My friend Stu and I were having a conversation recently and he made a distinction that I had not yet realised. An Antiperspirant is a substance applied to prevent you from sweating. So it basically blocks your sweat glands so that nothing comes out. A Deodorant can be to either mask or suppress body odours. I had always thought they were the same thing.
Now there have been studies to suggest that there is a link between antiperspirants and cancer (put antiperspirant link to cancer into a search engine for further reading). I have to say, after reading these, I do agree. You are meant to sweat. Your body needs to release and remove its toxins and poisons. Sweat needs to come out of the body in the same way that we have to urinate and excrete. I totally believe this. So applying anything to prevent this natural process is keeping these toxins inside your body where they have ample opportunity to cause havoc. Think about it. It makes sense.
I have been thinking about giving up deodorant for a while now and have been looking for an alternative.
I was in Cornwall recently and discovered Cornish Soapcakes who produce a natural deodorant. It smells beautifully fresh, tangy and zesty and does the job. It contains: Shea Butter Coconut Oil, Bicarbonate of Soda, Fullers Earth, Witch Hazel, Lemongrass, Grapefruit and Geranium Essential Oil. That’s all. No nasties.
I spoke to the lovely Carol Allen who owns Cornish Soapcakes recently. She mentioned that her website should be up and running very soon. In the meantime, if you would like to purchase the deodorant, you can either call her on +44 (0) 1579 343926 or email her on firstname.lastname@example.org
Its costs £5.90 which I think is quite reasonable for what you are getting.
Carol also mentioned that it is fine or pregnant women and those who are breast feeding.
There are other products similar to this out there on the market but I really like this one!