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Is your daily deodorant swipe safe? Deodorant, a daily staple for most since puberty, is often filled with toxic chemicals that may not only increase the risk of breast cancer, but also disrupt hormones, affect fertility, and increase inflammation during pregnancy.(1,2) So, what is a sweaty mama to do? Luckily, safer, non-toxic deodorants are making their way to a Target near you. Stop the stress sweats, protect your pits and health with our ultimate guide to non-toxic deodorant.
Using an aerosol deodorant? Add butane and isobutane to your avoid list. These propellants are toxic to the immune system. Canada considers them to be likely toxic and harmful to non-reproductive organ systems. (4)
If you have tried transitioning to natural deodorants before, you know it can be challenging; especially if you have been using antiperspirants. Here are a few things to remember while you make the transition:
That is okay!
Look for deodorants free from:
Alternatively, limit deodorant use to workouts, and give your body breaks in between to detox.
By eliminating these few ingredients and reducing overall usage, you are greatly lowering your exposure to endocrine disrupting chemicals and the potential side effects.
In light of the controversial ingredients found in many common deodorants used daily, play it safe and opt for a more natural, non-toxic deodorant—especially during pregnancy. Comment and tell us about your favorite natural deodorant!
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