In my quest to live a more non-toxic existence, one of the greatest challenges has been finding an antiperspirant or deodorant replacement. If you’re active like me, you’ve probably been sorely disappointed with most available options. While I’d hope one might rather change or cleanse more frequently during the day than increase their cancer risk many times over with antiperspirants and deodorants containing aluminum and parabens, the reality is that everyone is busy and wants to smell fresh, or at least not at all.
I found myself using the dreaded toxic options ‘for special occasions’ until a friend recommended Nine Naturals. With four simple ingredients, both my husband and I found a satisfactory alternative to chemical land. The product is sulfate-free, paraben-free, phthalate-free, BPA-free, triclosan-free, DEA-free, petrochemical-free and contains no artificial chemicals, dyes or synthetic fragrance. It’s nice to know that what you wash off in the shower isn’t contaminating the water supply or otherwise harming the environment too.
Everyone’s chemistry is a little different but I hope this might at least be a common replacement for your more nuclear options. Admittedly, the research is inconclusive thus far on both the effect of aluminum (which blocks sweat from reaching surface of the skin and can promote both cancerous and non-cancerous cell growth in breasts by affecting estrogen levels) and parabens (concentrations of which are found in breast tumors). However, research was inconclusive on smoking once upon a time too. Go with your gut.