Why is aluminium used in antiperspirants?
Aluminium is contained in many antiperspirant deodorants and they stop you sweating by blocking your pores. Your body needs to sweat to cool down so blocking the pores in your armpits is restricting a natural bodily function. Interfering with nature is generally a bad idea.
Dangers of Aluminium Exposure
Many scientific studies have looked at the link between aluminium in antiperspirants and the development of breast cancer or Alzheimer’s disease. Results show that 68% of the analyzed studies found aluminium as one of the risk factors for Alzheimer’s, verifying the toxicological mechanisms through which aluminium affects the nervous tissue. The statement that the use of aluminium-containing antiperspirants promotes breast cancer is a potential risk so why take the risk?
Are there alternatives to aluminium antiperspirants?
You can also use natural deodorants to control body odor and make you feel fresh. These products differ from antiperspirants in that they help to reduce the number of bacteria that cause body odor, but do not contain aluminium that inhibits perspiration.
PURU Natural Deodorant
PURU 100% natural deodorant has an effective bacteria-killing quality thanks to its baking soda and coconut oil ingredients. It also contains a small amount of beeswax which has an adhesive characteristic but does not block the pores. It makes the PURU deodorant even more effective by not being washed away during sweating and lasts the whole day.