Bentonite Clay along with nice smelling underarms, you get added benefits! Bonus! By making a Clay based Deodorant, you are incorporating a detoxing element to your daily routine. How? Bentonite Clay has many benefits:
- It absorbs odors
- It absorbs toxins from the skin by creating a leaching effect around the under arm lymph nodes (where a lot of toxins are stored).
- It extracts heavy metals from the skin.
- It is calming and soothing to the skin (so no more under arm chaffing).
Bentonite Clay is a sedimentary volcanic ash that swells when it comes in contact with water. “Once it becomes hydrated, the electrical and molecular components of the clay rapidly change and produce an ‘electrical charge’.” It is this negative electrical charge that will bond to the positive charge of toxins, absorbing them into the clay as it releases its nutrients.
Arrowroot Powder is an great alternative to replace baking soda which can cause irritation to skin.
Why use natural deodorant:
5 Toxins in Non-Natural Deodorants & Antiperspirants:
- Triclosan: Classified as a pesticide by the FDA and a probable carcinogen by the EPA, Triclosan is an antibacterial linked to antibiotic resistance, skin irritation, allergies, and thyroid issues.
- Propylene glycol: The active ingredient in antifreeze, propylene glycol is also used to soften products. Metabolized in the liver, studies have shown that it can cause damage to the central nervous system and heart.
- Parabens: These are synthetic chemicals that cause hormonal imbalance. Parabens are linked to birth defects, organ toxicity, and an increase in hormonal-related cancers including breast cancer.
- Synthetic fragrances: The word fragrance, or parfum, can mask hundreds of other chemicals, including phthalates. Phthalates are linked to a higher risk of birth defects in women with high levels of phthalates in their blood and urine.
- Aluminum: A metal and neurotoxin, it’s linked to dementia, Alzheimer’s disease, and breast cancer.
**Natural deodorant does not have the above stated 5 toxins, which is very important to human health.