Anyone who knows me knows that I’m a deodorant freak. I’m addicted. I have 6 varieties in my medicine cabinet, 1 in my gym bag, and even a mini deodorant in my purse! I’m obsessed with making sure I don’t smell funky. I don’t want to be that person on the subway stinking up the train. So I go through great lengths to make sure my underarms are “stink protected,” but am I really protected from health risks?
For years I’ve been layering on antiperspirant/deodorants in an effort to keep myself smelling fresh. Never considering the real effects their ingredients could potentially be having on my body. Recently I read some articles about studies done on these odor fighting sticks, and you’ll be shocked at what I found…
Did you know that antiperspirants contain aluminum? It’s the main ingredient in deodorants to keep you from sweating. Huh? Aluminum as in the metal? The same metal that we use to foil wrap food in so it doesn’t leak? Yep, that’s it. Anyone who’s been using an antiperspirant with aluminum in it has been rubbing metal into their armpits! Researchers even argue say that aluminum in deodorants may contribute to Alzheimer’s disease. YIKES! I don’t want to forget that. Lastly, studies show that wearing deodorants containing chemical ingredients may cause breast cancer!
The pickings are slim when it comes to finding natural/organic deodorants in stores. Everything that I’ve found has been fragrant free. I don’t know about you, but if I’m going to sweat, I want my sweat to at least smell peachy or beachy. I realize the purpose of deodorant is to deodorize the smell of bacteria; therefore it shouldn’t matter if my deodorant is scentless, but I’d rather be safe than sorry.
After surfing the web, I finally came across a highly recommended eco-friendly roll-on deodorant guaranteed to smell great. It’s called Tahitian Breeze by Miessence. Made from 100% natural and organic ingredients, Tahitian Breeze’s fragrance is designed to combat perspiration and odor. The intense natural aromatic blend of floral & citrus also helps calm your nerves. Although I’ve always been a skeptic of roll-ons because they are wet upon application, I’m willing to give Miessence a shot.
Hmmm…Tahitian Breeze – I may not be able to afford the luxury of being on a Tahitian beach right now, but I can definitely enjoy smelling like one!
Tell me - Are you willing to toss out your old deodorants for a healthier option?