You Need to Use An All Natural Deodorant…
In a study completed earlier this year in the UK at the University of Reading, samples of breast tissue were studied from 40 women who had undergone mastectomies for breast cancer. The samples were found to contain widespread traces of parabens, the most widely used preservatives in cosmetic products. Chemically, parabens are esters of p-hydroxybenzoic acid. The most common parabens used in cosmetic products are methylparaben, propylparaben, and butylparaben. Typically, more than one paraben is used in a product, and they are often used in combination with other types of preservatives to provide preservation against a broad range of microorganisms.
In a statement to the press, one of the researchers of the study, Dr. Philippa Darbre, told reporters, “ These results are of concern because parabens have been shown to mimic the action of the female hormone, estrogen & estrogen can drive the growth of human breast tumors.”
Although researches will not conclusively say parabens cause breast cancer, and the “FDA believes that at the present time there is no reason for consumers to be concerned about the use of cosmetics containing parabens”, we as consumers should be concerned about whether or not they influence the development of cancer.
There are a slew of chemicals in cosmetic products, if you would like to do more to limit your chemical exposure from cosmetic products, start with Wellness Challenge #3: Save your skin! With the recent revelations about the antibacterial ingredient triclosan, it is never too soon to start using less harmful, chemical laden products. I have already shared recipes for hand soap (or body wash) and toothpaste, today I am sharing….
(original title, too funny not to keep!)
I originally found this recipe on Pinterest , here is the link to that post, http://www.somuchshoutingsomuchlaughter.com/2011/07/homemade-deodorant-recipe-that-really.html
This is the simplest recipe and works great! You need 3 ingredients…
5-6 Tbsp. coconut oil (Preferably organic and unrefined)
1/4 cup baking soda (food grade)
1/4 cup cornstarch
essential oils, if desired
Mix the coconut oil, baking soda, and cornstarch together, add 10 drops essential oil(s) if desired, I add tea tree since me and the hubby both use it and I do not want a floral or feminine fragrance, plus the tea tree has deodorant qualities of its’ own.
I store the deodorant in a glass jar I had on hand. To use, scoop out a pea size amount and rub into armpit. Keep in mind this is a deodorant, not an antiperspirant, so you will still sweat but you will not be stinky. Plus now you have a natural choice that doesn’t pose any health risks.
Stay tuned, Monday starts our Clean Green series, where I will share green cleaning solution recipes and why your health and wellness need you to Clean Green.
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Medical News Today http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/240324.php
- Is That Hand Sanitizer Really Bad for You? (enlightenedlotuswellness.com)
- Do You Worry About Chemicals in Your Makeup? (bellasugar.com)
- Definition: Parabens (bellasugar.com)
- Are Cosmetic Chemicals Contributing to Breast Cancer – Including Men? (sott.net)
- Are your cosmetics good enough to eat? (helsinkiliving.com.au)