Tired of breakouts, itchy armpits and yellow stains on your clothes? It may be time to change your deodorant. Not to a new scent, but to a more natural method. EWG Verified Deodorants are changing the way people sweat, literally. If you’re here, reading this article because you are already considering some of the more natural deodorant options out there, we applaud you. For those of you who still need some convincing to make the switch to a more natural product, here’s some information that might interest you and even shock you. Over the years many studies have shown that the use of antiperspirant deodorants could lead to harmful side effects on consumer’s bodies down the road. Plain and simple, the difference between natural deodorants and antiperspirants is this: natural deodorants help to mask and prevent body odour, whereas antiperspirant deodorants are designed to stop you from sweating completely. As much as not sweating may sound like a good idea, our bodies need to sweat to release toxins and to rejuvenate our skin. Yes, sweaty armpits, faces, legs, and backs might suck (or, should we say stink), but think about the silver lining… you’re rejuvenating yourself! By not allowing our underarms to sweat, we risk clogging our pores and actually causing chemicals, like aluminum, to be absorbed into our skin. This is where breakouts and itchiness can come into play. Our bodies are not meant to be subjected to toxic chemicals, and wearing antiperspirant can cause this to happen at least once or even multiple times each day! Aluminum acts as the center compound ingredient in most name brand antiperspirant deodorants. It’s an issue we’ve talked about before here at PurelyGreat, and one that we believe there is a solution for. You may be thinking, if aluminum sounds so bad, why do companies still use it then? Well, not all of the studies on the effects of using antiperspirant deodorants are always widely accepted in the medical and science community. Unfortunately, and similarly to other industries, it’s up to the consumer to educate themselves on the products they are using in and on their body. The good news is, by reading this article, you’re doing just that. You’re already one step closer to better smelling, better feeling, and overall healthier armpits! One of the easiest ways to make informed decisions about the products you use (such as deodorant) is by consulting with the the Environmental Working Group (EWG). The EWG is a non-profit, non-partisan organization that has been working for more than 12 years to provide consumers with reliable information to help protect them from harmful products. They have conducted, and continue to conduct research that helps to empower people to make informed choices about their health and well-being. On top of that, they have created a database that provides extensive information on things like EWG verified deodorants that are 100% aluminum free.
If you are looking to make a more vast lifestyle change, for the better, we would still encourage you to use EWG’s database and look into some of the other health products you are currently using. You may be shocked to find that some of your favourite health and beauty products contain harsh and even carcinogenic ingredients that are extremely hazardous to your health and well being. Due to increased pressure from consumers and organizations like the EWG, more and more companies are finally starting to give up on including potentially dangerous chemical ingredients in their products. As a company that already is taking the use of natural ingredients very seriously, this is something that we can absolutely get behind. While making the switch may be tough at first, because a certain name brand is all you’ve ever known, it can be very beneficial for your health now and in the future to make a change. So, after all of this, why should you switch to EWG verified deodorants? Well, here are just a few reasons.