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Organic Deodorant

posted by Russ, July 23 in health & diet with tags , ,

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I have finally found an organic deodorant that really works. It is called Earth Science Tea Tree Lavender and actually controls odor well and is aluminum and paraben free. I’ve reviewed other organic deodorants on the resources page. If you want to see a complete selection of organic deodorants, check out this Amazon page of organic deodorants … I had no idea that there were so many brands!

*Update 01/15/2009

I have recently been eating mostly raw foods, and believe it or not my body odor is almost completely neutral now. Check out this forum topic on Giveittomeraw.com. But I still have my Earth Science Tea Tree Lavender as a backup.

*Update 08/05/2008

What does a traditional antiperspirant deodorant do?
It keeps you from perspiring by blocking your sweat glands, and additional makes you smell nice.

What potentially toxic and/or non-earth friendly things are in a traditional deodorant?
Parabens: A preservative that comes in several forms (methyl, ethyl, propyl, benzyl and butyl) and has also been found in breast cancer tumors — though there is no conclusive evidence that it is the cause of said tumors.

Aluminum: A key ingredient in antiperspirant and can be disguised as any of the following: aluminum chlorohydrate, aluminum zirconium tetrachlorohydrex gly or any other aluminum compound. It is an element found in the earth’s crust, and bauxite is the ore that is most useful for producing pure aluminum.

Triclosan: A chemical that is classified as a pesticide by the FDA. It’s thought to contain carcinogenic contaminants and is stored in body fat. Also look for triclosan in antibacterial soaps.

Talc: This seemingly benign duster of baby bottoms is often contaminated with asbestos (which is carcinogenic).

Propelyn glycol: As a “penetration enhancer”, propelyn glycol is believed to be a neurotoxin that may cause kidney or liver damage.

*Thank you MSN and answers.com

After that, do you need to know the benefits of organic deodorant?

  • Minimizes the need to use aluminum (a natural resource), that may often be mined using slave or cheap labor, which also unnecessarily destroys the earth
  • Minimizes the need to produce toxic chemicals, also keep toxic and potential cancer causing chemicals off of your skin

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Originally posted on Wednesday, July 23rd, 2008 at 11:57 PM .

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