Benefits of Aluminum-free Deodorant: Why You Should Go Natural

Benefits of aluminum free deodorantOver the past few years I’ve heard many things about aluminum-based deodorants and antiperspirants that made me want to stop using them. That’s when I started experimenting with making my own aluminum-free, completely natural deodorant. Almost immediately after making the switch to what would later become Korina Natural Deodorant, I could feel an intense cleansing effect. In the first few days after switching, my armpits were especially sweaty. But it was only a few days until this subsided and my body had regulated itself. Of course, I still sweat sometimes, but I’m happy knowing that I’m no longer clogging my pores with a toxic ingredient — I was odor-free and aluminum-free and it felt great!

But what, exactly, are the benefits of aluminum-free deodorant? Let’s look at these benefits one at a time:

Benefits of using an aluminum-free deodorant:

1. Avoid a potential breast cancer risk

While there’s a lack of no conclusive evidence that aluminum-based deodorants are directly linked to an increased risk of developing breast cancer, I’d rather be safe than sorry — especially if I don’t need the aluminum just to smell nice. The jury is still out and more clinical tests need to be done to know the direct link between breast cancer and using aluminum deodorant.

Here’s more on aluminum deodorants and the potential link to breast cancer, from the American Cancer Society (emphasis mine):

The few studies that have been conducted have been inconclusive. Still, to me it’s a simple decision to remove as many potentially risky chemicals from my daily regimen as possible.

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2. Keep your underarm pores clear

Everyone knows that clear pores are better than clogged pores. The latter of course can lead to acne and other dermatological problems. But wait a minute, that’s exactly what aluminum-based antiperspirants are designed to do: clog your pores! Aluminum-based antiperspirants “work by forming a chemical reaction with the water in the sweat to form a physical plug… which is deposited in the sweat duct, producing a blockage in the areas that it’s applied,” David Pariser, MD, a professor of dermatology at Eastern Virginia Medical School, told WebMD in an interview.  Wow, who really feels comfortable clogging their pores with toxins on a daily basis? Meanwhile, aluminum-free deodorants don’t clog your pores at all — I’d call that a benefit!

3. Allow for healthy sweating

You underarm pores were designed to excrete sweat. In addition to removing excess heat, such as when you’re exercising, sweat helps rid the body of toxins, including those you consume and environmental pollution that attaches to your body. When you block your pores from sweating with aluminum-based antiperspirant, you aren’t doing yourself a favor. Just like you need to breathe, so do you pores.

4. Avoid irritation from aluminum

5. Beat odor with natural ingredients 

When you have an effective natural deodorant that really works using natural essential oils and bacteria fighting ingredients, like coconut oil and beeswax, there’s no need to use aluminum to stay odor-free!

Think you’re ready to give aluminum-free deodorant a shot? Shop for Korina Natural Deodorant and see what you think. We’ll give you a full refund if you don’t love it!

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