>> Monday, August 2, 2010
I was recently browsing all of the awesome natural products available at Nature's Basin Organic Beauty Care and I came across a natural deodorant that really appealed to me.
What is "natural" deodorant and why is it important?
"Natural Deodorants" should not contain aluminum. However, most conventional deodorants on the market do contain aluminum which may be a factor in the development of breast cancer.
The National Cancer Institute says this on the matter:
"Aluminum-based compounds are used as the active ingredient in antiperspirants. These compounds form a temporary plug within the sweat duct that stops the flow of sweat to the skin's surface. Some research suggests that aluminum-based compounds, which are applied frequently and left on the skin near the breast, may be absorbed by the skin and cause estrogen-like (hormonal) effects (3). Because estrogen has the ability to promote the growth of breast cancer cells, some scientists have suggested that the aluminum-based compounds in antiperspirants may contribute to the development of breast cancer (3)...Additional research is also necessary to determine whether these chemicals can either alter the DNA in some cells or cause other breast cell changes that may lead to the development of breast cancer."
I personally desire to play it safe and go a natural route. The Weleda Wild Rose Natural Deodorant I found at Nature's Basin, lets me do just that and smell lovely! This deodorant really smells fantastic. I think it is better than any perfume you could use. My daughter is always sneaking into the bathroom and spritzing it! My husband likes the smell too. And most importantly I know that the essential oils are working to stall the growth of odor-causing bacteria while letting my body naturally release toxins. The easy-to-apply aerosol-free spray contains extracts of rose hip leaf and rose damascena, which contribute a wonderful fragrance and have antiseptic and deodorant properties. I really love staying naturally fresh with Weleda Wild Rose Natural Deodorant and I give this product a huge thumbs up! It is available in a 1 ounce size and a much more economical 3.4 ounce size and it last a long time since you just need a spritz under each arm.
If you love the rose scent as much as I do, Nature's Basin offers a whole line of wild rose organic beauty products or if you prefer they have many other fragrances such as sage or citrus. "Nature's Basin is committed to bringing you the finest natural, organic facial skin care, body, hand and feet care, hair care, shampoos, conditioners, treatments and cosmetics from around the world."
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Nature's Basin did provide me with the deodorant in the hopes that I would share my honest opinions. I received no monetary compensation and the opinions expressed are my own.