I've often talked about natural deodorants here on the Nourished Life blog, and that's because I'm obsessed about natural deodorants because it's the one thing people use every single day and on such a delicate area – a direct pathway into our lymph nodes. So I am always finding great new products with advanced ingredients! See my 2016 deodorant review here.
Choosing natural deodorants means that your body can perspire and rid itself of toxins without the use of pore clogging chemicals. Recently I have discovered that diatomaceous earth is not only an incredible health supplement, it's also a highly effective ingredient in natural deodorants!
What is Diatomaceous Earth?
Diatomaceous earth is the fossilised remains of freshwater diatoms. It is a super fine and naturally hard-shelled algae. This algae has many benefits that stem from its silicon makeup. This silica has many health benefits for soothing skin conditions like acne, increasing calcium deposits in our bones and boosting hair growth.1 Diatomaceous earth can also slow down the degenerative breakdown of connective tissue and is antibacterial, antiviral, antifungal and even helps to remove parasites in the body!1 This incredible ingredient when consumed in its powder form, can increase nutrient absorption, better immunity and remove toxins in the body. It also gently exfoliates the intestinal wall, to cleanse the gut.
How does it work in deodorants?
Food grade diatomaceous earth carries many negative ionic charges, is rich in silica and assists in detoxification of the body.2 When we sweat, our body is naturally ridding itself of toxins. This means that we should never be using a deodorant that blocks or clogs pores with harmful chemicals! Diatomaceous earth is used in some deodorants to assist the underarms in neutralising odours and absorbing moisture. This ingredient also works to draw out any toxins and heavy metals from the body.2
All about Earths Purities deodorants!
I recently discovered this new Australian Made deodorant from Earth Purities Earths Purities! In this range there are two deodorants; one for ladies and one for men. These deodorants were created by founders Vincent and Hailey who wanted to produce a natural deodorant to be highly effective in harsh climates. Formulated with the gentlest natural ingredients, these deodorants are perfect for even the most sensitive of skin!
Other incredible ingredients!
These soothing deodorants contain nourishing ingredients like beeswax, coconut oil, lavender and shea butter. Another stand out ingredient is Bentonite Clay which similarly to diatomaceous earth, carries a negative ionic charge. Once activated, this clay magnetically grips on to any toxins (such as heavy metals and acids) and removes them from the body.2 This clay is also great for assisting with detoxification and elevating the body's pH levels. When included in deodorants, the bentonite clay absorbs some hydrogen from your cells, which enables oxygen to fill the open space.2
Another fantastic feature of the Earths Purities deodorants, are their unique packaging! They are made with 100% post consumer recycled paper. This means that the packaging contains no plastic. Earths Purities are the first company to implement this, which is very impressive! Not only do these gentle deodorants not harm your health, they also don't harm the health of the environment!
(sources:1superchargedfood.com, 2earths purities)