Are You Poisoning Your Pits?

Have you ever considered that you may be poisoning your pits?  I have. And with the myriad of toxic ingredients in many conventional deodorants and antiperspirants, you too may want to consider the health of your pits.

I like to look at scientific evidence when formulating an opinion. So before dismissing any chatter about toxins in ‘pit juice’ as merely rantings by treehuggers or the like, I hope you too consider all the related facts and science.

First, your body’s lymph nodes are located under the arms in the pits.  As the lymph system acts as a filter for foreign particles, it seems more than plausible to me that the idea of rubbing known toxins under there, cannot be good.  As well right beside a woman’s underarms of course are breasts, made mainly of fatty tissue making them fabulously efficient at storing toxins. Add it up and it is a serious cause for concern.

Needless to say, it did not surprise me while searching the subject that the results of a recent study on parabens, by British scientist, Phillipa Darbe proposed a link between paraben use and breast cancer.  Parabens are in a significant number of conventional body care products including body wash, shave creams and deodorant/anti-perspirants. The British study even concluded that the parabens most likely got there by rubbing parabens under in the arm pits.  Even though the scientific world does not yet consider Professor Darbe’s work conclusive I am not prepared to wait til the link may or may not be proven or disproven. I have said time and time again, I am not a guinea pig  and a ‘link’ is good enough for me. So needless to say, I have joined the ranks of those who have decided to ditch conventional deodorant.

So what to do? The internet is filled with DIY deodorant recipes. The idea of mixing baking soda, coconut oil and a few other ingredients doesn’t appeal to me. I don’t have enough time as it is so need a ready-made solution. I searched for and tried a number of natural deodorants, before settling on a favourite.

Dr. Mist deodorant is considered revolutionary by some.  And I had heard that Dr. Mist had a cult following before trying it, piquing my interest. Other natural deodorants I tried previously seemed to mix with BO causing an even more nauseating smell than BO alone. The Dr. Mist goes on like water, never staining a blouse or shirt and seems to actually be effective at killing smell not just masking it. I was convinced of its benefits quickly. And I like that it comes in unscented or scented. I mix a little raw virgin coconut oil in with it at times for extra sweet pits.

Even my hubby has become a natural deodorant convert.  He read the Manscape recently which scared him into switching out his usual brand (exposed for its toxins in The Manscape) for a safer option. Thanks Environmental Defence Canada!!

Dr. Mist can be found retailers everywhere including on-line in Canada at Sessabel.


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