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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!). We have tried-and-true natural deodorants that aren't sacrificing your health or smell. First, we are gonna inform you on the importance of switching today and then we'll get to let you know what the best deodorant from our all natural deodorant lineup for your skin type is!
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.
& to that, we all say, "NO THANK YOU!"
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
Deodorants aren't one size fits all.
People’s skin biome, ph and bacteria are all different. For some, baking soda is the perfect fit, but for others, irritation may occur. This is why we have a variety of deodorant offerings to fit different needs at Switch2Pure. 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!
Have you ever needed an extra hand to combat underarm moisture & add an instant boost of freshness? Madame Lemy to the rescue. This throwback deodorant powder & pouf are a blessing when it comes to drying up excess moisture in your underarms. Plus if you are caught up working out or out & about, freshen up midday with our juicy bamboo cleansing wipes!
For people with the most sensitive skin, We recommend our S2P Probiotic Deodorant. For those transitioning from an antiperspirant, we recommend a charcoal-based deodorant to really aid in extracting toxins that can be found here. We recommend sodium bicarbonate based deodorant for those who are transitioning from a deodorant and love a fragrant smell and don't seem to be sensitive. We recommend the essential oil based spray for those that like a spray and to frequently apply throughout the day. Detoxing and transitioning from antiperspirant and chemically loaded deodorants is a process. 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.
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 offendors). 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 pits can finally flush these toxins, your lymph nodes, which are responsible for doing all that filtering, can become inflamed..
TIPS - Keep the pits clean and dry. Shave in the pm and apply deodorant in am. Drink plenty of water. Sweat it out!
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!
ANNOUNCING SWITCH2pure's Probiotic Deodorant!
What? A probiotic deodorant?!
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.
The Big Difference
These 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!