I’ve been reading through the Trim Healthy Mama book and I’m in the 200’s pages. My learning curve is quite steep at the moment, they are teaching me many new things. I’ve recently discovered my deodorant has aluminum in it and this is not a good thing.
Aluminum attacks your central nervous system, contributes to brain disease, and may cause liver toxicity. Apparently, putting it on your underarms in the form of deodorant every day RIGHT NEXT TO YOUR LYMPH NODES is a bad idea.
Aluminum is the most widely distributed metal on the planet and it’s used in the production of many every-day products. Cookware is made from aluminum, soda cans are aluminum, and aluminum foil is found in most kitchens. Aluminum is also in antacids, aspirin, vaccines, and even flour. This overwhelming infestation of aluminum means that your risk of exposure is through the roof, which is also made of aluminum. Unlike vitamins, minerals, and trace elements, the body does not need aluminum. And aluminum is no innocent or benign participant. Aluminum accumulates in the kidneys, brain, lungs, liver and thyroid where it competes with calcium for absorption and can affect skeletal mineralization. ~Global Healing Center
I went to the store and found Tom’s deodorant in the scents of lavendar (which I’m incredibly allergic to), unscented, and apricot. No thanks….and they wanted to charge me $5-$6 for a container of it. So I thought, I’ll bet there’s another option out there that makes more scents :)
Since this is a pretty naturalistic group, I would love to know what you do for deodorant, or what you like best, or if you’ve experimented with making your own.
I had very good results the last time I asked this group a question about facial moisturizers. I’m now a virgin coconut oil user for facial moisturizer and am very happy with the results…and the price.
(Note: I also plan to change my baking powder to an aluminum free one soon)
How To Make Your Own Stick Deodorant (Wikihow)
How To Make Natural Deodorant (Wellness Mama)