The most recent study in Breast Cancer included 40 women with breast cancer who chose to have a mastectomy. Researchers looked at four samples of breast tissue from each woman. The tissue samples came from several locations within the breast, including the armpit region.
Fully 99% of the tissue samples had evidence of at least one paraben, and 60% showed evidence of five.
Parabens are chemicals. They are naturally found in some plant sources, but those are NOT the Parabens you will find in your Deodorants, which are made synthetically (essentially by combining acid and alcohol.)
I’m not trying to scare you, but that is a very real and very scary statistic. 99% (NINETY NINE!!!) had at least one Paraben. Jeez. . .
There are Parabens in many personal products, which can be taken into the body in different ways and often stay in you. Our tissues are essential storage lockers for chemical such as Parabens.
There are alternatives to this, which is to make an All Natural, DIY recipe to Store-bought Deodorant.
What You’ll Need:
( All of which can be bought here)
- 5 Tbsp* Coconut Oil
- 5 Tbsp Walnut Oil
- 6 Tbsp Baking Soda
- 6 Tbsp Cornstarch or Arrowroot
- 12 Tbsp Kokum Butter
- Essential Oils (optional)
*Adjust your mix accordingly – the important thing is to mix in slightly more butter than you do oil.
- 1. Melt Coconut, Walnut and Kokum Butter over medium heat until melted, stirring occasionally.
- 2. Remove from Heat.
- 3. Add Baking Soda
- 4. Add Cornstarch or Arrowroot
- 5. Mix Well
- 6. Add Essential Oils and Pour into Glass Container for Storage. Let cool.
- As an alternative, place it in an old deodorant stick for easy use!
This will NOT serve you as an anti-perspirant, but neither will most deodorants you buy. This DIY recipe works well to cover up existing odors, and it will regulate the perspiration in your pits so you don’t have to use as much of anything in the future! Giving your skin and your pores a break is key to regulation! If you find you are perspiring exponentially, there may be other factors involved, like your weight, blood pressure, or an existing ailment, and it’s best to seek clinical treatment if an antiperspirant hasn’t served you well.
Love & Light