January 13, 2017

Holy Deodorant.

For as long as I can remember, I have used Dove Original scent deodorant. I thought it was the best! I smelled good, my armpits never got irritated, and it never left white streaks in my underarms!

HOLY CRAP. I was suuuuuuper wrong about how great it is.

I've been reading about how icky and toxic Parfum is (one of the ingredients in this deodorant). 3000 fragrant ingredients are added to most personal care products to mask odors or add a present scent you guys. THREE THOUSAND INGREDIENTS.

Here is what is listed on their website:

Active Ingredient: Aluminum Zirconium Tetrachlorohydrex Gly (15.2%) Inactive Cyclopentasiloxane, Stearyl Alcohol, Isopropyl Palmitate, Ppg-14 Butyl Ether, Talc, Mineral Oil, Hydrogenated Castor Oil, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Dimethicone, Fragrance (Parfum), Peg-8, Bht 

Lets also talk about Mineral Oil.
This is what wikipedia says about mineral oil : The World Health Organization classifies untreated or mildly treated mineral oils as Group 1 carcinogens to humans; highly refined oils are classified as Group 3, meaning they are not suspected to be carcinogenic but available information is not sufficient to classify them as harmless.[4]

WHAT!!!!  A group 1 carcinogen means that its definitely harmful to humans. And that is what I was rubbing all over my armpits everyday (sometimes 2-3 times a day!)  YIKES!

My husband was using spray deodorant and we finally looked up the ingredients online - BUTANE AND PROPANE. You guys. My husband was spraying PROPANE on his armpits (insert dying emoji here*).

So I have leapt over to the clean non-toxic side of deodorant and am now patting my pits down with Copaiba oil from Young Living everyday. (Young Living because I trust their Seed to Seal guarantee that there are no synthetics added). I just ordered their Aromabright toothpaste which I have heard doubles wonderfully for deodorant as well, so I'll let you know how that turns out! ;)


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