Since the 1990s, there has been a lot of controversy over the use of antiperspirants and deodorants that include aluminum. While aluminum is not considered a heavy metal, it has been found to be toxic in large amounts. Aluminum permeates our air, water and soil, and small amounts are present in our food. The average person consumes between three and ten mg of aluminum a day. Should we really use an antiperspirant laden with element that may be harmful to our bodies?
Aluminum chlorhydrate is the active ingredient in antiperspirants that prevents your body from sweating. But do you need to sweat? The answer is yes! Sweating is the natural way the body cleanses itself of toxic substances. Sweat glands help our bodies excrete waste materials that we definitely don't want sealed up inside of us!
Now, although sweating is natural and necessary, we certainly don’t want to smell unpleasant! But there is a solution. There are many organic deodorants available that will control body odor while also letting your body naturally expel toxins. Many of these products include natural ingredients, such as mineral salt, lavender and willow bark, which effectively neutralize odor. So try an all-natural, organic deodorant that will keep you smelling and feeling great!