Conventional antiperspirants and deodorants are a toxic mess:
“I am not sure why anyone in their right mind would want to spray a 25 per cent solution of aluminium under their arms everyday. We are worried about a trace of aluminium in a cooking pan that might cause Alzheimer’s, so why do we shave our underarms and apply a 25 per cent solution to that area every single day? It is absolute madness. People need to understand what is really in a pot of under arm cosmetics. It is just a toxic mess really!”
– Dr Philippa Darbre, Senior Lecturer in Onocology, The University of Reading
There are plenty of alternatives without the nasties. Here are some that I have tried over the last year:
- Thursday Plantation Organic Deodorant – a strong tea tree smell but reliable.
- Deonat do a Natural Crystal Deodorant Spray, which I prefer over their Natural Crystal Deodorant Stick. You need to wet the stick, which I kept dropping and eventually broke. It is best if you are in air conditioning or if it’s not Summer. Smells light and fresh.
- Herb Valley antiperspirant – the nicest smelling of the three, with herbs and native flowers.