Lately I have been investigating aluminum-free deodorants.Antiperspirants use aluminum, which is a neurotoxin that blocks blocks skin pores to prevent perspiration. Less sweat means less odor, since it is taking away what odor-causing bacteria like to feed on. Preventing perspiration sounds great, however, sweating is the main way our bodies release toxins from our system. And while there isn’t any study that completely proves aluminum salts cause breast cancer, there is no doubt that using antiperspirants can cause aluminum to accumulate in breast tissue. So aluminum-free deodorants sound even better, especially if they smell as incredible at Heathmade Can-Do Deodorant ($14.00).
I am a heavy sweater – in fact, my trainer says I am the second sweatiest of her clients, and I have no desire to make it to the top of that list. So I worried that switching to a deodorant would mean I smelled ok but still had a nasty sweat issue. However, I found that while antiperspirants block apocrine sweat glands, deodorants have antibacterial ingredients that kill odor-causing bacteria, so sweat is dealt with effectively.
Heathmade Can-Do Deodorant is a solid deodorant that smells absolutely heavenly. It’s a mix of Lemongrass + Coconut + Pineapple, and it is truly fantasic! The lemon smells so clean, but not sharp since it’s mellowed with creamy coconut and sweet pineapple. The Can-Do Deodorant has an all-natural, aluminum-free formula that features shea butter, arrowroot powder (this absorbs moisture), magnesium powder (this neutralizes odor), coconut oil, and lemongrass essential oil.
A word of caution: if you are transitioning from aluminimum antiperspirants, know that your body will have any adjustment period as it detoxes. This means that for two to four weeks, you may find that you sweat and smell more. Be sure to stick with Can-Do for at least a month to give your body time to adjust. Then you will be sweat, smell, and worry free!
I don’t think I have found an aluminum-free deodorant as effective and as delicious smelling at the Heathmade Can-Do Deodorant. If you are looking for an aluminum-free deodorant, this is an excellent option. You can find Heathmade Can-Do Deodorant online at www.heathmadela.com. – Lisa