For anyone wanting to begin their toxin free journey, a toxin-free, natural deodorant should be at the top of the list.
Although there has been a stigma attached to the effectiveness of a natural deodorant, Nourished Life has picked the best of the bunch to help you stay odour free and dry. Read on to find out why it's time to ditch the chemical deodorants and antiperspirants and make the switch.
Why do we cake ourselves in antiperspirants to try and stop our bodies from performing one of its most natural functions? Not only that, but sweating is actually one of our body's primary ways of detoxifying itself, so when we're using chemical antiperspirants each day, where are we sending those toxins our body is trying to flush out? The answer is the lymph system, the body's main defence against infection. The delicate skin under our arms is also a direct pathway into the body's lymphatic system so many opt to avoiding harsh chemicals to this area.
Antiperspirants have an aluminium base as their main ingredient, this is what helps to stop sweating. They work by helping to closed the sweat ducts so that sweat can't get out. You will usually see this at the back of a bottle or can as Aluminum chloride, Aluminum chlorohydrate, Aluminum zirconium tricholorohydrex glycine and Aluminum hydroxybromide.
Many mainstream deodorants also include other nasties such as parabens, propylene glycol and triclosan.
For this reason, many choose to use a natural deodorant. The research and advances into natural odour neutralising ingredients has come a long way in recent years to the point where some natural deodorants are considered just as effective as their chemical counterparts. Plus they can even smell better!
Common ingredients used in natural deodorants such as lemon, cinnamon, nutmeg, tea tree, coconut, rose and sage oil not only smell beautiful but also work mask and neutralise body odour, allowing you to stay fresh without absorbing any toxins into your body.
Our best selling Axilla Paste for example uses an aromatic combination of mandarin, clove, rose geranium, cedar wood and lavender to create its delicious signature scent that neutralises odour fast and lasts all day whether you're in the office or working out.