"Before trying this I was convinced I'd have to keep using the commercial stuff. I've tried the crystal and several organic/natural brands on the market and this is the first natural deodorant that has worked for me" It works for me and the people I've given it to to try but, we are all different what works for me may not work for you. Give it a try and let me know what you think.
$12.00 each OR 2 for $20 (if you decide you like this product and want more - save your tube. I will refill it for you for $10)
Why wouldn't I want to use the commercial stuff?
Most commercial deodorant contains:
aluminum chlorohdrate or aluminum zirconium. You encounter aluminum everyday in cans and foil. As a pure metal it still isn’t good for you, but as a salt in antiperspirant it is better-able to participate in biochemical reactions. Aluminum acts as a neurotoxin and has been implicated in a number of health issues.
Concern about aluminum
Natural health groups have been pressing government and regulatory agencies for years to take a hard look at the long-term safety of aluminum in cosmetic products. Aluminum is what gives antiperspirants their wetness-fighting ability, and they’re highly effective. Commercial deodorants can contain up to 25 percent aluminum salts by weight.
You’ll notice most antiperspirants contain a warning to discontinue use if you experience irritation from its use, and quite a few people are sensitive to the aluminum salts, parabens and triclosan common in over-the-counter products. But what really worries some health experts is aluminum’s possible connection to breast cancer.
Aluminum-based compounds are used as the active ingredient in antiperspirants. These compounds form a temporary plug within the sweat duct that stops the flow of sweat to the skin’s surface. Some research suggests that aluminum-based compounds, which are applied frequently and left on the skin near the breast, may be absorbed by the skin and cause estrogen-like effects. Because estrogen has the ability to promote the growth of breast cancer cells, some scientists have suggested that the aluminum-based compounds in antiperspirants may contribute to the development of breast cancer (3).
Some research has focused on parabens, which are preservatives used in some deodorants and antiperspirants that have been shown to mimic the activity of estrogen in the body’s cells (4). Although parabens are used in many cosmetic, food, and pharmaceutical products, according to the FDA, most major brands of deodorants and antiperspirants in the United States do not currently contain parabens. Consumers can look at the ingredient label to determine if a deodorant or antiperspirant contains parabens. Parabens are usually easy to identify by name, such as methylparaben, propylparaben, butylparaben, or benzylparaben. The National Library of Medicine’s Household Products Database also has information about the ingredients used in most major brands of deodorants and antiperspirants.
The belief that parabens build up in breast tissue was supported by a 2004 study, which found parabens in 18 of 20 samples of tissue from human breast tumors (5). However, this study did not prove that parabens cause breast tumors (4). The authors of this study did not analyze healthy breast tissue or tissues from other areas of the body and did not demonstrate that parabens are found only in cancerous breast tissue
Other Ingredients in Commercial Deodorant
Ingredients such as propylene glycol and disodium EDTA help other ingredients travel deeper into the skin, making the antiperspirant more effective. While penetration enhancers tend not to be toxic, they increase your exposure to the other chemicals in the product.
is an antibactial agent that is absorbed through the skin into the body. While you might want your antiperspirant to be antibacterial because bacteria produce odor, you probably don’t want the negative health effects associated with Triclosan exposure, plus the antibacterial agent promotes the development of resistant strains of bacteria.
BHT is a preservative that has been associated with nervous system effects, among other health concerns. This chemical is not found in all antiperspirants, so it is easier to avoid than aluminum or penetration enhancers.
Most fragrances are potentially toxic synthetic chemicals. The biggest problem with fragrance is that the exact chemicals used to create the characteristic scent of a product are not disclosed so you don’t even know what the ingredients are. Fragrances may cause headaches and allergic reactions in sensitive individuals.
Our Stuff: We eliminate toxins by sweating. Our deodorant is not an anti-perspirant. Mr & Ms Pit are
formulated to combat odour and reduce sweat.
Melts at body temperature. Coconut oil contains caprylic acid, capric acid, lauric acid & myristic acid which have natural antiviral, antibacterial and antifungal properties. Coconut Oil is a wonderful moisturizer for the skin. (So keep it cool and dry - it will melt at hotter temps!)
Sodium bicarbonate is crystalline white fine powder. Because it is a base (regulates PH levels), its function in personal hygiene is to neutralize the acid produced by the sweat glands and serves as antibacterial which stops the bacteria causing bad odor. Unlike deodorants and antiperspirants, baking soda does not leave any stain on the clothes.
Made from the starch of corn. Reduces moisture by absorbing sweat.
Cocoa butter is a byproduct of making chocolate. It has a higher melting point than coconut butter so is used in Mr/Ms Pit as a stabaliser. Cocoa Butter is known to help reduce the appearance of stretch marks.
Additional essential oils are used in Mr/Ms Pit for scent, to reduce odor.