Yes, no More Deodorant For This Sista!!! I am the one talking about going back to nature and actually doing everything to go back to nature, but yet I was still rubbing this “Suave” (pictured) crappy deodorant under my armpits. Shame on me!!
I gave up regular cancer-causing deodorant and it’s feels great. Another step taken towards going back to nature…and I don’t smell either!! ha! ha! Sometimes I rub this substitute under my arms and sometimes I wear nothing at all…Here’s the best substitute:
Baking Soda and Lemon
According to Dr. Joseph Mercola, “your antiperspirant probably contains aluminum, and that aluminum may be absorbed into your breast tissue where it could potentially increase your risk of breast cancer or other health problems.” If you don’t want to be bothered with making your own deodorant like I do sometimes, then try this magnesium natural deodorant roll on . There are several scents to choose from, and it’s the closest you’ll get to all natural deodorant without having to make it yourself.
The Following DIY lemon and baking soda deodorant contain only 2 ingredients:
1. Lemon helps kill odor-causing bacteria.
2. The baking soda helps neutralize odor-causing acids.
What you need:
Sprinkle 1/2 tsp of baking soda onto 1 slice of lemon
It will fizz a little.
Wait a few seconds, and then apply on armpits.
Repeat every morning after showering for a natural, chemical free daily deodorant
Antiperspirants and Cancer
A few studies in recent years have theorized that aluminum-based antiperspirants may increase the risk for breast cancer.
According to the authors of these studies, most breast cancers develop in the upper outer part of the breast — the area closest to the armpit, which is where antiperspirants are applied. The studies suggest that chemicals in antiperspirants, including aluminum, are absorbed into the skin, particularly when the skin is nicked during shaving.
These studies claim that those chemicals may then interact with DNA and lead to cancerous changes in cells, or interfere with the action of the female hormone estrogen, which is known to influence the growth of breast cancer cells.