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5 Reasons you Should Switch to A Natural Deodorant

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No one enjoys smelling like body odor or sweat. Just as much as we don’t like the smell, we don’t like dealing with sweat stains either. However, many people are conflicted when they think about dangers of antiperspirants. If you are conscious of this fact and want to stop using products that are harmful to both you and the environment then you have come to the right place.

Continue reading to find out 5 reasons you should switch to a natural deodorant.

The Environment

Spray on deodorant is much like hair spray in terms of environment health and safety. The chemicals contribute to air pollution and have tremendous amounts volatile organic compounds. These are the compounds that create ground level pollution and are the main cause of smog.

Say No to Nasty Chemicals

Have you ever had a nasty chemical burn on your armpits that made your skin peel? If so you have the nasty chemicals found in conventional deodorants to blame. Harmful chemicals such as aluminum, parabens, phthalates, triclosan and synthetic fragrances are found in conventional styled deodorants. Sensitive skin isn’t the only thing you have to worry about. Aluminum has been linked to both breast cancer and Alzheimer’s disease. Parabens affect hormone balances that increase your risk of hormonal cancers, early onset puberty, and have even been linked to birth defects. Many people have begun to develop natural recipes to avoid these chemicals and risks. Aspel has a line of natural, non harmful scents

Sweating is Important for Health

We all know that sweat smells gross and society has made us believe that it is something to be ashamed of. The reality is that sweat releases harmful toxins in our bodies by acting as a natural detox. Sweating is also our bodies way of regulating temperature. Conventional deodorants clog pores and make it nearly impossible for our bodies to release the sweat that regulates temperature and releases toxins. As for smell, sweat isn’t the where the smell is coming from. The sell comes from the sweat mixing with natural bacteria on the skin. Regular use of a natural deodorant will eventually change this reaction as long as you stay patient. Aspel deodorant has a line of natural, non-harmful scents that are effective for up to 10 hours.

Stop Supporting Animal Cruelty

Many countries prohibit animal testing. The United States is not one of them. Many cosmetic products including deodorants and antiperspirants are tested on animals. Some of these extremely cruel and often fatal tests include eye and skin irritation tests, force feeding tests, and “lethal dose” tests.

Say Goodbye to Stains

How many times have you fallen in love with a white shirt or blouse just to throw it to the back of the closet because of those ugly yellow armpit stains? You no longer have to suffer through that fear when shopping for clothing thanks to natural deodorants. The yellow stains that you do see when using conventional deodorants are caused by aluminum deposits. Some natural deodorants go on the skin clear while others leave a slight residue much like regular deodorant, only this residue won’t stain your clothing and wipes off easily.

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Rebecca Berman is an on-camera lifestyle reporter, video producer and blogger based in the NYC metropolitan area. Her improvisational skills shine through via her many talents. After graduating from American University with a BA in Communications, Rebecca worked as a production assistant with numerous celebrities and movie producers on such projects as Cocktail, Arthur on the Rocks and Masquerade, to name just a few. Berman spent most of this period working at broadcast giants MTV, VH1 and Nickelodeon, where she produced elaborate events such as the VMAs, movie awards parties, VH1 Awards post-parties. She also worked behind the scenes planning launch parties for both MTV Asia and the first EMA show held in Berlin, Germany. After seven years in the entertainment business, Rebecca decided to take a pause and raise her family. She began a second career as a Real Estate agent, enabling her to stay at home and nurture her three children while working. Her temporary hiatus did not last long. As her kids grew older, she realized she wanted to follow her true passion; promoting things in life she loves. Utilizing her creative personality and production skills, Rebecca landed a job as a lifestyle reporter on the local weekly news show “The Local Live.” Her reporting covers a wide range of diverse topics, from local restaurants and bars to waste management and Veterans Affairs (in conjunction with Habitat for Humanity of Westchester). Rebecca is happily married, living with her husband and three children in Westchester, NY. Her ambition has driven her to construct some incredible projects that will surely continue to motivate and entertain many people of all ages.

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