Many brands contain aluminum, propylene glycol, parabens, and triclosan. These ingredients are likely to cause cancer as well as liver and heart damage, and triclosan has even been classified as a pesticide by the FDA.
Aluminum, which is the most active ingredient in antiperspirants, blocks sweat glands and can be absorbed through the skin, and then begins to act as a hormone called estrogen that can lead to the growth of breast cancer cells.
Parabens are also something to look out for, not just in deodorants, but in almost any skin care product. Parabens are a type of preservative that can be easily absorbed by our skin and is likely to lead to different forms of hormonal cancers.
Of course, you will probably start to sweat and smell a lot more than usual because of the bacteria that build up, but your pores will start to breathe. There will be no more stains on your white shirts.
But if you still want to feel good under the armpits, there are natural alternatives.
With baking soda:
Here’s how you can use baking soda as a deodorant to fight bad odors.
With a washcloth
Wet your glove a little, then sprinkle some baking soda. Then, gently pass it under your armpits.
With bare hands and wet
Wet your hands under the tap, then wipe with a towel, so that your hands are just a little wet. Then sprinkle in the palm of your hand, a little baking soda.
Rub them briefly and slightly against each other to spread the powder between them.
All you have to do is gently pass your hands under your armpits to apply the baking soda.
Or here is a simple recipe to make a homemade deodorant:
-1/4 cup of baking soda
-1/4 cup of arrowroot powder or corn starch
-5 tablespoons of coconut oil
Put baking soda and arrowroot powder or starch into a bowl and mix well. Add the coconut oil and mix until you get a paste. Put in a bowl and as soon as the dough begins to harden it will be ready for use.