Author: Megan, Eco Emi Team Writer
The month of October is dedicated to breast cancer awareness; a scary and sometimes awkward subject. Awareness provides an opportunity to better understand the known risks and take actions that may help prevent breast cancer from invading our lives. This brief article offers a simple substitute for a daily application that might make a difference…
Generally, deodorant or antiperspirant application is in the Axillary Lymph Nodes of the underarm, which are located about three finger widths away from the breasts. Manufacturers use aluminum in their antiperspirant products because it effectively suppresses perspiration, which, in turn, conceals the odor secreted from the body. Analysis indicates that antiperspirants containing aluminum may increase the risk for breast cancer because chemicals in deodorant are absorbed into the skin and can react with the contacted area. The result can be development of cancerous changes in the cells. This process may be accelerated when the antiperspirant is applied to an area that was nicked during shaving.
This information is alarming since many of us may use packaged deodorant and, if you are like me, the ingredients might be listed on the label but without a dictionary and the Pharmacopeia, I can’t understand the meanings.
Eco Emi’s mission is to search for alternatives that can provide a safe and effective substitute to chemicals. May we suggest a natural alternative to packaged antiperspirants containing aluminum? Whip up a batch of homemade deodorant! When we make a homemade antiperspirant, every ingredient is accounted for; no more guessing! An added benefit of these DIY recipes is the application. The deodorant is applied smoothly with the fingers rather than with a roll on stick, providing the opportunity for early detection of any abnormal cell clusters and lumps around the breasts.
To view an all natural deodorant recipe, click here!
Image and Recipe Source: How About Orange