You have seen the ads and heard the hype. I am sure you have friends that have made the switch to all natural deodorant but maybe you have some questions and concerns. Maybe you are worried that it just won’t work for you. Well today I want to share the benefits, the real long lasting benefits that can make a huge impact on your health. It’s not just about deodorant and not about sweating or smelling good. It’s about your lymph nodes, detoxing, and stopping disease from being able to form. Americans spend $18 billion a year on deodorant! For most people this is a natural part of the morning routine, so making it a healthy decision is so important.  Those small every day things we do turn into the big things that effect the rest of our lives. So here we go, let me break down for you the five best reasons to make the switch.

1. Antiperspirants Kill off the Good Bacteria

We have good bacteria all through our bodies and that is very important to our overall health. We cannot survive without the good bacteria, that is why it is good to eat fermented foods and probiotics and not overuse antibiotics and hand sanitizer that wipes out all the good germs as well. Antiperspirants have been shown in studies to kill the good bacteria that is present which can effect the lymph nodes that are present.

2. Aluminum is Connected to Cancer

Most antiperspirants contain aluminum which acts as a “plug” to your sweat ducts and reduce sweating. Long term exposures to aluminum have been linked to cancer in breast tissue. Aluminum has the ability to alter DNA that can potentially support cancer cells to grow. Studies have also found that breast cancer tissue is found often near the places where deodorants have been applied. Natural deodorant does not have aluminum so it takes away these major factor on your overall health.

3. You Need to Sweat to Detox (It’s Normal)

Sweating may feel gross and we always hope to not have sweat marks on our clothes. But sweating is our bodies way of regulating its temperature and detoxing the body of toxins, which are two very important roles. Antiperspirants are made to clog pores so that your body cannot release sweat to cool down body temperatures and to release toxins, and when this happens the toxins stay in your body. Gross! This is also dangerous to you as we need to eliminate the toxins we are exposed to on a daily basis. Sweat is a good thing, it’s natural!

4. Deodorant is Not the Cause of Body Odor

Luckily, sweat isn’t what causes us to smell. What does make us smell is when it comes in contact with the natural bacteria that lives on our skin. Changing this reaction can be done with switching to natural deodorant. Not all natural deodorants are created equal, and it might take some time to find the one that fits you and works for you. It also might take a week or two to detox your body. After all, if you have been using something for 10 plus years it will take more than a few days to adjust.

5. They are Healthier for You

The ingredients in all natural deodorants are effective for keeping you smelling nice, but they are also healthy for your body. Most natural deodorants are made out of essential oils, charcoal, baking soda, coconut oil and corn starch. Not only are these ingredients not harmful but they are packed full of good things that your body can benefit from. Anti-inflammatory, anti-fungal and they are capable of balancing your bodies natural pH letting the good bacteria that we talked about earlier to grow!

So if you are looking to make the switch try Schmidts all naturals or Native. These are two brands I love and trust. Give your body time to adjust and give your body only the good things it needs.

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