Have you read the labels on your deodorants or anti-perspirants? If not- please do yourself a favor and look at what you are really applying under your arms. Of all places, especially for women to be applying these chemical toxins right beside your breasts. If you find your deodorants' ingredients have a few more un-pronounceable ingredients than you would like, try some natural alternatives below.
Did you know? That Back in 2007, scientists measured aluminum content from breast tissue from breast cancer patients and found that the aluminum content of breast tissue was higher in the region where there would be the highest density of antiperspirant. Three major toxins include:
Aluminum – May interfere with the ability of estrogen receptors to correctly process the hormone- thus this acts as an estrogen disruptor.
Propelyne Glylcol – used in anti-freeze is implicated in contact dermatitis, kidney damage and liver abnormalities; can inhibit skin cell growth in human tests and can damage cell membranes causing rashes, dry skin and surface damage.
Scientists in Britain suggest they may have found a possible link between the use of deodorants and breast cancer. Read this article
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99% of Breast Cancer Tissue Contained This Everyday Chemical (NOT Aluminum)!
Some Facts at-a-glance:
Recent research found higher concentrations of parabens in the upper quadrants of the breast and axillary area, where antiperspirants are usually applied, suggesting they may contribute to the development of breast cancer.
In one shocking recent study, researchers at the University of Reading in the UK found that 99 per cent of all tissue samples taken from 40 women who had undergone mastectomies for breast cancer contained at least one paraben - and that 60 per cent of the samples contained five parabens.
Parabens are known to have an oestrogen-mimicking effect - and oestrogen is well known to play a key role in the development, growth and progression of breast cancer.
Overall, topical application of personal care products containing parabens appear to be the greatest source of exposure to these estrogen-mimicking chemicals, far surpassing the risk of the aluminum in antiperspirants.
Aluminum chloride—the active ingredient in antiperspirants—has been found to act similarly to the way oncogenes work to provide molecular transformations in cancer cells. Like parabens, aluminum salts also mimic estrogen, and bioaccumulate in breast tissue, which can raise you a breast cancer risk.
There are some very safe alternatives -- and many that you can create yourself- check below!
Apply Therapeutic Essential oils Directly under your arm
Many anti-bacterial essential oils can be applied directly under the armpits with the greatest protection, natural fragrance and the herbal health benefits- they are extremely effective at eliminating underarm odor, but do not stop perspiration. Listed below are some of the favorites:
To use, simply apply 3-5 drops undiluted to fingertips and rub under each armpit as needed. The oils will do their job anywhere from 6-12 hours.
Some of the qualities of each oil: Cypress - helps to improve circulation, anti-infectious, strengthens blood capillaries, lymph cleansing Patchouly - anti-microbial, fluid retention, relieves itching, good for skin conditions, Sandalwood - good for skin conditions, anti-viral, anti-microbial Lavender - skin conditions,anti-septic, anti-fungal Palmarosa- antibacterial, anti-fungal, antiviral,stimulates newskin cell growth, skin problems Rose Geranium- skin care,anti-infectious, anti-inflammatory Ylang Ylang- anti-inflammatory, anti-diabetic, skin care Gentle Baby- soothing, dry skin, revitalizing, anti-infectious Vetiver (great for men)- anti-inflammatory,antiseptic, relaxant,skin care Not only does it keep you somewhat dry - it also adds benefits to the bloodstream and acts as an antibacterial agent. If you need something stronger - then re-apply more often throughout the day or use the aroma-guard natural deodorant listed below.
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AromaGuard® Deodorants are the first natural deodorants formulated exclusively from therapeutic-grade essential oils and all-natural ingredients. They provide a pleasant and safe alternative to commercial deodorants and are free ofpropylene glycol, parabens, triclosan and toxic aluminum salts.