Why You Should Use Natural Roll-On Deodorant
Sweating is an important and natural function of the human body. It is extremely important in controlling our body temperature and if we didn’t sweat we could potentially overheat and die. Another important reason we sweat is to flush out toxins from the body by bringing them to the surface of the skin. Sweat itself doesn’t actually smell, but when it mixes with the bacteria on your skin it can cause a sweet, sour, tangy or onion-like odour.
Using roll-on deodorant is our way of combating perspiration and any smells associated with it, but are we aware of the problems that interacting with this natural process can cause? Most deodorants and antiperspirants contain a long list of chemical ingredients that can be dangerous and detrimental to our health, and any deodorant that claims it is sweat or moisture-reducing, i.e. an antiperspirant deodorant, will likely contain aluminium-based ingredients that stop you from sweating by temporarily blocking your pores. The concern over aluminium is that when it is applied on the skin near the breast, if these aluminium compounds are absorbed into the skin they can affect the hormones and possibly promote the growth of breast cancer cells. High levels of this heavy metal have also been linked to Alzheimer’s disease.
As aluminium-based complexes are also the most frequently active ingredients used in commercial spray deodorants, it is far preferable to choose roll-on deodorants every time.
Better For You – Better For The Environment
There is still a lot of scepticism about the efficacy of natural deodorants, and because we are so used to the strong and synthetic fragrances used in regular deodorants, sometimes the natural aromas just don’t seem like they will be strong enough to cope. Let’s face it, you know a generous smothering of deodorant roll-on will prevent any sweat or smells, or even better a good spray with a fruity blast of antiperspirant is quick and easy to use, will keep us dry, smells good and will freshen up the room we’ve sprayed it in, so what’s not to love?
Consumer aerosol products contain harmful chemicals which emit volatile organic compounds (VOCs) into the environment. When aerosols are sprayed, a cloud of chemicals in a fine mist is released into the air, which if inhaled will enter your bloodstream and can cause problems such as headaches, throat dryness, nausea or even asthma, and can be harmful to plants and animals. Moreover, if these chemicals enter our water systems they produce harmful pollutants which may affect aquatic life. Aerosol spray cans are usually made of aluminium and can take about 200 years to decompose in landfills.
It is simple to see why a deodorant roll is much better than a deodorant spray for ourselves and our planet, but does it really need to be natural? It does if you want to reduce toxicity in your body and improve your general well-being. When you consider the number of substances we allow our skin to come into contact with on a daily basis – soaps, moisturizers, deodorants and cleaning products to name a few – and bearing in mind these will all get absorbed into our bloodstream, deciding to switch to a more natural choice seems the obvious answer and the only way to prevent toxic overload within our bodies.
Natural deodorant roll-ons work by neutralizing those nasty niffs that are caused by the naturally occurring bacteria on our skin, and use sustainable, plant-based ingredients that are kind to you and the environment, so don’t delay; make that switch today!