Did you know that most conventional deodorants contain harmful ingredients, blocking your pores with ‘antiperspirant’ when you need to sweat to remove toxins from the body? Continuous use of these chemicals over time may lead to chronic illness. Please check the ingredient list on your deodorant even if it is meant to be a ‘natural’ one – you will be surprised at what is in some of them!
One of the worst offenders is aluminium, which is now believed to be a contributing factor in Alzheimer’s Disease, (1)
But here is the great news! Having tried many different brands of organic and eco-friendly deodorants, I finally found something amazingly cheap and simple that really works, (thanks to the advice of my friend Vikki at Ugly Apples ), and that is Lemon Juice! That is it people – just lemon juice. Squeeze a bit out onto your pits and off you go – clean and fresh all day. I tried it in the summer and it was great.
Not convinced? I have heard good reviews about the new deodorants sold by Neal’s Yard, and they are all free of aluminium and other nasty chemicals – check them out here.