Natural Deodorant from LoveFresh is where it’s at! #GMCBeauty

There’s lots of conflicting information out there about antiperspirants and cancer and thank goodness companies like LoveFresh are offering us a better alternative.  Some say it may cause and some say it doesn’t.  I’ll list some information below and you can decide if it sounds and feels right to you and if you want to continue with such ingredients.  But there are also alternative deodorants out there that are gentler on you and the planet and they work just as well.  

Do you know what are the top 5 potentially toxic ingredients are in your antiperspirant?  Well, let me share with you what some of them are.  There are still a few others to learn about like BHT, DEA & TEA, Artificial colours and fragrances which are lurking there too.

  1. Aluminum.   If anything the main concern with aluminum powders & salts is neurotoxicity.  Long-term and increasing use remains unknown, especially in relation to the breast, which is a local area of application and the underarms.  This study seems to sum it well.  Regardless-I am not a fan 
  2. Parabens. An antimicrobial used in cosmetics, kids cough syrup, food and well you guessed it- deodorant.  Parabens have been found in higher levels near the axilla quadrant of the breast (the area nearest the underarm).  Parabens mimic estrogen therefore are an endocrine disruptor.  Several years ago, research published in the Journal of Applied Toxicology found an ingredient called parabens in 20 human breast tumours. Parabens are preservatives used in antiperspirant.
  3. Phthalates.  It’s a group of chemicals that make plastic.   Even The Canadian Cancer Society is concerned about phthalates in certain medical supplies and in children’s toys and supplies.   When you’re looking at your cosmetics look for its full name.
  4. Ingredients list for dibutyl phthalate and diethyl phthalate. Read more here.
  5. Triclosan. This is used as a bactericide and found in cosmetics, deodorants and antibacterial soaps.  It has contributed to heart disease and heart failure. It is also another endocrine disruptor and may even affect your thyroid.    In 1969 it was first used as pesticide-it still is registered as that but it has so many other uses.  It’s not safe for us and not for nature.  Check out what EWG says in this short report.
  6. Propylene Glycol.  This is a form of mineral oil.  Usually used in antifreeze. The FDA has classified it as safe though to go in our foods and cosmetics.  Frequent exposure can irritate the skin, contribute to eczema and kidney failure but no links have been found to cause cancer.  

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I personally don’t care for the above ingredients.  I don’t want them near my mammary glands or my lymph nodes so I have searched high and low for a great alternative.  I love LoveFresh!  It’s baking soda free which is great because I find over time with baking soda deodorants I can get sensitive over time and I don’t want red, itchy armpits.  I love natural deodorant.  We need to purge our toxins and perspiration is where it’s at plus it’s to cool us down.  You don’t want to keep toxins do you by using antiperspirants?  

Whats in LoveFresh Deodorants?
Shea Butter Coconut Oil, Arrowroot Flour, Magnesium, Kaolin Blay, Emulsifying Wax NF, Mandarin and Lime essential oils.  These simple ingredients are ones that I like.

Does it work???
It does!  It’s my second choice for natural deodorants as I found towards the end of the day I would need a refresher.  I massage it into my skin once I roll it on as it’s a little thick.  The scent is amazing and it is good, I give it a 8/10 for effectiveness.

Price.
$24, handmade in Canada.
www.lovefresh.com

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So what’s in your deodorant? Will you make the switch?  This is a sponsored post as I am a part of the Ditch the Pink and go Green with #GMCBeauty.

10 COMMENTS

  1. Lois Alter Mark | 28th Oct 15

    I’m going to have to look into this. It’s so hard to find a natural deodorant that actually works well.

  2. Liz Mays | 28th Oct 15

    It would be cool to try out a natural deodorant like this out. I definitely don’t want to expose myself dangerous chemicals.

  3. Courtney | 28th Oct 15

    This sounds like such a neat product. I am not interested in making my own natural deodorant, but buying it is a whole other story. Sounds perfect for sensitive underarm skin.

  4. Sherri | 28th Oct 15

    I like the idea of a natural option! I figure it can’t hurt any to forgo chemicals whenever possible right?

  5. Bri | 28th Oct 15

    Finding a natural deodorant that will really work for me is hard. I sweat a lot (for no reason) and I need super protection. I will have to give LoveFresh a try to see if it will help me.

  6. Robin Rue (@massholemommy) | 28th Oct 15

    I would be interested in trying this. I always thought natural deodorants didn’t really work.

  7. Star Traci | 28th Oct 15

    I have not tried a natural deodorant before as I feared they would not work. Not going to lie, I can get stinky. With the mandarin and lime oils, it seems like this would smell really good. Maybe I’ll give it a try.
    🙂
    Traci

  8. Carol Bryant | 28th Oct 15

    Totally looking into this. Like some of the commenters before me, it’s hard to find a good deoderant that I don’t feel will harm me all in one. TY for the heads up on this.

  9. Amanda || Growing Up Madison | 30th Oct 15

    It’s pretty pricey but having all the bad stuff taken out totally makes up for it. I would prefer not to have those things in products I use either.

  10. Treen Goodwin | 28th Jan 17

    this sounds like great deodorant , i will have to look into it thanks for sharing 🙂

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