Why is using only a natural deodorant and antiperspirant so important for you and your body? First off, your under arms are very close in proximity to some very important clusters of lymph nodes. Second, you wear deodorant all day, every day, which means it has a lot of opportunity to enter the blood stream via the skin.
What is the significance of the lymph nodes? Lymph nodes basically carry any toxins that enter your body throughout your entire body via their intricate transport system. There are actually several hundred lymph nodes found throughout the body, and many times they are found in clusters, as they are near your under arms.
Your lymph nodes are responsible for defending the body against viruses, and are a major source of power for your immune system. There is actually information that suggests aluminum in linked to breast cancer as well, another reason to at least ban aluminum in your deodorant of choice.
Doesn’t it makes sense to not put any contaminants or toxins in this very sensitive area, where they stay all day long, every day? This is why so many people have converted to natural deodorants – they are catching on that deodorant doesn’t just stay on the surface of your skin, but it absorbs into your blood stream.
Most commercial deodorants, even some of the aluminum free formulas, contain chemicals like propylene glycol, and heavy metals like aluminum, along with other synthetic fragrances, preservatives, and so on and so forth. We wear deodorant every day, and we definitely are absorbing those contaminants into our skin.
We tend to think that eating toxic chemicals is the worst thing we can do, but applying unnatural products to our skin, especially in sensitive and absorbant areas where they stay all day long, like in the underarms, we really are absorbing a lot of these as well.
100% natural deodorants can be effective, you just have to know which ones to choose. Many times, unfortunately, the common aluminum or chemical free deodorants found in grocery and natural foods stores, don’t cut it. They don’t absorb enough odor, they may not cut bacterial growth, which is what causes the odor, enough, and they may also do nothing to stop the wetness.