No, we’re not going to suggest that “your natural scent is beautiful, and you should just make peace with your pheromones”. We get it; no one wants to stink. We want you to smell like roses, but we want you to get that rose smell from organic rose oil, not chemically synthesized cancer causing agents.
1. Parabens (a preservative used in deodorants and antiperspirants that has been shown to mimic the activity of estrogen in the body’s cells) were found in 18 out of 20 samples of human breast tumors. You may be thinking, estrogen occurs naturally in our bodies, so what’s wrong with a little more, right? A lot. Increasing estrogen levels increases the rate at which cells grow, and increasing the growth of cancer cells at a rapid rate can sometimes mean the difference between a lumpectomy and a mastectomy.
2. Aluminum based compounds are the active ingredients in antiperspirants and are dangerous when ingested or absorbed. The big companies claim that a topical application (rubbing the product onto your underarms) is not concentrated enough to do damage. I suppose they’ve never tried shaving with 15 minutes left to make coffee, put the kids on the bus, and get to work on time. Sometimes, as imperfect humans, we nick ourselves giving the aluminum-based compounds a direct line to our blood stream. Aluminum ions accumulate in breast tissue and have been proven to have a direct, linear correlation with the occurrence of breast cancer.
3. Aluminum – part 2. You know that effortlessly adorable outfit that’s perfect for transitional seasons? Your favorite pair of jeans, and a white tee shirt. You can dress it up with a chunky necklace, cropped blazer and pair of heels, or kick it casual with a pair of flats and a colorful scarf. The only thing that can completely ruin both looks? Yellow armpit stains. Gross. Know what causes them? Aluminum.
4. A recent study showed that the age of women with breast cancer is significantly younger in women who use antiperspirants and deodorants with parabens and aluminum. Women today are afflicted with cancer at a younger age, and a much higher rate. It’s no surprise that these factors are also true for our addiction to chemical cosmetics – we use them younger, and we use them more often than our foremothers. And we’re paying the price.
5. Solution Time. No, we’re not going to suggest that “your natural scent is beautiful, and you should just make peace with your pheromones”. We get it; no one wants to stink. We want you to smell like roses, but we want you to get that rose smell from organic rose oil, not chemically synthesized cancer causing agents. So come on down to Zenabelle, or check us out online and grab yourself some organic, chemical free deodorant. Smell good, feel good.