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Ditch Your Deodorant - Proven To Protect! | Why You Should Switch2Pure
By Estela Cockrell
Natural Deodorants that get the job done — Minus the harsh stuff!
Switching to all-natural, cruelty-free, aluminum-free deodorant doesn't have to be tough (or smell bad when detoxing!). Our scientifically formulated deodorants are free of endocrine-disrupting phthalates, as well as estrogen-mimicking parabens & soy derivatives and sodium bicarbonate. Say goodbye to cancer-causing ingredients and hormone disruptors. They're also GMO-free & cruelty-free —YAY! Shop our Probiotic Deodorant and our Detox Bar!
What? A probiotic deodorant?! Yup, that's right!
By studying the biological causes of body odor, we've identified a formulation that attacks the root cause on three levels:
A blend of vegetable-based powders + oils help to absorb & wick away wetness, separating it from your skin with a moisturizing barrier.
Mineral ingredients like magnesium + baking soda neutralize the environment where the odor-causing bacteria thrives
Probiotic infused ingredients contribute to the biodiversity & strength of your skin’s microbiome
The result is all-day odor control with just one application.
For some people, baking soda is the perfect option for controlling odor. For others with baking soda sensitivities, our magnesium deodorant is just as effective but gentler on the skin.
Is this an antiperspirant?
Instead, we use arrowroot powder to absorb and wick wetness away from your skin. This allows your body to sweat naturally without making you feel sweaty or chafing.
Will this deodorant leave yellow stains on my clothes?
There are a couple of reasons you may have experienced discoloration or staining in the past. Since our DEODORANT does not contain any aluminum, you never have to worry about the kind of yellow discolorations that occur when the urea in sweat combines with aluminum salts. We use the same kind of fractionated coconut oil, so it's designed to absorb into your skin quickly with no oily residue.
*Do Note That Former Aluminum Use May Cause > yellow marks until your body completely flushes the aluminum.
Haven't heard the word yet?
"Aluminum temporary plugs the sweat ducts and stops the flow of sweat (toxins). Some research suggests that aluminum, applied frequently and left on the skin near the breast, may be absorbed by the skin and cause estrogen-like (hormonal) effects. Because estrogen has the ability to promote the growth of breast cancer cells, some scientists have suggested that the aluminum-based compounds in antiperspirants may contribute to the development of breast cancer.” Darbre PD. Aluminum, antiperspirants and breast cancer. Journal of Inorganic Biochemistry2005; 99(9):1912–1919.
The Dish on Ditching & Switching
"I made personal changes because of my understanding of how the buildup of toxic chemicals, including the heavy metals aluminum, mercury, copper and lead to the pathology underlying neurodegenerative disorders including Alzheimer’s disease. When you work with patients who would give anything to restore the health of their brain, it’s a powerful motivator to inspire lifestyle changes in support of this goal...The reason why it’s so important for us to think about the impact of the chronic exposure of chemicals that are in our beauty products, whether we are in our 20’s, 30’s, 40’s and 50’s or even older, is that degenerative processes begin manifesting in the brain at the cellular level 20 to 30 years prior to having symptoms of cognitive impairment." - Dr. Kristen Willeumier
1)To reduce the smell of your deodorant detox for those at the beginning of their switch to a natural deodorant, we strongly suggest our Switch2Pure Detox Bar. This detoxifying soap with shea butter, kelp, clay, and charcoal was formulated to extract, detoxify, and purify the skin. The perfect size. Take it with you on the go and have the luxury of handmade soap wherever you are in the world! (These toxins and bacteria come from your former "trusted" deodorant, Yuck!) It literally boosts the ability of your natural deodorant, no detox is complete without it!
2)Plus if you are caught up working out or out & about, freshen up midday with our juicy bamboo cleansing wipes!
3)We highly recommend our S2P Probiotic Deodorant. Detoxing and transitioning from antiperspirant and chemically loaded deodorants is a process.
4)Keep the pits clean and dry. Shave in the pm and apply deodorant in am. Drink plenty of water. Sweat it out!
Is it a rash or is it detox?
RASH – Red, itchy, flaky, bumpy, burning skin. This could be due to sensitives to the ingredients (essential oil, baking soda are usually the offenders). Use our Probiotic Deodorant if that is the case!
Discontinue use for a few days.
DETOX - Feeling a bit tender or bumpy? No surprise: toxins, bacteria, and chemicals that aluminum antiperspirants kept trapped inside your body. When your pets can finally flush these toxins, your lymph nodes, which are responsible for doing all that filtering, can become inflamed...
Remember: Ingredients such as aluminum, triclosan, silica, propylene glycol, and chemical fragrances are all associated with causing skin irritation, allergies, organ system toxicity, and have even been linked to cancer. So stay the course. You will be back to your normal self in no time! Note, some people don't have an immediate reaction to baking soda. It isn't until your pH is not neutral that you will notice a rash or break out. PRO TIP: Use 3 glides downward to apply our super soft and natural formula.