Let’s talk about sweat facts. In particular, many of the myths surrounding natural deodorants. Because when it comes to this topic, there’s no shortage of information on the internet. Sadly, many of them make no sense at all. We’re discussing 7 that it’s time to bust. Let’s go!

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Myth 1: You Need to Detox When Switching to Deodorant

One of the biggest cringe worthy bits of advice when it comes to using deodorants is that you need to do a ‘detox’ when switching over from an antiperspirant to a deodorant.

Truth: First, your skin isn’t a “detox” organ. That’s what our livers are for. The main purpose of skin is to act as a barrier – keeping harmful substances out and the good ones in. Second, there’s absolutely no evidence to support the notion of detox when it comes to deodorant. As you transition over from using an anti-perspirant to a deodorant, the antiperspirant plugs that block sweat glands will dissipate until they are no longer blocking the glands. This occurs naturally and there’s nothing you can do to help the process along. You may start sweating more. And, the bacteria that live on your skin will feed on this sweat, leading to odor. Enter your deodorant. It’s as simple as stopping the antiperspirant one day and applying a deodorant the next. No product is required to help the process along.

Myth 2: Baking Soda Makes a Good Deodorant

 

Truth: Baking soda may be good for cleaning your kitchen sink, but it’s an ingredient that you should avoid putting on your skin.

Baking soda (also known as sodium bicarbonate) has a high pH. This makes it highly irritating to skin, which is slightly acidic (much lower pH). Applying baking soda not only disrupts the skin’s pH, it also disturbs your skin’s protective barrier and its microbiome (the collection of bacteria that help keep skin healthy). It can be very irritating, leading to rashes, redness or burning.

Myth 3: Magnesium Hydroxide Deodorants are a Good Option if You’re Sensitive to Baking Soda

Truth: The pH of magnesium hydroxide is even higher than that of baking soda, making it potentially even more irritating than baking soda!

Myth 4: Kaolin Clay is a Great Deodorant Ingredient

 

Truth: Kaolin clay is often included in deodorant formulations to help absorb odor. But here’s the issue: If you’ve switched to a deodorant because you want to avoid the aluminum in an anti-perspirant, you may be interested to learn that kaolin clay is made up of several minerals including kaolin, silicon and aluminum!

If you’re trying to avoid aluminum, you may want to avoid deodorants containing kaolin clay as well.

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Myth 5: Parabens Cause Cancer

Parabens are a class of highly effective preservatives used to keep foods and cosmetics safe. A 2004 British study found traces of parabens in the breast tissue of 19 out of 20 women. And, because parabens have some mild estrogenic effect, some researchers concluded that parabens are linked to breast cancer and reproductive issues.

Truth: First, it’s important to note that parabens are included in cosmetics at very low percentages and that their estrogenic effect is very, very mild. Parabens are also found naturally in foods.

Estrogen can play a role in breast cancer, but there is no evidence that people who use paraben-containing products face an increased risk. We can’t say that they’re categorically bad for us, but if you are concerned, other preservatives are available. All Apothekari products are paraben free.

Myth 6: Aluminum Causes Cancer and Alzheimer’s

 

Truth: While it’s been suggested that there’s a possible connection between aluminum and breast cancer, there’s no scientific evidence that links its use to the development of breast cancer. In fact, a 2014 review concluded there was no clear evidence showing that the use of aluminum-containing underarm antiperspirants or cosmetics increases the risk of breast cancer (5) Willhite CC, Karyakina NA, Yokel RA, et al. Systematic review of potential health risks posed by pharmaceutical, occupational and consumer exposures to metallic and nanoscale aluminum, aluminum oxides, aluminum hydroxide and its soluble salts. Critical Reviews in Toxicology 2014; 44 Suppl 4:1-80. [PubMed Abstract]

The Alzheimer’s concern? A few studies from the 1960s found high levels of aluminum in the brains of Alzheimer’s patients. But the findings haven’t been replicated in later research and the conclusion is that there isn’t any link between the two.

The real problem with aluminum? It stains your white clothes yellow. And, many people are sensitive to it. These are the real reasons to avoid using aluminum. You’ll be pleased to know that Apothekari deodorants are aluminum free.

Myth 7: Everyone Needs to Wear Deodorant

I know that I need it, but you may not!

Truth: Research has shown that if you possess a gene called ABCC11, that you may not need a deodorant! The presence of this gene means that your armpits lack a chemical that, when combined with sweat, bacteria feed on to produce body odor. It’s thought that only 2 percent or so of women have this gene so chances are you should be taking care of your pits. But you could experiment and find out that you’re one of the lucky ones!

I hope that these sweat facts helped to provide some clarity around the confusion about deodorants. Let us know if you have any questions and we’ll be happy to help.

Sharmani Pillay

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