Most people want to smell fresh each day, so applying deodorant is a part of the daily hygieneroutine. However, conventional deodorant is full of harmful chemicals, and these chemicals are soaking into your body through your skin. What about “natural deodorants”? Check the label. Even these can contain harmful chemicals, but there is a simple and easy natural alternative… Parsley! You don’t have to subject your body to harmful toxins and you can still smell fresh by taking a daily parsley supplement.
Does Your Deodorant Contain Any of These Harmful Chemicals?
Aluminum Compounds (tetrachlorohydrex gly, aluminum chlorohydrate, aluminum zirconium)
Aluminum compounds are the active ingredient in antiperspirants and they act as a plug within the sweat ducts to temporarily block the flow of sweat. Research suggests that aluminum-based compounds are easily absorbed through the skin and can disrupt the naturally-produced hormone, estrogen, which is a possible risk factor for the formation of breast cancer. Aluminum exposure has been linked to health issues that affect the brain, kidney and liver. Great, you don’t sweat, but now you have cancer….or you can take parsley.
Parabens (ethyl, propyl, benzyl, methyl, buytl)
A variety of parabens are used as a preservatives in deodorant and antiperspirant to prevent bacterial growth. Turns out that these parabens may be linked to breast cancer. A study was conducted that showed that 99% of tissue samples collected from breast cancer masectomies had at least one paraben in the tissue.
Triclosan is a skin irritant that can cause contact dermatitis. Our bodies have good and bad bacteria on and in them, and Triclosan kills them all. It is also a possible carcinogen and is listed as a pesticide by the EPA. (registered pesticides – Triclosan)
Considered a neurotoxin. Also referred to as PEG and Polyethylene Glycol. It is known to cause contact dermatitis, delayed allergic reactions, liver and kidney damage. Also not good.
Talc, Silica, Phalates (fragrance), Steareth-n….
More carcinogens, neurotoxins, and hormone disruptors.
The Natural Alternative Solution to Deodorant: Parsley!
Parsley? Yes! That little garish that comes on your plate at restaurants is actually an amazingly beneficial supplement. Consume a few sprigs of fresh, dried or juiced parsley each morning and your body will stay fresh. You will still sweat, but there will not be an unpleasant odor emanating from your armpits. Taking a couple parsley capsules in the morning with your vitamins is easy and is a natural alternative to toxic-laden, chemical deodorant.
Take The Parsley Challenge!
Skip your deodorant and antiperspirant for one week. Consume parsley each morning with a glass of water. Visit the link below to choose which parsley source will work best for you: dried, fresh or juiced parsley. You may need to adjust the amount of parsley you consume each day to find the minimum amount that works best for your body. You will be amazed at how much you can workout, sweat and still not smell. Leave a comment below before you start the Parsley Challenge with your current method of deodorant or antiperspirant, and then come back after and share what type of parsley you used and how much you consumed each morning.