Have You Ever Tried All-Natural Deodorant?

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By now, you know here at Kalon Women, we genuinely care about you, your health and wellbeing. We constantly keep a sharp eye out for the latest studies, information and products that will best serve as you walk your path to Wholeness.

As the weather begins heating up out there and spring springs its way into summer, our thoughts turn to sweat- and odor control. This can be tricky business, as many studies are now proving that  antiperspirants bring with them the potential for serious health concerns.

This has us worried – for all of us.

You may or may not know that antiperspirants contain chemical compounds that serve to block the pores of the armpit by forming a plug to ‘seal’ the pore, in order to stop the discharge of sweat. This becomes worrisome when you consider metallestrogens.

Say What???

A study was published in the Journal of Applied Toxicology some years back and in it some very alarming connections were made between the aluminum compounds used in antiperspirants and Breast Cancer/ Alzheimer’s development.

This study sites that the metals used in antiperspirants, ie: cadmium and aluminum salts, have been shown to exert estrogen-like effects on the body, may times greater than the effects originally attributed to parabens during that controversy of several years ago.

These metal ingredients have been shown to actually promote the growth of breast cancer cells in lab experiments.  These offending ingredients are labeled ‘metallestrogens’ and it’s believed they disrupt the normal hormone communications within breast tissue.

Furthermore, just where do these sweat-blocking ‘plugs’ go after they’ve done the job of pore plugging and sweat blocking? Do they accrue in the body? Do they magically disappear? We’re glad you asked!

Antiperspirants routinely contain aluminum salts in either the form: aluminum chlorohydrate or aluminum zirconium. Both of these compounds are shown to be very soluble and easily absorbed into human tissues. It’s also known that once inside the body, the aluminum portion of the molecule then ionizes, thus forming free radical aluminum. This rebellious molecule passes easily across cell membranes. Not good. Now think upon this for a moment more please… when one applies these ingredients to SHAVED armpits, fresh out of a hot shower, the absorption rate is intensified.

When the aluminum plug is dissolved, it is selectively absorbed by the organs, namely: the brain, liver, kidneys and bone marrow.

When one stops to consider that most breast tumors are found to develop along the outer portion of the breast, underneath the armpit area, there is significant cause for pause when reflecting upon this study and its connections.

The FDA defines antiperspirants as ‘Drugs’ because they actually alter the structure or function of the body, to which they are applied.

Deodorants on the other hand, allow the release of sweat but work to prevent odor causing bacteria formation by combating it with antiseptic agents. Deodorants are also defined by the FDA as ‘Cosmetics’ because they do not alter the structure or function of the body.  Quite a difference from the ‘drug’ classification of antiperspirants!

However, with that said, many mainstream commercially produced deodorants are composed of petroleum-based chemicals, alcohols, FD&C colors and synthetic fragrances, all of which can still cause allergic reaction and inflammation to the user. So, what’s a sweaty soul to do?!?

Man oh man, are we ever about to rock your world! Meet your new best all-natural deodorant friend: ‘Lumē’.

Two months ago, I stumbled upon this all-natural deodorant and it’s actually a true game changer. I haven’t looked back and I want you to know about it too! The stuff is incredible.

‘Lumē’ products represent a completely new approach to whole body odor control that’s been developed by Dr. Shannon Klingman, and not only does it work like magic- it feels great on skin, even right after shaving.

Dr. Klingman spent more than 10 years researching body odor, including vaginal and foot odor, (brave girl) and worked to understand the causes, contributing factors and solutions.

Her research revealed that the real culprit- in most cases- is bacteria on the skin that digest body fluids.
Sounds rather like a bad sci-fi movie but these gobbling critters exist and they cause us all no end of worry, fret, shame, embarrassment and insecurity.

Lumē products are naturally-derived and are aluminum free, baking soda free and cruelty free.
You have your choice of lotion deodorant in a tube (best for foot and genital use), lotion deodorant in a standard underarm roll-on packaging and wipes. They even make bar soap.

Lumē products are safe for use on your most sensitive skin and their efficacy is clinically proven.

If you want all-natural deodorant you can use on all your more smelly bits- and you’re wanting long lasting 72 hour odor control, look no further than Lumē!

They make a huge selection of fabulous scents (my personal favorite is Sweet Lily; goes on a bit strong but within seconds turns light and clean.)

Even if you have to miss a shower or 2, this stuff still works!

Their tagline is: ‘We didn’t invent deodorant, we just changed everything about it.’ I’m here to tell ya: they ain’t kiddin’.

Lumē offers FREE SHIPPING for orders over $20.00, and there’s a lot of great info on their site too. *Go here to check it all out and make your purchase.

Check it out. You’ll be glad you did—and just in time for summer too!

And if you’d like to understand more about why mainstream antiperspirants aren’t your best choice, read ‘Antiperspirants and Menopause- What You Need to Know

Check it out. You’ll be glad you did—and just in time for summer too!

Carrie Pierce
Author: Carrie Pierce

Carrie Pierce has worked exclusively in the Health, Beauty and Entertainment industries for over 30 years. She’s a Licensed Aesthetician, Certified Color Analyst, former Hollywood Film and TV Makeup Artist, syndicated Radio Talk Show Host and a published Author, specializing in Midlife Health and Beauty issues. It’s Carrie’s mission -and her passion- to help make Midlife the very best it can be- for women and men everywhere!

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