It’s safe to say that the majority of people wear deodorant on a daily basis. If you picture a few swipes under the arm per person each day, that’s a lot of deodorant being used! The underarm is so close to the breasts, that some don’t realize that the ingredients in our deodorant that we apply daily to our pits is also absorbed by our breast tissue. As 2016’s Breast Cancer Awareness month is now upon us, we felt compelled to raise awareness with some of the harmful ingredients found in your everyday antiperspirants and deodorants. Many ingredients that have been linked to breast cancer.
-Parabens have been a hot topic for a few years now and for good reason! They’re in most major cosmetics and body products and in some studies have been shown to mimic the activity of hormones in estrogen in women’s cells. Actual parabens have been found present in breast cancer. It’s important to stay away from the methyl, ethyl, propyl etc ingredients, or simply look for “paraben free” on the packaging.
-Tricloscan has been linked to a weakened immune system, abnormal endocrine system/thyroid hormone signaling, uncontrolled cell growth and cancer, and yet it’s found in several cosmetics, soaps, toothpastes, body products, clean supplies, and you guessed it; deodorant. Steer clear!
-Aluminum (also known as Aluminum chlorohydrate, aluminum zirconium tetrachlorohydrex gly) may be the most talked about ingredient linked to breast cancer over the last several years. This is because just about every anti-prespirant brand on the market contains insane levels of this reportedly hazardous ingredient. Aluminum essentially blocks sweat glands from producing perspiration. Your body can absorb the aluminum compounds and it can promote the growth of breast cancer tissues.
There are other ingredients not covered here to be on the lookout for such as Silica, Steareth, and synthetic fragrance. Love Myself Organics believe that knowledge is power. When you know better, you do better. We are proud to offer pure and natural ingredients in our body products that nourish your body, instead of harm them.
For the month of October and in spirit of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, please enjoy 15% off your favorite Love Myself Organics deodorant with discount code ‘cancersucks’. For every stick we sell from our website we will donate $1 to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation. Please help us in supporting this worthy cause. Spread the word and spread the love!