has aluminum in the ingredients. Aluminum has been linked to Alzheimer’s. So this article is not about that. But there has been research done and I am not going to gamble on my life just so I can not sweat and also take the risk of Alzheimers. So if you want to take that risk. Knock yourself out. We all have this wonderful thing called free will. And you get to decide how you live your life and if that’s how you want to do it. That’s your choice. But I’m making a different decision.
The second reason is that it stops you from sweating. What is the reason to sweat? To rid our body of toxins. (more here on that subject). We must be able to release this from our body and if our under arms are clogged, it can’t get out. So where does it go? Gee maybe to your lymph nodes which contributes to breast cancer. So not only does it contribute to Alzheimer’s but also breast cancer.
Don’t worry dear ones you don’t have to have to just suffer with the funk? To be perfectly honest, I use this natural blend I came up with. It’s actually this natural toothpaste. I guess it has multiple uses. I was on vacation and I had forgotten my deodorant at home so I used the toothpaste and it worked great. I did not smell.
But I do have an actual spray on recipe, if that would make you feel better. But I have not tried this. The tooth paste does work but you have to try for you.
Also remember when you make your own products, you are being super eco-friendly. Because you put it in your own jar and didn’t buy a plastic container. So you are not only saving yourself $$ big time. But you’re saving the planet. And that makes you a Super Hero. And you are sticking up for yourself and refusing to use something that is harmful to your welfare.
So before you put it all over do a little patch test. Put a small amount on the inside of your forearm to test for a reaction. If after a couple of hours you don’t see anything then you are golden to use it.
So here is the recipe for the spray on deodorant:
- 4 ounces witch hazel
- 20 drops therapeutic-grade tea tree essential oil
- 20 drops therapeutic-grade lavender essential oil
- 2 teaspoons organic coconut oil melted
- glass spray bottle
- Boil a cup of hot water and put the hot water in a bowl.
- In a smaller cup or bowl (espresso mug) put the witch hazel in the bowl to warm up slightly. Pour in glass bottle
- melt the coconut oil and pour in glass bottle (use a funnel)
- Add the essential oils, shake up and you are done.
I know it’s so much easier to just go shopping and buy it. So there are natural alternatives to antiperspirants that you can purchase. Here are some good suggestions for you to consider. Just try to see the possibility of staying healthy. You really have to be your own best advocate. If you don’t look out for yourself, who else will do it?
If you take a shower at night, you can put it on before bed because you never know what can happen after the lights go out.
Valerie is a Health and Wellness Coach and a Yoga Instructor. She is passionate about the environment and knowing that as you heal yourself, you heal the planet. Valerie is a dancer and is documenting her journey. She also is recovering from a 26 year career in law enforcement.