Do You Need a Deodorant Detox?

You may have heard of several different types of detoxes, but have you ever heard of a deodorant detox? Sounds strange, but more and more people are doing a deodorant detox to reduce their cancer risks. Here’s what you need to know about it and if it is right for you.

Do Deodorants Cause Cancer?

Many have linked deodorants and antiperspirants to cancer because of the amount of aluminum in them. It has been said that the aluminum in these products might increase the risk of breast cancer. However, this is quite a controversial debate, and there is no hard evidence that makes it clear whether or not deodorant is directly related to causing cancer. 

With this being said, deodorants and antiperspirants are full of chemicals that can negatively affect your health. Any product that goes on our skin can be easily absorbed into our blood stream. Antiperspirants are especially bad, since the purpose of them is to keep you from sweating. Our bodies need to sweat. We sweat to flush out toxins, so if we prevent our bodies from sweating, you can bet our body is having a hard time filtering out all of the toxins. Deodorant use can also lead to issues with the hormone and immune system.

No More Deodorant – How Is That Possible?

I know it may seem impossible to go without deodorant. No one wants to sweat or stink, and we have all had a whiff of how bad we can smell after a day of no deodorant. Many people have found that after the first initial days or weeks of not wearing deodorant, that they do not have as much stink or sweat.

To detox yourself from conventional deodorant use, just simply stop using it. You will experience several days of horrible odor. Simply wash your arm pits whenever you notice the smell. A splash of tea tree oil is a great way to kill odor and bacteria. After about a week, you can either experiment with natural deodorant brands or make your own deodorant. Many people may discover that they do not need deodorant in the first place, just a once a day cleaning.

So, are you brave enough to try the deodorant detox? If you do try it, it is best to start over the weekend when you don’t plan on going anywhere. Since you are detoxing, make sure to drink a lot of water, and even try dry brushing or massaging your armpits to help flush out toxins.

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