Many people are concerned about what they put into their bodies, but what about what is put on the body? The skin is the largest organ and what it absorbs often eventually ends up inside the body.
Deodorants and antiperspirants can be among the worst as they contain potentially dangerous ingredients such as: aluminum, parabens, propylene glycol, phthalates, and triclosan. Health gurus claim each of these ingredients may lead to harmful side effects including: Alzheimer’s, cancer (breast, prostrate, and hormone related cancers), birth defects, organ toxicity, and damage to the central nervous system, liver, and heart. Click on references below for more information regarding health issues associated with deodorant/antiperspirant chemicals.
Perhaps you have tried some of the all-natural deodorants and antiperspirants on the market today without success. Many of them either simply do not work or cause skin irritation. Additionally, even though they claim to be all-natural, many still contain questionable ingredients.
An excellent option is to make your own deodorant/antiperspirant. Click HERE for a homemade recipe and HERE for locations where you can purchase organic ingredients within the Twin Cities. Not interested in making your own deodorant?
Fortunately there is now a fantastic alternative – Primal Pit Paste. Primal Pit Paste is made with truly all-natural and organic ingredients: organic coconut oil, organic raw shea butter, non-aluminum baking soda, organic arrowroot powder, and organic essential oils. That’s it! And the best thing about Primal Pit Paste is that it actually works!
Primal Pit Paste is available in various scents and four versions: regular, light (lower amount of baking soda), strong (extra baking soda), and kids. Options include jar or stick (the stick includes organic beeswax). Also available are body powders and lip balms. Although Primal Pit Paste is not currently sold within the Twin Cities (I checked Whole Foods Market, Mississippi Market, Wedge co-op, and Fresh & Natural), all products are available on-line. Trial sizes are also available. Click HERE for more information and to order products.