Avoid Aluminum Toxicity with this Amazing Natural Deodorant!

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I know it’s hard to find a good natural deodorant. I tried so many before I finally found one that is free of aluminum, works great and is free of all harmful ingredients frequently found in “natural” deodorants. Discover my favorite deodorant!

As I have mentioned in previous posts, the chemicals in cosmetic products expose you and your body to a whole host of dangers. Since our skin absorbs over 64% of what is placed on it, we must take every precaution necessary to reduce the risk of contaminating our bodies with hormone disrupting, carcinogenic, and toxic ingredients.

The simple fact is that when you put the chemicals found in most toiletries, such as deodorant, onto your skin, they’re absorbed straight into your blood stream without filtering of any kind. The dose, when applied via the skin, can be up to ten times the dose than if you were to ingest it. This is why transdermal vitamins and medications work more efficiently, as more is absorbed into the body than oral versions.  I emphasize this point of skin absorption especially for women, who often apply their deodorant to freshly shaven underarms where it is absorbed even more readily.

The biggest toxic culprit when it comes to deodorant is aluminum.  It is an ingredient found in antiperspirants because it works to inhibit the eccrine sweat glands (4). But the danger comes when you use such a product over an extended period of time.  Daily exposure to typical deodorants can lead to aluminum toxicity.

The Dangers of Aluminum Toxicity

Aluminum toxicity is caused when aluminum is absorbed into the body, but the body is unable to expel it. And because this metal comprises 8% of the earth’s crust and is so prevalent in our daily lives in air, food and water, it is best to minimize your exposure where and when you can, including your deodorant (3).

Aluminum toxicity has been linked to a wide array of disorders, including (1, 2):

  • Breast Cancer
  • Alzheimer’s disease
  • Learning delays
  • Kidney dysfunction
  • Blood disorders
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Dental cavities
  • Colitis
  • Hypoparathyroidism
  • Anemia
  • Neuromuscular disorders
  • Ulcers
  • Fatigue
  • Brain Fog

It is important to recognize how this one toxic metal can affect our bodies. In addition to all of the scary conditions listed above that have been linked to aluminum toxicity, it is important to understand how aluminum affects the nervous system.  In animal studies, aluminum blocks the action potential or electrical discharge of nerve cells, reducing nervous system activity.  Aluminum also inhibits uptake of important chemicals by nerve cells (dopamine, norepinephrine, and serotonin) (1).

“Natural” Deodorant

The issue many have with natural products is that they don’t work like their toxic counterparts, meaning we love our toxic products because of things like scent and texture.  To make matters worse, most natural deodorants that are currently on the market are, in a word, crap.  They claim to be natural but contain fragrance, propylene glycol and irritating or even toxic ingredients.

Some of you may use the crystal to address your body odor needs, but I’ve got some bad news: if you’re using the crystal, your “natural” deodorant works because it contains…aluminum!  It’s not really “natural” at all! Time to go natural…for real.

What’s a cavegirl to do? While I’ve switched over to a more natural lifestyle, I personally think going sans deodorant is taking the primal lifestyle a little too far!

That’s why I was so happy when I finally found the Primal PitStick.

My Favorite Natural Deodorant

I’ve sampled nearly every natural deodorant on the market and can tell you that the Primal Pitstick is, by far, my favorite. First of all: it works. In fact, this line from Primal Life Organics is one of the only natural deodorants I have found that actually does what it claims. It comes in a variety of lovely scents AND it doesn’t contain any harmful additives or toxins that will hurt your body! You could even eat it in a pinch!

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The Sensitive Cool Aloe Primal Life Organics PitStick is what I personally use on a daily basis. The essential oils kill bacteria. The coconut and other oils nourish your stinky pit skin. It comes in Lavender, Forest, Unscented, Sensitive, Sensitive Lavender and Sensitive Cool Aloe formulas.

PSST! Get a PitStick for only $2!!! Sign up at Primal Life Organics to get $10 off your first order. 

Primal Life’s PitStick is made from only three ingredients:

  • Organic coconut oil
  • Baking soda (aluminum free) or organic arrowroot powder
  • Organic pure filtered beeswax.

They also offer a Sensitive PitStick formula (made with organic arrowroot powder instead of baking soda, for those sensitive to baking soda) and the new Dirty PitStick (which is the same as the Sensitive PitStick, but has added white kaolin clay for detoxing).

Primal Organics PitStickssensitive primal life organics are also free of preservatives like parabens, another huge danger in many of today’s beauty products.  As I have advised before, the major health concern with parabens is that they are estrogenic, contributing to our already estrogenic environment. They mimic estrogens in our bodies, the same way phthalates do, causing all kinds of health issues. Primal Life Organics has no need for preservatives. Every batch is even made fresh to order!

I hope you give this extremely effective and safe deodorant from Primal Life Organics a try.  I know you’ll love it as much as I do!

Grab Your Primal PitStick today!

PSST! Get a PitStick for only $2!!! Sign up at Primal Life Organics to get $10 off your first order.

Are there other natural deodorants you really like? Leave a comment below and tell me about them!

Want more natural product recommendations? Check out my article Wendy’s Favorite Beauty Products for recommendations on every type of natural product category: makeup, cleansers, shampoo, etc.

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Wendy Myers, FDN, CHHC, is a functional diagnostic nutritionist, certified holistic health coach and founder of Live to 110. Her passions include getting you healthy, Modern Paleo, retoxing and detoxing. Discover her Mineral Power Program and enjoy freedom from fatigue and brain fog with metal detox.