When’s a better time to try a new natural deodorant than on some of the most glorious, hottest days of the British Summertime thus far!?
Now, I know the mere mention of Aluminium Free Deodorant can conjure up all sorts of ideas and it can be a lot to get your head around as to why you should switch from aerosol or stick to solid natural deodorants, especially if you’ve never entertained the idea before.
So here's a couple of reasons that should get you thinking as to why you should switch:
Never heard of that word before?
In basic language Parabens are a preservative to keep products going longer. Good right?
Until you hear, Parabens are Oestrogenic aka, hormone-disrupting chemicals contributing to and found within Breast Cancers and tumour tissue.
Why does hormonal disruption matter?
Your body relies on the balancing of hormones to keep everything in check, so adding more excess non-natural forms of hormone-disrupting chemicals, is going to be heavily taxing on the body; thus affecting its ability to work well, disease free, for a long time.
So what's the issue with Aluminum?
Aluminum blocks sweating. So it stops the body doing what it needs to do, not good. Secondly, Aluminium is left on the skin and applied regularly to the same place; usually the same place where Breast Cancers begin. Aluminium has been shown to act as a metalloestrogen; found in Breast Cancer Tissues.
So what’s the deal with Lymph Nodes & Aluminium?
Lymph nodes are little glands in the armpit which manage and flush out waste from tissue and bloodstream. They look after your immune system. A combined exposure to parabens and aluminium over a long period of time as Oestrogen mimicking hormones is going to be a recipe for disaster for Breast Cancer. Especially as excess Oestrogen exposure over a lifetime, is established as a well known risk by Breast Cancer UK.
So is there any hope?
FINE Deodorant was gifted to me recently all the way from Berlin (so obviously it was going to be cool).
A gorgeous little apothecary-esque brown jar, containing an entirely Organic, Vegan Aluminium Free Deodorant in their original scent.
It smells a dream; a medicinal, unisex-blend of Geranium and is Eucalyptus-y in its notes.
And, the million dollar question - the only scent I could smell was exactly that above - it does work.
To use: A little is enough to go a long way, texturally it’s a solid cream which melts when applied to the skin and comes with a beautiful little wooden spatula to apply with.
Now something to note: it doesn’t stop sweating (an antiperspirant will do that, but as we’ve talked about earlier sweating is a natural good thing for your body) & I have really put it to the test trialling it on the two hottest days of the year thus far.
Next step to put it through it’s paces will be when I’m running around on a set trying to make a Christmas shoot happen in the middle of June!
You can buy FINE here:
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