Smell Better ... Live Healthier
For many people, applying deodorant is as natural as washing your face or cleaning your hands. But there's one caveat:
Your over-the-counter deodorant may not be natural at all.
In fact, it may be hurting you with tons of unregulated and unnatural chemical ingredients.But don't worry. There are cleaner and healthier options out there for those who want cover up their smell, and stay healthy too!
In this blog we discuss the differences between chemical and NATURAL DEODORANT, and four amazing benefits that will have you smelling and feeling great today!
They're Better For You
To put it plainly, natural deodorant is simply better for you.
Chemicals in over-the-counter deodorants and antiperspirants contain various preservatives and chemicals that are proven to be dangerous to your mind, body, skin, and overall physical health. (1)
These chemicals range in purpose and type, but the most common ones are triclosan, aluminum, phthalates, and parabens. (2)
Various studies have linked these chemicals to cancer, developmental problems, respiratory issues, and long-term health conditions like asthma, Alzheimer's, skin disease, tumors, and hormone/endocrine problems.
FUN FACT: Mixing chemicals, even in low doses, can lead to long-term health problems you might not notice today! (1)
And though they're still being studied, there are also links between the chemicals in deodorant and hormone fluctuations, dementia, and kidney disease. (3)
Many over-the-counter deodorants contain aluminum. Don't put this dangerous metal on your skin!
Another problem with chemical deodorant is, much like prolonged use of certain medications, our body becomes immune to the chemicals in deodorant, as well as their desired effect. (4)
This means you need to keep using stronger and stronger deodorant that will eventually cause skin irritation and flood your body with dangerous chemicals that can cause more severe health problems down the line. (5)
Want a solution? Go Natural!
GARNER'S GARDEN uses only natural products and will still give you the desired effect you want, only without the potential health risks!
We've covered how chemicals in over-the-counter deodorant can cause long-term health problems, many of them life-threatening and serious. But did you know that...
Over-the-counter deodorants are dangerous the second you apply them?
Chemicals in deodorant are causing more and more people to suffer from allergic reactions and other skin irritations as soon as they're applied. (6)
In fact, a quarter of all people who suffer from allergies to chemicals and fragrances will suffer an allergic reaction to the chemicals in deodorant! (7)
FUN FACT: Aluminum, a common chemical in over-the-counter deodorants, can block more than 200 biological functions! (8)
Parabens and aluminum cause allergic reactions, redness, and skin irritation that can linger for days to weeks on end.
This exposure can also lead to contact dermatitis and other skin conditions that may worsen with continued use. (9)
Another danger of chemical deodorant that isn't really talked about that much is chemical dye.
The dye in over-the-counter deodorant is usually from some long-named ingredient manufacturers don't expect you to pronounce, and this unnatural dye is also linked to skin irritation, allergy, and dermatitis. (10)
They Smell Better
Many of us use deodorant to mask the smell of our natural sweat glands, but many of us also opt for deodorant because of its fragrance.
Unfortunately, over-the-counter deodorants are loaded with chemicals that are supposed to make you smell better, but may also be hurting you.
And there are a lot of them.
There are around 4,000 chemicals in deodorants and other cosmetic products to help get you smelling a certain way, and many of these chemicals are dangerous. (11)
FUN FACT: A single scent in an over-the-counter deodorant can contain 50-300 different chemicals! (12)
What's worse is that the government, regulators, and even manufacturers don't even necessarily know what's being used to make the smell you put on your own skin!
"No state, federal, or global authority is regulating the safety of fragrance chemicals," Janet Nudelman, a policy director for the BCCP says. (13)
There are no disclosure mandates for chemical scents as there are for other aspects of a product, and this gray area can lead to migraines and respiratory problems that can be directly linked to these artificial fragrances.
That's why it's better to go natural. GARNER'S GARDEN uses only the most natural ingredients straight from the source to provide you with a healthy and natural scent, all the while providing the health benefits associated with many amazing natural and essential oils like lavender and lemongrass.
They're Better For The Environment
Many people think that damage to the environment caused by cosmetics ended with the regulation of aerosol cans. But this isn't true.
The CFCs long associated with environmental harm were simply replaced by other chemicals that are proven to harm the environment. (14)
FUN FACT: There are over 1200 more chemicals banned in Europe than the U.S.! (15)
Now liquid propellants are used in over-the-counter chemical deodorants, and these propellants are usually butane and propane associated. (16)
These VOCs, as they're known, actually form what's known as ground-level ozone -- better known as smog. (17)
Thankfully, natural deodorants are out there, and GARNER'S GARDEN has got you covered:
Garner's Garden 100% All-Natural Deodorant keeps odor away for over 12 hours using clay, aluminum-free baking soda, and therapeutic essential oils!
Garner's Garden 100% All-Natural Activated Charcoal Deodorant removes toxins and bacteria that cause sweating and odor for at least 12 hours. Is great for sporting activities and those that need some added strength!
Garner's Garden 100% All-Natural Magnesium Deodorant uses magnesium, an ALL-NATURAL body deodorizer, to literally eliminate body odor and the chemicals that cause it.
It's also great for sensitive skin!
Garner's Garden 100% All-Natural Maximum Strength Magnesium Deodorant adds baking soda to provide even greater protection that eliminates body odor without clogging pores!
And for the ultimate underarm care, check out Garner's Garden 100% All-Natural Armpit Detox Package, which includes our 100% All-Natural Magnesium Deodorant, 100% All-Natural Mineral Scrub, and 100% All-Natural DIY Detox Face Mask!
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