Want B.O.? Heck no. We all want to smell good and feel good. But, more than likely, your deodorant really stinks!
It can be extremely confusing when you are instructed to “avoid this,” “do that” or “never-ever use this or that!” What products, you may be asking, Am I supposed to use and trust? Why do so many natural deodorants make me smell or give me a rash?
Deodorant is applied daily (if not more) directly to one of the body’s most sensitive and porous areas – the armpit. Whatever you apply to your armpit (similar to your head and groin) is absorbed through the skin and into the bloodstream. Typical brand name deodorants contain a stew of toxic chemicals such as aluminum, propylene glycol, parabens and triclosan.
It is so hard to find an organic deodorant that actually works and helps you make that switch. (HINT – BARE PITS does just that)!
WHAT TO LOSE:
Aluminum – is a metal, which is used in antiperspirants to help block the sweat from escaping the pores. Aluminum has been linked to breast cancer in women and has also been linked to an increased risk of Alzheimer’s disease.
Parabens – are suspected of disrupting the body’s delicate hormonal balance. This can lead to things including early puberty in children and an increased risk of hormonal cancers – including breast cancer. Exposure has also been linked to birth defects and organ toxicity.
Propylene Glycol – is a petroleum based chemical that is used to soften cosmetic products. In large quantities, studies have shown that it can cause damage to the central nervous system, liver and heart. It is found in many products and many processed foods.
Fragrance – can legally hide hundreds of chemicals. One of these is phthalates (THAL ates), which have been linked to a variety of health issues. High phthalate blood and urine levels in women of child bearing age have been linked to a higher risk of birth defects. This suggests that phthalates may disrupt hormone receptors as well as increase the likelihood of cell mutation.
Triclosan – is classified as a pesticide by the FDA, and a probable carcinogen by the EPA. Enough said.
BHT – (Butylated Hydroxytoluene) in addition to causing hyperactivity in children, BHT (and BHA) are considered carcinogens by the US Department of Health and Human Services. The Skin Deep site rates BHT as having a “high toxic hazard” and says it has been shown to be linked to cancer, developmental toxicity, allergies, neurotoxicity, endocrine disruption, biochemical or cellular level change.
As noted in the SF Gate, “Chemicals such as Methylparaben and BPA mimic or interfere with the body’s endocrine or hormonal systems.”
WHAT TO CHOOSE:
After testing and research, I’m thrilled to share Bare Pits with everyone.
Organic Deodorant; formulated with only 7 certified organic and food grade ingredients and no harmful chemicals. Best of all, it REALLY, REALLY WORKS & DETOXIFIES!
Bare Pits Deodorant Ingredients (regular strength): Organic Raw Extra Virgin Coconut Oil, Organic Shea Butter Raw Unrefined Ivory Grade A. Premium Quality, organic beeswax, organic arrowroot powder, diatomaceous food grade, kaolin clay, organic essential oils
Bare Pits Deodorant Ingredients (extra strength): Organic Raw Extra Virgin Coconut Oil, Organic Shea Butter Raw Unrefined Ivory Grade A. Premium Quality, organic beeswax, organic arrowroot powder, diatomaceous food grade, bentonite clay food grade, organic essential oils
Did you hear? Even my natural organic detox deodorants are scented with organic essential oils. Hard to believe, but its something you can feel and smell the difference!