The Antiperspirant Delusion

The Antiperspirant Delusion

  • By - Hal Huffman
  • 15 November, 2018

The Antiperspirant Delusion

We have been taught our whole lives that it is not acceptable or it is gross to have sweaty armpits.  So we buy chemical infused antiperspirant deodorants and clog our pores with aluminum. Sure, it stops the sweat, but at what cost?????  The skin is not only the body’s largest organ but it is in direct contact with our environment at all times. As expected, any chemicals you put on your skin will be absorbed into the body.  Recent studies have theorized that the aluminum compound in antiperspirants can cause breast cancer and Alzheimer's disease. You would not take a bite out of a beer can, so why would absorb aluminum through your armpits?

 

Your body also gets accustomed to having clogged pores, so when you forget to wear antiperspirant you sweat harder than you normally would than if you had never worn antiperspirant to begin with.  This is why most people believe they sweat too much for an organic deodorant. As with any change to a bodily routine, whether it be exercise, diet, altitude, etc…, there is an adjustment period when changing over to organic deos.  For most people, it takes two weeks for your body to adjust and fully detox when switching from an antiperspirant to a natural or organic deodorant. After this period, people report a significant decline of their armpit sweat. And of course if you are using Farmpit, you will smell fresh all day!  Let your armpit skin breath. A little sweat is natural and is nothing to be embarrassed or ashamed about. Enjoy being more organiker and natural!

Aluminium Free

You wouldn’t wear aluminum socks, would you? So why put it in your armpits? Plus, does that stuff cause cancer? JR doesn’t think that’s very cool either way. The only aluminum he likes has domestic beer inside of it.

Paraben Free

Parabens are a group of commonly used preservatives in cosmetic products, including in deodorants. Parabens have been linked to causing infertility in men. JR definitely does not like that one bit. Let’s keep your little guys swimming hard and your pits smelling good.

Polypropylene Free

A flammable gaseous hydrocarbon C3H6 obtained by cracking petroleum hydrocarbons and used chiefly in organic synthesis. Would you put that in your pits?

Baking Soda Free

Baking Soda in deodorant is commonly known to cause rashes, itchy/dry pits, discoloration, and can even cause breakouts. Basically the alkaline properties of baking soda will have a chemical reaction with your naturally acidic skin bits. Over time this damages the skin and leaves you susceptible to sores and infections. Just more stuff that has no business being on your body