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Should we be using Aluminium in our deodorant?


Last month Soft & Gentle released the UK's first 0% aluminium anti-perspirant deodorant and this got me thinking what is so bad about aluminium? After some thorough research I learnt some interesting facts. Aluminium is used to form a temporary plug in the sweat ducts, hence why it is used in deodorant. This doesn't sound too bad. However, some research suggests that aluminium that is applied near the breast can be absorbed into the skin and cause estrogen like effects. This can promote the growth of cancer cells, and therefore contribute to the development of breast cancer. That doesn't sound so good right? Having said that, there is no conclusive evidence linking aluminium and breast cancer and so there is no real concern. This does however make me consider using a more natural based deodorant.

The aluminium free deodorant from Soft & Gentle* uses plant based ingredients for natural protection. It is free from allergens, parabens and alcohol and rather than aluminium, horsetail is used to tighten underarm pores and sage is used to help soften the skin and neutralise body odour. They work exactly the same as your typical deodorant but with the natural goodness. There are three scents available,  which are all very lightweight and fresh, for just £2.99 for 150ml from Superdrug.

What do you think of natural deodorants?

10 comments

  1. I've always had this worry in the back of my mind when using normal deodorant. I may have to pick one of these up later today and give it a go, I just hope it works as good as my Sure!

    alice ♡ // beautybyalicee

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    1. I have been using it the past few days and I think it works just as well as normal deodorants! x

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  2. Do they last just as long as other deodorants? I find that some deodorants that use only all-natural ingredients aren't as potent as others that contain alcohol and other ingredients that people consider to be bad for you. Thank you for sharing, at that price I will definitely give this a try x

    ALittleKiran | Bloglovin

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    1. As above, I have been using it the past few days and I think they are just as good! Definitely worth a try at that price as you say :) x

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  3. interested to try this, but worried it wouldn't do it's job correctly! but I can agree the thought of it hurting me is a scary one!

    Erin || MakeErinOver

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    1. Definitely give it a go! I think it is as good as my other "normal" deodorants so I am really pleased so far x

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  4. I'd love to try this. I generally use one from Neal's Yard which is fab.

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  5. as a Green Blogger I find it interesting that a mainstream brand has gone down this route, I wonder if anyone else will follow.

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  6. I've never heard of this theory before but I tend to use a body roll on instead of a spray anyway! I am however always on the lookout for products which use more natural ingredients so I'll look into this :)

    Toni x
    www.clarkecouture.co.uk

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